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  • Trump embraced authoritarianism in his tweets today about Turkey and Syria: "As I have stated strongly before, and just to reiterate, if Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits, I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey (I’ve done before!)."
  • Trump is being criticized by fellow Republicans and his own staff for his Syria move: "President Trump was definitely out-negotiated and only endorsed the troop withdraw to make it look like we are getting something—but we are not getting something," a National Security Council source said.
  • Two of Rudy Giuliani’s associates will not meet a congressional committee’s deadline to produce documents related to their work in Ukraine, according to their lawyer.
  • RIP the Instagram following-activity tab.
  • Edward Norton talked to the NY Times Magazine about his career, his break with Marvel, his new film Motherless Brooklyn, and his reputation as difficult to work with: "You’re not reading anything that’s any more authentic than people reading a Russian trollbot’s story about Hillary Clinton and a pizza parlor is authentic."
  • Jeff Daniels will star as former FBI Director James Comey and Brendan Gleeson will play Trump in a forthcoming CBS Studios limited series based on Comey’s bestselling book, A Higher Loyalty.
  • Pusha T remixed the Succession theme and it's amazing.
  • The NY Post went inside the MTA's "disturbing" boiler rooms.
  • Jia Tolentino writes about how we came to live in a time filled with "cursed energy."
  • Do you have a real spooky story? You should consider sharing it with Jezebel for their annual scary story contest.
  • The Outline has a good article (with a troll headline) about the importance of bodily fluids in Succession.
  • Stream a massive new tribute to late Silver Jews and Purple Mountains frontman David Berman.
  • And finally, some days you're the otters, some days you're the butterfly: