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Daily Briefing

Deep buzz for the content-deprived

Every weekday, while you get showered and dressed, we pluck these dewy- fresh, breaking stories from the info-clogged byways of the datasphere. Pour yourself a cup of coffee and stoke up on everything you need to know, or at least enough to fake it.

A Weekend In Chicago
Monica Davey, The New York Times | A Weekend In Chicago | June 5, 2016

Where gunfire is a terrifying norm...

Muhammad Ali Dies At 74: Titan Of Boxing And The 20th Century
Robert Lipsyte, The New York Times | Muhammad Ali Dies at 74 | June 5, 2016

He remained for 50 years one of the most recognizable people on the planet...

Grief For The Ages
Laurialan Reitzammer, Slate | Mourning On Social Media | June 3, 2016

How mourning on social media is like mourning in ancient Greece...

Scientists Pioneer New Method To Identify Mantises
Cleveland Museum of Natural History | Ilomantis Ginsburgae | June 3, 2016

The new species from Madagascar was named in honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg...

How An Outsider President Killed A Party
Gil Troy, Politico | Killing The Whig Party | June 3, 2016

The Whigs chose power over principles when they nominated Zachary Taylor in 1848. The party never recovered...

Why #GambiaRising Matters To Americans
Jon Perr, Daily Kos | Why #Gambia Uprising Matters To Americans | May 31, 2016

A nascent movement is underway against "the worst dictatorship you've never heard of"...

Endless War: Trump And The Fantasy Of Cost-Free Conflict
Ben Fountain, The Guardian | Trump And The Fantasy Of Cost-Free Conflict | May 31, 2016

Politicians should spare us the saber-rattling...

Trumpology: A Master Class
Susan B. Glasser and Michael Kruse, Politico | Trumpology: A Master Class | May 31, 2016

The definitive conversation about who he really is...

How Donald Trump Destroyed The Interview
Jack Shafter, Politico | Interviewing Trump | May 29, 2016

A century-old political institution may have met its match...

I'm Sorry For Helping Make Kale Cool
Mimi Sheraton | Sorry I Helped Make Kale Cool | May 29, 2016

In any color and by any name, I know and hate kale when I see it...