THE NUMBER OF UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS DONALD TRUMP WANTS OUT OF THE COUNTRY 11.1 million. [Elise Foley, HuffPost]
AHMAD KHAN RAHAMI CHARGED The prime suspect in the New York and New Jersey bombings was charged with “10 counts including use of weapons of mass destruction, portraying him as a jihadist who begged for martyrdom and praised Osama bin Laden.” His father told reportersTuesday he reported his son to the FBI two years ago. [Reuters]
PROTESTS FOLLOWING FATAL POLICE SHOOTING OF BLACK MAN IN NORTH CAROLINA “Police in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Tuesdayfatally shot a black man they said was armed as they searched for someone else, sparking violent protests that injured more than 12 officers. Witnesses said the man who was killed, Keith Lamont Scott, was unarmed.” [Kim Bellware, HuffPost]
OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WEIGHS ARMING SYRIAN KURDISH FIGHTERS In their war with the Islamic State. [NYT]
U.S. OFFICIALS POINT TO RUSSIA AFTER ATTACK ON UN CONVEY “Russia was probably responsible for the deadly bombing of a United Nations humanitarian aid convoy in Syria, American officials saidTuesday, further shredding what remained of a severely weakened agreement between the United States and Russia aimed at halting the war.” [NYT]
FOUR MORE MEDICAL WORKERS KILLED IN ALEPPO The medical staff were working for the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations in Syria. [Reuters]
CHICAGO PLANS POLICE OFFICER HIRING SPREE TO COMBAT SPIKE IN VIOLENCE Almost 1,000 officers will be hired in the next two years. [Chicago Sun Times]
VA HOSPITAL MAY HAVE INFECTED 1,800 VETS WITH HIV Due to subpar dental cleaning procedures. [CNN]
HAVE YOU RECOVERED YET FROM THE NEWS ANGELINA JOLIE AND BRAD PITT ARE DIVORCING? Because the rest of the internet hasn’t. To twist the knife, check out the comprehensive timeline of the A-list couple’s relationship (and who could be coming for their throne). Here’s how to cope in “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” gifs, and why we “should leave Jennifer Aniston out of it.” [HuffPost]
‘THE AGE OF THE SUPERBUG IS ALREADY HERE’ “Antibiotics have been victims of their own success ... It’s really sad how we’ve misused them in human medicine and animal husbandry. We’ve deceived ourselves, thinking that this ‘magic’ medicine would always be around.” [Dominique Mosbergen, HuffPost]
HOW TO WIN THE WAR ON RATS Through the engineering of infertility. [The Guardian]
YOU CAN RELIVE THIS CAMPAIGN OVER AND OVER AGAIN In a new comedy focusing on reporters on the trail that will be produced by Megyn Kelly. [Variety]
IN CASE YOU WEREN’T JUDGMENTAL ENOUGH ABOUT PHOTOS ON TINDER Now you can see your potential match’s music preferences through Spotify. Let the bad Marvin Gaye jokes begin. [Pitchfork]
YOU FINALLY CAN GET THOSE SELF-LACING NIKE SHOES “And after 28 years of brainstorming and 11 years of R&D, after many false starts, delays, and blown deadlines, after the vanquishing of internal skepticism, after innumerable prototypes, iterations, and redesigns, Nike’s automatic electronic self-lacing shoe is scheduled to ship to stores this holiday season.” [Wired]
THIS FAMILY DIDN’T BUY CLOTHES FOR A YEAR “Along the way, the exercise in frugality brought her attention to something else entirely: the clothing industry’s staggering wastefulness. This problem, Hedlund realized, was fueled in part by people like herself, who bought too many clothes they didn’t need or even really want.” [HuffPost]
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BEFORE YOU GO
~ The movie trailer for “Passengers” dropped, and it’s as good as you would expect a trailer starring the ridiculously good-looking Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt would be.
~ Is the chemical Erin Brockovich warned against in your tap water?
~ Pluto has a giant frozen heart, which vaguely sounds like the next hook in a pop song.
~ Inside a “perfectly preserved” Nazi time capsule.
~ Your activity tracker may not be helping you shed the pounds.
~ All the Kickstarter data by city you didn’t know you wanted.
~ Turns out e-waste recycling doesn’t do much good.
~ Hillary Clinton is still winning the campaign fundraising game.
~ It is apparently possible to smuggle $140,000 worth of gold ― in your behind.
~ Looks like we have another “Jurassic World” heels situation on our hands with the attire in the new “Jumanji” remake.
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