The Brattleboro Reformer has many colleagues around the country producing news for our "sister" papers. The Daily DFM is a "top picks" of today's national news. Consider it a collection of "things you should know, today."

1. Women and whiskey: Raise a glass to a complicated relationship

By Jessica Glenza/Digital First Media

2. Autism prevalence among US children on the rise


Andrew Ashline, who has autism, kisses his mother, Jo Ashline, at their home in Orange, Calif.