John Basile

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North Korea, Stacey Abrams, Philip Roth: Your Wednesday Briefing

<i>(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)</i><p><i>Good morning.</i><p><i>Here’s what you need to know:</i><p><b>Trump hints at flexibility</b><p>• President Trump has opened the door to a phased dismantling of North Korea’s nuclear arsenal, backing away from his demand that Pyongyang abandon it completely.<p>The change …

South Korea

Mr. President, stop attacking the press

<i>John McCain, a Republican, represents Arizona in the U.S. Senate.</i><p>After leaving office, President Ronald Reagan created the Ronald Reagan Freedom Award to recognize individuals who have fought to spread liberty worldwide. Nancy Reagan continued the tradition after her husband’s death, and in 2008 …

Fake News

California's State Propositions - results from November 8, 2016

<i>We're currently prepping ballot.fyi for 2018. You can check out our current project: By The Bay, explaining SF stickiest issues.</i><p><i>Updated Nov. 9, 2016:</i> …

California

Is Pokémon Go the answer to America's obesity problem?

I am currently writing this under a great deal of stress. The Pokémon Go servers are down. Frankly, if the Pokémon Go servers were up, I wouldn’t be writing at all.<p>I’d be playing Pokémon Go, because that’s all I do now, and I’m certainly not the only one in that situation. America – nay, the world …

Pokémon

Jessica Alba’s Honest Co. is preparing for an IPO ... slowly

The Honest Co. is sincere about its IPO plans — but it’s not in a hurry.<p>Best known for creating diapers, sunscreen and cleaning products that are light on chemicals and heavy on green marketing buzz, the shopping startup co-founded by actress Jessica Alba had $275 million in revenue last year, …

‘Cry it out’ sleep-training found to have no ill effects on children

Of the many parenting questions during baby’s first year, perhaps none is more fraught than this: Should I let my child “cry it out” to get to sleep? …

Babies

This year’s National Spelling Bee got savage as fuck

The annual Scripps National Spelling Bee is a natural pressure cooker for teen and pre-teen madness, combining type-A kids, a national spotlight, and …

Is bin Laden's son being groomed for key al Qaeda role?

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of Osama bin Laden's sons could be expanding his role as a terrorist spokesman, with al Qaeda this week releasing another video that features his voice.<p>On Monday, an audio recording surfaced in which Hamza bin Laden calls for unity among jihadi militants in Syria, who currently fight …

Terrorism

The Con-Artist Wing of the Democratic Party

The most consequential event of this young century has been the financial crisis. But is the party of Obama ready to come to terms with its own role in the disaster?<p>The most consequential event of this young century has been the financial crisis. This is a catchall term that means three different …