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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 Saudi Morals Enforcer Called For A More Liberal Islam
Ben Hubbard, The New York Times | A Call For A More Liberal Islam | July 11, 2016

Then the death threats began...

Who Are All These Trump Supporters?
George Saunders, The New Yorker | Who Are All These Trump Supporters? | July 8, 2016

At the candidate's rallies, a new understanding of America emerges...

What White America Fails To See
Michael Eric Dyson, The New York Times Op-Ed | What White America Fails To See | July 8, 2016

There's one thing most of us agree on; We don't want the cops to kill us...

A Trip To The Moon
Story Corps, NPR's Morning Edition | A Trip To The Moon | July 8, 2016

A fitting tribute for a stargazing love...

Elie Wiesel, 1928-2016
Bernard Avishai, The New Yorker | Elie Wiesel, R.I.P. | July 5, 2016

His moral authority derived from his experience...

NASA's Juno Spacecraft Tnters Juper's Orbit
Kenneth Chang, The New York Times | Juno Enters Jupiter's Orbit | July 5, 2016

It took five years for Juno to travel this far...

And That's The News From Lake Wobegon...
Euan Kerr, MPR News | Closing Four Decades of "Prairie Home" | July 5, 2016

Keillor closes four decades of "Prairie Home"....

The Man Who Nailed Jello To The Wall
Bethanhy Allen-Ebrahimian, Foreign Policy | Jello Nailed To Wall | July 2, 2016

Westerners said the web could never be controlled. China's departing internet czar proved them all wrong...

Donald Trump Has A 20 Percent Chance Of Becoming President
Nate Silver, FiveThirtyEight | Nate Silver On Trump's Odds | June 30, 2016

How do you predict a general election with Donald Trump?...

Michael Herr, 1940-2016
Matt Gallagher, The Paris Review | Micahel Herr, R.I.P. | June 27, 2016

No one could write like Michael Herr. We all tried...