Every Tuesday-Friday, The Morning Commute gives you “A rousing digest of the day’s biggest news, set to a soundtrack worth waking up for.”

Every Sunday, we compile the week that was in a series we call The Weak Ender.

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Here is your week that was…

Thursday – “Thaumaturgic Humility”

“THE DAILY DONALD: Immunity requests, administrative coordination, and ‘the team'”

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“‘U.S. War Footprint Grows in Middle East, With No Endgame in Sight'”

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“Venezuela’s Maduro accused of self-coup after annulment of Congress”

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“SpaceX makes aerospace history after successfully launching (and landing) recycled rocket booster”

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“‘Tyrannosaurus rex was a sensitive lover, new dinosaur discovery suggests'”

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  • “Tyrannosaurus rex was a sensitive lover, new dinosaur discovery suggests” by Ian Sample
  • “Crocodiles – The Ancient Cousins of the Dinosaurs” by Bob Strauss
  • “This Is What Dinosaurs Having Sex Looked Like” by Kelly Oakes

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Wednesday – “Skating Uphill”

“THE DAILY DONALD: Gossip hounds, health care jokes, and tossed first pitches”

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“British PM May signs Article 50 letter, triggering two-year long Brexit negotiations”

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“‘Vote to repeal U.S. broadband privacy rules sparks interest in VPNs'”

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  • “Vote to repeal U.S. broadband privacy rules sparks interest in VPNs” by Stephen Nellis and David Ingram
  • “What the Repeal of Online Privacy Protections Means for You” by Brian X. Chen
  • “The 265 members of Congress who sold you out to ISPs, and how much it cost to buy them” by T.C. Sottek

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“Buzzfeed (valued at $1.7 billion) aiming to going public in 2018”

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“‘Netflix’s most popular original films are awful Adam Sandler comedies'”

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Tuesday – “A Sleeping Giant”

“THE DAILY DONALD: Obtained letters, looming shutdowns, and wider hopes”

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“‘The Giant Trump Climate Order Is Here'”

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“”One day after (another) engine test, U.S. think tank says North Korea could be in final stages of nuclear test preparations”

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“Scottish Parliament votes in favor of referendum on independence, muddling Britain’s plan to trigger Article 50”

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“‘Spiders could theoretically eat every human on Earth in one year'”

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Monday – “Aw, Hazelnuts”

“THE DAILY DONALD: Unreported sit-downs, White House sources, and vocal desires”

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“‘The Senate just voted to undo landmark rules covering your Internet privacy'”

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“Anti-corruption mass protest in Russia sees tens of thousands take to streets, hundreds (including activist Navalny) arrested”

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“One day after Hong Kong ‘elects’ pro-Beijing chief, leaders of 2014 protests charged with ‘conspiracy to commit public nuisance'”

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“‘Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse'”

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Bryce T. Rudow, Editor-in-Chief
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