Morning Must Reads: March 10

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Go Inside Vladimir Putin’s Media Machine

The global news network RT is the Russian government’s main weapon in an intensifying information war with the West — and its top editor has a direct phone line to the Kremlin. Go behind the scenes of the propaganda engine

AppleWatch Out on April 24

Apple gave more details about its upcoming smartwatch, which goes on sale April 24 and ranges from $349 to upwards of $10,000

Fraternity Under Fire

Video of University of Oklahoma fraternity members chanting a racial slur was just the latest controversy for Sigma Alpha Epsilon

These Are the 10 Happiest Jobs in America

Jobs site CareerBliss has released a list of what it claims are the 10 happiest careers in the U.S., based on data from over 25,000 reviews submitted by its users. CareerBliss reportedly left off “high-gratification positions” like musicians and athletes, along with CEOs

French Olympians Among 10 Dead in Helicopter Crash

Two helicopters carrying French sports stars filming a popular European reality show crashed in a remote part of Argentina, killing 10 people, including two Olympic medal winners and a sailing champion, authorities said

Senators Introduce Historic Bill to Allow Medical Marijuana

A bipartisan group of Senators will introduce legislation that could end the federal ban on medical marijuana. Only a slim majority of Americans favor the legalization of recreational marijuana, but medical marijuana is a more decided issue

HBO Unveils New Game of Thrones Trailer

HBO chief executive Richard Plepler announced at Monday’s Apple event that the network’s standalone streaming subscription is headed exclusively to Apple TV, and debuted a new Games of Thrones trailer

How Opening Cuba Helped Isolate Venezuela

President Obama’s decision to reopen relations with Cuba is having an interesting side effect: it’s helping isolate Latin America’s other hard-line leftist regime in Venezuela. Washington is now less easy to ignore, especially on matters of morality and fair play

Girl Scouts Are Opening a Cookie Drive-Thru

A troop of Girl Scouts in Salem, N.H., has taken a cue from fast-food restaurants and is opening a drive-thru. The new operation will offer cookies right to the car window for drivers traveling down Salem’s bustling Main Street

Republicans Warn Iran About Deal

The White House and congressional Democrats reacted angrily to an open letter from more than 40 Republican Senators, led by Senator Tom Cotton, cautioning the leaders of Iran that U.S. law makes any nuclear deal between Iran and the U.S. tenuous

Sam Simon, The Simpsons Co-Creator, Dead at 59

Simon, 59, was diagnosed with terminal colon cancer in 2012, and told he had only three to six months left to live. But he survived long enough to donate $100 million of his fortune to charity, mostly to animal organizations

Venmo Upgrades Security Features

Mobile-payment app Venmo will improve its security features by adding stronger authentication procedures and email notifications, the company announced on Monday. The move follows a recent case in which a user was fleeced out of approximately $3,000

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