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Bruce Is a Parrot With a Broken Beak. So He Invented a Tool. NYT From Reviled to Adored bioGraphic. From February, still germane. ROCK OF AGES: WHAT GRAHAM GREENE CAN TEACH THE MODERN NOVELIST Crime Reads Signs Point to Sears Closing Brooklyn Store, Its Last Outpost in New York City The City Flocculent and Feculent London Review of Books Body composting a ‘green’ alternative to burial, cremation AP What does the writing of Constitutions have to do with wars? Plenty, as this book proves Scroll Iceland’s volcanic eruption the longest in half a century France 24 “I’M TRYING TO DO MORE LISTENING THAN TALKING”: TIMES COLUMNIST NICHOLAS KRISTOF IS LOOKING MORE AND MORE LIKE HE’S RUNNING FOR OREGON GOVERNOR Vanity Fair #COVID-19 An International Agreement on Pandemic Prevention and Preparedness

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Bruce Is a Parrot With a Broken Beak. So He Invented a Tool. NYT

From Reviled to Adored bioGraphic. From February, still germane.

ROCK OF AGES: WHAT GRAHAM GREENE CAN TEACH THE MODERN NOVELIST Crime Reads

Signs Point to Sears Closing Brooklyn Store, Its Last Outpost in New York City The City

Flocculent and Feculent London Review of Books

Body composting a ‘green’ alternative to burial, cremation AP

What does the writing of Constitutions have to do with wars? Plenty, as this book proves Scroll

Iceland’s volcanic eruption the longest in half a century France 24

“I’M TRYING TO DO MORE LISTENING THAN TALKING”: TIMES COLUMNIST NICHOLAS KRISTOF IS LOOKING MORE AND MORE LIKE HE’S RUNNING FOR OREGON GOVERNOR Vanity Fair

#COVID-19

An International Agreement on Pandemic Prevention and Preparedness JAMA

CDC study finds Moderna vaccine is best at preventing Covid-19 hospitalization Politico

Religious exemption to vaccine mandates may be difficult to obtain, as Amish case shows The Hill

The Fake Vaxx Card Next to You New York Magazine

Democrats lean into vaccine mandates ahead of midterms The Hill (The Rev Kev)

A New Covid Testing Model Aims to Spare Students From Quarantine NYT

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France Suspends 3,000 Health Staff as Europe Targets Vaccine Refusal The Wire

The Covid Crisis Is Now a Garbage Crisis, Too DNYUZ

Health Care

A solid black eye’: Drug pricing reform advocates scramble to reset after setback in Congress STAT

‘I can’t think of anything’: Obama told Trump he couldn’t recall making a singe mistake, new Bob Woodward book claims Daily Mail

Kill Me Now

How Does Don Jr. Roll? The New Republic

California Oil Industry Continues to Thwart Climate-Related Bills Capital & Main

A Wildfire Investigator Searches for a Spark New Yorker

Help Us Understand Pacific Northwest Salmon and Treaty Rights ProPublica

Boeing

Criminal indictment imminent for former Boeing 737 MAX chief technical pilot, report says Seattle Times

Tequila Bottles Found on New Boeing Air Force One Jet WSJ (BC). Moi: Oops!

Canada

Corporations Control Canada’s Infrastructure — But the Major Parties Won’t Confront Them Jacobin

Where Canada’s federal parties stand on three big climate and environment issues ahead of the election The Narwhal

Ahead of Canadian Election, Bernie Sanders & Rashida Tlaib Endorse Jagmeet Singh Truthout

Brazil

Brazil: Stunning revelations about Bolsonaro in Brazil: Book review Socialist World

Five Eyes In Latin America: Australia’s Secret Role In Chile’s Coup Brasilwire

Likely Assassination of UN Chief by US, British and South African Intelligence Happened 60 Years Ago Today Consortium News

Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street at 10: What It Taught Us, and Why It Mattered The New Republic

Occupy Memory New York Review of Books

Class Warfare

Revisiting the Attica Riot in Real-Time 50 Years Later Marshall Project

Yes, We Can! The Lens. Stephanie Kelton. Important.

How Accounting Giants Craft Favorable Tax Rules From Inside Government NYT

Sports Desk

How Clemente Got the Players’ Union Behind Curt Flood Payday Report

A visit to FC Sheriff: Champions League upstarts from an unrecognised land Guardian (Basil Pesto). Hoisted from comments.

Biden Administration

Trumpism and Bidenism have much in common when it comes to letting down allies Independent. Patrick Cockburn.

The Supremes

Justice Thomas Is Shocked And Saddened At Suggestion SCOTUS Is A Bunch Of Ideological Hacks Above the Law

Syraqistan

Apology ‘not enough’, say survivors of US drone attack in Kabul Al Jazeera

Many of Germany’s Local Hires Are Still Waiting To Be Rescued from Afghanistan Der Spiegel

India

Let a thousand Solar Parks bloom! Business India

No committee report, no talks with Centre, no court hearings: Where is the farmers’ protest headed? Scroll

Court Pulls Up Police for ‘Lackadaisical Approach’ in Prosecuting Delhi Riots Cases The Wire

In South India, minor rain fluctuations (and not extreme weather) caused famines under British rule Scroll

Ford wakes up badly burnt from its India dream Reuters

China?

Is French fury at US over new UK-Australia pact a chance for Beijing to improve relations with Europe? South China Morning Post

Iran looks east after China-led bloc OKs entry France 24

France attacks Boris Johnson as an opportunist ‘fifth wheel on the carriage’ and says Britain has ‘returned into the American lap’ in extraordinarily bitter outburst after losing £30bn subs deal Daily Mail

China Defends Tech Crackdown in Meeting With Wall Street Chiefs Bloomberg

Myanmar

Myanmar’s All-Out War in the Making The Diplomat

Pareidolia is the tendency to interpret a vague stimulus as something known to the observer, such as seeing shapes in clouds or even happy faces in craters, like this one on Mars captured in January 2008, by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s Context Camera https://t.co/OSPY8v0Rxu pic.twitter.com/g2vgB20mln

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