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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.

Scientists Fear Trump Will Dismiss Blunt Climate Report
Lisa Friedman, The New York Times | Draft Climate Report | August 8, 2017

A sweeping federal climate change report awaiting approval by the Trump administration...

I Found Nicole Mincey, Trump's Biggest Twitter Fan. She Isn't A Bot, But She Has A Ton Of Secrets
Ben Collins, The Daily Beast | Hall Of Mirrors | August 8, 2017

Her online name, her photo, and her 146,000 followers are all lies...

Have Smartphones Destroyed A Generation?
Jean M. Twenge, The Atlantic | The iGen Crisis | August 8, 2017

Post-Millennials are on the brink of a mental-health crisis...

The Solar Eclipse Could Mean Disaster For Trump, According To Astrologers
Max Kutner, Newsweek | Trump And Astrology | August 7, 2017

"A lot of astrologers are expecting some kind of downfall, some kind of ruin..."

Australia's Prime Minister Slowly Realizes Trump Is A Complete Idiot
Jonathan Chait, New York | Trump & Turnbull | August 6, 2017

The transcript of Trump's discussion with Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull...

Why The Scariest Nuclear Threat May Be Coming From Inside The White House
Michael Lewis, Vanity Fair | THE SCARIEST NUCLEAR THREAT | August 6, 2017

Does anyone in the White House really understand what the Department of Energy actually does?...

Trump's Generals Are Trying To Save The World. Starting With The White House.
James Kitfield, Politico | Trump's Generals | August 5, 2017

They're out to solve two big problems

Why The Middle East Hated Obama But Loves Trump
Susan B. Glasser, Politico | Loving Trump | August 4, 2017

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri explains...

America's Midlife Crisis: Lessons From A Survivalist Summit
Stephen Marche, The Guardian | Survivalist Summit | August 4, 2017

I went to Bowling Green to answer a question that had been haunting me...

First Golfer: Donald Trump's Relationship With Golf Has Never Been More Complicated
Alan Shipnuck, Sports Illustrated | Trump And Golf | August 3, 2017

Playing golf with the 45th President...