The Broadsheet: June 17th

June 17, 2016, 11:53 AM UTC

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Great Britain loses an up-and-coming political star, Stanford may have pressured female students to stay quiet about Brock Turner, and Bernie Sanders appears dead set on dogging Hillary Clinton until the last possible moment. Have fun this weekend—and don’t forget to give a little love to the dads in your life.


 More gun violence. Jo Cox, a 41-year-old member of British Parliament, was gunned down outside a library in northern England yesterday afternoon. Cox was a rising star in the opposition Labour Party, a passionate advocate for victims of the Syrian civil war, and a vocal proponent of Britain remaining in the EU.

While details of the attack are still unfolding, the Southern Poverty Law Center is reporting that her suspected shooter, Thomas Mair, was a “dedicated supporter” of the National Alliance, a U.S. neo-Nazi organization, which sold him a manual detailing how to build a pistol (guns are very tightly regulated in the U.K.).

Cox's death led the main groups in the Brexit debate—Britain Stronger in Europe and Vote Leave—to put a temporary halt to official campaigning ahead of the June 23 referendum on the country's European Union membership.


 Bye-bye, Bernie? Hillary Clinton isn’t considering primary rival Bernie Sanders as her running mate, according to the Wall Street Journal. However, Clinton's team has apparently started vetting several other candidates—including Sen. Elizabeth Warren. WSJ

 Not a good look, Stanford. InTouch is reporting that Brock Turner made female members of the Stanford swim team uncomfortable even before he sexually assaulted a fellow student. Apparently, some of the swimmers considered submitting letters to the judge about their negative experiences with Turner, but were dissuaded by Stanford officials. (The school denies that allegation.) InTouch

 In her words. The Stanford case also has the attention of some in Congress, with 19 members gathering for a powerful public reading of the letter written by Turner's victim. Time

 Text to donate. Nancy Lublin's Crisis Text Line, a national, 24/7 crisis-intervention text hotline, has landed a $23.8 million round of grants from notable technology names like Melinda Gates, Steve Ballmer, and Reid Hoffman. Fortune

 Not-so-sweet 16. After failing to fit into a pair of size 16 H&M jeans—the largest "standard" size the brand makes—British woman Ruth Clemens wrote a Facebook post directed at the company that quickly went viral. Calling the pants "unrealistically small," Clemens asked the retailer, "Should I just accept that accessible and affordable high street and on-trend fashion isn’t for people like me?"   Fortune

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: 21st Century Fox announced that Stacey Snider will replace Jim Gianopulos as chairman and chief CEO of its film studio when his contract expires next June. Snider is currently the studio's co-chairman.


 The Bee's knees. In her continuing bid to become my favorite human, Samantha Bee live-tweeted the entire Sen. Chris Murphy-led gun-control filibuster. This Slate piece rounds up some of her best tweets. Slate

 Naked opportunism. Women in China are apparently using naked photographs of themselves as collateral on peer-to-peer lending site Jiedaibao. Horrifyingly, some lenders are reportedly using the photos to blackmail the borrowers, sometimes demanding sexual services when the women cannot repay their loans at interest rates that can be as high as 30% a week.  New York Times

 Inside Amy's cover. Amy Schumer looks fantastic on the cover of Vogue this month. The accompanying feature is worth a read—though my favorite part of the package is a sketch she wrote for Anna Wintour, where Schumer and the iconic editor trade lives for a day. Vogue

 Boss lady. Real Simple managing editor Kristin van Ogtrop writes about the difference between a boss and a friend—mainly, that there is one, something she says some millennials don't seem to understand. Time

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eBay hired Uber's global head of diversity and inclusion   TechCrunch

6 black women who are leading Africa's digital revolution  The Root

Delilah, queen of soft-rock radio, fights to prove the lovelorn still listen  Bloomberg

Grace Wales Bonner wins LVMH prize for young designers  New York Times


What this says is, there is no ceiling, that ceiling just went boom!

Oprah Winfrey, on her endorsement of Hillary Clinton.