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Remembering: On one of its worst days, America found its best self (by Pete Buttigieg).

I was a sophomore in college when the planes hit. My roommates and I sat transfixed on a futon, glued to the horror unfolding on NBC’s Today Show. Years later, I would find myself carrying an M-4 in Kabul, Afghanistan — the country that had hosted the men who had conceived and implemented unimaginable attacks against other human beings. But in that moment I just sat there, stunned.

Hundreds of miles away from my dorm room, thousands of New Yorkers from all walks of life came together to respond to the urgency of an unthinkable act and a crumbling skyline. Americans did the same in the halls of the Pentagon and in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

We all have personal stories that we share on days like today. Where was I on that September morning 18 years ago? We tell and retell where we were because that was where my generation lost its innocence after the relative peace of post-Cold War America, suddenly witnessing how a terror network — hosted by a rogue regime presiding over a failed state — could bring the most powerful country in the world to a halt.

In those early days, we set aside our differences and stepped towards somewhere kinder. America felt more decent in its mourning, more morally aware. We were reminded of the energies we can summon during moments of crisis. Around Ground Zero, we discovered something approaching common ground.

https://medium.com/the-moment-by-pete-for-america/remembering-16da2039774f


America's first LGBTQ credit union to launch in Michigan

The first credit union dedicated to serving the LGBTQ community across the country is getting its start in Michigan.

On Monday, the state approved a charter for Superbia Credit Union. Myles Meyers, founder and CEO of New York-based Superbia Services, said in a post on LinkedIn that contained a photo of the signing of the executive order to approve the launch of the credit union, noting that it will be the "first financial institution solely dedicated to serve the LGBTQ community across the country."

Online financial services are expected to be offered in early 2020.

"An inclusive organization, anyone in support of the LGBTQ affirming mission is welcomed to join and become a member," the organization says on its website, superbiafinancial.com.

SuperbiaUSA has been raising money for more than a year to help establish the credit union, including an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign.

https://www.freep.com/story/money/personal-finance/susan-tompor/2019/09/10/superbia-michigan-lgbtq-credit-union/2273569001/

My father, THE Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., experienced bouts of depression.

My father, THE Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., experienced bouts of depression.

I’ve had my struggles, as well. My mother shared about them in her book, ‘My Life, My Love, My Legacy.’

You’re not weak. You’re not alone.

#SuicidePreventionDay



https://twitter.com/BerniceKing/status/1171548998827745281


Thinking about a DUer who was outspoken on the issue due to a loss of her own.

Pete Buttigieg: Very funny, @united



A lawmaker (on the house floor) and his AR style pistol.



Beau LaFave, District 108 (in the UP)



The look on that baby's face when she's in Kamala Harris' arms. 😍



Purple, Star Wars, ice cream, silver & rainbow shoes... a well put together outfit when meeting someone you admire!

U.S. presidential candidate crowd surfs at an event in California

https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/1171483480200400902

If you're keeping score at home.

Trump says he fired national security advisor John Bolton -- but Bolton says he 'offered to resign'

Source: CNBC

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he fired national security advisor John Bolton, saying on Twitter he had "disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions."

But minutes later, Bolton in his own tweet said that he "offered to resign" Monday night, and that Trump told him, "Let's talk about it tomorrow."

Either way, Bolton's departure shocked Washington, D.C.

"I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration, and therefore I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning," Trump said in a tweet.

Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/10/trump-says-he-fired-national-security-advisor-john-bolton.html



https://twitter.com/EliStokols/status/1171453391144271876

*This post has been updated several times.

Lisa Bloom's entire memo sent to Harvey Weinstein:

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