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Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked a series of classified documents in 2013, will release his memoir worldwide on September 17.

The big picture: Snowden is currently living in Moscow, avoiding U.S. charges that could send him to prison. While U.S. officials have harshly condemned Snowden's actions, some have lauded him for bringing to light previously unknown NSA practices and increasing government accountability.

What to watch: A Facebook announcement for the book noted the memoir, titled "Permanent Record," will be printed globally by Macmillan Publishers this fall by way of Metropolitan Books. According to a statement provided to AP, the book will be released in over 20 countries.

Go deeper: Tulsi Gabbard would drop charges against Assange, Snowden if elected

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BP's in the red, slashing its dividend and vowing a greener future

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BP posted a $6.7 billion second-quarter loss and cut its dividend in half Tuesday while unveiling accelerated steps to transition its portfolio toward low-carbon sources.

Why it matters: The announcement adds new targets and details to its February vow to become a "net-zero" emissions company by mid-century.

Women-focused non-profit newsrooms surge forward in 2020

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Women are pushing back against the gender imbalance in media by launching their own news nonprofits and focusing on topics many traditional news companies have long ignored.

Why it matters: "The news business is already gendered," says Emily Ramshaw, co-founder and CEO of The 19th*, a new nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom reporting at the intersection of women, politics and policy.

The U.S. is now playing by China's internet rules

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President Trump's crackdown on TikTok suggests that the U.S. government is starting to see the internet more like China does — as a network that countries can and should control within their borders.

The big picture: Today's global internet has split into three zones, according to many observers: The EU's privacy-focused network; China's government-dominated network; and the U.S.-led network dominated by a handful of American companies. TikTok's fate suggests China's model has U.S. fans as well.