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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.

20 Years Ago, Tupac Broke Through
Sami Yenigun, NPR | Tupac's Breakthrough | September 14, 2016

This year marks the 20th anniversary of a remarkable year in music...

3-For-1 Fossil Find A Windfall For Paleontologists
Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine | 3-In-1 Fossil | September 14, 2016

It is essentially a prehistoric turducken...

Whale Hunters Of The Warming Arctic
Tom Kizzia, The New Yorker | Whale Hunters Of The Warming Arctic | September 11, 2016

Few Americans are as affected by climate change as Alaska's Inupiat...

The Revenge Of Roger's Angels
Gabriel Sherman, New York Magazine | The Revenge Of Roger's Angels | September 10, 2016

How Fox News women took down the most powerful, and predatory, man in media...

Is Ivanka For Real?
Hannah Seligson, The Huffington Post | Is Ivanka For Real? | September 8, 2016

One of the greatest enigmas of 2016, explained...

The Unconquerable Trump
Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone | The Unconquerable Trump | September 8, 2016

WTF, America?

How Elizabeth Holmes's House Of Cards Came Tumbling Down
Nick Bilton, Vanity Fair | Elizabeth Holmes's House Of Cards | September 7, 2016

An investigation into the once lauded biotech start-up Theranos...

And Everyone Saw It
Jessica Contrera, The Washington Post | The Screen Age: And Everyone Saw It | September 6, 2016

The seventh-grader's text was meant to impress him...It nearly destroyed her...

Dakota Access Pipeline Protests: 5 Fast Facts You Need To Know
Jessica McBride, Heavy.comNews | Standing Rock: Pipeline Protests | September 6, 2016

"The largest gathering of Native Americans in more than 100 years," says the BBC...

God Help Us. We're In Trouble Down Here.
Garrison Keillor, The Washington Post Opinion | Keillor On Trump: God Help Us. | September 1, 2016

The word "loser" is spoken with such contempt these days...