The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Boys of Autumn, Marseille Knife Killings and Big Jet Scare

    The Week Ahead: Major League Baseball begins its postseason on Tuesday. And on Friday, the Norwegian Nobel Committee will announce the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, just as yet another laureate, now-de facto Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, has disappointed many with her equivocal response to apparent ethnic cleansing of the country’s Rohingya minority.

    Know This: Two women were fatally stabbed today in a Marseille train station, but French authorities have not determined the motive of the attacker, who was shot and killed by police. A giant Air France Airbus A380 carrying nearly 500 passengers was forced to make an emergency landing in Labrador, Canada, after one of the plane’s four engines violently failed, shaking the plane. Famously found innocent in the 1994 murder of his wife and a friend, ex-NFL player O.J. Simpson has been released on parole after serving seven years for a Las Vegas robbery.  And longtime Let’s Make a Deal host Monty Hall died Saturday at the age of 96.

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