LBN- Special Report- Monday

*CNN Poll: Clinton Won the Debate, Trump Exceeded Expectations:

According to a CNN/ORC poll of those who watched the presidential debate Sunday night, some 57 percent said they believed Hillary Clinton won the contest. Only 34 percent felt the same way about Donald Trump. Clinton’s reported victory wasn’t quite as strong as the 62 percent who believed she won their first debate, and 58 percent of those who watched said they were already supporting the Democratic candidate before the debate even began. The debate came after a week of scandals for both candidates, and the head-to-head battle was hotly anticipated.

*RGB: Colin Kaepernick’s Protest is ‘Dumb’:

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg called San Francisco 49ers football player Colin Kaepernick‘s national anthem protest “dumb and disrespectful” in a new interview with Katie Couric. “I think it’s really dumb of them” not to stand for the anthem, adding that she believes they have the legal right to do so. There are no laws, she said, preventing anyone from being “stupid” or “arrogant.” She added, “Would I arrest them for doing it? No. I think it’s dumb and disrespectful. I would have the same answer if you asked me about flag burning. I think it’s a terrible thing to do, but I wouldn’t lock a person up for doing it. I would point out how ridiculous it seems to me to do such an act.”

*Syrian Arrested in Germany for Alleged Bomb Plot:

A 22-year-old Syrian was arrested in Germany early Monday, two days after security officials launched a manhunt for a man suspected to be plotting a suicide attack. Police in Leipzig said Jaber Albakr was subdued by another Syrian and that individual’s two roommates who had seen “wanted” posters. According to Germany’s interior minister, investigators found three pounds of an “extremely dangerous explosive” and other materials required for a suicide vest inside Albakr’s apartment. He was reported to be known to German authorities since last month, when intelligence services allegedly received a tip about a planned attack. He settled in Germany in February of last year.

*Hurricane Matthew Kills 20 in U.S., Strands 1.5K in NC:
The U.S. death toll from Hurricane Matthew is up to 20 after ten people in North Carolina had their lives claimed by the storm, according to Governor Pat McCrory. The governor added on Monday that five individuals are still missing and 1,500 remainstranded by floodwaters in Lumberton, North Carolina. The Federal Aviation Administration has also ordered flight restrictions over the area to allow rescue helicopters to survey the area, Gov. McCrory added. Current reports show over 500,000 in North Carolina are still without power. Residents in Florida are beginning to clean up from the storm, and evacuees are readying to return to their homes. More than 800 people were killed in the island nation of Haiti alone as a result of the hurricane, which picked up intensity as it barreled toward the continental U.S. late last week.

*Trump Wanted Accusers to Confront Bill Clinton Live at the Debate:
Donald Trump’s campaign team reportedly tried to psych out Hillary Clinton during Sunday night’s presidential debate by seating Bill Clinton’s sexual-assault accusers in the Trump family’s VIP box at the event. The Washington Post said multiple sources involved in the conversation relayed that the Commission on Presidential Debates intervened in the plan, which was initially crafted by campaign chief Stephen K. Bannon and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner. Trump’s plan was to have the women walk into the debate hall at the same time as the former president and to have them confront him in front of a live national televised audience. Officials from the commission reportedly thwarted that attempt and threatened to have the women removed if the campaign placed them in Trump’s family box. “We were going to put the four women in the VIP box,” former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani told the Post. “We had it all set. We wanted to have them shake hands with Bill, to see if Bill would shake hands with them.” Instead, they were seated in the larger audience, but the women were still given screen time.

*Aide: Pence Isn’t Quitting as Trump’s Running Mate:

A spokesman for Republican vice-presidential nominee Mike Pence said he will remain on the Trump ticket through the election. Speculation arose that the Indiana governor would drop out after a 2005 video emerged Friday of his running mate’s lewd comments about women, and his subsequent cancellation of a campaign appearance with House Speaker Paul Ryan on Saturday, as well as a Monday fundraiser in New Jersey. A top aide confirmed early Monday to CNN reporter Tom LoBianco that Pence would remain. During Sunday night’s presidential debate, the real-estate mogul dismissed Pence’s proposal on how to deal with Russia and Syria. Trump said: “He and I haven’t spoken, and I disagree.” During an appearance on CNN Monday morning, Pence said being on the ticket with Trump is “the greatest honor of my life,” and repeated that any report suggesting he was dropping off the ticket is “absolutely false.”

*Russia Plans Permanent Naval Base in Syria:

Russia is set to establish a permanent naval base in Syria. Deputy Defense Minister Nikolai Pankov made a statement Monday claiming the nation’s intention to build out the supply base. “In Syria, we will have a permanent naval base in Tartus. The corresponding documents have been drafted. Currently they are in the process of inter-departmental coordination,” Pankov said. “The degree of readiness is rather high.” Russia has been criticized for appearing to prop up the Syrian regime while claiming that it is targeting ISIS.

*Economists Hart and Holmstrom Win Nobel Prize:

Researchers Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom have won theNobel Prize in economics for 2016, the award committee announced Monday. The British and Finland-born economists, respectively, were given the award for their work on contract theory, which has provided a greater understanding of performance-based pay for top global executives. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced the award, adding, “[Their work] lays an intellectual foundation for designing policies and institutions in many areas, from bankruptcy legislation to political constitutions.” Hart is working at Harvard. Holmstrom is a professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


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