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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.

"I Always Felt Weird Around Him After That"
Christina Cauterucci, Slate | Fifty-Six Stories | November 19, 2017

Fifty-six people shared stories of "gray area" sexual encounters...

A Close-Up On Mysteries Made Of Stone In Saudi Arabia's Desert
Nicholas St. Fleur, The New York Times | Mysteries Of Stone | November 19, 2017

Ancient structures...

'They Want To Know If Trump's Crazy'
Susan B. Glasser, Politico | Secret Back-Channel NK Talks | November 18, 2017

Inside the secret back-channel North Korea talks...

A Policeman's Bear Hug Stops A Suicide Bomber From Killing More
Rod Nordland and Fahim Abed, The New York Times | Suicide Bomber Hugged | November 18, 2017

He did not hesitate to act...

Men Don't Get To Decide What Counts As 'Sex'
Liz Meriwether, The Cut | What Sex Is | November 16, 2017

Does America know what sex is?...

How Trump Walked Into Putin's Web
Luke Harding, The Guardian | Putin's Web | November 15, 2017

How a former British spy uncovered explosive evidence that Moscow had been cultivating Trump for years...

Bill Clinton: A Reckoning
Caitlin Flanagan, The Atlantic | Bill Clinton: A Reckoning | November 14, 2017

Is it finally time to make things right?...

How To Get Rich Playing Video Games Onlin
Taylor Clark, The New Yorker | The Gamer Grind | November 14, 2017

For the stars of Twitch, success means working round the clock...

On The Table, The Brain Appeared Normal
John Branch, The New York Times | A Fascinating Brain | November 14, 2017

The brain was given a pseudonym...

Why Won't TV Show People Who Aren't Rich?
Joanna Weiss, Politico | Reality & TV | November 12, 2017

It's hard to find poor and working-class families on the small screen...