Happy New Year! It was a quiet first week of 2020 on the news front (at least as far as read-worthy content is concerned); this is the best of it. Enjoy.
Meet the small team of elite airmen “who arrive when the Navy SEALS call 9-1-1.” (Esquire, ~15 min.)
The first in a delightful three-part series on the invention of Scrabble. (Vermont Digger, ~8 min.)
Freelance journalist Chris Allen headed to Ukraine, then South Sudan, to cover big stories under dangerous circumstances, and without financial backing from a major media organization. He never made it home. (HuffPost, ~55 min.)
If you know someone who’d like this, send it their way. You can find the online, shareable version (and subscribe) here. You can follow me on Twitter here, on Facebook here, on Pocket here, and on LinkedIn here. Questions, comments, concerns, and story tips are always welcome — just hit reply.