Here’s what I’m reading up on this morning:
- Kaci Hickox DGAF about the quarantine she’s been placed under in Maine.
- Israel condemns Sweden’s recognition of the Palestinian state.
- Nidaa Tounes, Tunisia’s new secularist party, takes the country’s Parliament.
- It’s unclear whether there’s an end in sight for lava’s flow on Hawaii’s big island.
- Apple’s Tim Cook pens an essay revealing that he’s gay, says he’s looking to diversify (whites and Asians currently make up at least 70 percent of the company’s workforce; men also make up 70 percent of the workforce):
Being gay has given me a deeper understanding of what it means to be in the minority and provided a window into the challenges that people in other minority groups deal with every day. It’s made me more empathetic, which has led to a richer life. It’s been tough and uncomfortable at times, but it has given me the confidence to be myself, to follow my own path, and to rise above adversity and bigotry. It’s also given me the skin of a rhinoceros, which comes in handy when you’re the CEO of Apple.
- The GDP hits 3.5 percent–better than expected for the third quarter.
- Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve proffers a pretty positive look on the labor market.
- They may never be Royals, but the Giants take their third World Series in five years.
- The Weather Channel issues a statement confirming that global warming is real after co-founder John Coleman calls climate change a myth on network television.