BREXIT NO MORE? “England’s High Court ruled on Thursday that the British government requires parliamentary approval to trigger the process of exiting the European Union, a major upset for Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans for Brexit. Sterling rose on the news, with many investors taking the view that lawmakers would temper the government’s policies and make an economically disruptive ‘hard Brexit’ less likely.” [Reuters]
THE DROUGHT IS OVER The Chicago Cubs have finally won their first World Series title in 108 years in an epic 10-inning game 7, following being down in the series 3-1. Chicago’s President of Baseball Operations, Theo Epstein, has been crowned king, Jason Heyward’s rain delay speech will go down in history, Bill Murray might be the happiest man on Earth, and all of America (except for Cleveland and pockets of Cardinals country) rejoiced in the win. But the best video of all is this one of Wrigley Field ERUPTING into cheers upon news of the win. Try to watch that and not feel for the city of Chicago. [Ron Dicker and Chris D’Angelo, HuffPost]
FIVE DAYS TO GO... HuffPost Pollster shows that Hillary Clinton is still leading in tight states, as does the latest New York Times/CBS News pollreleased this morning. President Barack Obama took issue with the FBI’s handling of the email scandal on the campaign trail. And here’s what to watch for as Bernie Sanders and Melania Trump hit the trail, as well as “five possible hacks to watch for.” [Natalie Jackson, HuffPost]
SUSPECT IN IOWA POLICE OFFICER KILLING CAPTURED The community is mourning the two slain officers, who were known for their public service. [Alana Horowitz Satlin, Andy Campbell, Sebastian Murdock and Willa Frej, HuffPost]
PRESIDENT OBAMA: REROUTING THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE IS A POSSIBILITY “My view is that there is a way for us to accommodate sacred lands of Native Americans.” [Reuters]
MORE THAN 90 PERCENT OF AMERICANS HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE Putting the uninsured rate at an all-time low. [Jeff Young, HuffPost]
‘THIS IS HOW A SPECIES GOES EXTINCT’ Warning: some of these photos are graphic. [Nick Visser, HuffPost]
SOMEHOW THE COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS SCORED BEYONCE Talk about crossovers. Watch the performance (and find out who, you know, actually won the awards at the CMAs). And don’t miss how wonderful the Final Five looked, along with Taylor Swift’s surprise appearance! [HuffPost]
ALL OF YOUR DREAMS ARE COMING TRUE Netflix is working on making sure you can watch its content offline, making it possible to finally complete “House” without banging your laptop in agony as soon as you board the airplane. Not that that ever would happen to anyone... [HuffPost]
TAYLOR SWIFT PULLED IN SOME $170 MILLION LAST YEAR If we wear a I <3 TS shirt, want to throw us a couple mil of that, T-Swift? [Reuters]
INSTAGRAM JUST MADE IT EASIER TO SPEND MONEY Because those targeted Facebook shopping ads weren’t enough to break your wallet. [HuffPost]
DISNEY ABSOLUTELY DESTROYED THE GLOBAL BOX OFFICE THIS YEAR The giant has already set an annual record with $5.85 billion ... and it’s November 3. [Variety]
BEFORE YOU GO
~ We, like the rest of the internet, are completely baffled by Lindsay Lohan’s new accent.
~ We have our first images of Emma Watson as Belle in “Beauty and the Beast,” and we love their imagining of that classic yellow ballgown.
~ This piece from The Washington Post destroys your belief in coincidences with statistics.
~ If you haven’t played with our We The Tweeple tool to compare the Twitter bios of all the Clinton and Trump supporters, you haven’t done 2016 right.
~ Are you a perfectionist? Do you like clean things? Happy Thursday with this video of a whisk cleaner. Yes, a whisk cleaner.