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#Buzzworthy Tonight: Tesla Model 3, Russian Hackers Vs Germany, Schwarzenegger On Climate Change, Obama's Birthday, And White House Interns

Among my 10 must reads tonight also Rihanna's new bike-share program in Malawi and Leon Panetta on White House new Chief of Staff John Kelly.

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1. 🚘🚙 63,000 people have canceled their Tesla Model 3 orders

"Total orders for the entry-level electric luxury sedan dropped to 455,000 from about 518,000, Musk said, but he suggested the cancellations were merely a drop in the bucket because the company had averaged about 1,800 new Model 3 reservations a day since Friday, when the first 30 cars were handed over to Tesla employees."

* by Bryan Logan on Business Insider

2. 🇷🇺 🇩🇪 Russian Hackers Can’t Beat German Democracy

"Less than two months remain before Germans go to the polls in a general election. On the surface, this has been as regular an election season as can be: Parties have assembled their programs and teams, candidates have been out campaigning, and politics have mostly revolved around the classic issues: taxes, social benefits, public investment. Yet hanging over this appearance of normalcy is the question of when and how Russia will inject itself into the upcoming ballot."

* by Joerg Forbrig on Foreign Policy

3. 😉 😇 How John Kelly can fix the White House

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"Retired Gen. John F. Kelly has survived combat. The question now is whether he can survive as White House chief of staff. The answer will be determined in part by challenges faced by every chief of staff, but most importantly by the personal relationship Kelly has with his boss — the president of the United States."

* by Leon Panetta on The Washington Post

4. 🌈 🌊 🌪 🍁 Schwarzenegger unveils initiative to tweak Trump on climate

"Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, flexing his muscles in an effort to counter President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, will unveil an ambitious new national effort Friday aimed at providing lawmakers with a comprehensive set of tools to pass substantive climate change legislation at the state and local level. The new initiative to tweak Trump on climate change is being touted as a first — a “digital environmental legislative handbook” which organizers say will provide political leaders around the nation with a comprehensive curated list of legal and legislative research, voting records, and bill language and data to help them prepare bills on a wide range of environmental action, including air quality, renewable energy, health and climate change."

* by Carla Marinucci on POLITICO

5. 👻 Mark Ruffalo Talks Environmental Policy in Second Season Finale of Snapchat's 'Good Luck America'

"Snapchat's original political show hosted by Peter Hamby is signing off on its second season today with an episode that focuses on the Environmental Protection Agency."

* by Natalie Jarvey on The Hollywood Reporter

6. 💻 Iran hosts international IT contest

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"Tech-savvy teens from around the world are in Tehran, Iran, for a competition, but as CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports, new US sanctions are casting a shadow over the event."

* by Nick Paton Walsh on CNN

7. 🍾 🥂 Queen Elizabeth II Has Four Cocktails a Day, but Not at the Times You Might Expect

"Her final drink of the day? It actually doesn’t come until she’s going to sleep: a glass of Champagne before bed."

* by Josh Duboff on Vanity Fair

8. 🎈🎈🎈 Happy birthday, President Obama!

Another year older, but the same phenomenal guy I married nearly 25 years ago. Happy birthday, @BarackObama -- we l… https://t.co/R12lLDiX1t

9. 🚴 🚴 🚴 Rihanna Is Sponsoring a Bike-Share Program So Girls in Malawi Can Go to School

"Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation is partnering with Ofo, a bike-sharing program, to give scholarships and bikes to young girls in Malawi to keep them in school. The five-year partnership, called 1 KM Action, will provide scholarships to girls attending secondary schools along with bikes for them to use to get to school. Many drop out because their school is too far away from their home. Only 8 percent of students in Malawi complete secondary school — a number that number disproportionally affects young women."

* by Sarah Spellings on The Cut

10. 👫👬👭 Apply for the Spring 2018 White House Internship Program

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"The application portal will remain open until 11:59PM EDT on September 8, 2017. Any applications received after the deadline will not be considered. The Spring 2018 White House Internship Program term runs from January 10, 2018 to April 27, 2018. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age by the program start date, and must be able to commit to the full internship term to be eligible. Additionally, applicants must be U.S. citizens."

* Apply here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/participate/internships/apply

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