The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. A Runner Without a Country, Why the Burkini Was Invented and Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Know This: Myanmar felt a 6.8-magnitude earthquake, but so far hasn’t reported any deaths. After making a protest gesture at the Olympics, Ethiopian runner Feyisa Lilesa doesn’t feel safe going home. Does the argument for skyrocketing American drug prices hold water? And Turkey’s sending tanks into Syria.

    Read This: As France bans the burkini — and the world reacts to photos of armed police ordering a Muslim woman to disrobe on a Nice beach — the inventor of the garment weighs in on the intent behind it. 

    Watch This: The Great British Baking Show (or Bake Off, depending on which country you’re in) starts its new season tonight. Prep for it with Ozy’s guide to the chocolate chip cookie. 

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