TIME Morning Must Reads

Morning Must Reads: August 26

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The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson—Getty Images

Emmys: Much Ado About TV

Modern Family continued its dominance with Best Comedy while Breaking Bad ended its Emmy run with another impressive display: The show earned Best Drama and Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn picked up acting honors

Foreigners Flee Ebola’s Wrath

Some fear that the exodus of international families and businesses from West Africa due to the outbreak could cripple the region’s growing economies

No ISIS Plot Yet, U.S. Says

Governments are concerned over ISIS fighters with passports from Western countries, but the U.S. has found no evidence of a plot against the homeland

California Quake May Cost Wine Country Billions

Experts say the total economic losses from Sunday’s quake that rattled Napa Valley may reach billions of dollars, but that things would have been much worse had the current year’s grape harvest been fully picked when the quake hit

No Proof Veterans Died Because of Delays, VA Says

The Veterans Affairs Department says investigators have found no proof that delays in care caused any deaths at a VA hospital in Phoenix, deflating an explosive allegation that helped expose a troubled health care system in which veterans waited months for appointments

Airbnb Hands Over Data of 124 New York Hosts

The online accommodation company gave the personal information of 124 past and present hosts, the vast majority of them no longer on its site, to the New York attorney general, who is seeking those who “flagrantly” misused the service

Watch Billy Crystal’s Moving Tribute to Robin Williams

“He was the greatest friend you could ever imagine,” Crystal said in the tribute, an improvement of the unexpectedly brief nod to Williams at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards. “It’s very hard to talk about him in the past because he was so present in all of our lives”

Hopes for a Cease-Fire Rise as the Gaza War Drags On

Media outlets were abuzz with reports on Monday that various factions were close to agreeing on a cease-fire deal to end the Gaza conflict, now in its eighth week as casualties mount, following renewed efforts by Egypt and Saudi Arabia

Report: U.S. Begins Surveillance Flights Over Syria

Officials said the flights began with President Obama’s approval, which could lead to airstrikes against militant targets; Obama has not approved military action but additional intelligence on the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria would likely be needed before a next step

States With Medical-Pot Laws Have Less Opioid ODs

New research finds that states with medical-marijuana laws have 25% lower rates of anticipated opioid-related deaths from medicine prescribed for chronic pain, like OxyContin and Percocet, than states where weed isn’t legal — though it’s not totally clear why

Kill Switches on Smartphones Are Now Mandatory in California

Gov. Jerry Brown signed historic legislation on Monday, mandating that every smartphone sold in California after July 1, 2015, be equipped by default with a kill switch, a feature that can render the device useless if stolen

The Bacteria That May One Day Cure Food Allergies

A team of scientists hopes after a promising new study on mice that the bacteria strain Clostridia, which resides close to the immune system in the human body, could hold the key to treating common allergies to foods like peanuts or lactose

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