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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.

Inside The Secret Plan To Stop Vladimir Putin's U.S. Election Plot
Massimo Calabresi, Time Magazine | Inside The Secret Plan | July 27, 2017

Inside the secret plan...

A Trump Tower Of Absolute Folly
Ross Douthat, The New York Times Opinion | Tower Of Folly | July 26, 2017

Madness all the way to the top...

Long On Trump
Jessica Pressler, New York Magazine | About Scaramucci | July 25, 2017

Scaramucci profile from January...

The Trump White House's War Within
Susan B. Glasser, Politico | White House's War Within | July 25, 2017

America's longest war...

The Library Of Congress Opened Its Catalogs To The World.
Melissa Levine, The Conversation, PBS | LOC Catalogs Available | July 25, 2017

Here's why it matters...

The Author Of 'I Love Dick' - On One Crazy Coincidence
As told to Emily Spivack, The New York Times Style Magazine | One Crazy Coincidence | July 24, 2017

The story of a thing...

TV OD: Have We Reached Peak Television?
Jonathan Bernstein, The Guardian | Have We Reached Peak Television? | July 24, 2017

Is the telly bubble about to burst?...

When It Comes To 'Sharenting,' New Parents Divided Over Online Footprints
Story Hinckley, The Christian Science Monitor | Sharenting Debate | July 24, 2017

How much to reveal about your children online?...

Toronto Man Builds Park Stairs For $550, Irking City After $65,000 Estimate
Josh K. Elliott, CTV News | $550 Stairs | July 21, 2017

Adi Astl says he took it upon himself to build the stairs...

Citing Recusal, Trump Says He Wouldn't Have Hired Sessions
Peter Baker, Michael S. Schmidt and Maggie Haberman, The New York Times | Trump Interview | July 19, 2017

In a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times...