Daily Briefing: August 18

The stat, the quote, and the read you need to start your day right.

Stat

Scotland is making a name for itself in public health history books, because it became the first country in the world to guarantee access to free period products. "We are the first, but won't be the last," Scottish Parliament Member Monica Lennon tweeted.

Quote

“Regarding the attack against Salman Rushdie in America, we don’t consider anyone deserving reproach, blame or even condemnation, except for (Rushdie) himself and his supporters.”

In his first official comments on the attack on Salman Rushdie, an Iranian government spokesman said that Iran was not involved in it, but held Rushdie and his followers responsible for insulting Muslims.

Read

We don’t have a hundred biases—we have the wrong model. (Works in Progress)

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