CHINA TO ANNOUNCE MAJOR CAP-AND-TRADE PACT "China will announce Friday that it will launch a national carbon emissions trading market in 2017 as part of a joint climate change statement with the United States meant to boost prospects for a global climate pact, U.S. officials said." The announcement came after Pope Francis had called on Congress to do more to address climate change. And Chinese President Xi Jinping's official arrival in D.C. includes much fanfare, but "little warmth," after the hacking scandal. [Reuters]
WATCH THE POPE'S ADDRESS TO CONGRESS Take a look at the pope's address to Congress, which moved many to tears. And of course the pope skipped lunch with politicians to serve the homeless. The pope is set to address the United Nations today. [Mollie Reilly, HuffPost]
OBAMA AND PUTIN TO MEET At the Russian president's request, the two will meet at the U.N. to talk about Ukraine and Syria. [Reuters]
GLOBAL MARKETS JUMP AFTER YELLEN SPEECH "Global stock markets climbed Friday after Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen eased investors’ concerns that last week’s decision to keep rates near zero had put off a rate rise for the foreseeable future." [WSJ]
HOW MEXICAN HEROIN TRAFFICKING IS CHANGING THE FACE OF DRUGS IN AMERICA "A sophisticated farm-to-arm supply chain is fueling America’s surging heroin appetite, causing heroin to surpass cocaine and meth to become the nation’s No. 1 drug threat for the first time. As demand has grown, the flow of heroin -- a once-taboo drug now easier to score in some cities than crack or pot -- has changed, too." [WaPo]
THE PROS AND CONS OF PREDICTIVE POLICING "The strategy, known as predictive policing, combines elements of traditional policing, like increased attention to crime 'hot spots' and close monitoring of recent parolees. But it often also uses other data, including information about friendships, social media activity and drug use, to identify 'hot people' and aid the authorities in forecasting crime." [NYT]
HOW TO FIX THE HACK THE iOS 9 UPDATE EXPOSES YOUR iPHONE TO Nobody wants to be hacked. [HuffPost]
HOW MUCH OF YOUR TRAFFIC IS REAL? Inside the vast world of click fraud. [Bloomberg]
HAVE A PET? HE OR SHE NEEDS AN INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT Otherwise your pet doesn't exist. [Racked]
YEEZY IS DEFINITELY RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT And defends the art of the sweatshirt in this gem of a Vanity Fair interview. Do you think he and Kim go home, replay interviews they gave, and laugh at the American public for caring? [Vanity Fair]
JILL AND JESSA DUGGAR TO FILM TLC SPECIALS The special programming will not feature their brother, Josh Duggar, who apologized for molesting his sisters and using the Ashley Madison website earlier this year. [HuffPost]
PLUTO IS COVERED IN SNAKESKIN Or something that looks a lot like it. [HuffPost]
MAYORS TO OBAMA: WE WILL TAKE MORE REFUGEES "New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and 15 other cities are ready and willing to take in even more refugees than the Obama administration has proposed, mayors wrote in a letter to the president on Thursday." [HuffPost]
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TRAVELING SOLO DESTROYS YOUR DATING LIFE "After breaking up and traveling mostly solo to three continents in three weeks, year-ago me learned a lot. For starters, I learned that there is this massive thing called a planet that is filled with millions of people, and many of them aren't assholes! In fact, I'm pretty sure I thought I was in love twice while abroad, which made me realize that you never know where in the world your actual soulmate is." [HuffPost]
BEFORE YOU GO
~ The "So That Happened" crew breaks down the pope's visit and talks to Ted Leo about the fractious relationships of politicians and rockers.
~ How the biggest city slicker can survive in the woods for 72 hours.
~ "CSI" to close out after 15 seasons -- but let's be real, the reruns will run for forever.
~ Check out the first photo of Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross' daughter, Jagger Snow.
~ Congrats to Leighton Meester and Adam Brody on the birth of their daughter -- she is officially the star-in-the-making for the defining teenage angst show of the 2040s.
Ryan Atwood Ben McKenzie is having a kid too!
~ When to post that Insta for maximum likes -- you spent a lot of time picking that filter, after all.
~ Yes, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jimmy Fallon's barbershop rendition of Rihanna's song of the summer is worth the watch.
~ Leah Remini will pen a Scientology tell-all.
~ Lauren Duca talks about why Sean Penn needs to hit the road.
~ The disappearing home swimming pool is becoming a thing. That is, if you have hundreds of thousands of dollars lying around to buy it.
~ When these men knew their marriages were over.
~ In the seven zillionth celebrity divorce this year, Glenn Close and David Shaw have called it quits.
~ How to make it through 20,000 days with someone (i.e., be married to them).
~ Can a secret society become a business?
~ It's all about pleasing Wall Street in chapter 11 of Steven Brill's Johnson & Johnson expose.
~ Amazon Prime is running a sign-up deal today.
~ Is Hugh Jackman trying to give the "Wolverine" franchise to Tom Hardy? For the record, brilliant idea.
~ And happy Friday -- this kid stopped at first base to tell his dad, who is also the coach, that he loved him.
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