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The WSJ confirms an earlier report from Satellite Business News that Amazon is talking with Dish Networks about getting involved in the wireless space.

  • Wait, what? Dish has been looking to use wireless spectrum it's amassed in recent years. Amazon could partner with a wireless network in a number of ways, the Journal notes, like powering delivery drones, offering mobile service to customers of its Prime service or boosting its streaming video offering.
  • But, but, but: The initial report on the talks came in May, but an announcement never materialized. The Journal reports that Dish has spoken to other tech companies about partnering, as well.
  • The bigger picture: It's a busy season of partnerships and mergers for telecom companies, with multiple possible combinations on the table. That's especially true in wireless — which is attracting interest not just from tech but major cable companies like Comcast and Charter.

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Climate change goes mainstream in presidential debate

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The most notable part of Thursday’s presidential debate on climate change was the fact it was included as a topic and assumed as a fact.

The big picture: This is the first time in U.S. presidential history that climate change was a featured issue at a debate. It signals how the problem has become part of the fabric of our society. More extreme weather, like the wildfires ravaging Colorado, is pushing the topic to the front-burner.

Finally, a real debate

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A more disciplined President Trump held back from the rowdy interruptions at tonight's debate in Nashville, while making some assertions so outlandish that Joe Biden chuckled and even closed his eyes. A Trump campaign adviser told Axios: "He finally listened." 

The result: A real debate.

Biden to Trump: "I have not taken a penny from any foreign source ever in my life"

Former VP Joe Biden pushed back Thursday against allegations from President Trump, saying he had never profited from foreign sources. "Nothing was unethical," Biden told debate moderator Kristen Welker about his son Hunter's work in Ukraine while he was vice president.

Why it matters: Earlier on Thursday, Hunter Biden's former business partner, Tony Bobulinski, released a statement saying Joe Biden's claims that he never discussed overseas business dealings with his son were "false."

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