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Cambodia’s mine-sniffing rat army Deutsche Welle Edgar Allan Poe’s Other Obsession Atlantic The Telegram Billionaire and His Dark Empire Der Spiegel Why didn’t the rest of Asia get a taste for Chinese hero Yuan Longping’s hybrid rice? South China Morning Post Airlines have seen an unprecedented rise in disruptive passengers. Experts say it could get worse. Houston Chronicle Delta passengers and crew subdue off-duty flight attendant on Atlanta-bound flight CNN Sharks Use Earth’s Magnetic Field as a GPS to Navigate the Ocean Treehugger Like berries on a vine, Brood X cicadas are nature’s bounty for enterprising chefs Montreal Gazette Fed explores ‘once in a century’ bid to remake the U.S. dollar Politico Bolivia’s ‘People of the Water’ try to survive loss of lake AP Montana, the sold-out

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Cambodia’s mine-sniffing rat army Deutsche Welle

Edgar Allan Poe’s Other Obsession Atlantic

The Telegram Billionaire and His Dark Empire Der Spiegel

Why didn’t the rest of Asia get a taste for Chinese hero Yuan Longping’s hybrid rice? South China Morning Post

Airlines have seen an unprecedented rise in disruptive passengers. Experts say it could get worse. Houston Chronicle

Delta passengers and crew subdue off-duty flight attendant on Atlanta-bound flight CNN

Sharks Use Earth’s Magnetic Field as a GPS to Navigate the Ocean Treehugger

Like berries on a vine, Brood X cicadas are nature’s bounty for enterprising chefs Montreal Gazette

Fed explores ‘once in a century’ bid to remake the U.S. dollar Politico

Bolivia’s ‘People of the Water’ try to survive loss of lake AP

Montana, the sold-out state New Yorkers can’t get enough of NY Post

#COVID-19

Anti-vaxxers are weaponizing Yelp to punish bars that require vaccine proof MIT Technology Review

If vaccine apartheid exists, vaccine billionaires shouldn’t Stat

Delay ending lockdown: majority of public back Boris Johnson to wait Guardian

‘Winners’ and ‘losers’ from Covid-19 Business Standard

Vaccines for All or Vaccine Apartheid? Project Syndicate. Gordon Brown.

G-7

At G7 Meeting, Narendra Modi Pushes for Lifting Patents on COVID-19 Vaccines The Wire

G7 leaders face biggest climate change decisions in history – David Attenborough BBC

U.K. Defends Leaders Clustering During Pandemic: G-7 Update Bloomberg

The G7 helped to build this low-tax world. Are they really ready to change it? Guardian

Health Care

A Backroom Deal To Kill Single Payer Daily Poster.

‘Simply unacceptable’: Alzheimer’s Association blasts Biogen over the price of its new medicine Stat

Britain is a parasite on poor countries by poaching their doctors and nurses Independent. Patrick Cockburn.

Our Famously Free Press

Media Flipping 180° On UFOs At Pentagon’s Directive Says More About Media Than UFOs Caitlin Johnstone

Groves of Academe

‘How Much Damage Have My Colleagues and I Done?’ Chronicle of Higher Education

Truth, Reading, Decadence First Things

Julian Assange

With Biden in UK, 24 MPs Call on Him to Let Assange Go Consortium News

Biden Administration

LOW-FLYING DHS HELICOPTER SHOWERS ANTI-PIPELINE PROTESTS WITH DEBRIS Intercept

Roaming Charges: Biden’s House Has Many Manchins Counterpunch

Trump Transition

Apple tightens rules after Justice Department targeted U.S. lawmakers Reuters

I told you so! Trump reels off list of times liberal media said he was wrong when he was right all along, from Wuhan, to Hunter Biden’s laptop and the clearing of Lafayette Square Daily Mail


Guillotine Watch

Blue Origin auctions seat on first spaceflight with Jeff Bezos for $28 million CNBC

Rocket men: Bezos, Musk and Branson scramble for space supremacy Guardian

Class Warfare

Fat Cats on a Hot Tin Roof NYT. MoDo.

NY can’t force ISPs to offer $15 low-income broadband plans, judge rules Ars Technica

Life Is About to Get Even Rougher for Mississippi’s Unemployed Capital & Main

The Secret IRS Files: Trove of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How the Wealthiest Avoid Income Tax Propublica

Sports Desk

This Is Spider Tack: The Men Who Inadvertently Created MLB’s Stickiest Problem WSJ

Osaka Foregoes Press Briefing to Protect Mental Health, and Press Piles On FAIR

Israel’s Knesset to vote on new government, end Netanyahu’s reign Al Jazeera

Colombia

Colombia’s Government Has Declared War on Protesters Jacobin

Peru

Will right-wing Peruvian demagogue Keiko Fujimori burn the country down before accepting defeat? Grayzone

‘We Are Sounding the Alarm’: Global Left Warns Right-Wing Fujimori Trying to Steal Election in Peru Common Dreams

India

Why is India failing to use its genome sequencing capacity for Covid-19? Scroll

In a Crisis, India’s Modi Could Always Change the Narrative. Then Came Covid. NYT

As Lakshadweep protests development plans, study urges safeguarding islands from future sea rise Scroll

Myanmar

New Great Game rages in post-coup Myanmar Asia Times

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