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The News

December 6, 2016

It’s Tuesday. In headline news, the total number of victims from Friday’s warehouse fire in Oakland climbed to 36 and officials declared a mistrial in the case against former South Carolina police officer Michael T. Slager, who was caught on video shooting unarmed motorist Walter Scott. Meanwhile, the bizarre saga of “pizzagate” took a violent turn yesterday, when an armed man fired a rifle in the pizzeria from the fake news story. In more uplifting news, the final race of the 2016 election concluded with outgoing North Carolina governor Mike McCrory finally conceding last month’s gubernatorial election in his state.

As per usual, have fun on this Tuesday and thanks for reading the newsletter.


The Wonks Team

Politics and Bureaucracy

  • Long Read: The Washington Post investigates how the Pentagon suppressed a report conducted by the agency’s Defense Business Board on how the administration could streamline operations, improve efficiency, and reduce spending by $125 billion over five years.

Public Policy

Business and Sports

  • The Los Angeles Times analyzes how demand for sports affects your cable bill, explaining how live sports subsidizes programming on basic cable channels and how regional sports channels create additional billing fees for consumers.

Science and Health


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