Black Monday for Stock Markets, Americans Receive France's Highest Honor, Jon Stewart Hosts SummerSlam: A.M. Links
- Three Americans who thwarted a massacre on a train in France received that country's highest award, the Legion of Honor.
- Sources close to Vice President Joe Biden say he's leaning toward running for president, if he can put together a competitive campaign. As Democrats are beginning to turn on Hillary Clinton, some are trying to persuade Sen. Elizabeth Warren to run.
- Donald Trump slammed fellow Republican presidential candidate Gov. Scott Walker, saying Wisconsin was "really in trouble" in part because of its governor.
- The foreign minister of Iran says it's too early to discuss re-opening the U.S. embassy in Tehran.
- Jon Stewart hosted the WWE SummerSlam, saying he was glad to leave political commentary behind and return to reality.
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