Here’s what I’m reading up on this morning:
- Nina Pham is identified as the critical care nurse who’s contracted Ebola in Dallas. She’s one of 70 hospital staff members who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan.
- Obama is set to meet with "allies" in the war against IS (that includes Turkey, which isn’t really an ally).
- North Korea’s Kim Jong Un returns to public view.
- In South Korea, meanwhile, 20 million people’s identities are hacked, prompting calls for an entirely new state ID system, which would run up a huge bill.
- What would marijuana legalization look like in Washington, D.C., where roughly half the population is black?
- McDonald’s new propaganda video illustrates that there is no pink slime in their burgers.
- August is a $250 smart lock connected to your phone through an app. Not like hackers would ever want to figure out how to break into your house or anything.
- Iggy Azalea tops the American Music Awards nominations. Whatever. You can watch the BET Hip Hop Awards tonight.
- Wow. Volcanos on the moon seem to have erupted much more recently than first thought–maybe within the last 50 million years (estimates were in the billions before that).