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  1. Irma’s Successors, St. Louis Clashes and Warming Climate Stance

    Know This: There are three major storms churning in the Atlantic, with one, Hurricane Jose, expected to remain well off of the U.S. East Coast, but Tropical Storm Maria is forecast to become a hurricane and might hit some of the same Caribbean areas devastated by Hurricane Irma last week. Violence broke out for a second night on the streets of St. Louis over the Friday acquittal of a police officer who fatally shot a Black man in 2001. And British police have made a second arrest in Friday’s London rush hour subway bombing that left dozens injured.

    Chillin’ on Climate: “The United States is withdrawing unless we can re-enter on terms that are more favorable to our country.” — yesterday’s White House Statement, following a European Union climate official’s assertion that American officials would “try to review the terms” of the Paris climate accord to avoid a promised withdrawal.

    Too Real: A location scout for Netflix’s Narcos series about drug kingpin Pablo Escobar has reportedly been found shot to death in his car in Mexico, where he was photographing places where the series might film upcoming episodes.

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