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The 1-ton ‘Wizard Rock’ has magically returned to an Arizona national forest CNN The Universe Might Be a Giant Loop Live Science (Nature). Which explains our news cycle. State Pirates in the Dock The Editorial Board, Wall Street Journal. This story was broken by The Blog That Must Not Be Named™ in 2017. U.S. moves closer to withdrawing from Paris climate pact Science Arctic islands 8 degrees warmer than normal Barents Observer What the climate’s ‘new normal’ is doing to Lake Superior MinnPost (CL). People who make at least 0K benefit most from this tax break. That’s one reason it’s in trouble McClatchy. For EVs. Democrats’ Baffling Blind Spot On Cars HuffPo Lead levels in Canadian water ‘exceed safe limit’ in a third of cases BBC. From an enormous collaborative project by Concordia’s

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The 1-ton ‘Wizard Rock’ has magically returned to an Arizona national forest CNN

The Universe Might Be a Giant Loop Live Science (Nature). Which explains our news cycle.

State Pirates in the Dock The Editorial Board, Wall Street Journal. This story was broken by The Blog That Must Not Be Named™ in 2017.

U.S. moves closer to withdrawing from Paris climate pact Science

Arctic islands 8 degrees warmer than normal Barents Observer

What the climate’s ‘new normal’ is doing to Lake Superior MinnPost (CL).

People who make at least $100K benefit most from this tax break. That’s one reason it’s in trouble McClatchy. For EVs.

Democrats’ Baffling Blind Spot On Cars HuffPo

Lead levels in Canadian water ‘exceed safe limit’ in a third of cases BBC. From an enormous collaborative project by Concordia’s Institute for Investigative Journalism.

Brexit

Downing Street rules out extending the Brexit transition period past 2020 as Number 10 slaps down a Cabinet minister who said free trade talks with the EU will not be ‘straightforward’ Daily Mail and Brexit: muddying the waters EU Referendum

Election stakes are high for Boris Johnson after bold NHS gamble Guardian. “[Tories] are trumpeting record levels of funding, plans for 40 new hospitals in England and a further cash bonanza to buy new scanners and other vital equipment.” Tarting it up before selling it off for parts?

Corbyn Goes on the Attack in Brexit Speech: U.K. Campaign Trail Bloomberg

Farcical cememony:

It’s time to reverse the Beeching Axe Unherd

Bristol Southmead Hospital: Racist patients could have treatment withdrawn BBC

Syraqistan

The Coming Middle East Conflagration The Atlantic

China?

Xi meets Lam in first official talks since protests began FT. The lead: “Xi Jinping met Hong Kong’s chief executive and ‘demanded unswerving efforts’ to quash violent protests in the territory, in the first official talks between the two leaders since the unrest began in June.”

Two journalists arrested as riot police storm malls around Hong Kong and deploy pepper spray Hong Kong Free Press

In a Hong Kong tea house Beijing loyalists decry protests Agence France Presse

Hong Kong’s protest violence will only hasten the city’s integration into ‘one country’ South China Morning Post

Tear Gas and Petrol Bombs No Match for Hong Kong Property Demand Bloomberg

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China’s slam dunk of the NBA is a game changer The Interpreter

Mekong shrivels as drought, dam strangle SEAsia’s largest river Agence France Presse. Makes me wonder about salt water incursion into the rice paddies of the Mekong delta in Vietnam, too.

India

Delhi struggles to breathe but not even in top 10 polluted Indian cities India Today

Brazil Apart, by Perry Anderson FT

Global Protests

Readers, I hate the name of this category because I don’t know if “protest” is the right word. OTOH, “End-Stage Neoliberalism” or “Globaldämmerung” seem a little triumphalist. I’m also keenly aware that international reporting will be, at the very best, not granular enough. Nevertheless, I insist that global protests are one story, if only because of their simultaneity, and so I need a bucket to throw them in. Here it is, FWIW.

‘Chile Woke Up’: Dictatorship’s Legacy of Inequality Triggers Mass Protests NYT

Protesters block roads in Beirut, other areas of Lebanon Reuters

Lebanon’s Protests Will Rage On Foreign Policy

Uh oh:

Intelligence community bigfoot blames outside agitators:

Burn CIA and FBI to the ground? Start over? Sic Semper Tyrannis

The Enemy Within Chris Hedges, Truthdig (JZ).

New Cold War

Russia is winning, but here’s the catch Five explanations for the Kremlin’s recent foreign-policy dominance (and why it’s not such a rosy picture after all) Meduza

Trump Transition

Hero dog declines White House invitation Duffel Blog

Trump team has a plan for national parks: Amazon, food trucks and no senior discounts Los Angeles Times

Impeachment

‘Seven whistleblowers’ Spectator USA. Big if true.

Hunter Biden’s Ukraine gas firm pressed Obama administration to end corruption allegations, memos show John Solomon (CL).

Trump’s Impeachment Lures Democrats Into a Cold War Mentality Aaron Maté, The Nation

Our Famously Free Press

The Ham-Handed, Money-Driven Mangling of Sports Illustrated and Deadspin The New Yorker

Imperial Collapse Watch

US navy secretary warns of ‘fragile’ supply chain FT

The first map of America’s food supply chain is mind-boggling Fast Company

Class Warfare

Who Owns Silicon Valley Mercury-News. Scroll past the stupid graphic, this is real reporting.

The Wages of Roediger: Why Three Decades of Whiteness Studies Has Not Produced the Left We Need Nonsite. “Conflating identity and interests.” Dense, but worth a cup of coffee. You’ll like this, if this is the sort of thing you like.

Asia’s Heirs Hit Wealth Boot Camp Ahead of Record Inheritance Bloomberg

The migrant debt cycle WaPo. Microlending. Who could possibly have known?

Rustam Aliev Craig Murray (CL).

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