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  • An entertaining and thorough digest of the week’s most important (and often neglected) news stories, from one of the country’s leading independent political magazines. Our aim is to create a rich, entertaining, and thought-provoking newsletter that won't end up in the "spam" folder. The Current Affairs Biweekly News Briefing is an entertaining and thorough digest of the week’s most important news stories. Filled with links to interesting reading material and high-quality analysis of critical events, the News Briefing helps readers figure out what matters and navigate informational chaos. If you want to find out what you ought to know about, and what you’re missing, and hate having to muddle your way through clogged social media feeds and paywalled, ad-riddled news sites, we’re here to help you! The briefing is a paid service, so that we can pay writers to produce a truly stellar digest for you. Current Affairs is not for profit and, like all the rest of our work, the news briefing carries NO outside advertising and is entirely reader-supported. We hope you enjoy it!





May 31, 2024 ❧ Convict Trump, the Collapsed Gaza Aid Pier, and Workers vs. Dollar General


Plus: Americans clamor for climate accountability, South Africa holds its elections, Biden considering a dangerous escalation between Ukraine and Russia, and chickens are on the rampage!


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May 24, 2024 ❧ Outrageous CEO Pay, spying on protesters, and Florida's "Freedom Summer"


Plus: What would Trump's deportation plan actually look like?, the Supreme Court upholds racial gerrymandering, microplastics in your balls, and a bird you ought to know about.


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May 21, 2024 ❧ The U.S. accuses a Chinese family of spying, Netanyahu is wanted by the ICC, and Assange wins in court


Plus: Adorable polar bears, a crippling cheese addiction, prison labor in the food system, and Louisiana schools somehow get even worse


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May 17, 2024 ❧ The feds interrogate a historian for his Palestine views, union busting in Alabama, and the truth about "woke" colleges


Plus: Clearing up the confusion about the Gaza death toll, Tony Blinken's embarrassing jam session, some boring headlines from foreign newspapers, and thieving foxes 


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News Briefing | May 14, 2024

May 14, 2024 ❧ Virtual DNC, Germans storm a Tesla factory, and Republicans for child marriage


Plus: NYPD cracks down on smoke shops, Milei's anti-LGBTQ policies, a bill to send protesters to Gaza, robo-dating, and a micro mouse


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