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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.

Trump: The Presidency In Peril
Elizabeth Drew, The New York Review Of Books | Trump: The Presidency In Peril | May 30, 2017

Kushner is a lot more like Trump than is generally understood...

Snubs And Slights Are Part Of The Job In Trump's White House
Ashley Parker, The Washington Post | Snubs And Slights | May 30, 2017

Enduring public humiliation has become a defining characteristic of Spicer's tenure...

Hunting Down The Lost Apples Of The Pacific Northwest
Kirk Johnson, The New York Times | Hunting Down Lost Apples | May 30, 2017

David Benscoter honed his craft as an investigator for the F.B.I....

WWI's Harlem Hellfighters Who Cut Down Germans And Gave France Jazz
Christopher Dickey, The Daily Beast | Harlem Hellfighters | May 29, 2017

What the 369th had...

Vietnam's Unhealed Wounds
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, The New York Times Opinion | Vietnam: Unhealed Wounds | May 29, 2017

We have been unable to put that war behind us...

The Conservative Mind Has Become Diseased
Michael Gerson, The Washington Post Opinion | The Conservative Mind | May 27, 2017

The embrace of Seth Rich conspiracy theories by conservative media figures...`

Spotify Hopes Going Public Will Cement Streaming As Music's Future
Edward Helmore, The Guardian | Spotify Going Public | May 27, 2017

Spotify hopes to buck trend...

Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Adviser To Jimmy Carter, Dies At 89
Daniel Lewis, The New York Times | Zbigniew Brzezinski Obit | May 27, 2017

Obituary...

Inside The Best Pot Party In California
Amanda Chicago Lewis, Rolling Stone | Immersion | May 26, 2017

Marijuana-enhanced events...

At His Own Wake, Celebrating Life And The Gift Of Death
Catherine Porter, The New York Times | At His Own Wake: Dying Openly | May 26, 2017

Dying openly and without fear could be his legacy...