THE CLINTON CAMP IS NOT GOING TO LIKE THESE POLLS FROM FLORIDA AND OHIO Bloomberg Politics and CNN polls give Donald Trump a five-point-lead in Ohio, and another CNN poll finds him up three points in Florida. [Ariel Edwards-Levy, HuffPost]
SWING STATES AREN’T FEELING THE INCOME GROWTH “Key swing states such as Nevada, North Carolina and Florida have seen some of the weakest income growth in the country since the last non-incumbent presidential contest in 2008, new census figures show.” [WSJ | Paywall]
OHIO TEEN WITH BB GUN SHOT AND KILLED AFTER POLICE PURSUIT 13-year-old Tyree King fled with two others after being approached as a potential suspect in an armed robbery. When he pulled a BB gun from his waistband, he was shot and killed. [Jade Walker, HuffPost]
THE TOP VEGETABLE 1-YEAR-OLDS IN THE U.S. EAT? A FRENCH FRY Inside the early nutritional failings in the United States, and why it matters for the country’s future. [Lauren Weber, HuffPost]
FYI, IN CASE IT WASN’T OBVIOUS, THE CDC WANTS YOU TO STOP KISSING CHICKENS No one wants salmonella. [Rebecca Shapiro, HuffPost]
WELL, IT COULD BE WORSE Our election could be delayed because of faulty election envelopes. Thanks, Austria. [WSJ | Paywall]
THAT DIDN’T TAKE LONG The iPhone 7 Plus is sold out globally. [Reuters]
ALLEGATIONS AROUND APPLE’S SEXIST WORK ENVIRONMENT Mic investigates the struggles women, who make up only a third of Apple’s workforce, face at the premier tech company. [Mic]
WHICH WAY WILL THESE SWING STATES FALL? How Nevada, Iowa, Arizona and Ohio are shaping up. [WSJ | Paywall]
LANDMARK PROSTATE CANCER STUDY RELEASED “Researchers followed patients for 10 years and found no difference in death rates between men who were picked at random to have surgery or radiation, or to rely on ‘active monitoring’ of the cancer, with treatment only if it progressed.” [NYT]
THIS VIDEO ABOUT HOTELS NOT WASHING SHEETS IS ENOUGH TO MAKE US CONSIDER NEVER LEAVING HOME AGAIN So gross. [HuffPost]
WE’RE OBSESSED WITH THESE GAME OF THRONES IMAGES AS GEORGE R.R. MARTIN IMAGINED THEM Check out the illustrations for the rerelease of “A Game of Thrones.” [Vanity Fair]
IN DEPRESSING BUT EFFECTIVE HEADLINE NEWS This whopper of “That Cute Whale You Clicked On? It’s Doomed” takes the cake. [NYT]
BEFORE YOU GO
~ Russian hackers have released more athlete records.
~ You now don’t need a permit, training or a background check to conceal carry a gun in Missouri.
~ The ACC followed the NCAA’s lead and moved championships out of North Carolina.
~ Another public option push is in the works.
~ Turns out ear candling is a thing.
~ Of course the best ice cream shop in the world is in St. Louis.
~ These sisters surprised each other with pregnancy announcements, andit’s pretty adorable.
~ Britney Spears casually remarked she wanted to collaborate with Justin Timberlake. This is not casual.
~ Why the streets of Bangladesh are running with blood.
~ Try not to geek out about being able to design your own La Croix can.
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