Give: The Emmys happened last night, with some predictable wins and many upsets. (LATimes)

Take: The siege on a mall in Nairobi is continuing on for the third day, with explosions and gunfire still erupting. (Washington Post)

Give: James Levine is on track for a triumphant return to conducting at the Met.  (NYTimes)

Take: Farewell, Mariano Rivera, relief of our heart, savior of our soul. (NYTimes)

Give: A group of riders ready to mow you down  cyclists gave themselves more room to ride.  (NYMag)

Take: Aaaaand, once again, the government might shut down cuz we all can’t just get along.  (USAToday)

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