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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.

Cassini's Mission To Saturn In 100 Images
Jonathan Corum, The New York Times | Images From Cassini | September 14, 2017

NASA's Cassini spacecraft will burn up in Saturn's atmosphere on Friday, after 20 years in space...

How Russia-Linked Groups Used Facebook To Meddle In 2016 Election
CBS Evening News | Russia's Facebook Campaign | September 14, 2017

The group called itself Secured Borders...

Hemingway's Cats Rode Out Hurricane Irma In A Limestone Fortress
Katherine Brooks, The Huffington Post | Hemingway's Cats | September 12, 2017

The six- and seven-toed creatures are safe and sound...

A Rifle, A Cross, And 20 Tortoises
Elizabeth Flock and Joshua Barajas, PBS Newshour | Irma Evacuees | September 11, 2017

What Irma evacuees carried north...

Sputnik News Under FBI Investigation As Russia Propaganda Arm
Jack Moore, Newsweek | Sputnik News Under Investigation | September 11, 2017

The FBI has questioned the White House correspondent of Sputnik over claims that the Russian news agency operates as a propaganda arm for the Kremlin...

Letter From Pyongyang
Evan Osnos, The New Yorker | Letter From Pyongyang | September 9, 2017

The risk of nuclear war with North Korea...

Change Is In The Air At The E.B. White Farm
George Kalogerakis, The New York Times Book Review | Change At The E.B. White Farm | September 9, 2017

The crickets spread the rumor of sadness and change...

The Nation's Cartoonists On The Week In Politics
Politico Staff, Edited by Matt Wuerker | The Week In Editorial Cartoons | September 8, 2017

The best of this week's editorial cartoons, plucked fresh off the Toonosphere...

"LBJ's War" Lets Us Eavesdrop On A President's Mighty Fall
Sarah Larson, The New Yorker | LBJ's War: A Podcast | September 7, 2017

How the president went so ruinously astray in Vietnam...

An Enormous, Urgent Task: Hauling Away Harvey's Debris
John Schwartz and Alan Blinder, The New York Times | Harvey's Debris | September 7, 2017

The cleanup will take months and cost billions of dollars...