Tuesday

The Briefing 06-21-16

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  • Russian athletes banned from Olympics due to Moscow's complicity in doping charges
  • Former SS guard at Auschwitz convicted in what may be the final Nazi war crime trial
  • Gender differences continue to shine through despite society's best efforts to gloss over them
Thursday

The Briefing 11-12-15

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  • Mexico Supreme Court strikes down marijuana laws on basis of individualism
  • Marijuana start-up companies aim to profit off of expansion of weed market
  • Russian athlete doping scandal reminder sin prevents humans from ever policing self
  • Helmut Schmidt, significant leader of 20th century, dead after seeing rise and fall of Nazism and Soviet Union
  • Diplomatic impasse over wine at dinner between France and Iran exposes inescapable nature of theology