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Was E-mail a Mistake? New Yorker ‘It makes me angry’: is this the end for America’s Joshua trees? Guardian (furzy) Above-normal hurricane season now more likely with El Niño’s end, NOAA says Tampa Bay Times Shareholders Sue Exxon for Misrepresenting Climate Risks Climate Liability News Climate change will mean more multiyear snow droughts in the West The Conversation. Bad news for those in the ski biz. German politicians propose much higher meat tax TreeHugger Class Warfare Money-Making Schemes That Ensnare Prisoners and Their Families Marshall Project College Still Pays Off, but Not for Everyone WSJ Bankruptcy filings rising across the country and it could get worse NY Post NYC’s minimum wage hasn’t brought the restaurant apocalypse — it’s helped them thrive Business Insider Ajit Pai

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Was E-mail a Mistake? New Yorker

‘It makes me angry’: is this the end for America’s Joshua trees? Guardian (furzy)

Above-normal hurricane season now more likely with El Niño’s end, NOAA says Tampa Bay Times

Shareholders Sue Exxon for Misrepresenting Climate Risks Climate Liability News

Climate change will mean more multiyear snow droughts in the West The Conversation. Bad news for those in the ski biz.

German politicians propose much higher meat tax TreeHugger

Class Warfare

Money-Making Schemes That Ensnare Prisoners and Their Families Marshall Project

College Still Pays Off, but Not for Everyone WSJ

Bankruptcy filings rising across the country and it could get worse NY Post

NYC’s $15 minimum wage hasn’t brought the restaurant apocalypse — it’s helped them thrive Business Insider

Ajit Pai loses another court case as judges overturn 5G deregulation Ars Technica

Big Brother IS Watching You Watch

Ring Told People to Snitch on Their Neighbors in Exchange for Free Stuff Vice

London’s King’s Cross using facial recognition in security cameras FT

Waste Watch

A man mocked recycling as he dumped a fridge off a cliff. He had to haul it back up and he’s facing trial CNN

What would happen if we cancelled fashion week? Dazed

Australia will ban export of recyclable waste ‘as soon as practicable’, PM vows Guardian

Mexico City joins worldwide movement to ban single-use plastic Mexico News Daily

India

Death toll from Indian floods reaches 147, thousands evacuated Al Jazeera

Zomato hits another controversy: Hindu, Muslim delivery boys to strike against delivering beef, pork India Today.

Narendra Modi’s new-model India Asia Times. Shashi Tharoor.

Kashmir

Pakistan PM Imran Khan compares RSS to Nazis, claims genocide is likely in Kashmir Scroll

Ground Report: Angry Kashmir Empty on Eid as Restrictions Return to Srinagar The Wire

Iran

How Tehran fits into Russia-China strategy Asia Times. Pepe Escobar.

Hong Kong

New phase as protesters and police clash across Hong Kong in guerilla-style battles SCMP

Hong Kong airport cancels all flights following protests FT

Cathay Pacific shares plunge after China warning on protests Agency France Presse

Health Care

Hepatitis A is breaking out across the country in wake of opioid crisis USA Today

Childhood cancer steals 7 million years of life in developing countries (including India) Scroll

The vaccine whisperers: Counselors gently engage new parents before their doubts harden into certainty Stat

Drug shortages forcing hospitals to ration treatments Marketwatch

Ralph Nader: Big Pharma Must Be Stopped TruthDig

737 Max

Southwest, American have lost 5 million seats from troubled 737 Max’s grounding Dallas Morning News

Trump Transition

Trump’s Deficit Economy Project Syndicate. Joseph Stiglitz.

Leaked Draft of Trump Executive Order to ‘Censor the Internet’ Denounced as Dangerous, Unconstitutional Edict Common Dreams

Lobbyists race to cash in on cannabis boom The Hill

Gunz

New York eased gun law hopeful Supreme Court would drop Second Amendment case — but that hasn’t happened yet WaPo

US gunmakers prove resilient to deadly shootings FT

2020

Some labor unions split with Biden on ‘Medicare for All’ Politico

In Debates, Let’s Raise the Issue of How To Avert Nuclear War Antiwar

Candidates scramble to qualify for third debate as deadline nears The Hill

Bernie Sanders  thanks Iowa in Political Soapbox speech for ‘transforming politics’ Des Moines Register

Tulsi Gabbard’s Road to Damascus American Conservative. Scott Ritter.

L’affaire Epstein

Epstein death anger soars, conspiracy theories swirl Agence France-Presse

Jeffrey Epstein Camp Sent Pathologist Michael Baden to Watch Over His Autopsy Daily Beast

Everyone’s A Conspiracy Theorist, Whether They Know It Or Not Caitlin Johnstone

Epstein’s accusers call her his protector and procurer. Is Ghislaine Maxwell now prosecutors’ target? WaPo

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