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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The 24-hours news cycle has given up all semblance of respect for the weekend.

Since last Friday’s edition of The Morning Commute:

Now, onto the week that was…

Thursday – “The Good Place”

“THE DAILY DONALD: Rogue handles, nuclear options, and pan-seared Dover sole”

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“U.S. launches 59 tomahawk missiles at Syrian chemical weapons base, marking first (deliberate) targeting of Assad regime”

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“Tens of thousands storm streets of Caracas to demand removal of Venezuelan President Maduro”

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“FDA repeals 2013 moratorium, allows gene-testing company 23and Me to begin testing for disease risks again”

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“The Movie With a Thousand Plotlines”

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Wednesday – “Wubalubadubdub!”

“THE DAILY DONALD: Changing attitudes, principal committees, and lost models”

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“How do you stop fake news? In Germany, with a law.”

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“Destructive weed threatens U.S. corn fields”

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“YouTube TV (featuring 40 channels for $35/month) launches in 5 cities”

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“Pepsi pulls Kendall Jenner protest ad after near-universal social media backlash”

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Tuesday – “The Lonely Star State”

“THE DAILY DONALD: Special sections, parliamentary procedures, and plaster”

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“Syrian government drops sarin gas on rebel-held Idlib, killing over 70 and injuring hundreds more”

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North Korea launches a(nother) ballistic missile into Japanese sea”

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“Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, wins “computing’s Nobel Prize”

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  • www” – Har Mar Superstar

 

“Funny or Die at 10, an Oral History”

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  • Laughtrack” – Botany, feat. Father John Misty

 

Monday – “Root Causes”

“THE DAILY DONALD: Incestuous webs, unmasking requests, and “a very difficult situation”

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“Terrorist attack in St. Petersburg kills 14, injures at least 50”

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“Venezuelan president’s latest blunder may be ‘the beginning of the end’ for ‘Chavismo'”

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  • Signals” – Fragile Animals

 

“After strong first-quarter sales, Tesla’s market value surpasses Ford for first time

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“2016: A Year of Progress For Music”

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Bryce T. Rudow, Editor-in-Chief
(@brycetrudow)