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Putin and Erdogan Meet in Moscow (Dan)
The meeting comes after months of discord between the countries, including the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkish forces. Now, not long after a coup in Turkey that Erdogan suspects the U.S. initiated, differences are being put aside.
Condors Better Watch Their Diet (Mili)
America’s largest bird (wingspan 9.5 feet) should avoid eating marine mammals because they are contaminated with pesticides. And they should avoid the carcasses of land animals because they are often full of lead from ammunition.
US to Sell Tanks to Saudi Arabia for $1.15 Billion (Mili)
Washington approved the sale, citing the Saudi’s role as a “leading contributor of political stability and economic progress” in the Middle East.
Don’t Expect Massive Infrastructure Plans from Hillary or Trump (Dan)
Both candidates have campaigned on the need to invest in crumbling infrastructure such as bridges and roads. However, a booming economy may prevent that.
Activists: Facebook Removes Potential Evidence of Police Brutality Too Readily (Trevin)
Before 23-year old Korryn Gaines was killed by law enforcement last week, Facebook deleted her social media accounts after being asked to do so by Baltimore County police. Gaines had been posting videos of her five-hour standoff, and many believe that in addition to censorship, the social media giant was also guilty of being complicit in her death.
Third Party Podium at the Debates? (Dan)
Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein have increasing name recognition. Though they are both still polling in single digits, the electoral commission may have to “give an inch” to the third-party challengers.