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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.

The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper' : The Story Behind Every Song
Jordan Runtagh, Rolling Stone | Sgt. Pepper: Stories Behind The Songs | June 3, 2017

The stories behind the tunes on the classic 1967 album...

Nine Times Trump Twisted Facts In His Speech Quitting Paris Accord
Alexander C. Kaufman, The Hufftington Post | Trump's Nine Twisted Facts | June 1, 2017

Nine things Trump got wrong...

"We Only Ask An Even Chance To Live As Other Men Live"
Daniel J. Shartstein | Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War | June 1, 2017

Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce found a way to fight for his people...

Trump's Stupid And Reckless Climate Decision
Bill McKibben, The New York Times Opinion | Trump's Climate Decision | June 1, 2017

Our nation's dumbest act since launching the war in Iraq...

Donald Trump's Weird Typo Becomes The Hot New Word Everyone Is Using
Ed Mazza, Huffington Post | Covfefe | May 31, 2017

One of the best words...

Trump: The Presidency In Peril
Elizabeth Drew, The New York Review Of Books | Trump: The Presidency In Peril | May 30, 2017

Kushner is a lot more like Trump than is generally understood...

Snubs And Slights Are Part Of The Job In Trump's White House
Ashley Parker, The Washington Post | Snubs And Slights | May 30, 2017

Enduring public humiliation has become a defining characteristic of Spicer's tenure...

Hunting Down The Lost Apples Of The Pacific Northwest
Kirk Johnson, The New York Times | Hunting Down Lost Apples | May 30, 2017

David Benscoter honed his craft as an investigator for the F.B.I....

WWI's Harlem Hellfighters Who Cut Down Germans And Gave France Jazz
Christopher Dickey, The Daily Beast | Harlem Hellfighters | May 29, 2017

What the 369th had...

Vietnam's Unhealed Wounds
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, The New York Times Opinion | Vietnam: Unhealed Wounds | May 29, 2017

We have been unable to put that war behind us...