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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.

Quietly, Surely, We're Losing A Whole Pine Species En Masse And Nobody Gives A Damn
Maya L. Kapoor, Mother Jones | Losing A Whole Pine Species | June 6, 2017

Why the Endangered Species Act can't save these trees...

The Teenage Life, Streamed Live And For Profit
Amanda Hess, The New York Times | Teenage Life, Streamed | June 6, 2017

Across the country, teenagers' phones lit up...

Five Arab States Break Ties With Qatar, Complicating U.S. Coalition-Building
Anne Barnard and David D. Kirkpatrick | Breaking Ties With Qatar | June 5, 2017

The severing of all connections...

What Trump Really Fears
Mckay Coppins, The Atlantic | What Trump Really Fears | June 5, 2017

The blast radius of the Russia investigation continues to expand...

'Wonder Woman' Could Be The Superhero Women In Hollywood Need
Jim Rutenberg, The New York Times | Wonder Woman | June 5, 2017

Something huge happened at the box office...

New York Stories
A Dozen Cartoonists & Illustrators, The New York Times Magazine | NYT Magazine | June 4, 2017

This city is teeming with tales!...

How Stephen Miller Rode White Rage From Duke's Campus To Trump's West Wing
William D. Cohan, Vanity Fair | Riding White Rage | June 3, 2017

Miller's tumultuous past...

The Curious Case Of The Disappearing Nuts
Peter Vigneron, Outside | Disappearing Nuts | June 3, 2017

Farmers are perplexed, the cops are confused...

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...