Morning Must Reads: September 3

In the news: Syria, Pakistan, Nokia, and Diana Nyad

  • Share
  • Read Later
Mark Wilson / Getty Images

The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

  • “Senate leaders are working on a revised resolution authorizing U.S. strikes in Syria that puts President Barack Obama on a short leash in responding to the alleged use of chemical weapons by Bashar Assad’s forces.” [Politico]
    • U.S. still hasn’t armed Syrian rebels. [WSJ]
    • Syrian refugees pass the 2 million mark. [TIME]
    • The Military Importance of the Element of Surprise in Syria [TIME]
    • Here are 9 questions about Syria you were too embarrassed to ask. [WashPost]
  • Top-secret files provided by Edward Snowden to the Washington Post reveals,  “No other nation draws as much scrutiny across so many categories of national security concern” as Pakistan. [WashPost]
  • Jeff Bezos discusses his $250 million purchase of the Post. [WashPost]
  • “Microsoft Corp. struck a $7 billion deal to acquire Nokia Corp.’s struggling cellphone business, a bold move to try to catch up in a fast-growing mobile market that is now dominated by Samsung Electronics Co. and Apple Inc.” [WSJ]
  • CBS and Time Warner end financial dispute, blackout. [TIME]
  • Diana Nyad, 64, becomes the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. [TIME]