EARLY POLLS GIVE HILLARY CLINTON A DEBATE EDGE But thequestion is, how long will the bump last? Here’s how republican senators and swing-state GOPers reacted to their candidate’s performance Mondaynight. And the debate was the most watched presidential debate ever, drawing in an estimated 84 million viewers. [Ariel Edwards-Levy and Janie Valencia, HuffPost]
RUSSIA TIED TO THE SHOOTING DOWN OF FLIGHT MH17 OVER UKRAINE “International prosecutors investigating the downing of a Malaysian airliner two years ago have concluded it was shot down by a Russian-made missile fired from rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine, victims’ family members said on Wednesday.” [Reuters]
PROTESTS SPARKED IN SAN DIEGO BY KILLING OF UNARMED BLACK MAN “An unarmed black man has died after being shot by a police officer in El Cajon in southern California on Tuesday, the local police department said, appealing for calm as local media reported crowds had gathered at the scene of the shooting.” [Reuters]
COULD A VOTE ON FLINT STOP THE GOVERNMENT FROM SHUTTING DOWN? The House vote is tied to a stopgap federal spending bill that would keep the government open. [Matt Fuller, HuffPost]
THE RAMPANT ABUSE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT DATABASES “Police officers across the country misuse confidential law enforcement databases to get information on romantic partners, business associates, neighbors, journalists and others for reasons that have nothing to do with daily police work, an Associated Press investigation has found.” [AP]
THE FIRST ‘THREE-PERSON BABY’ WAS BORN Three people’s DNA are present in the child. [BBC]
SO JUSTIN THEROUX, JENNIFER ANISTON’S HUSBAND, IS ON A PRESS TOUR Which means he answered a question about the Brangelina divorce. [HuffPost]
PATTON OSWALT GETS REAL ABOUT GRIEF ON CONAN He talks about how he feels a version of happiness about his Emmy win, but it isn’t the same without his wife. [HuffPost]
REGISTER TO VOTE “Women make up 51 percent of the U.S. population. And though we are by no means a monolith ― in fact, we fall into every ethnic, socioeconomic, religious and ideological group ― we have historically been underrepresented politically. This underrepresentation makes our political participation even more imperative.” [HuffPost]
HERE’S HOW WE GO TO MARS A speech sadly not from Matt Damon, but from Elon Musk. [HuffPost]
MEET THE FIRST WOMAN TO WEAR A HIJAB IN PLAYBOY Congrats, Noor Tagouri. [HuffPost]
BEFORE YOU GO
~ This McCann ad campaign left people looking for call girls with a “macabre surprise.”
~ The Wells Fargo CEO just lost $41 million amidst the fake accounts scandal.
~ Hear from the Orlando shooter’s ex-wife.
~ President Barack Obama nominated the first ambassador to Cuba in over 50 years.
~ Pro tip: if you’re going to burglarize someone’s house, maybe don’t stopto have sex on their couch.
~ Yes, you should have watched the presidential debate Monday night inTrump’s new D.C. hotel.
~ Rick Perry was eliminated from “Dancing With The Stars.” Yes, this is a reminder that the former presidential candidate was on “Dancing With The Stars.”
~ Here’s how long it took all your favorite authors to write your favorite books. Some took under 3 days.
~ Will Smith wishes the movie “Concussion” had more of an impact on the NFL.