1. “You had a future and so should we.”
Chants like that echoed around the world as hundreds of thousands of students took to the streets to demand action on climate change. More than 100,000 protested in Melbourne, in what organizers said was the largest climate action in Australia’s history. In New York City, where the 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg spoke, the mayor’s office estimated the crowd swelled to at least 60,000.
2. President Trump’s desire for Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his family is said to be part of the secret whistle-blower complaint.
3. The F.B.I. has used secret subpoenas to obtain personal data from scores of banks, cellphone carriers and universities.
Separately, Facebook suspended tens of thousands of apps as part of an investigation into how developers use its members’ data. The scale of suspensions from the inquiry, which began in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, was far larger than the social network had originally revealed.
4. Bill de Blasio is heading back to his day job as the mayor of New York City.
5. Walmart will stop selling e-cigarettes at its U.S. locations, amid growing medical concerns around vaping.
6. A rare moment of bipartisan agreement: The Trump administration and Democrats in Congress are working together to stem the tide of veteran suicides. More than 6,000 veterans took their own lives each year between 2008 and 2017.
7. When India’s Chandrayaan-2 moon lander tumbled to the lunar surface earlier this month, it was the latest in a 60-year series of crashes, belly flops and dicey approaches.
8. Lord and Lady Grantham are readyto greet you at “Downton Abbey.”
9. Silicon Valley is finally admitting it has a problem.
Bummed out by the state of the world (and their role in creating it), tech workers are going to therapy the way they know best: with metrics, data and online tools that work like dating apps to match therapists with clients.
10. And finally, life on the all-black professional rodeo circuit.
By day, they’re pharmacy technicians, UPS workers and agriculture inspectors. But in their free time, rodeo is a way of life. We followed three friends as they prepared for the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo in Atlanta, the largest black professional rodeo in the U.S.
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