HILLARY CLINTON COOLHEADED AFTER 11-HOUR BENGHAZI GRILLING "Hillary Clinton maintained a calm, unruffled demeanor for 11 hours Thursday, as Republican after Republican grilled her in relation to the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi and about her use of a private email server as secretary of state." Check out the most bizarre exchange of the hearing, as well as the full transcript. [Amanda Terkel, HuffPost]
THIS DISEASE COULD KILL 75 MILLION BY 2050, AND YOU'VE LIKELY NEVER HEARD OF IT The White House has a plan to combat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, but it may never get funded. [Lauren Weber, HuffPost]
PAUL RYAN OFFICIALLY DECLARES HE'S RUNNING FOR SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE The nominating process begins Wednesday, and the House is scheduled to vote Thursday. Here's who could replace him as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. [Marina Fang, HuffPost]
CATEGORY 5 HURRICANE BARRELING TOWARD MEXICO Experts warned of potential "catastrophic" flooding for the Pacific coast of Mexico. [AP]
U.S. SERVICEMAN DIES IN HOSTAGE RESCUE IN IRAQ He was the "first American killed in combat in the country since the U.S. war against IS began in 2014, officials said ... [and] the first American combat death in Iraq since the U.S. began its counter-IS military campaign in August 2014." [AP]
LINCOLN CHAFEE PROBABLY DROPPING OUT OF THE RACE TODAY Don't know who Lincoln Chafee is? Probably why he's dropping out. [Nick Visser, HuffPost]
PHONE CALLS FROM PRISON ARE ABOUT TO GET CHEAPER "The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 on Thursday to cap the rates and fees that companies can charge for phone service in prisons and jails. Right now, providers can bill inmates and their families hundreds of dollars per month to make phone calls, tacking on exorbitant fees for transactions, account maintenance and other services. Inmates who can't afford these costs don't have other options, because providers monopolize service." [Dana Liebelson, HuffPost]
'THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINES' "At first I was convinced that it couldn’t be her, that I was just seeing things. When’s the last time you’ve spotted someone you know on Google Maps? I never had. And my mother, besides, is no longer alive. It couldn’t be her." [The New Yorker]
GOOGLE WILL SOLVE YOUR HALLOWEEN COSTUME PROBLEMS By telling you the most Googled costume in the area. [Frightgeist with Google]
SHONDALAND JUST SOLD ANOTHER PILOT The show will pick up where "Romeo and Juliet" left off. You know, after they kick the bucket. But seriously, we're with Vulture -- execs should just rename ABC SBC. [Vulture]
SAY GOODBYE TO THAT SECOND GLASS OF WINE "The National Institute For Health and Care Excellence has released recommendations intended to help prevent and delay the onset of age-related health problems, including dementia and other disabilities. Among the recommendations is for people between the ages of 40 and 64 to 'reduce the amount they drink as much as possible.' The recommendations cite a number of studies which tout the benefits of limiting alcohol, including greater longevity and a better quality of life with age." [HuffPost]
SNOW LEOPARDS ARE INCREASINGLY ENDANGERED Thanks, climate change. [HuffPost]
WE ARE ALL VERY, VERY OLD Zac Hanson is 30. [HuffPost]
JACK DORSEY JUST GAVE $200 MILLION WORTH OF STOCK TO EMPLOYEES After he laid off 8 percent of them, but still. [Re/code]
ENDING CHRONIC HOMELESSNESS Ryan Duffy examines psychologist Sam Tsemberis' revolutionary approach to homelessness. [HuffPost]
ON THE BLOG
'DON'T THREATEN MY SON FOR DATING YOUR DAUGHTER' "While the role of overprotective father is not a new one, it is a tired concept that needs to just die, already. Aside from the assumption that my daughter (yes, I also have daughters) is incapable of good judgement and protecting herself and her standards, this ridiculous concept imagines my sons likewise incapable of the same good judgement and standards." [HuffPost]
BEFORE YOU GO
~ Bieber's at it again: His latest single, "Sorry," is darn good fun. We hate to admit it.
~ Behind the scenes of De Beers’ search for the next great diamond mine.
~ Introducing the "murder tree."
~ The world of prosthetic leg covers.
~ Amal Clooney, looking as stunning as ever.
~ This couple shelled out double what Kim and Kanye did to get married.
~ Meet the woman who can "smell" a Parkinson's diagnosis "before symptoms appear."
~ What Facebook's "universal search" means for your privacy.
~ And on this week's "So That Happened," the crew gets to the bottom of the Joe Biden bowing-out situation.
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