A session of the United Nations General Assembly opens in New York City today, with Syria, ISIS, and the Middle East refugee crisis at the top of the agenda. President Obama will meet Vladimir Putin while attending. They are expected to talk about Syria and ISIS. Meanwhile, France launched airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria, and ISIS fighters in Afghanistan killed three police officers in the first ISIS attack in that country not to target the Taliban.
- Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley says there are "legitimate questions" about Hillary Clinton's email controversy and that it threatens to "define" the Democratic party.
- A Pew study finds Asia is expected to overtake Latin America as the primary source of immigrants to the U.S., and that a smaller proportion of the U.S. population is foreign-born today than it was in 1890.
- Nationalists in Catalonia won big in regional elections, promising separation from Spain.
- A Florida woman was arrested after a photo of her riding a sea turtle went viral on the Internet.
- NASA said it would be making a major announcement about Mars today.
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