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32 UK Towns With Hilarious Names That Actually Exist Bored Panda. I lived for a couple of my years when I was a child on Shades of Death Road in Allamuchy, New Jersey (since bowdlerized to Shades Road). So I guess it’s no surprise I found these amusing. Seattleite, 92, finally tells story of German who saved more Jews during the Holocaust than Schindler Seattle Times (UserFriendly) Machine learning has revealed exactly how much of a Shakespeare play was written by someone else MIT Technology Review Archaeologists tie ancient bones to a revolt chronicled on the Rosetta Stone Science News Mexican officials detain suspects in massacre of members of Mormon sect The Hill (UserFriendly) Cosmic Crisp apple: New variety ‘keeps in the fridge for up to a year’ Sky News. Why does anyone wish to store

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32 UK Towns With Hilarious Names That Actually Exist Bored Panda. I lived for a couple of my years when I was a child on Shades of Death Road in Allamuchy, New Jersey (since bowdlerized to Shades Road). So I guess it’s no surprise I found these amusing.

Seattleite, 92, finally tells story of German who saved more Jews during the Holocaust than Schindler Seattle Times (UserFriendly)

Machine learning has revealed exactly how much of a Shakespeare play was written by someone else MIT Technology Review

Archaeologists tie ancient bones to a revolt chronicled on the Rosetta Stone Science News

Mexican officials detain suspects in massacre of members of Mormon sect The Hill (UserFriendly)

Cosmic Crisp apple: New variety ‘keeps in the fridge for up to a year’ Sky News. Why does anyone wish to store an apple in the fridge for a year?

There’s an easy way to make lending fairer for women. Trouble is, it’s illegal. MIT Technology Review (Dr. Kevin)

Virginia targets historic push on equal rights amendment for women The Hill. UserFriendly: “this will be interesting to see if SCOTUS cares about the time limit it had originally.”

Driverless cars aren’t safe enough to share our streets FT (David L)

Syraqistan

Understand The OPCW Scandal In Seven Minutes Caitlin Johnstone

America Lost the Iraq War. These Cables Show How. New Republic (UserFriendly)

PETER HITCHENS: My secret meeting with mole at the heart of The Great Poison Gas Scandal Daily Mail (Harry)

The Superpowers Battling Over Iraq’s Giant Oil Field OilPrince.com (re Silc)

Plumbing the depths of despair in Turkey Qantara

How safe is vaping? New human studies assess chronic harm to heart and lungs Science (UserFriendly)

Julian Assange

Assange to Testify on Being Recorded in Embassy in London

Carbon Calculus IMF

Polar Bears’ Diet Is 25% Plastic, Russian Scientists Say Moscow Times (furzy)

Why business cannot tackle climate change on its own FT (David L)

Warming toll: 1 degree hotter, trillions of tons of ice gone (Phys.org (furzy)

As sea engulfs coastline, Indonesians pay high price to shield homes Reuters

China?

The Nature of the Hong Kong Protests Consortium News (Bob K)

How China’s Rise Has Forced Hong Kong’s Decline NYRB

Hongkongers make BN(O) passports an election issue for foreign secretary Dominic Raab SCMP

Huawei chips away at US ‘security’ ban Asia Times

Health Care

Trump’s drug importation plan faces resistance in US, Canada The Hill

Concussions, broken bones, and more: a week of football in the U.S. Stat (chuck l)

I was a drug rep. I know how pharma companies pushed opioids. WaPo

737 MAX

John Barnett on Why He Won’t Fly on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner Corporate Crime Reporter (IronForge)

Tough luck, Aussies! Pentagon won’t compensate Australia for faulty Boeing fighter jet that went AFLAME on takeoff RT (chuck l)

Class Warfare

We Don’t Need Space Colonies, and We Definitely Don’t Need Jeff Bezos Jacobin (furzy)

The Billionaire Problem Project Syndicate (UserFriendly). Simon Johnson.

How’s life? OECD Better Life Index (JG)

‘Losing two farms a day’: Wisconsin is facing a serious dairy crisis Yahoo Finance (furzy)

What counts as work? London Review of Books

The Way Out for a World Economy Hooked On Debt? More Debt Bloomberg. UserFriendly:  “It sure would be helpful if they stopped conflating public and private debt.”

As politics heat up, so do hiring bias worries TechTarget

Ecommerce turns to biometrics to validate shoppers FT

The Limits of Lagarde Project Syndicate (UserFriendly). Yanis Varoufakis.

Germany’s ruling coalition shaken by new SPD election FT. The German equivalent of electing Bernie president.

Opinion: New SPD leadership could bring Germany closer to new election  Deutsche Welle

2020

Buttigieg: ‘I was slow to realize’ South Bend schools were not integrated The Hill (UserFriendly)

Trump Transition

The war crimes president: Donald Trump doesn’t understand the damage he’s causing to the military Salon

Welcome To The Potemkin Village Of Washington Power American Conservative (UserFriendly)

The Enemy Within Atlantic (David L)

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