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Daily Briefing

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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.

Donald Trump's Ventures Began With A Lot Of Hype. Here's How They Turned Out.
Steve Eder and Alicia Parlapiano, The New YOrk Times | Trump's Ventures | October 6, 2016

"Huge, billions - those words would have to be in there."...

Afghanistan 15 Years On: Obama's Sorriest Legacy
Mark Perry, Politico | Afghanistan Muddle | October 6, 2016

Why America's longest war will remain a muddle for the next president...

How Hillary Clinton Grappled With Bill Clinton's Infidelity, And HIs Accusers
Megan Twohey, The New York Times | Bill Clinton's Infidelities & Accusers | October 3, 2016

"Most people in this town have no pain threshold."...

Timber Company Tells California Town, Go Find Your Own Water
Thomas Fuller, The New York Times | Weed & Water | October 2, 2016

Roseburg Forest Products is demanding that the city get its water elsewhere...

What Did Donald Trump Say On The Iraq War And When Did He Say It?
Tim Murphy, Mother Jones | Trump On Iraq: A Brief History | September 29, 2016

A brief history...

In "Hitler," An Ascent From "Dunderhead" to Demagogue
Michiko Kakutani, NYTBR | Hitler's Ascent | September 29, 2016

How did Hitler rise to power in the land of Goethe and Beethoven?

Stop Pretending You Don't Know Why People Hate Hillary Clinton
Larry Womack, The Huffington Post | Hating Hillary Clinton | September 29, 2016

The answers seem to be everything but the obvious...

The Boho Drain
Rory Carroll, The Guardian | The Boho Drain: SF to LA | September 26, 2016

Bohemians say goodbye San Francisco, Hello L.A....

Standing Tall
Kristen A. Carpenter and Angela R. Riley, Slate | Standing Tall: A Social Justice Movement For Native Americans | September 26, 2016

Galvanizing a social justice movement for Native Americans...

Donald Trump's Week Of Misrepresentations, Exaggerations And Half-Truths
Kyle Cheney, Isaac Arnsdorf, Daniel Lippman, Daniel Strauss and Brent Griffiths, Politico | Fact-Checking The Candidates For A Week | September 25, 2016

POLITICO fact-checked both candidates for a week...