Morning Must Reads: May 9

In the news: Benghazi, Syria, Wall Street, 2014, Timelapse pictures, and what's prettier in print this week

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The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

  • Obama to talk about jobs in Texas
  • What you need to know from yesterday’s Benghazi congressional hearing
  •  Prettier in Print:
    • Joel Stein’s cover story on “The New Greatest Generation
    • Strong Safety” by Michael Scherer. The new White House chief of staff, Denis McDonough, has beer for his rivals, doughnuts for the press and big plans for D.C. Online teaser here.
    • Zbigniew Brzezinski and Sen. John McCain duel in the pages of TIME Magazine (and here and here) on whether or not the US should intervene in Syria.
    • Long Live the Lightbulb” by Michael Grunwald. Government regulation has sparked competition to make more efficient, cheaper lightbulbs
    • Chris Christie’s Secret Surgery” by Alice Park
    • David von Drehle’s “The Prison Next Door” on the rescue of Amanda Berry, her daughter, and two other women from years of captivity.
  • TIME Warner and other spinoffs
  • Wall Street hires Washington
  • George Will on Obama’s 2014 hopes
  • TIME matched up with Google to make Timelapse pictures. From Dubai to Alberta they tell the pretty and not-so-pretty story of a finite planet and how its residents are treating it