The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Hijabs on Mounties, Another Earth and Scandinavia’s Slow TV Stream

    Know This: Hospitals in Orlando are waiving medical bills for people wounded in the Pulse nightclub shooting. As social media rises up against France’s burkini bans, Canada okays hijabs for Mounties. And there’s a nearly Earth-sized planet that could have evolved life only 4.33 light years away.

    Watch This: Scandinavian slow TV — minute-by-minute coverage of bird houses, firewood stacking and knitting — has made its way to Netflix. 

    Remember This Number: 32 days. That’s how long it took after the release of Pokémon Go in Japan for it to be implicated in a death. Niantic says it’s looking into the details of a driver whose car struck and killed a woman while he was distracted trying to “catch ’em all.”

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