Floridians are preparing for a potential Category 4 storm as Hurricane Dorian gains strength, Joe Biden defends his telling of a harrowing war story and NASA's chief rekindles the emotional debate over Pluto's status.
President Donald Trump won the Midwest in 2016, thanks in no small part to farmers.
But now many are furious at his administration after the Environmental Protection Agency exempted 31 small oil refineries from rules that would require them to blend corn-based ethanol into their fuel supplies.
The move further depressed the corn market, already hampered by Trump's trade war with China.
"Hopefully he’ll take care of us and do things right: Just uphold the laws for the ethanol industry that Congress put into place," said Duane Aistrope, a corn and soybean farmer in Randolph, Iowa.
Official protest organizers confirmed to NBC News that they were pulling out of demonstrations initially planned for Saturday after police turned down a permit for the rally.
Both protest organizers and police told NBC News an illegal assembly of extreme activists was still expected and could lead to clashes as officials tried to prevent demonstrations at China's Liaison Office in Hong Kong.
According to the Washington Post, Biden appeared to have "jumbled elements of at least three actual events into one story of bravery, compassion and regret that never happened."
"I was making the point how courageous these people are, how incredible they are, this generation of warriors, these fallen angels we’ve lost,” he later told the Post's Jonathan Capehart. "I don’t know what the problem is. What is it that I said wrong?"