Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of October 24, 2016)
Gabriella Schwarz / October 28, 2016
This week ended dramatically when the F.B.I. announced additional emails were found from Hillary Clinton‘s private server. The news shifted the coverage of the election after a week that focused on Donald Trump‘s declining poll numbers and fractures in the Republican Party. New figures showed Obamacare premiums are set to skyrocket in 2017, and the Supreme Court agreed to take up the issue of transgender rights.
Abroad, French authorities closed the Calais refugee camp, relocating over four thousand migrants and registering over one thousand children. The United Nations refugee agency said 2016 was the deadliest year for migrants.
Read more about these stories and the other biggest news of the week, as it appeared in The Daily Edition.
1. New Emails in Clinton Case Came From Devices Once Used by Anthony Weiner—The New York Times, Adam Goldman, Alan Rappeport, Michael S. Schmidt and Matt Apuzzo
Top line: “Emails from Hillary Clinton’s private server were found after the F.B.I. seized electronic devices once shared by Anthony D. Weiner and his estranged wife, Huma Abedin, a top aide to Mrs. Clinton, federal law enforcement officials said Friday…
In a letter to Congress, the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, said that emails had surfaced in an unrelated case, and that they ‘appear to be pertinent to the investigation.’
Mr. Comey said the F.B.I. was taking steps to “determine whether they contain classified information, as well as to assess their importance to our investigation.” He said he did not know how long it would take to review the emails, or whether the new information was significant.”
Topic to follow: Hillary Clinton
2. Calais: refugee children ‘sleeping rough’ after camp demolition—The Guardian, Lisa O’Carroll and Alice Ross
Top line: “In total, the French authorities said they had relocated 4,404 migrants and registered 1,200 children, who were either transferred to the UK or sent to the container site. They added that 233 children had been received by the UK since 17 October.”
Topic to follow: Calais
3. Obamacare premiums to soar 22%—CNNMoney, Tami Luhby
Top line: “Obamacare premiums are set to skyrocket an average of 22% for the benchmark silver plan in 2017, according to a government report released Monday.”
Topic to follow: Obamacare
4. Amid lagging polls, Trump stops holding high-dollar fundraisers—The Washington Post, Sean Sullivan, Matea Gold and John Wagner
Top line: “Donald Trump’s campaign said Tuesday that it has scheduled no more big-money fundraising events to benefit the Republican Party, another sign of the GOP nominee’s struggling campaign and a serious blow to the party’s get-out-the-vote operations with less than two weeks to go until Election Day.”
Topic to follow: Donald Trump
5. Mediterranean migrant deaths reach record level in 2016—CNN, Laura Smith-Spark
Top line: “This year has become the deadliest for migrants crossing the Mediterranean bound for Europe, the UN refugee agency said Wednesday, with those seeking to make the journey from Libya at greatest risk.
‘We can now confirm that at least 3,800 people have died, making 2016 the deadliest ever,’ William Spindler, a spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, wrote on Twitter.”
Topic to follow: Migration
6. Supreme Court will rule on transgender rights—USA Today, Richard Wolf
Top line: “The Supreme Court agreed Friday to take up the controversial issue of transgender rights, instantly transforming what had loomed as a holding-pattern term with only eight justices into one featuring another major social policy issue.
The justices will consider a Virginia school district’s challenge to Obama administration guidelines requiring that schools allow transgender students to use restrooms matching their chosen gender, rather than birth gender.”
Topic to follow: U.S. Supreme Court
7. 7 Defendants In Oregon Wildlife Refuge Occupation Found Not Guilty—NPR, Merrit Kennedy and Richard Gonzales
Top line: “In a surprise verdict, a jury has found all seven defendants not guilty of charges linked to their 41-day, armed occupation of Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refugeearlier this year…
The defendants included brothers Ammon and Ryan Bundy, the alleged leaders of the occupation that lasted nearly six weeks. The Bundys’ fight with the government is rooted in ‘unpaid fees for cattle grazing on federal public land,’ Kirk said, but ‘their movement has lately attracted conspiracy theorists and other far-right groups that aren’t associated with ranching.'”
Topic to follow: Oregon
8. Everything Apple announced at its MacBook Pro event—TheNextWeb, Lauren Gilmore
Top line: “Apple TV…MacBook Pro…MacBook Air…No AirPods.”
Topic to follow: Apple News
9. Microsoft unveils Windows 10 Creators Update, coming in ‘early 2017’—VentureBeat, Emil Protalinski
Top line: “At its Windows 10 event in New York City today, Microsoft announced the Creators Update for Windows 10. The company detailed a slew of new features coming to its latest and greatest operating system, for free. Microsoft says the Creators Update will arrive in ‘early 2017,’ but Windows Insider testers and developers will be able to play with it sooner.”
Topic to follow: Microsoft
10. World Series: Here’s What Happened in Game 2—The New York Times, Benjamin Hoffman and David Waldstein
Top line: “Jake Arrieta was dominant in the early going, and the Chicago offense more than backed him up as the Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians, 5-1, in Game 2, tying the World Series at one game apiece. The series now shifts to Chicago’s Wrigley Field, which hasn’t hosted a World Series game since 1945.”
Topic to follow: Baseball
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