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German firefighters rescue squirrel stuck in manhole cover AP Seals can copy human speech and sing Star Wars theme tune, new study says Sky News. n=3. It’s Younger and Cooler Than a Carbon Tax The Atlantic. The GND. US gasoline prices rise after blasts at Philadelphia refinery FT Report: Utility’s Negligence to Blame for Los Angeles Methane Disaster Earth Justice Syraqistan Trump Says He Was ‘Cocked and Loaded’ to Strike Iran, but Pulled Back NYT VIPS Memo to the President: Is Pompeo’s Agenda the Same As Yours? Consortium News White House Pushes ‘Trump Pulled Back’ Story – He Likely Never Approved To Strike Iran Moon of Alabama Trump Doesn’t Need to Attack Iran: He’s Winning Already Bloomberg Northrop Grumman used a fictitious war with Iran to sell its Global Hawk drone to the Pentagon

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German firefighters rescue squirrel stuck in manhole cover AP

Seals can copy human speech and sing Star Wars theme tune, new study says Sky News. n=3.

It’s Younger and Cooler Than a Carbon Tax The Atlantic. The GND.

US gasoline prices rise after blasts at Philadelphia refinery FT

Report: Utility’s Negligence to Blame for Los Angeles Methane Disaster Earth Justice

Syraqistan

Trump Says He Was ‘Cocked and Loaded’ to Strike Iran, but Pulled Back NYT

VIPS Memo to the President: Is Pompeo’s Agenda the Same As Yours? Consortium News

White House Pushes ‘Trump Pulled Back’ Story – He Likely Never Approved To Strike Iran Moon of Alabama

Trump Doesn’t Need to Attack Iran: He’s Winning Already Bloomberg

Northrop Grumman used a fictitious war with Iran to sell its Global Hawk drone to the Pentagon Quartz (Re Silc).

Next Contestant, Iran: Meet America’s Permanent War Formula Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone

Read THIS Before Cheering the Next War Washington’s Blog

Brexit

Boris Johnson: police called to loud altercation at potential PM’s home Guardian

The Empty Promise of Boris Johnson The New Yorker. Qui est ce monstre?

How Oxford university shaped Brexit — and Britain’s next prime minister FT

Britain’s Next Prime Minister Has Probably Already Lost Scotland Bloomberg

There Are Some Fires That Get Put Out, and Some That Don’t n+1. Grenfell Tower.

Rosemary and thyme against Greece’s economic torpor Agence France Presse

China?

What France’s ‘yellow vests’ can teach Hong Kong activists about political protests and the use of violence South China Morning Post

Australians in Hong Kong say this could change everything Sydney Morning Herald

The Depressing Reality Behind Hong Kong’s Protests TNR

Debunking Misconceptions around Hong Kong’s Extradition law Controversy Medium

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As growth slows, the spectre of local-government debt looms once more Economist

The Coming Sino-American Bust-Up Nouriel Roubini, Project Syndicate

RussiaGate

William Barr Looking Into U.S. Finding That Russia Wanted Trump to Win WSJ

Trump Transition

Trump Says He’s Weighing Democrats’ Plan for $15 Minimum Wage Bloomberg. “Make it $18!”

‘Some Suburb of Hell’: America’s New Concentration Camp System NYRB

Policing the Borders of Suffering Jewish Currents

Finally, the U.S. Is Getting Some Diplomats in the Field Foreign Policy

City of Secrets: Estimated 10,000 people in DC are spies WTOP. And that’s just the foreigners!

Trump denies new sexual assault allegation The Hill

Libra

European central bankers claim oversight over Facebook’s cryptocurrency Reuters

Mnuchin Says Guidelines Move Crypto Firms From ‘Dark Shadows’ Bloomberg

Facebook co-founder: Libra coin would shift power into the wrong hands FT

2020

‘An existential threat’: Bernie Sanders faces mounting opposition from moderate Democrats Guardian

Why Bernie Should Launch a National Voter Registration Drive Jacobin

Opinion: Listen to bookies, not polls: Trump has a good chance to be re-elected MarketWatch (EM).

Health Care

Obama Alums Tell Health Insurance Lobby “Medicare For All” Won’t Happen MapLight. Alums, plural. Thanks, Obama!

Police State Watch

This Louisiana Parish Allowed a Quarter of Its Sheriff’s Deputies To Work Security for a Pipeline In These Times

An Alabama megachurch will form its own police force after passage of controversial law CNN

Black Injustice Tipping Point

Ta-Nehisi Coates: Reparations Are Not Just About Slavery But Also Centuries of Theft & Racial Terror Democracy Now! (GF).

Black Farm Families Are Losing Their Land. New State Laws Seek to Help. Governing

Cell Phones Are Probably Not Making Us Grow Horns Smithsonian. “The external occipital protuberance is a well-studied trait in anthropology.”

Getting Social Security Fixed May Be the Best Thing You Can Do for Your Finances NYT. After years of rentier propaganda, some sanity. “It is time for you to get political, and to start thinking of activism as a behavior equal to saving and investing.” Interesting proposition, if generalized.

Hello, Summer 2019! Today’s Solstice Marks Season’s Beginning Space.com

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