The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Life Sentences, a Coughing Fit and Working Overtime

    Know This: Kazuo Ishiguro has won the Nobel Prize in literature. Turkey has sentenced 40 people to life in prison over a failed coup last year against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May saw a major speech marred by a prankster — and a coughing fit. And after a security guard in an Indonesian village managed to kill a 26-foot python, locals ate the snake.

    Remember This Number: 159 hours. That’s how much overtime a 31-year-old woman in Japan logged in a single month before dying of what inspectors ruled was “overwork.”

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