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OUTSIDERS LEAD REPUBLICAN FIELD "Non-politicians are having a moment in the Republican primary. It's not just Donald Trump. Since July, two other candidates have seen their numbers rise significantly in national polls: retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and former CEO Carly Fiorina, neither of whom have held public office in the past." And here's Howard Fineman's take on the politics of disruption. [Ariel Edwards-Levy, HuffPost]
INSIDE HILLARY'S LATEST BATCH OF EMAILS Details of how a staffer stayed awake for 100 hours writing a speech, the mysterious gefilte fish email and how the former secretary of state called out some "ogrish" men on her staff. [AP]
OBAMA TO CALL FOR MORE ARCTIC ICEBREAKERS "President Obama on Tuesday will propose speeding the acquisition and building of new Coast Guard icebreakers that can operate year-round in the nation’s polar regions, part of an effort to close the gap between the United States and other nations, especially Russia, in a global competition to gain a foothold in the rapidly changing Arctic." The president also made waves with his announcement that he'll be taping an episode of "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" when he visits Alaska. [NYT]
POPE: PRIESTS TO FORGIVE WOMEN WHO HAVE HAD ABORTIONS "Pope Francis will give all priests discretion to formally forgive women who have had abortions and seek absolution during the Roman Catholic Church's upcoming Holy Year, in the Argentine pontiff's latest move towards a more open and inclusive church." [AP]
MURDER RATES CONTINUE TO SKYROCKET NATIONWIDE More than 30 cities have reported a rise in violence this year, with several having already tallied as many murders as the whole of 2014. [NYT]
DOCTORS: TALK TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT ALCOHOL Before they turn 10. [WaPo]
THAILAND SAYS THEY HAVE ARRESTED PRIMARY BOMB SUSPECT "Thailand's prime minister says authorities have arrested a man they believe is the main suspect in a bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok two weeks ago that killed 20 people." [AP]
U.S. SMOKING RATE HITS ALL-TIME LOW Only 15.2 percent of Americans are using cigarettes, a 2 percent drop from the numbers at this time last year. [Jonathan Cohn, HuffPost]
APPLE CONTEMPLATES ORIGINAL CONTENT Watch out, Netflix and HBO. [Variety]
GOOGLE'S BIG MOVE TO KILL FLASH Please, let it come soon, as that little broken face page makes us want to throw our computers out the window. [Wired]
EVERYTHING NEW ON NETFLIX TODAY It's the beginning of the week, aka time to pop a batch of popcorn, open a bottle of wine and binge-watch that show your friend keeps bugging you about so you can give them your superior opinion about the zombie apocalypse/jail time/other loaded issue. [HuffPost]
ZAC EFRON NEEDS SOME FRIENDS His "We Are Your Friends" DJ movie bombed so bad, it's the No. 4 title on Box Office Mojo's list of the worst openings of all time. [HuffPost]
WANT TO QUIT YOUR JOB TO TRAVEL THE WORLD? Turns out Instagram doesn't tell the whole truth about ditching that corporate lifestyle. [AdWeek]
MEET THE ONLY NEW ‘SNL’ HIRE "This year, the sole new cast member is Jon Rudnitsky, a 25-year-old white guy who, like most Millennial comics, has left plentiful Internet evidence of his style." [Vanity Fair]
NESTLÉ VOWS TO STOP USING CHILD LABOR FOR KITKATS "KitKats will no longer be made with chocolate harvested by children. Food giant Nestlé announced Monday that all cocoa used in KitKat products worldwide will be accredited by independent third-party groups by early next year. Nestlé believes it will make KitKat the first global chocolate brand to use sustainably harvested cocoa." [HuffPost]
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INTRODUCING THE UN'S SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS SERIES The Huffington Post will focus on one goal every weekday in September. The world's foremost thought leaders in each of these areas will weigh in with solutions-oriented approaches to problems related to each goal. [HuffPost]
BEFORE YOU GO
~ Today is the No. 1 suicide date for Japanese teens.
~ The movie that could take down the NFL, with a little help from Will Smith.
~ Congrats to Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer, who is pregnant with twin girls.
~ Unraveling the history of the modern-day American homecoming.
~ Understanding procrastination.
~ How dehydration rocks your body.
~ Inside the prison guard code of silence.
~ Blue Bell ice cream is back in stores.
~ The news story that inspired “A Nightmare on Elm Street.”
~ Android smartwatches can now sync with your iPhone.
~ Yes, Kylie Jenner appeared in boyfriend Tyga's music video for "Stimulated." No, no one wants to talk about how disturbing it is.
~ Examining the “Daddy track.”
~ We kind of love Donald Trump as Disney villains.
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