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Top 3 International Stories I’m Watching Today

1) American Jeffrey Fowle freed from North Korea unexpectedly.

2) The Mexican government has put a warrant out for the arrest of the Mayor of Iguala where 43 people students went missing.

3) Israel and Palestine are getting heated again after the death of a baby girl. A nephew of a known Hamas bomb-maker drove his car into a crowd of people, injuring 8 and killing the 3-month-old. The assailant was shot and killed by police while fleeing the scene. Israeli authorities are treating the incident as a terrorist attack. Hamas leaders have praised the violence.

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Top 3 International Stories I’m Watching Today

1) Sri Lanka has announced that they will call for early presidential elections. Sri Lanka has a four year presidential term, but will be setting new elections almost two years early. Experts think President Mahinda Rajapaksa is calling the snap elections to take advantage of his current popularity. Sri Lanka’s government has been under a UN human rights probe for current abuses and was previously accused of being responsible for more than 40,000 deaths.

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Alphabet Soup Politics

The White House is trying to connect with Millennials using Sesame Street tactics. Democrats sent out an email listing their accomplishments for generation Y using emoijis and “hip” TV references. Unfortunately, this probably won’t bring out the youth vote. This generation isn’t interested in the midterms, and cares more about the economy than infographics.

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Top 3 International Stories I’m Watching Today

1) The word used to summarize continued nuclear talks between the U.S. and Iran is “progress” which came from reports by each party. Sec. of State John Kerry met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif yesterday.  There is little discussion on what that progress might be. The deadline for the talks is late November.

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