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Obama Needs Tim Howard to Save His Approval Rating—THE EDGE

By Kaveh Waddell (@kavehewaddell)

TODAY IN ONE PARAGRAPH: Fed Chair Janet Yellen doesn't want to raise interest rates. One-third of Americans think President Obama is the worst modern president. The main suspect in the Benghazi attack of 2011 will be held indefinitely. And the death of an Arab teen, seemingly in response to the killing of three Israelis that were found Monday, sparked clashes in Jerusalem.

TOP NEWS

YELLEN RELUCTANT TO RAISE INTEREST RATES. The Fed will hold short-term rates near zero, preferring to turn to regulation and supervision before adjusting the rate upward. (Da Costa and Leubsdorf, Wall Street Journal)

 

AMERICANS ARE DOWN ON OBAMA. One third of voters think President Obama is the worst president since World War II; 28 percent gave George W. Bush the same distinction. (Susan Heavey, Reuters)

CLASHES IN JERUSALEM: In what appeared to be a revenge killing in response to the death of three Israeli teens, the body of an Arab teenager was found today in Jerusalem. Violence broke out in parts of the city. (Kershner and Rudoren, New York Times)

TOMORROW IN ONE PARAGRAPH: Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker will participate in the Aspen Ideas Festival at 10 a.m. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will hold a news conference on "the cash management plan for the Highway Trust Fund as insolvency approaches" at 12:30 p.m. The House Homeland Security Committee will conduct a hearing entitled "Crisis on the Texas Border: Surge of Unaccompanied Minors" at 1 p.m.

TOP LINES

A JOURNALIST ATTENDS A MEN'S RIGHTS CONFERENCE … No, that's not the beginning of a joke. "I went to the conference in suburban Detroit expecting a group of feminist-hating Internet trolls; I found much more." (Jessica Roy, TIME)

THE MARKET FOR CHURCHES IS BOOMING. Churches are being sold or demolished, in a reflection of the country's changing demographics. (Tanya Basu, The Atlantic)

A SERIOUS EMPLOYMENT GAP: "A black man with an associates degree has the same chances—about 88 percent—of finding a job as a white high school graduate," a study says. (Jonnelle Marte, Washington Post)

FACEBOOK COO APOLOGIZES FOR EXPERIMENT. Well, really, she apologizes for poor communication about the experiment. "We never meant to upset you." (Jai Krishna, Wall Street Journal)

TOP READ

THE LONGEVITY GAP: The rich already live longer for reasons that include access to a healthier lifestyle and better health care. But soon, as life-extending drugs get better at what they do, the gap may widen. (Linda Marsa, Aeon)

TOP VIEWS

TIM HOWARD: Words cannot describe his incredible performance against Belgium. So here are all 16 of his saves in composite images. (New York Times) And here are some other things Tim Howard could save if he put his mind to it. (Alan White, BuzzFeed)

THE MOST AND LEAST GOOGLED POLITICIANS: The difference between the most-Googled member of Congress (Speaker John Boehner) and the least-Googled member of Congress (Rep. Filemon Vela): 1,519,300 searches. (Lovegrove and Stamm, National Journal)

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