The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Detention in Pyongyang, a Silent Protest and Hawaii’s Rebuke

    Know This: An American citizen has been detained in North Korea while trying to leave the country, only the third such case. Thousands marched in silence in Venezuela to honor 20 people killed in anti-government protests over the last few weeks. And Hawaiian Sen. Brian Schatz has called out Attorney General Jeff Sessions for dismissively describing a Hawaii-based federal judge who ruled against President Donald Trump’s travel ban as just “a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific.”

    Read This: With Liberia’s education system in crisis, the government is cautiously turning to educational startups to manage some schools — but many worry that could take education back to Victorian-style rote learning.

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