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The Spanish island that communicates by whistle BBC Ishmael Reed Gets the Last Laugh New Yorker Sacklers did not influence Purdue in deal talks, examiner finds Reuters NYPD cop who ‘MacGyvered’ a potato chip bag and duct tape into a bandage to save stabbing victim says it was the first time he had tried the plan Daily Mail Facebook cracks down on discussing ‘hoes’ in gardening group NY Post Testing the Air to Tell a Story: How We Investigated Air Pollution Near Florida’s Sugar Fields ProPublica THE STORY OF 18TH CENTURY ENGLAND’S BOOMING GRAVEROBBING INDUSTRY, AND THE MAN WHO INSPIRED ‘DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE’ Crime Reads Prince Harry tell-all not meant to be a ‘f–k you’ to royal family — honest! NY Post. Page Six. #COVID-19 US life expectancy in 2020 saw biggest drop since WWII AP US sees

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The Spanish island that communicates by whistle BBC

Ishmael Reed Gets the Last Laugh New Yorker

Sacklers did not influence Purdue in deal talks, examiner finds Reuters

NYPD cop who ‘MacGyvered’ a potato chip bag and duct tape into a bandage to save stabbing victim says it was the first time he had tried the plan Daily Mail

Facebook cracks down on discussing ‘hoes’ in gardening group NY Post

Testing the Air to Tell a Story: How We Investigated Air Pollution Near Florida’s Sugar Fields ProPublica

THE STORY OF 18TH CENTURY ENGLAND’S BOOMING GRAVEROBBING INDUSTRY, AND THE MAN WHO INSPIRED ‘DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE’ Crime Reads

Prince Harry tell-all not meant to be a ‘f–k you’ to royal family — honest! NY Post. Page Six.

#COVID-19

US life expectancy in 2020 saw biggest drop since WWII AP

US sees COVID-19 cases surge by 224% in last three weeks as CDC director says the Indian ‘Delta’ variant now makes up 83% of all new infections Daily Mail

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Can Employers Require Employees To Get Vaccinated? Plus, Answers To Other Legal Questions As We Return To The Office Worth

Some Sacramento Businesses Require Proof Of Vaccination Upon Entry CBS Sacramento

Prime minister risks major rebellion over Covid jab passports, say Tory MPs Guardian

Mask mandates make a return — along with controversy WaPo

Immigrant Rights Activists Mobilize to Vaccinate Their Community Payday Report

J.&J. Vaccine May Be Less Effective Against Delta, Study Suggests NYT

Covid: Anger as half of Australians in lockdown again BBC

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No deaths due to lack of oxygen reported by states during second Covid wave, claims Centre Scroll

India’s true pandemic death toll is likely to be well over 3 million, a new study finds. NYT

More than 200 people in U.S. being monitored for possible monkeypox exposure, CDC says Stat

West Coast Wildfires

Monster wildfire tests years of forest management efforts AP

Oregon, California Wildfires Grow as Weather, Drought Hinder Containment Efforts WSJ

Returning home after Germany’s deadly floods Deutsche Welle

The Stench of Climate Change Capital & Mail

Climate crisis: 50 photos of extreme weather around the world – in pictures Guardian

Top US scientist on melting glaciers: ‘I’ve gone from being an ecologist to a coroner’ Guardian

Is any country installing renewables fast enough to reach climate goals? Ars Technica

How a powerful US lobby group helps big oil to block climate action Guardian

Class Warfare

JPMorgan grants Jamie Dimon ‘special’ stock award to stay at bank FT

Companies claim there’s a labor shortage. Their solution? Prisoners Guardian

Shoplifting Is Big News; Stealing Millions From Workers Is Not Fair

The Billionaires Did It. They Made Spaceflight Uncool. Defector

Bezos Blasts Off & Gets Blasted Consortium News

One of the First Things Bezos Says After Returning From Space: Humanity Should Pollute It Common Dreams

NPR’s Brilliant Self-Own TK News. Matt Taibbi.

Brexit

UK to set out new Northern Ireland protocol plan after Cummings admits Brexit could be mistake – live Guardian

UK sets collision course with EU under plans to redraw Brexit deal FT

The Greatest Threat to Britain Isn’t China or Russia, It’s Boris Johnson Counterpunch. Patrick Cockburn.

Biden Administration

Biden taps progressives’ favorite for DOJ antitrust post Politico

Unscripted remarks start to haunt President Biden The Hill

Warmongers Should Be Treated Like Serial Killers And Child Rapists  Caitlin Johnstone

Big Brother IS Watching You Watch

Snoop List Has 40 Indian Journalists, Forensic Tests Confirm Presence of Pegasus Spyware on Some The Wire

Presidents, Prime Ministers, and a King Among Potential NSO Spying Targets, Including French Leader Macron Gizmodo

Pegasus Project: 14 World Leaders in Leaked Database The Wire

The Caribbean

Homeland Security Has Warning For South Florida Boaters Planning To Take Part In Flotilla To Cuba

Haiti Arrests 3 Police Officers as Part of Investigation Into President’s Killing NYT

Ariel Henry Is Set To Be Haiti’s New Prime Minister. Here’s What To Know About Him NPR

India

India looks to East Asia, Middle East in hunt for mango buyers South China Morning Post

Rich outlive poor by 7.5 years, upper caste women live 15 years more than Dalits: Oxfam report The Print

Modi accused of treason by opposition over India spyware disclosures Guardian

China

13 dead, 100,000 displaced as flooding rains hit central China South China Morning Post

Myanmar

‘Everyone is dying’: Myanmar on the brink of decimation Asia Times

Antidote du Jour. KLG25: “Sand Hill Crane in Sarasota, Florida. Part of the year-round population. True snowbirds.”

Links 7/21/2021

See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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