Gabatron Morning Briefing – 8-19-15: Gender-Neutral Killbot Factory

Senior military officials say they are close to allowing women to serve in all combat roles. That comes a day after 2 women passed Army Ranger school for the first time.

Interesting Stat of the Day: 305. That’s the number of potentially classified documents found on Hillary Clinton’s private email server so far.

The F.D.A. approved a libido prescription drug for women Tuesday after a long lobbying campaign accused the administration of gender bias. There are concerns that the drug is only minimally effective and could cause low blood pressure, fainting and dizziness.

People in the news, former Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle is expected to plead guilty to possession of child porn.

In science news, a team of scientists has found fossilized evidence of what may be the oldest flowering plant on Earth. The plants are estimated to have lived more than 130 million years ago, during the Cretacious period.

Plus, someone on Marco Rubio’s staff decided it was a good idea to have him toss the old football around with some neighborhood kids in Iowa. They didn’t count on him hitting one of said lovable scamps right in the face with the football.

Each morning Keith Conrad will give you a few stories useful for starting conversations around the water cooler at work. Assuming that your office actually has a water cooler.

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