THE FINAL STAND Today's fight for the 367 delegates at stake hinges on whether Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton can be stopped in Ohio. Take a look at the horse race, which Howard Fineman believes is 1968 all over again. [Reuters]
INSIDE RUSSIA'S WITHDRAWAL IN SYRIA "President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia on Monday ordered the withdrawal of the 'main part' of Russian forces in Syria, a surprise move that reflected what he called the Kremlin’s achievement of nearly all its objectives in the war-torn country." The first group of jets left Tuesday. [NYT]
MOTHER TERESA TO BECOME A SAINT On Sept. 4, according to Pope Francis. [Reuters]
A LOOK AT THE DONALD, FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF HIS BUTLER You can't make this stuff up. [NYT]
FIND OUT WHO BEN HIGGINS PICKED ON 'THE BACHELOR' And we couldn't be more excited about "The Bachelorette" choice. [Leigh Blickley, HuffPost]
RIFT EMERGES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST THE TALIBAN "A senior American general has proposed resuming offensive strikes against the Taliban, exposing a rift between the military and senior administration officials over the U.S. role in the war in Afghanistan, according to military officials." [WaPo]
PRESIDENT OBAMA: NO DRILLING OFF THE SOUTHEAST COAST The reversal, which could be announced as early as Tuesday, comes as a surprise to many. [NYT]
APPLE IS JUST THE BEGINNING Why the Feds may be after encryption data from Facebook next. [Vanity Fair]
MILLENNIAL SITCOM JOKES HAVE ARRIVED Forget "will they" or "won't they" and welcome to "are they" or "aren't they." [Vulture]
IN CASE YOU'VE NEVER WATCHED 'GIRLS' Here's another explainer on why you should NEVER try to clean your ears with Q-tips. [HuffPost]
MISTY COPELAND AND OBAMA TALK RACE, AMBITION Lots of firsts here. [HuffPost]
THE SONY HEADPHONES THAT DON'T TOUCH YOUR EARS And promise not to blast music for your neighbors on the train. [Gear Patrol]
THE 'COOL GIRL SECRET FACEBOOK GROUP' No, this isn't a high school clique -- it's LA. [Fusion]
PRAYERS CAME IN FOR PARIS But what about Ankara? [HuffPost]
HOW TEXTING COULD HELP THE REFUGEE CRISIS "Textfugees is a tool that allows refugees to enter minimal amounts of personal information -- name, phone number, location, refugee or asylum status, and a few other characteristics -- by text message. That information is shared with charities and other nonprofits seeking to assist in the resettlement process, and they can then communicate with the refugees via text message." [HuffPost]
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BEFORE YOU GO
~ Check out the winning essay Zia T. submitted for "Teens Against Trump."
~ Michelle Obama, social media, and being First Lady in 2016.
~ All the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" gossip from the forthcoming documentary.
~ "The Series of Unfortunate Events" Netflix remake has some rather fortunate casting news.
~ Of course Kimmy Schmidt will work in a year-round Christmas store. Check out the season two trailer.
~ Your understanding of artificial intelligence is probably flawed.
~ Thank your lucky stars this massive mineshaft didn't swallow up your backyard.
~ Why Steph Curry might be the most exciting player -- ever -- in the NBA.
~ Prepare to be alarmed by this video of a man peeing on a Kellogg production line full of products.
~ Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel reunited for a Frozen sing-a-long AND there's a cut song included.
~ Sarah Palin missed a Trump rally to be with her husband, who is in the ICU after a snowmobile accident.
~ Update: Richard Simmons says he's not being held hostage.
~ And "ranking" how bad each of these white lies are.
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