INSIDE THE DEMOCRATIC DEBATE SHOWDOWN Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders "sparred over everything from trade and corporate welfare to health care and guns." Critics are giving the former secretary of state "the edge." Read the transcript here. [Jonathan Cohn, HuffPost]
AFTER A BUMPY WEEKEND FOR THE DONALD, THE #NEVERTRUMP MOVEMENT PICKS UP "Republicans hoping to halt Donald J. Trump’s march to their party’s presidential nomination emerged from the weekend’s voting contests newly emboldened by Mr. Trump’s uneven electoral performance and by some nascent signs that he may be peaking with voters." And here is a dream list of convention fill-ins. [NYT]
THE IMPLODING RUBIO CAMP "Party leaders, donors and other supporters of Rubio portray a political operation that continues to come up short in its message, in its attention to the fundamentals of campaigning and in its use of a promising politician." And here's a look at his Super Saturday expenses. [WaPo]
ASH CARTER: NATIONAL GUARD TO TAKE UP NEW CYBER ROLE In the fight against ISIS. [Reuters]
RANSOMWARE COULD BE COMING FOR YOUR MAC "Apple Inc. customers were targeted by hackers over the weekend in the first campaign against Macintosh computers using a pernicious type of software known as ransomware, researchers with Palo Alto Networks Inc. told Reuters on Sunday." [Reuters]
INSIDE UBER'S SEXUAL ASSAULT NUMBERS Uber contests a leak that claims thousands of reports of sexual assault have taken place since the beginning of the car hailing service. [Buzzfeed]
MEET ISIS' CHILD KILLERS "The current generation of fighters sees these children as better and more lethal fighters than themselves, because rather than being converted into radical ideologies they have been indoctrinated into these extreme values from birth, or a very young age." [The Guardian]
COULD THIS BE OUR NEXT JAMES BOND? Tom Hiddleston is dropping some hints… [The Guardian]
THIS DISNEY MOVIE JUST BEAT THE OPENING WEEKEND RECORD FOR 'FROZEN' "Zootopia" pulled in over $73 million. [Vanity Fair]
ON THE BLOG: SUPPORTING SOMEONE WHO IS GRIEVING What to say and how best to say it. [HuffPost]
BAD NEWS FOR THE MFA When code analyzes books written by MFA grads and the rest of the population. [The Atlantic]
AFTER A CHILD'S MURDER, WONDERING WHETHER THEY GOT THE RIGHT SUSPECT And now a town picks sides. [NYT]
BEHIND GOOGLE'S APPEAL "In addition to showering its employees with endless food, in-office rock climbing walls and massages, Google also gives five months of paid maternity leave and lets employees give feedback on their bosses." [HuffPost]
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BEFORE YOU GO
~ How local crime reporters in Mexico deal with covering so much death.
~ The best workout for your age. (Hint: It's not walking to the freezer -- we know, we were sad too.)
~ Can't help but love a Navy flash mob.
~ Inside Putin's absurdly high approval ratings.
~ Beep beep -- we finally have a real "road runner."
~ The man who created email has died. Raymond Tomlinson was 74.
~ Peyton Manning is set to announce his retirement today.
~ Simulating what dyslexia feels like.
~ And last night saw the end of "Downton Abbey." Until next time, Crawley family.
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