U.S. President Barack Obama greets patrons in Snow City Cafe in Anchorage, Ala. on Sept. 1, 2015.
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Top stories you need to know (Sept. 2)

Trying to catch up on your news this morning? Here’s today’s top stories:

  1. President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are both aggressively pushing action on climate change this week. Obama, speaking from Alaska, said that the looming threat of climate change could create “entire industries of people who can’t practice livelihoods, desperate refugees, political disruptions that could trigger conflicts around the world.” 
  2. CNN changed the rules for its upcoming Republican debate Tuesday night after public outcry that its requirements would unfairly leave out Carly Fiorina, who has had a recent boost in the polls. According to the new rules, “any candidate who ranks in the top 10 in polling between August 6 and September 10 will be included,” CNN said in a statement. The debate is scheduled for September 16.
  3. A growing manhunt continues Wednesday for three suspects who are believed to have gunned down a police officer in northern Illinois during a foot chase Tuesday. The slain officer in Fox Lake was identified as 30-year-veteran Lt. Joseph Gliniewicz, a married father of four boys.
  4. The war of words between 2016 Republican contenders Jeb Bush and Donald Trump continues. On “Good Morning America,” Wednesday, Trump called Bush a “low energy kind of guy” and said Bush only attacked Trump because “he’s doing very poorly in the polls … he had to do something.” 
  5. Teenagers at a high school in Missouri are protesting over their school letting a transgender student use the women’s bathrooms and locker rooms at the school. 

And in case you missed it…

Craving an Egg McMuffin? You can now get yours anytime as McDonald’s announced that they will begin serving breakfast anytime of the day nationwide beginning Oct. 6. (msnbc)

Kermit the Frog has forgotten about Miss Piggy pretty quickly – Kermit’s got a new girlfriend named Denise (USA Today)

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze, Jr are celebrating their 13th wedding anniversary and shared an adorable Instagram. (E! News)

The new James Bond author says actor Idris Elba is “too street” and “too rough” to play the part of James Bond. But, “it’s not a colour issue,” he insists. (msnbc)

Top stories you need to know (Sept. 2)