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Saudi Arabia camel carvings dated to prehistoric era BBC Animal House: Ferrets, Guinea Pigs, Lizards Accompany Students to Campus WSJ The world’s most expensive animals BBC Outcry over killing of almost 1,500 dolphins on Faroe Islands The Guardian (David L) No escape: Prince Andrew is seen with Fergie at Balmoral hideout after High Court agreed that he WILL be served court papers in Virginia Roberts rape case – meaning royal could face having to give evidence in US court Daily Mail Prince Andrew: Settlement agreement protects me from Jeffrey Epstein victim’s lawsuit McClatchy Psychologists Are Learning What Religion Has Known for Years Wired (David L) The Best Photos Taken Through Microscopes Will Blow You Away Buzzfeed News (David L) The Godmother of the Digital Image NYT (David L) More

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Saudi Arabia camel carvings dated to prehistoric era BBC

Animal House: Ferrets, Guinea Pigs, Lizards Accompany Students to Campus WSJ

The world’s most expensive animals BBC

Outcry over killing of almost 1,500 dolphins on Faroe Islands The Guardian (David L)

No escape: Prince Andrew is seen with Fergie at Balmoral hideout after High Court agreed that he WILL be served court papers in Virginia Roberts rape case – meaning royal could face having to give evidence in US court Daily Mail

Prince Andrew: Settlement agreement protects me from Jeffrey Epstein victim’s lawsuit McClatchy

Psychologists Are Learning What Religion Has Known for Years Wired (David L)

The Best Photos Taken Through Microscopes Will Blow You Away Buzzfeed News (David L)

The Godmother of the Digital Image NYT (David L)

More Fun Than Fun: The Underground Architects and Engineers of the Ant World The Wire

A Massive Subterranean ‘Tree’ Is Moving Magma to Earth’s Surface Quanta (David L)

Recent Ebola outbreak emerged from someone infected 5 years earlier Ars Technica

#COVID-19

MTA Yanks $500K COVID Death Benefit From Unvaccinated Transit Workers The City

White House praises Fox for its new Covid policy, encourages network to ‘convey to their audience’ why it’s effective CNN

LA County to require proof of vaccination for indoor bars, nightclubs, breweries Fox 11

U.S. has weighed vaccine rule for international fliers San Francisco Chronicle

Our Most Reliable Pandemic Number Is Losing Meaning The Atlantic (BC)

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FDA Says Covid-19 Vaccines Remain Effective Without Boosters WSJ

Moderna says COVID-19 vaccine protection wanes, makes case for booster Reuters

U.S. Booster Policy Is in Flux as Studies Add to Dissent NYT

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The Changing Virus Der Spiegel

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Counting the cost of Vietnam’s Covid meltdown Asia Times

Covid-19: What data about excess deaths reveals about Mumbai’s class divide Scroll

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US court overturns murder conviction of police officer who shot Justine Damond Guardian (The Rev Kev)

Will US military failures touch off a ‘revolution from below’? Responsible Statecraft

Number of states with high obesity rate nearly doubles since 2018: CDC The Hill

Class Warfare

George Packer’s Center Cannot Hold New Republic (AL)

Recall Totaled: Newsom Survives, But Will Journalism That Matters Prevail? Capital & Main

Revolt of the Delivery Workers New York Magazine

Priciest Food Since 1970s Is a Big Challenge for Governments Bloomberg

You Really Can Fight Poverty With One Weird Trick: Giving People Money Jacobin

An Epic Takedown Appears to Be in the Works Little Green Footballs (RH)

Facebook Tried to Make Its Platform a Healthier Place. It Got Angrier Instead. WSJ

Democrats in Disarray

Democrats Swoon Over George W. Bush, In Match Made in Hell TK News. Matt Taibbi.

Moderate Democrats sink Pelosi’s aggressive drug pricing bill in key committee vote STAT

Growing Uncertainty in the Central Valley New Yorker

Drought puts 2.1 million Kenyans at risk of starvation The Guardian

The Supremes

Abort the Illegitimate Court: End the Filibuster and Pack it Counterpunch

The Roberts Court is Dying. Here’s What Comes Next. Politico

Cameras Installed At All NYC Subway Stations Patch

Old Blighty

Boris Johnson lays groundwork for general election with ruthless reshuffle The Guardian

China?

 China’s ambassador Zheng Zeguang banned from UK Parliament BBC (The Rev Kev)

Were the US and China really on the brink of war last October? Responsible Statecraft

US, UK, Australia announce ‘historic’ military partnership in move likely to anger China South China Morning Post

US builds bulwark against China with UK-Australia security pact FT (The Rev Kev)

Australia Continues Its Plunge Into Authoritarianism And Military Brinkmanship Caitlin Johnstone

Declining Anglo-Saxon Powers Intensify Alliance Consortium News

Myanmar

Diplomatic Pact to Block Myanmar’s Junta From United Nations – For Now The Diplomat

India

Women Farmers Are Losing Jobs, Earnings, Savings Even As Agriculture ‘Booms’ India Spend

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