The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. NSA Contractor in Hot Water, Duterte’s Latest Insult, Indonesia’s Abortion Innovation and Iceland’s Potential Pirate Overlords

    Know This: An NSA contractor stands accused of taking top secret info. Charlotte police have released body camera video of Keith Scott’s slaying. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Fraser Stoddart and Bernard Feringa for their work on designing molecular machines. And Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has told President Barack Obama to “go to hell.”

    Read This: Do-it-yourself abortions are a way for women to subvert medical regulations in Pakistan and Indonesia — and maybe even in the U.S.

    Remember This Number: 21.6 percent. That’s how much of the Icelandic electorate supports the 4-year-old Pirate Party, which is currently leading in the polls for the Oct. 29 general election.

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