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Monday, May 23 2022


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Hello. Period.

That’s the message President Joe Biden has for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Biden is in Asia on a multination trip—and has said the US is willing to talk if Kim is “sincere” and “serious” about discussions. OTOH, North Korea may be getting ready to say ‘hello’ by launching a test missile timed to Biden’s visit to the region.

 

Editor’s note: On Sunday, we launched our newest weekend edition in partnership with the amazing Heritage Lab—and it's filled with art, history and beauty. Do check it out, ICYMI. 


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Big Story

The prolific career of Grandmaster Praggnanandhaa 

The TLDR: A sixteen-year-old with a tongue twister of a name just beat the world chess champion for the second time in three months. Here’s what you need to know about this wonder kid. 


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In today’s edition

Headlines That Matter

  • Australia gets a new PM
  • A long list of religion-related stories 
  • Man City are champions… again!
  • A shocking revelation about French banks
  • Elon Musk faces #MeToo allegations
  • Good news for your petrol bill
  • A worrying iPhone problem

 

Sanity Break

  • A brilliant project that combines breast cancer awareness with art

 

Smart & Curious

  • Does the key to knowing where Tipu Sultan died lie in paintings?
  • AI can now write poetry, but is it any good? 
  • A useful “life kit” to overcome that feeling of FOMO
  • The seven kinds of stupidity

 

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