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NORTH CAROLINA TO REPEAL TRANSGENDER BATHROOM BILL “Lawmakers in North Carolina announced late Wednesday they had reached a deal to repeal the state’s controversial bill that bars transgender people from using bathrooms associated with their gender identity.” And here’s what the move means for the president. [HuffPost]
WHY YOU SHOULD BE PAYING ATTENTION TO THE UN NUCLEAR TALKS As nuclear dread increases to levels not seen since the 1980s. [HuffPost]
IT’S OFFICIAL Ivanka Trump is now an unpaid federal employee in the West Wing. [HuffPost]
PEDESTRIAN DEATHS ARE ON THE RISE Are smartphones to blame? [WaPo]
CHELSEA CLINTON: I’M NOT RUNNING FOR OFFICE Usually all that denying means something. [HuffPost]
CHRIS CHRISTIE AIDES SENTENCED FOR BRIDGEGATE To two years and 18 months in prison. [HuffPost]
AT LEAST 13 DEAD AFTER CHURCH BUS CRASH IN TEXAS And two more injured when a Texas church bus carrying senior citizens collided head-on with another vehicle. [Reuters]
THIS BABYSITTER WINS ALL THE AWARDS For dressing up in a matching mermaid costume with the 3-year-old she was babysitting. [HuffPost]
HOW LEAD CAN CHANGE A LIFE “Damage from childhood lead exposure lasts well into adulthood, according to a four-decade study that found that kids who were exposed to high levels of leaded gasoline in the 1970s had worse cognitive functioning and lower socioeconomic statuses at age 38 than their peers.” [HuffPost]
WE ARE COMPLETELY FREAKED OUT BY THIS BUST OF CRISTIANO RONALDO How can you make that jawline look so terribly terrifying? [HuffPost]
HERE’S HOW THIEVES STOLE A MASSIVE COIN WORTH $4 MILLION FROM A BERLIN MUSEUM And it wasn’t even that high-tech. [HuffPost]
HOW DOES THE ‘BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER’ CAST NOT LOOK ANY OLDER? After 20 YEARS. [HuffPost]
BEFORE YOU GO
~ Federal court in Hawaii halted Trump’s travel ban indefinitely.
~ Bob Dylan is finally deigning to pick up his Nobel prize.
~ Inside the opioid panel to be led by Chris Christie.
~ Everything you need to know about that infamous Devin Nunes visit to the White House.
~ If you’re a college thinking about eliminating a science collection to make a larger track facility, maybe pause a minute to think about the PR there.
~ Ranking the 32 Trump-related “SNL” sketches this season.
~ Lamar Odom spoke out for the first time about that Las Vegas brothel night that landed him in the hospital.
~ Deciphering impossible medical bills.
~ The Doctors Without Borders medics treating patients out of backpacks.
~ The island ruled by cats has an underlying dark truth.
~ Did you know Justin Trudeau had this massive arm tattoo?
~ Yes, red balloons and clowns haunted our dreams last night after watching the new “It” trailer.