Good morning! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:
The Lead Story: The United Nations will release a report today that will likely confirm the use of chemical weapons in Syria. This comes as Syria has assented to joining the 1992 Chemical Weapons Convention, a move agreed to by the US and Russia over the weekend as a way to move forward without US military intervention. In order to join the Convention, Syria will have to identify and destroy its chemical weapons stockpile.
The Lords football team fell to Earlham College 25-15 over the weekend. They’ll play Ohio Wesleyan at home this Saturday at 1pm.
Miss New York won the Miss American Pageant for the second year in a row.
There’s a brand new Pepsi fountain in the servery.
Larry Summers, a former economic adviser to President Obama, has withdrawn his name for chairman of the Federal Reserve. Summers suggested in a statement that he did not think he would be successfully confirmed by the Senate. Some believe Summers’ decision clears the way for his main rival, Treasury vice-chairman Janet Yellen, to take the chairman’s seat.
Check out these sports stadiums that no longer exist.
America needs to fix its bridges. So let’s drop everything and get that done today.
The Long Read: New evidence has shed light on the death of Chris McCandless, on which Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild is based.
The Weather: Expect cooler temperatures this week with highs near 78F and the possibility of rain on Friday. This weekend will be nice, so start looking forward to that now.