08.13.2016

08.13.2016

Today’s Buzz features an Olympic update, Clinton’s tax release and Brendan Dassey’s overturned conviction. In case you aren’t following Leslie Jones on social media, today’s buzz includes a few fabulous posts from the last couple of days.

Right Now with Emily Leuning

What I’m Doing: Prepping for Ben Kittleson’s wedding this evening!

What I’m Listening to: Lots of national anthems

What I’m Watching: the Olympics

We’re Buzzin’

Katie Ledecky… And Everyone Else: At her second Olympics, Katie Ledecky experienced what was for her a Games first: she touched the wall not knowing if she had won.

Judge overturns Dassey conviction in Halbach murder: In a 91-page ruling, U.S. Magistrate Judge William Duffin was highly critical of investigators, Brendan Dassey’s attorney and the state courts, concluding that Dassey’s constitutional rights were violated.

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In An Effort To Pressure Trump, Clinton Releases Tax Rate: Hillary and Bill Clinton paid $3.2 million in federal income tax last year, a rate of 34.2 percent. Their 2015 return was released today by the Clinton campaign, almost five months after they signed it for filing.

Frame by Frame, Moves That Made Simone Biles Unbeatable: The American gymnast Simone Biles won the gold medal in the individual all-around competition Thursday. Biles showcased an arsenal of difficult moves, executing them more masterfully than her competitors and reaching heights in her tumbling passes that the other gymnasts could not match.

‘Like A Bad Dream’: Turbulence On JetBlue Flight Injures 2 Dozen People: A cross-country JetBlue flight bound for Sacramento, Calif., was forced to divert to South Dakota after hitting severe turbulence, and passengers described the plane suddenly plunging as people went flying.

Local Gov Confidential

‘A different kind of guy’: Meet the unlikely man who’s taking on Dallas’ dog mess: Peter Brodsky has taken on two of the city’s most unhip and unmanageable problems: a lack of decent shopping for families in southern Dallas, and a roaming dog population so out of control that some people arm themselves with golf clubs.

An Unexpected Second Act for Montreal’s Olympic Stadium: On its 40th anniversary, the “Big Owe” is slowly turning into a source of pride.

Inside Portland’s gang world: The cop: The game is played out across the city. Cat and mouse, cops versus street gangs battling over turf, drugs, weapons and this deadly serious matter of respect. Unless shots are fired, as was the case this past weekend, no one hears about the skirmishes that occur multiple times a day. But the Portland Police Bureau’s 28-member Gang Enforcement Team tracks them all.

Report: Houston renters least qualified nationally to buy homesZillow Inc. analyzed self-reported credit scores and incomes of renters looking for homes on its website, and found that only 14 percent of its prospective homebuyers nationally have strong enough credit scores and incomes to afford a median-priced home in their local market.