LAST NIGHT'S DEBATE PROVES 2016 BOILS DOWN TO IMMIGRATION Take a look at the key reasons why the topic has been so center stage this election year. Here's the quiet moment that made the debate great. And critics gave Sanders "the edge" in last night's showdown. [Elise Foley, HuffPost]
THE PRIMARY CONTEST IS YOUNG, DESPITE THE NUMBER OF DELEGATES DECIDED SO FAR Sorry, folks. [Janie Valencia and Alissa Scheller, HuffPost]
ISIS DETAINEE DETAILS MUSTARD GAS PLAN "An Islamic State detainee currently in American custody at a temporary detention facility in Erbil, Iraq, is a specialist in chemical weapons whom American military officials are questioning about the militant Sunni group’s plans to use the banned substances in Iraq and Syria, defense officials said." [NYT]
'SAUDI ARABIA'S NEW AMBASSADOR TO THE U.S. MAKES HIS FIRST PITCH' "Prince Abdullah bin Faisal bin Turki Al Saud, Saudi Arabia's new ambassador in Washington, used his first message to the American people to rebut criticism of the kingdom, in an op-ed published Wednesday in The Huffington Post." [Akbar Shahid Ahmed, HuffPost]
UNDERSTANDING HOW DIRE THE LOW DEMOCRATIC VOTER TURNOUT NUMBERS ARE Basically, unless they're "feeling the Bern," they're not showing up in droves. [Zach Carter, HuffPost]
VIETNAMESE TWINS FOUND TO HAVE SEPARATE FATHERS Making them bi-paternal twins. [HuffPost]
WONDER IF BODY POSITIVE ADVERTISING WORKS? American Eagle's Aerie brand can prove it. [HuffPost]
'WHAT I WISH I'D SAID TO MY ABUSIVE GYMNASTICS COACH' "It was as if he trained some of his athletes to be champions, and groomed the rest of them for abuse, capitalizing on the insecurity felt by those who knew, or who feared, that they would never be excellent." [HuffPost]
SONY TO DROP DR. LUKE They are expected to cut him a year early due to the legal battle with Kesha, who has accused the producer of raping her. [HuffPost]
THE 'PIMPLE-POPPING DERMATOLOGIST' THE INTERNET CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF Be warned -- this is not for the squeamish. [New York Magazine]
WHY GREEN BELL PEPPERS ARE CHEAPER THAN THE REST We know you were wondering. [HuffPost]
FOR EACH SEXIST EMAIL, THIS WOMAN WRITES A WIKIPEDIA ENTRY ABOUT A FEMALE SCIENTIST "Instead of ignoring the misogyny or engaging the trolls, the 21-year-old molecular biology student at Loyola University decided to turn the negativity into an opportunity for empowerment." [HuffPost]
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