VIOLA DAVIS, JON HAMM AND HBO WIN BIG AT THE EMMYS Jon Hamm finally won an Emmy after 16 nominations, “Game of Thrones” took home best drama and Viola Davis brought down the house with her acceptance speech after becoming the first woman of color to win the Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a drama series. Check out the best-dressed of the night, as well as the full list of winners. Watch Tracy Morgan's triumphant return to the stage, and relive the whole night in gifs. [Lauren Zupkus, HuffPost]
PRESIDENT XI JINPING, POPE FRANCIS TO ARRIVE IN U.S. TOMORROW China's Jinping needs a win to take back to his country after its recent economic turmoil, while Pope Francis is expected to face the political split that divides his teachings. [NYT]
JOHN KERRY: U.S. TO ACCEPT 100,000 REFUGEES BY 2017 "The U.S. will accept 85,000 refugees from around the world next year, up from 70,000, and that total would rise to 100,000 in 2017, Kerry said at news conference with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier after they discussed the mass migration of Syrians fleeing their civil war." [AP]
BUT WHO GETS TO STAY IN EUROPE AFTER MIGRATING? "Yet, like Hassan, after risking their lives by land and sea to reach the continent’s economic powerhouse, about one in every two asylum seekers is initially rejected. It has made asylum a numbers game." [WaPo]
NASA: MISSION TO MARS A GO The space agency hopes to have humans on the red planet by the 2030s. [Ed Mazza, HuffPost]
U.S. SOLDIERS ORDERED TO IGNORE SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN IN AFGHANISTAN "Rampant sexual abuse of children has long been a problem in Afghanistan, particularly among armed commanders who dominate much of the rural landscape and can bully the population. The practice is called bacha bazi, literally 'boy play,' and American soldiers and Marines have been instructed not to intervene -- in some cases, not even when their Afghan allies have abused boys on military bases, according to interviews and court records." [NYT]
WHEN WILL ANOTHER ONE BITE THE DUST? These are the 2016 candidates who will be the next to go. [Howard Fineman, Jason Linkins and Lauren Weber, HuffPost]
1 IN 3 BRITISH PEOPLE BORN TODAY WILL DEVELOP DEMENTIA The Alzheimer’s Research UK charity has warned of an impending health crisis. [The Guardian]
DID JAPAN JUST ELIMINATE THE SOCIAL SCIENCES? "Essentially, Japan’s government just ordered all of the country’s public universities to end education in the social sciences, the humanities and law." [Bloomberg]
THE 5 MAJOR HEALTH CONCERNS FACING THE COUNTRY According to the U.S. surgeon general, it all comes down to sleep and exercise. [HuffPost]
MEET THE MAN WHO BOUGHT, AND THEN GAVE AWAY, STONEHENGE "Cecil Chubb paid £6,600 for the monument at an auction in Salisbury, Wiltshire. It happened, he said, 'on a whim.'" [BBC]
THE LONGEST SENTENCE IN FOOD-RELATED CRIME HISTORY Stewart Parnell, a former executive of the Virginia-based Peanut Corporation of America who was convicted for a salmonella outbreak in 2008 and 2009 that killed nine people, faces a potential life sentence today. It would be the longest sentence in food-related crime history. [WaPo]
RANKING THE MOST ENGAGED STARS ON INSTAGRAM Turns out Leo Messi and Selena Gomez have one up on the Kardashians. [Vanity Fair]
THE MEDITATION APPS COMING TO YOU "Headspace is carving out a place for itself in the corporate world. The meditation service, which closed a $30 million funding deal on Wednesday, plans to release an enterprise product next year for companies that want to provide mindfulness training to their employees, CEO Sean Brecker told The Huffington Post." [HuffPost]
ON THE BLOG
THE PROS AND CONS OF PUMPKIN SPICE "If your loved one has a pumpkin spice problem, odds are he or she is still behaving like a decent human being. Other than maybe having an expensive coffee habit, pumpkin spice addicts are still generally productive members of society." [HuffPost]
BEFORE YOU GO
~ Apple's app store discovered its first major app malware attack.
~ Drake and Future dropped their mixtape last night.
~ Some viewing suggestions for the next time you want to "Netflix and chill."
~ Why you really want to buy an off-the-shoulder top all of a sudden.
~ All the celebrities are feeling the Bern.
~ The backstory of Canada's “forced-assimilation boarding schools.”
~ Excited about that free Wi-Fi? It might be a hacker's trap.
~ Here's a note to the Secret Service: Maybe don't shut down an event to raise awareness of childhood cancer featuring actual child cancer patients. Not a good look.
~ Scaling the solar system in the Nevada desert.
~ Taking a look at $750,000 worth of sneakers.
~ Looks like a "Zoey 101" reunion is in the works.
~ Read the latest chapter in Steven Brill's Johnson & Johnson expose.
~ Say goodbye to the basic French manicure.
~ A cheat sheet for Ikea product names.
~ Test your level of colorblindness.
~ It's too early on a Monday for us to make sense of this kangaroo-mouse animal combo.
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