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Need To Know
Fleabag Cleans Up
The 71st Annual Emmys were handed out last night, with the awards for the best in primetime television following the Oscars lead in going without a host. The night, which was a sendoff for long-running HBO series Game of Thrones and VEEP, turned into a victory lap for the British show Fleabag. Coming into the night with six nominations, the dry comedy took home four awards including best comedy, ending VEEP's domination in the category throughout its 7-year run. The show's star - Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who began the show as a one-woman play in 2013 - also grabbed best lead actress in a comedy. Game of Thrones, which entered with 14 nominations, won best drama for the fourth time, tying the series record for the prestigious award. Billy Porter, who plays Pray Tell in FX's Pose, made history as the first openly gay man to win best lead actor in a drama. See a complete list of winners here and take a look at some of the best (and worst) dressed from the red carpet

Last night also marked the 25th anniversary of the pilot episode of 90s comedy Friends.
GM Strike Enters Second Week
The US auto industry's first labor strike in over a decade enters its second week today, with nearly 50,000 General Motors workers continuing on the picket lines. The walkout, affecting 30 factories across 10 states, began last Sunday evening after the United Auto Workers and GM failed to come to an agreement on a new four-year labor deal. Among other complaints, the union has argued that GM hasn't made up for labor concessions made during the 2008 recession. Overshadowing talks is a deepening federal criminal probe into the UAW, with officials charging a former top UAW aide with wire fraud and money laundering - the 11th person charged in the investigation. In an appeal to the rank and file, GM released a draft proposal that included reopening the Lordstown, OH plant, whose shuttering drew significant criticism from the White House. Analysts estimate ($$, WSJ) the shutdown is costing GM between $50M and $100M per day. 
UN General Assembly Begins
The United Nations General Assembly swings into full gear this week, with over 90 global heads of state descending on New York City. The General Assembly is the UN's main policy-making body and the only UN forum where all 193 members have an equal vote. At the top of the agenda for side meetings is Saudi Arabia's effort to build an international consensus that Iran was behind an attack that disrupted 50% of Saudi oil production last week. High-level meetings on climate change and universal healthcare are scheduled for today, with general remarks from world leaders coming tomorrow. President Trump - scheduled for a religious freedom meeting today - will speak second, following Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. The latter is expected to use the opportunity to rebuff the outcry over fires raging across the Amazon rainforest. 

To prep, check out some of the best moments in the Assembly's 74-year history. 
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Sports, Entertainment & Culture
> New England Patriots release star receiver Antonio Brown after just 11 days with the team (More) | Brown announces via Twitter that he is quitting the NFL (More)
> Barron Hilton, former CEO of Hilton Hotels, philanthropist, and founding owner of Los Angeles Chargers, dies at 91 (More)
> Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness announces HIV positive diagnosis in new memoir (More)
Science & Technology
> Study says Venus may have been habitable prior to rapid transformation caused by massive "outgassing event" roughly 700 million years ago (More)
> Leaders from nearly 50 countries set to speak at United Nations Climate Summit today (More) | ...and see photos from Friday's Global Youth Climate Strike (More)
> Researchers reconstruct first image of mysterious hominid ancestors known as Denisovans based on DNA recovered from 160,000-year-old remains (More)
Business & Markets
> Walmart to halt sales of e-cigarettes citing “growing federal, state and local regulatory complexity and uncertainty” (More)
> US stock markets down Friday (S&P 500 -0.5%, Dow -0.6%, Nasdaq -0.8%) on trade war concerns as Chinese officials cut US visit short (More)
> Gunmaker Colt to suspend production of AR-15 rifle for civilian sales (More)
Politics & World Affairs
> President Trump considers releasing transcript of phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the subject of reported whistleblower complaint; Trump allegedly pushed to have Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden's son investigated (More) | Read about the business dealings in question (More)
> Election 2020: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) ends presidential bid, leaving 19 candidates (More) | Warren takes first lead over Biden in Iowa polls (More)
> Arab bloc in Israeli parliament back Benny Gantz for Prime Minister over Benjamin Netanyahu; President Reuven Rivlin to decide which candidate should try to form a coalition government (More)
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Student loan debt hits new record, but is growing slower.

...and billionaire makes good on a generous commencement promise.
Happy Endings: Woman quits job, goes on 57-day search for lost dog
The most beautiful subway stations around the country.
...and dog owners are getting creative with NYC's pets-on-the-train rule
The 33 best dive bars in America (via Thrillist). 
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Historybook: American civil rights activist Victoria Woodhull born (1838); Nintendo is founded (1889); Musician Ray Charles is born (1930); RIP psychiatrist Sigmund Freud (1939); 3000+ people die in Haiti due to Hurricane Jeanne (2004).
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