Interesting: NYTimes has a daily Morning Briefing, free (so far!). I'm
wondering if the monthly "click through" limit still is in place for users
starting at the Briefing?

I'm interested in this because of the Brave browser's (
effort to find a middle ground for advertising and micropayments. Brendan
Eich, JavaScript author and early Netscape technologist. is leading this in
an attempt to make advertisement sane, from both the tech point of view
(ads are dangerous and a huge impact on the page-load and snappiness) and
the support of sites that need an ad-based income (NYTimes).

One part of Brave's tech is micropayments to help pay for use of the sites
you want to support. NYTimes basic is $3.75/week but that's $187.50 a year,
kinda high for casual readers. I sure want them to stay afloat!

   -- Owen

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016 [image: The New York Times]
October 18, 2016 »
[image: Pesh merga fighters and armed Kurdish civilians on Monday, as the
offensive to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State began.]

Pesh merga fighters and armed Kurdish civilians on Monday, as the offensive
to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State began. Bryan
Denton for The New York Times
Your Tuesday Briefing
*Good morning.*
*Here’s what you need to know:*
*• On the campaign trail.*
With polls
showing Hillary Clinton’s advantage over Donald J. Trump growing, and a
recent infusion of cash to her campaign, she is trying to flip as many red
states as possible
and help elect more Democrats to Congress.
Mrs. Clinton’s push comes as new documents show sharp disputes between the
State Department and the F.B.I.
over whether some of her emails should be considered classified.
In an interview on Monday, Mr. Trump suggested that if he were to win on
Election Day, he would consider meeting
Vladimir V. Putin
of Russia before being sworn in. Separately, Melania Trump i
against accusations that he sexually assaulted women, saying “they’re lies.”
*• Media f**allout from the race.*
Billy Bush is officially out at NBC
after a video from 2005 surfaced this month in which he and Mr. Trump had a
vulgar conversation about women. And about 200 audience members left an Amy
Schumer show in Florida
after she criticized the Republican nominee.
*• Battle for Mosul.*
A fight to retake Iraq’s second-largest city from the Islamic State is
underway and The Times has reporters and a photographer near the front
lines. We also look at how the military campaign may define President
Obama’s legacy as a wartime leader
In preparation for
the arrival of Iraqi and Kurdish forces, the militants filled trenches with
oil, built tunnels and planted bombs along the roads into the city and on
streets inside it.
*•** The other border.*
The U.S.’s northern border is nearly three times as long as the one it
shares with Mexico. The areas adjacent to Canada, sparsely populated and
with comparatively few border agents, have become a
for smugglers and criminal organizations
“We can’t forget about this area,” said Senator Jon Tester of Montana. “If
we take our eye off of that, they will go where the weakest link is.”
*• Weather forecasts gone wrong.*
In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, a deadly storm whose force was
underestimated by American meteorologists, we asked why t
at predicting extreme weather
Technologies and methods that are woefully behind the times are two major
*• California Today.*
We’ve just introduced a morning newsletter on the stories that matter to
Californians (and anyone else interested in the state). Sign up to get it
right to your inbox
*• We’re used to *stories about Wall Street traders swindling investors. But
one deal
and avid art collector claims that he was scammed by a professor and her
son, who sold him forged paintings.
*• A new challenger* to Bloomberg L.P. has emerged. A former top executive
at the company has joined
to build a low-cost alternative to the data terminals that fuel Michael R.
Bloomberg’s business empire.
*• In memoriam:* The engineer Dr.
L. Beranek
102. A company he helped found built a computer network that became the
precursor to the internet.
*• U.S. stocks *finished slightly down
on Monday. Here’s a snapshot of global markets
*• Special praise for the first lady.*
“Michelle Obama will have her own legacy, separate from her husband’s. And
it will be that she was the first first lady to show women that they don’t
have to choose. That it’s okay to be everything.”
Those are words from a thank
the writer and actress Rashida Jones wrote to Mrs. Obama. She was joined by
the feminist activist Gloria Steinem and the authors Jon Meacham and
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
*• New reads.*
We reviewed a pair of nonfiction releases that focus on the business of
murder. One looks at the mobsters who carried out contract killings during
in New York City
the other retraces how two Texas teenagers became assassins for a Mexican
crime syndicate
For something far less grim, mark your calendars. On Oct. 25, a new Winnie
the Pooh book will be released in the U.S. It features a story with a new
friend for the honey-loving bear: Penguin
*• Recipes of the day.*
For a different kind of quesadilla, use goat cheese and greens
Or try this version using wild mushrooms
Back Story
A black doctor was in the news last week after writing on Facebook that a
flight attendant seeking help for a sick passenger refused to believe she
was a physician.
Her experience
touched a nerve with minority women who have faced skepticism about their
The episode also calls to mind the poet Phillis Wheatley’s ordeals nearly
250 years ago.
Kidnapped as a child in West Africa and sold into slavery, she was bought
by the Wheatley family in Boston, who named her after the ship that brought
her across the Atlantic. They taught her to read, and she channeled her
intellect into poetry. Her work earned praise in the colonies as well as
Some of Boston’s most learned men, though, doubted that a slave could write
so beautifully.
In October 1772, Wheatley successfully defended herself
to an 18-member panel. She “is thought qualified to write them,” the men
said of the poems.
The next year she toured England, where her book was released, “marking the
beginning of an African-American literary tradition,” according to the
historian Henry Louis Gates Jr.
A letter
to an acquaintance on this day in 1773 indicates that her fame also won her
freedom. “Since my return to America my Master, has at the desire of my
friends in England given me my freedom,” she wrote.
But in one of her poems, she addressed the pain of slavery more directly:
“And can I then but pray/Others may never feel tyrannic sway?”
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