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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.

Stephen Colbert Opens Up About His Devout Christian Faith, Islam, Pope Francis, And More
Barbie Latza Nadeau, The Daily Beast | Colbert Interview | September 9, 2015

The newly-minted "Late Show" host discusses the role his faith plays in his comedy, Charlie Hebdo, and what he'd ask Pope Francis...

Syria's Climate Conflict
Audrey Quinn, Jackie Roche, Upworthy | Syria's Climate Conflict | September 7, 2015

Between 2006 and 2011, over half of the country had suffered under the worst drought on record...

Life On The Streets
Nate Schweber, The New York Times | Homeless New Yorkers | September 7, 2015

A reporter and a photographer visited homeless encampments across New York City...

The Fearful And The Frustrated
Evan Osnos, The New Yorker | The Fearful And The Frustrated | September 4, 2015

Donald Trump's nationalist coalition takes shape -- for now...

Farmers: Trump 'Terrible For Agriculture'
Bill Tomson, Politico | Trump And Agriculture | September 3, 2015

Many say they can't harvest crops without immigrant labor...

Ferrante Fever In Brooklyn
Andrea Denhoed, The New Yorker | Ferrante Fever | September 2, 2015

"Ferrante fever forever! It's midnight! The book is now on sale!"...

To Jar North Korea, South Korea Used A Pop-Music Barrage
Choe Sang-Hun, The New York Times | South Korea's Hello Kitty Offensive | September 2, 2015

Chirpy bubble-gum harmonies bop across the desolate Demilitarized Zone...

The Man Who Wants Us To Embrace Autism
Jenny Turner, The Guardian | Neurotribes | August 31, 2015

A book about understanding and accepting autism spectrum disorders...

Garrison Keillor On Retiring, The Trouble With Nostalgia, And The State Of America
Caty Enders, The Guardian | Garrison Keillor Interview | August 30, 2015

With plenty of projects in the pipeline, he shows no sign of slowing down...

Oliver Sacks Dies At 82
Gregory Cowles, The New York Times | Oliver Sacks Dies At 82 | August 30, 2015

Neurologist and author explored the brain's quirks...