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Why Bumblebees Love Cats an Other Beautiful Relationships Longreads The Woke Meritocracy Tablet IN GOOD TASTE: MARILYN STASIO ON A LIFETIME OF BOOK REVIEWS Crime Reads Amanda Gorman says she has declined around m in deals since inauguration Guardian B.C. First Nations, Fisheries and Oceans Canada protect crab for Indigenous food, social and ceremonial purposes The Narwhal Despite Pandemic Shutdowns, CO2 Now at Levels Unseen in 3.6 Million Years Common Dreams ‘The Mauritanian’ movie review: A powerful reminder of the horrors that followed 9/11 Scroll Eclipsed by Fame New York Review of Books. The deck: “There’s a scientific story to tell about Stephen Hawking, but most of his later life served to conceal it.” The Deceit and Conflict Behind the Leak of the Pentagon Papers New Yorker

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The Woke Meritocracy Tablet

IN GOOD TASTE: MARILYN STASIO ON A LIFETIME OF BOOK REVIEWS Crime Reads

Amanda Gorman says she has declined around $17m in deals since inauguration Guardian

B.C. First Nations, Fisheries and Oceans Canada protect crab for Indigenous food, social and ceremonial purposes The Narwhal

Despite Pandemic Shutdowns, CO2 Now at Levels Unseen in 3.6 Million Years Common Dreams

‘The Mauritanian’ movie review: A powerful reminder of the horrors that followed 9/11 Scroll

Eclipsed by Fame New York Review of Books. The deck: “There’s a scientific story to tell about Stephen Hawking, but most of his later life served to conceal it.”

The Deceit and Conflict Behind the Leak of the Pentagon Papers New Yorker

Youths clash with police in second night of trouble in west Belfast Irish Independent

Tui plane in ‘serious incident’ after every ‘Miss’ on board was assigned child’s weight Guardian. Oops!

NY investor behind Piney Point ran hedge funds, a blueberry farm and string of Hooters Bradenton Herald (Retaj). Gotta love that headline.

#COVID-19

You don’t get an invite to these weddings unless you’re vaccinated or have a negative covid test MIT Technology Review

A Third Wave Washes over Germany as Vaccination Campaign Mounts Der Spiegel

Origin of Covid-19 Pandemic Is Sought in Old Blood Samples WSJ

Watch | Covishield Blood Clot Risk Minuscule but Govt Not Transparent, Need Urgent Inquiry: Gagandeep Kang The Wire

How Prisons in Each State Are Restricting Visits Due to Coronavirus Marshall Project

Covid-19: Why have deaths soared in Brazil? BBC

ECHR rules obligatory vaccination may be necessary Deutsche Welle

COVID Litter is Polluting the Environment and Killing Wildlife, Reports Say Treehugger

As the U.S. Vaccinates Millions for Covid-19, Most Canadians Are Still Waiting WSJ

‘It’s in the Interest of Everyone in the US to Vaccinate the World as Quickly as Possible’ FAIR

Hospitals are seeing more young adults with severe Covid symptoms, CDC says CNBC

Fauci says new Covid-19 cases are at a disturbing level as the US is primed for a surge CNN

Amid warning of a new U.S. wave, eyes are turning to a spike in the Upper Midwest. NYT

Los Angeles Families Reluctant to Return Kids to School Capital & Main

Coronavirus: Hong Kong calls time-out on AstraZeneca vaccine shipments amid concerns over blood clots, failure to handle new Covid-19 variant South China Morning Post

India reports 131,968 new Covid-19 infections: Record increase for third day Times of India

Questioned about vaccine shortages and export policy, Centre responds with outburst against states Scroll

With Malaysia, UAE soon to make Chinese vaccines, does Beijing have an edge in vaccine diplomacy? South China Morning Post

After Pandemic, Shrinking Need for Office Space Could Crush Landlords NYT

Class Warfare

Striking AL. Coal Miners Reach Deal – 1,300 Steelworkers Strike in Pittsburgh – DC Teachers’ Union Prez Dies in Car Accident PayDay Report

Macron to close training school of French elite FT

Median Worker Makes $3,250 Less Per Year Than in 1979 Due to Decline in Unions TruthOut

When Births Go Horribly Wrong, Florida Protects Doctors and Forces Families to Pay the Price ProPublica

Exclusive: Roughly 500 ballots challenged in Amazon’s landmark union election Reuters

Partial tally in Amazon union drive favors ‘No’ votes. NYT

Sports Desk

The End of Amateur Hour for the NCAA Project Syndicate. Eric Posner.

Black Injustice Tipping Point

Expert Witness Pinpoints Floyd’s Final Breath and Dismisses Talk of Overdose NYT

Big Brother IS Watching You Watch

P&G Worked With China Trade Group on Tech to Sidestep Apple Privacy Rules WSJ

Biden Administration

The $50 billion race to save America’s renters from eviction WaPo

EPA just conceded that its 2018 approval of dicamba was politically motivated. But the Biden administration can still change course. The Counter

US gun violence: Biden takes action on ‘international embarrassment’ BBC

Joe Biden stumbles over the script of his speech on gun control and TWICE refers to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives as ‘AFT’ instead of the ATF Daily Mail

Biden has a new point man on guns. He faces a steep hurdle in the Senate. Politico

Psaki says Obama, Biden talk regularly but refuses to say how often NY Post

Trump Transition

Twitter won’t let federal archivists host Trump’s tweets on Twitter Ars Technica

New Cold War

Merkel urges Putin to pull troops back from Ukraine border Al Jazeera

Syraqistan

Coup Attempt in Jordan Leaves a Trail Counterpunch

DIANA JOHNSTONE: The Imperialism of Foolery Consortium News (play). Hoisted from comments.

The Islamic Republic’s timely vaccine against U.S. pressure? Qantaea

Draghi angers Turkey by calling Erdogan ‘a dictator’ FT

India

Call for US probe into Hindu right-wing groups getting COVID fund Al Jazeera

China?

China quiet on global minimum corporate tax rate backed by G20 as questions over Hong Kong’s tax-haven status arise South China Morning Post

Myanmar

The Death of Journalism in Myanmar The Diplomat

In Myanmar, military matters are a lucrative family affair Deutsche Welle

Aspiring engineer maimed in sadistic attack becomes an emblem of his generation Myanmar Now

The Game Has Changed Craig Murray

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