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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.

The Donald Trump Election Brag Tracker
Grace Ballenger, Torie Bosch, Angelica Cabral, and Andrew Kahn, Slate | Brag Tracker | November 8, 2017

How long has it been since the president reminded us of his 'massive landslide victory'?...

Interactive Timeline: Everything We Know About Russia And President Trump
Steven Harper, Moyers & Company | Trump-Russia Timeline | November 7, 2017

Explore our updated, comprehensive Trump-Russia Timeline -- or select one of the central players...

Voter Trends In 2016
Rob Griffin, Ruy Teixeira, and John Halpin, Center for American Progress | Voter Trends In 2016 | November 7, 2017

A final examination...

A Novelist Confronts The Complex Relationship Between Japan And Korea
Jonathan Soble, The New York Times | Japan & Korea | November 7, 2017

A chronicler of the Korean diaspora...

The Great College Loan Swindle
Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone | America's College Loan Swindle | November 6, 2017

America's next financial black hole...

I Was A Professional Climate Changer: I Was Wrong
Nathalie Baptiste, Mother Jones | Professional Climate Denier | November 6, 2017

Actually looked at the evidence and changed his mind...

The Concept Of The Weekend Is Dying
Katrina Onstad, NBC News | World Without Weekends | November 6, 2017

A world without weekends...

Inside Hillary Clinton's Secret Takeover Of The DNC
Donna Brazile, Politico | HRC's DNC Takeover | November 2, 2017

I stumbled onto a shocking truth...

Solving The Mystery Of An Ancient Roman Plague
Kyle Harper, The Atlantic | The Plague Of Cyprian | November 1, 2017

The disease that nearly killed the empire...

Slavery Thrived On Compromise, John Kelly
Kashana Cauley, The New York Times Op-Ed | Slavery & Compromise | November 1, 2017

Our history is based on too much compromise concerning slavery and black lives, not too little.