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  1. Syrian Peace Talks, Camden Market Burns and Climate Change

    Know This: A new round of peace talks aimed at stopping conflict in Syria starts today in Geneva as a U.S.- and Russia-brokered cease-fire appears to be holding. As Congress returns to work, many Republican senators are still voicing deep concerns about their health care bill. And more than 70 firefighters battled a blaze at London’s Camden Market overnight.

    Read This: Your Monday morning dose of doomsday: Climate change is going to be worse than you think — and happen faster than you think. But for many scientists, there’s hope.

    Answer This: Tell us how you really feel. OZY’s next TV show, Third Rail With OZY, is launching on PBS this fall! To kick things off, we’re shelving the PC and launching debates. Each Wednesday, we’ll post a provocative question, focusing on topics that might make it onto the show. This week: Should we abandon all forms of race-based affirmative action in favor of class-based ones? Go deep. Email thirdrail@ozy.com with your thoughts or a personal story, and we might feature your answer next week.

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