Today’s quote: “I think everyone is born creative, but it can be suppressed by fear” -Evan Spiegel
POTUS: President Obama gives a speech on expanding opportunities for active service members, veterans, and families; in Disabled Veterans Convention in Atlanta, Georgia.
Election 2016: Hillary Clinton believes Russia is behind the DNC hack that exposed over 20,000 emails, she believes it is a stunt being conducted to help Trump win the election in November. In latest poll; Hillary Clinton leads Trump 52% t0 43% in CNN/ORC poll.
Economy: Oil falls under $40 a barrel in the market for the first time since April. The fall of oil is aimed at signs of increased U.S. production. According to data from Baker Hughes Inc., “U.S. crude and gasoline supplies are at the highest seasonal level in the last two decades.”
U.S. Senate: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) responds to Donald Trump’s comments on Muslim American parents who spoke at the DNC of the Army officer killed in Iraq in 2004. “I cannot emphasise enough how deeply I disagree with Mr Trump’s statement. I hope Americans understand that the remarks do not represent the views of our Republican Party, its officers, or candidates.” Donald Trump stated several comments on Twitter regarding Khizr and Ghazala Khan the parents of the fallen soldier.
U.S.: U.S. carries out airstrikes in the city of Sirte, Libya a known stronghold of ISIS. The air strike was authorized by President Obama in a collaboration with Libya’s acting government. The Pentagon released a statement,“These actions and those we have taken previously will help deny ISIL a safe haven in Libya from which it could attack the United States and our allies.”
World: Russian helicopter was shot down in northern Syria after a humanitarian aid is dropped off in Aleppo, Syria. The Mi-8 helicopter had five crew members in on board; this is the single biggest loss of life for the Russian government since its mission in Syria.
Science/Tech/Health: Tesla Motors has reached a deal to buy Solar City for $2.6 billion.