Bowe Bergdahl Dishonorably Discharged
Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant who walked off his post and was captured by the Taliban and held for 5 years, will not serve prison time and will be dishonorably discharged, a judge ruled Friday. His rank was also reduced to private.
The 31-year-old soldier from Idaho, was brought home by Obama in 2014 in a swap for five Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay. He has been stationed at a military installation in San Antonio. The second season of the NPR podcast “Serial” centered around Bergdahl’s story. Read the story from The AP.
Apple’s latest phone, the $1,000 iPhone X, is out today. Can it live up to the hype? Read the story from The AP.
Donna Brazile, who took over as interim chairperson of the Democratic National Committee in the wake of hacked emails, says the Clinton camp and the party struck a deal to pay off lingering debts. Read the story from NPR.
Tech Senate Hearings
The Atlantic offers the key takeaways from two days of testimony about Russia’s electoral mischief during the 2016 election.