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A police CCTV video allegedly shows a black van in front of the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 when journalist Jamal Khashoggi went missing. Photo: Sabah Newspaper/AFP/Getty Images

The Turkish government has informed U.S. officials that it obtained audio and video recordings that provide gruesome evidence to prove that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week, reports the Washington Post. It's unclear whether the U.S. officials have viewed the footage or listened to the audio.

The details: Citing U.S. and Turkish officials, the report said the recordings show a Saudi security team detaining Khashoggi in the consulate on October 2nd when he sought to get an official document. “You can hear how he was interrogated, tortured and then murdered,” one person, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told the Post. Khashoggi, who wrote for the publication and has long-standing ties to the Saudi royal family, has been critical of the current government and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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Social Democrat Olaf Scholz was sworn in as chancellor of Germany on Wednesday, succeeding Angela Merkel after 16 years and launching a new era of German and European politics.

Why it matters: Scholz, a center-left pragmatist who served as finance minister and vice chancellor in Merkel's last government, will lead Europe's largest economy in a coalition with the environmentalist Greens and pro-business Free Democrats.

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The head of Instagram will find himself in Congress' crosshairs for the first time Wednesday in the one area lawmakers have shown they are willing to pass tech regulations — protecting youngsters online.

Why it matters: Republicans and Democrats have found common ground in grilling tech companies on how their products harm children, especially after revelations in The Wall Street Journal about Instagram's potential harm to the mental health of teen girls.

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New York City is the biggest school district to gear up for an Uber-like GPS-based system that tracks each pupil's school bus ride, letting parents know where their child is in real time.

Why it matters: For parents, teachers and school administrators, the ability to follow each student's daily commute adds a layer of safety and peace of mind — and helps all parties adjust plans when there are traffic jams, weather problems or other snarls.