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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.

Russian Dirt On Clinton? 'I Love It,' Donald Trump Jr. Said
Jo Becker, Adam Goldman, Matt Apuzzo, The New York Times | Russian Dirt | July 11, 2017

The June 3, 2016, email sent to Donald Jr...

He Became A Hate Crime Victim. She Became A Widow.
Audra D.S. Burch, The New York Times | Sunayana Dumala's Story | July 10, 2017

Srinivas Kuchibhotla's death...

In Neanderthal DNA, Signs Of A Mysterious Human Migration
Carl Zimmer, The New York Times | Neanderthal DNA | July 10, 2017

"Why did people not leave Africa before?" he asked...

 

Thoreau's Wilderness Legacy, Beyond The Shores Of Walden Pond
Douglas Brinkley, The New York Times | Honoring Thoreau | July 9, 2017

July 12th will be Thoreau's 200th birthday...

Trump Handed Putin A Stunning Victory
Molly K. McKew, Politico | Putin's Victory | July 8, 2017

Promoting Russia's dark and illiberal view of the world...

CERN Physicists Find A Particle With A Double Dose Of Charm
Kenneth Change, The New York Times | Spotting Xi-cc-++ | July 7, 2017

Scientists spotted a particle that has long been predicted...

Wrestling With The Trump White House
Edward-Isaac Dovere, Politico | Covering Trump | July 7, 2017

What it's like covering Trump...

The Declaration Of Independence, Now Twitter Size
Slate Magazine | Declaration Of Independence, Tweet Version | July 5, 2017

Tweeting the Declaration of Independence...

America's Future Is Texas
Lawrence Wright, The New Yorker | Texas: Bellwether State | July 5, 2017

Texas has become the nation's bellwether...

New Zealand's Possum War
Eleanor Ainge Roy, The Guardian | Possum War | July 5, 2017

Possum hunting is a widespread and popular practice...