The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Starbucks CEO Steps Down, Hollande Will Not Run, Stolen Gold and Trump’s Diplomacy

    Know This: Starbucks CEO Howard Shultz is stepping down. French President François Hollande will not seek reelection. The North Carolina police officer who shot Keith Scott won’t face charges. OPEC’s agreed to cut supply by 1.2 million barrels per day. And Australian high school students have replicated the active ingredient in Daraprim, the drug Martin Shkreli jacked up to $750 per dose, in a school lab for about $1.48.

    Watch This: A man scampered off after snatching a bucket of gold flakes worth $1.6 million from the back of an armored truck in New York. The theft was caught on video, but the perpetrator and his pot of gold remain at large.

    Read This: “As I am talking to you, Prime Minister, I feel I am talking to a person I have known for long. Your country is amazing with tremendous opportunities. Pakistanis are one of the most intelligent people.” That’s what Donald Trump told Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif via phone, according to the Pakistani government, though it’s not clear if these are exact quotes from the president-elect.

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