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The third Democratic presidential debate will be held in September, but a higher qualifying threshold than the first two debates looks to slim down the field of participating candidates.
To get on stage for the next round in Houston, candidates need at least 2% support in four polls and contributions from a minimum of 130,000 individual donors by August 28th. So far, nine Democrats have qualified.
How late is too late to travel the world? If you ask Brad Ryan’s aptly named Grandma Joy, she’d say it’s never too late. While Brad was visiting his grandma four years ago and regaling her with tales of the places he’s been, she let it slip she’s never seen the ocean or mountains… and she’s 85 years old! In a spur of spontaneity, Ryan asked her if she wanted to take a trip to the Smoky Mountains with him. She did, of course. That trip turned into a dozen more as the two traveled over 25,000 miles across 38 states, visiting monuments and national parks galore. Grandma Joy finally got to see the ocean, even if it took a lifetime.
Danny Trejo (you probably know him better as Machete) is an action star on the screen and apparently in real life as well. After a car accident in LA yesterday left a little boy with special needs and his grandma trapped in an overturned SUV, Trejo rushed into action with another Good Samaritan, climbing through the mangled metal of the flipped vehicle to pull them away from the wreckage. Maybe the movies are real after all…
Peyton Madden is like any other kid except for one thing – he’s allergic to sunlight. Peyton suffers from a rare genetic disease (it only affects ~250 people in the US) that doesn’t allow his skin to repair itself after exposure to sunlight. When the sun is up, he can only go outside after putting protective clothing over every inch of his skin. This means he typically is forced to stay inside during the day, missing fun activities many take for granted. The citizens of El Dorado, Peyton’s hometown, took notice and partnered with the National Organization for Rare Disorders to turn “daytime into nighttime.” The whole community showed up to celebrate Peyton with just one catch… it was a total surprise. You can check out his reaction in the linked video.
Protests broke out in Kashmir yesterday, resulting in more than 500 arrests as the dispute over the territory continues. Pakistan has downgraded diplomatic ties with India and halted train services between the two countries.
Kraft Heinz stock fell 13% yesterday, hitting an all-time-low. The company disclosed earlier this year it had received a subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission in relation to its accounting policies and internal controls.
The city of San Francisco gave Postmates the greenlight to test sidewalk delivery robots. The food and grocery delivery company says the new robots can carry 50 lbs and travel 30 miles on a single battery charge.