8.29.2018

[-MAILING_REFERENCE_NUMBER-]‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ 
All your news in a single email. We scour 100+ sources so you don't have to. Culture, science, sports, politics, business, and more - all packaged in a 5-minute read below.
Need To Know.
 ;
Maria Death Toll Revised Upward (Again).
A new, government-ordered study estimated the death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria and its impact on the island at 2,975 people. That amount is more than double the government’s official count of 1,427 - but covers a six-month period after the storm, as compared to the government’s three-month window. The report found a 22% increase in deaths between Sept. 2017 and Feb. 2018 compared to the same time frame one year before. The final toll has been difficult to estimate due to the complexity of accounting for devastated medical infrastructure and lack of power and clean water. The Puerto Rican government faced significant public backlash after releasing an initial estimate of 64 deaths - it ultimately stopped trying to count on its own and commissioned the study, saying it would not comment again until the results were final.
Primaries in FL, AZ, and OK.
Primary elections were held yesterday in Florida, Arizona, and Oklahoma, with a handful of hotly contested races becoming proxy battles over President Trump's policies. In Florida, progressive Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum upset the front-runner to become the state's first black major party nominee for governor. Gillum will face Rep. Ron DeSantis (R, FL-6) who was catapulted to a double-digit victory by a Trump endorsement. The two will vie for outgoing Governor Rick Scott's seat, who is taking on incumbent Bill Nelson (D-FL) in the Senate. On the other side of the country, Rep. Martha McSally (R, AZ-2) won a bruising primary for Arizona's Senate seat against two challengers that included controversial former sheriff Joe Arpaio. Trump declined to endorse a candidate in the Arizona race due to connections with all three. McSally will face Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D, AZ-9) to replace sitting Sen. Jeff Flake, who is resigning at the end of his term. In Oklahoma, Tulsa businessman Kevin Stritt upset Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett to become the GOP nominee for governor.  

See Cook Political Report's look at how races are leaning here
US STD Rates Hit Record High.
Rates for three of the most common sexually transmitted diseases hit record highs in the United States in 2017. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that cases of gonorrhea (555,608 cases), syphilis (30,664), and chlamydia (1.7M) increased for the fourth straight year (see CDC data). Doctors are particularly concerned about gonorrhea - not only have cases risen by 67% since 2013, but the number of infections that are resistant to antibiotics has grown from 1% to 4% over the same time period. On top of the rising US rates, British doctors reported in March what is thought to be the first case of so-called "super-resistant" gonorrhea, which is resistant to multiple antibiotic drugs used in front line treatment. 
Enjoy Reading? Share with friends.
In The Know.
 ;
Sports, Entertainment & Culture.
> Comedian Louis CK receives backlash following his first return to stand-up stage since admitting to sexual misconduct (More)
> Kylie Jenner signs on with Adidas as brand ambassador (More) | Reminder: Jenner has already amassed a nearly $1B cosmetics fortune (More)
> Veteran sports broadcaster Bob Costas in talks to part ways with NBC after 40 years with the company (More)
Science & Technology.
> Study finds tiny tunnels between skull bone marrow and brain lining, likely to help deliver immune cells to the brain (More)
> After six years of effort, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider finally catch the subatomic Higgs boson decaying into its most likely byproducts (More) | What the heck is a Higgs boson? (More)
> Oculus launches pilot program in Japan, Taiwan, and Seattle to apply virtual reality to education in libraries and schools (More)
Business & Markets.
> Canada's top trade negotiator rejoins NAFTA talks (More)
> Earnings Season: Clothing maker J. Crew sees first sales growth in 15 quarters (More) | Tiffany's beats Wall Street expectations on strong revenues (More)
> US consumer confidence surges to highest level since October 2000 (More)
Politics & World Affairs.
> Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis shoots down proposal to privatize majority of US forces in Afghanistan; plan shopped around by former Blackwater head Erik Prince (More)
> California eliminates cash bail system for people awaiting trial, touts "economic fairness" (More)
> President Trump accuses Google of rigging search results to suppress conservative news outlets (More) | Google responds (More)
Etcetera.
 ;
40% of US workers feel like they are underpaid - 5% say they get paid too much.
An amazing visualization of US and Russian global arms sales over the past 70 years
Heavy air pollution makes people dumber, up to the equivalent of losing a year of education
50 movies that bombed at the box office but are actually great
Cigarette butts - not plastic straws - are the worst pollutants for the oceans
The best places to live out your golden years in each state
See how cities with the fastest download speeds stack up across the globe
Pest control takes on a massive hornet nest inside a Chevy El Camino
Clickbait: Son asks dad to stop waving at him as he gets on the school bus, regrets it for 170 straight days
Historybook: HBD and RIP Casablanca actress Ingrid Bergman (1915, 1982); HBD John McCain (1936); HBD Michael Jackson (1958); Netflix launches (1997); Hurricane Katrina makes landfall in US, kills ~1,500 (2005).
Did someone forward you this email? Sign up here.
 ;
"In the end, it matters less that you can fight. What you fight for is the real test."
- John McCain
Why 1440? The printing press was invented in the year 1440, spreading knowledge to the masses. Guess what else? There are 1,440 minutes in a day. Spend your first five with us and never miss out on the conversation. Drop us a line and let us know how we're doing at [email protected].
www.Join1440.com
 
Copyright © [$currentdate(yyyy)], 1440 Media, All rights reserved.
Our mailing address is:
1440 Media
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Suite 1212
Chicago, IL 60654
Want to stop receiving these emails?
You can unsubscribe from this list.

Join a community of over 3.6 million intellectually curious individuals.

100% free. Unsubscribe anytime.

Don't miss out on the daily email read by over 3.6 million intellectually curious readers.