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The News

December 7, 2016

Happy Pearl Harbor Day! It’s Wednesday, the midpoint of the week. In headline news, a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia this morning, with details on its impact still developing, and former Heisman trophy winner and Chicago Bears running back Rashaan Salaam was found dead in a park in Boulder, Colorado. Meanwhile, president-elect Donald Trump went after Boeing’s contract with Air Force One along with the individual actions of a variety of other corporations.

Anyway, enjoy reading the newsletter and good luck with the day ahead.


The Wonks Team


  • The Upshot Blog visualizes the data of the subjects of Donald Trump’s insults on Twitter over the course of the presidential campaign, including the primary targets of his tweets on a weekly basis and how each tweet fit into the timeline of the election.

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Science and Health


  • NBA columnist Michael Lee of The Vertical analyzes the “tall ball” style of the Milwaukee Bucks or how they built a team around players with greater than average physical length for their positions that creates mismatches for opposing defenders.
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