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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.

With Signs, Northern California County Declares It Has 'No Room for Racism.' Reality Is More Complicated.
Hailey Branson-Potts, The Los Angeles Times | No Room For Racism | April 3, 2018

The signs stand throughout rural Shasta County...

Confessions Of A Former Sinclair News Director
Aaron Weiss, Huffington Post Opinion | A Sinclair News Director's Story | April 3, 2018

"I was a young news director..."...

Inside The Decade-Long Russian Campaign To Infiltrate The NRA And Help Elect Trump
Tim Dickinson, Rolling Stone | Russia & The NRA | April 2, 2018

How Russia worked the National Rifle Association...

Is This Tissue A New Organ? Maybe. A Conduit For Cancer? It Seems Likely.
Jacey Fortin, The New York Times | A Series of Spaces | April 2, 2018

Researchers disagree...

How Did We Let Modern Slavery Become Part Of Our Everyday Lives?
Felicity Lawrence, The Guardian | Modern Slavery | April 2, 2018

Society abhors exploitation but we are complicit...

Earliest Known Human Footprints In North America Found On Canadian Island
Nicholas St. Fleur, The New York Times | Ancient Footprints | March 30, 2018

Big feet. Little feet. Stamped across the shoreline of Calvert Island...

In Handling Of Holocaust Survivor's Brutal Killing, French Jews See A 'Lesson Learned' By Their Government
Cnaan Liphshiz, Jewish Telegraphic Agency | A Lesson Learned | March 30, 2018

Last April, Traore Kobili threw his Jewish neighbor to her death while calling her a demon...

For NRA TV's Colion Noir, Happiness Is A Warm Gun
Lloyd Grove, The Daily Beast | Happiness Is A Warm Gun | March 30, 2018

NRA TV's proud provocateur...

It Was 'Google Before Google'
John Markoff, LA Times | Google Before Google | March 28, 2018

Stewart Brand's vision...

Judd Apatow Insists The World Remember How Important Garry Shandling Was
Kyle Ryan, AVCLUB | Garry Shandling Documentary | March 28, 2018

"Most of modern comedy originated with Garry..."...