The Presidential Daily Brief

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    Police Confirm Elliot Rodger as Suspect in Calif. Killings

    Authorities are investigating written and videotaped materials that suggest that Friday’s stabbing and shooting rampage in Isla Vista, Calif., was a “premeditated mass murder.” Peter Rodger — the suspect’s father and assistant director of The Hunger Games film — had already issued a statement suggesting his 22-year-old son was responsible for killing six people and injuring 13 more near the University of California-Santa Barbara. Elliot — who reportedly took his own life — left behind a 140-page memoir entitled “My Twisted World,” which media outlets have begun analyzing.

    Sources: NYT, BBCLA Times, CNN, USA Today

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    Condoleezza Rice Curates OZY’s Presidential Daily Brief

    OZY is pleased to welcome Dr. Condoleezza Rice as guest curator of today’s Presidential Daily Brief. Rice was Secretary of State from 2005-2009 and National Security Advisor from 2001-2005. She is currently professor of political economy at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, a fellow at the Hoover Institution and a new member of the College Football Playoff selection committee. Her next book, about democracy in the United States and abroad, is scheduled for publication in 2015.

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