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Indefinitely, Maybe: Brexit, Migrant Detention, and Robots

August 21, 2019
The UK’s new Prime Minister Boris Johnson flew to Berlin this afternoon for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. In a quick press...

Let’s Get Digital: Taxes, Texas, and College Football Rankings

August 20, 2019
France wants big tech firms to pay a 3 percent tax on profits they make in the country. We’ll explain why the companies are siding with...

Pride and Prejudice: Portland Protests, Open Arms, Humanitarian Day

August 19, 2019
Dueling protests by right-wing and anti-fascist groups in Portland, Oregon over the weekend are raising questions about the definition...

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In today’s world, context is clarity. "Skimm This" breaks down the most important stories of the day and explains why they matter. All in 10 minutes. Every Monday through Friday. All at 5PM.

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Indefinitely, Maybe: Brexit, Migrant Detention, and Robots

August 21, 2019
The UK’s new Prime Minister Boris Johnson flew to Berlin this afternoon for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. In a quick press...

Let’s Get Digital: Taxes, Texas, and College Football Rankings

August 20, 2019
France wants big tech firms to pay a 3 percent tax on profits they make in the country. We’ll explain why the companies are siding with...

Pride and Prejudice: Portland Protests, Open Arms, Humanitarian Day

August 19, 2019
Dueling protests by right-wing and anti-fascist groups in Portland, Oregon over the weekend are raising questions about the definition...

Done Talking: North Korea, Greenland, and Superdeep Diamonds

August 16, 2019
Today North Korea called off peace talks with South Korea and launched its sixth missile test in a month. We’ll examine when and why...

Keeping Track: Lead in the Water, Israel Visit Ban, and Greta Thunberg

August 15, 2019
Thousands of residents in Newark, NJ are grappling with a growing crisis over lead in drinking water. Officials are handing out bottled...

Huddled Masses: Green Cards, Abuse Victims, and Berlin Bees

August 14, 2019
The Trump administration is changing immigration rules to make it more difficult for welfare recipients to obtain green cards. We’ll...