5 Things to Know on Oct. 7
A look at the news you need to know today. Check out our full morning briefing: http://nyti.ms/1jNMQ7C
- •At the White House’s request, Kickstarter is raising money for Syrian refugees in its first social service campaign.
- •The Justice Department will release about 6,000 inmates from federal prisons in less than a month, as part of an effort to reduce prison overcrowding.
- •The Nobel Prize in Chemistry went to three scientists who mapped and explained how cells repairs DNA.
- •Today is the 14th anniversary of the U.S-led invasion of Afghanistan, which sought, among other things, to topple the Taliban. Recently, the Taliban has made gains in Afghanistan.
- •European Union vessels today are patrolling the southern Mediterranean, aiming to board and seize boats being used for human smuggling.