The Dallas Morning News released what Jeff Bezos probably would have written to the losing cities in the saga of choosing Amazon’s H2Q (“initials+numbers = very hip/very now”) location, had he not been busy doing, uh, something else. “We can’t attest to its provenance. We doubt Amazon would confirm it. Nor will we even deny we wrote it. But it certainly feels true,” the Dallas editorial board wrote.

IN OTHER NEWS: Billions are spent to protect kids in schools from gun violence. Does any of it work? (WASHINGTON POST); Minister in charge of Japan’s cybersecurity says he has never used a computer (NEW YORK TIMES).