Bill Clinton, Joe Frazier, and Joaquin Phoenix

Esther Zuckerman
September 5, 2012
Bill Clinton, Joe Frazier, and Joaquin Phoenix

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Top Stories: Since July Iran has once again been using Iraqi airspace to send arms to Syria to aid President Bashar al-Assad. Bill Clinton will come back to the political stage at the Democratic National Convention, but "the world that he now inhabits — the global philanthropist on a journey to cure the world’s ills and burnish his legacy — is far from the muddy terrain of partisan politics." 

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World: A "fishing war" is bringing India and Sri Lanka into conflict. 

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U.S.: Philadelphia is just now making moves to honor Joe Frazier, which begs "the question for many who knew and admired Mr. Frazier: What took so long?" 

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New York: Uber is bringing an app that allows taxis and taxi-seekers to find one another to New York, but it current cab companies are arguing that it doesn't meet city regulations. 

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Business: Guangzhou in China is cutting down on the number of cars on the road, an action that is "most restrictive in a series of moves by big Chinese cities that are putting quality-of-life issues ahead of short-term economic growth." 

Sports: The United States Tennis Association partnered with the MeiGray Group to authenticate balls used in specific matches to be sold as collectibles. 

Opinion: Haim Saban on Obama's "rock solid" support for Israel's "security and well being." 

Books: This fall will be "one of the most crowded literary traffic jams in recent memory" with books from a number high profile authors ranging from Tom Wolfe to J.K. Rowling coming out. 

Movies: Joaquin Phoenix is bouncing back from his bearded performance art public spectacle with his role in The Master.

Dining: More restaurants are now keeping track of customers' "individual tastes, tics, habits and even foibles."