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Space station astronaut captures breathtaking view of the edge of the Earth CNET Prince Andrew has avoided NY sex accuser’s attempts to serve him legal papers NY Post Research on gecko tails presents unique movement applicable to robotics The Daily Californian Gecko stowaway travels 2,500 miles in Altrincham family’s suitcase BBC Jean-Paul Belmondo: the beaten-up icon who made crime sexy Guardian With No Tourists to Bully, Bali’s Hungry Monkeys Are Raiding Villages Afar Rescued bear cubs receiving care at Ramona Wildlife Center Ramona Sentinel (Wukchumni) “Failure is not a crime,” Theranos founder’s lawyers tell jury Ars Technica #COVID-19 UK start-up uses AI to design antiviral pills to prevent pandemics FT Pfizer’s chief scientist defends vaccine booster push and jab potency FT Florida

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Space station astronaut captures breathtaking view of the edge of the Earth CNET

Prince Andrew has avoided NY sex accuser’s attempts to serve him legal papers NY Post

Research on gecko tails presents unique movement applicable to robotics The Daily Californian

Gecko stowaway travels 2,500 miles in Altrincham family’s suitcase BBC

Jean-Paul Belmondo: the beaten-up icon who made crime sexy Guardian

With No Tourists to Bully, Bali’s Hungry Monkeys Are Raiding Villages Afar

Rescued bear cubs receiving care at Ramona Wildlife Center Ramona Sentinel (Wukchumni)

“Failure is not a crime,” Theranos founder’s lawyers tell jury Ars Technica

#COVID-19

UK start-up uses AI to design antiviral pills to prevent pandemics FT

Pfizer’s chief scientist defends vaccine booster push and jab potency FT

Florida judge allows school mask mandates to continue despite governor’s appeal CNN

President Biden is expected to lay out a plan on Thursday to push broad vaccination mandates. NYT

United Airlines staff who are granted religious exemptions to vaccine mandate will be put on unpaid leave CNBC (The Rev Kev)

Shell weighs vaccine mandate and firing staff who resist FT

The Surprisingly Strong Supreme Court Precedent Supporting Vaccine Mandates Politico

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COVID-19 surge in the US: The summer of hope ends in gloom AP

Each COVID-19 Surge Poses a Risk for Healthcare Workers – PTSD The Wire

Covid-19 testing system struggles to keep up with Delta demand Politico

Pandemic lockdown tied to worse outcomes in metastatic colorectal cancer, French study says Stat

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Vietnam gasps for air as Delta deals a lethal blow Asia Times

Syraqistan

‘Great Game’ Redux in Afghanistan? The Diplomat

Ashraf Ghani: ‘I apologise that I could not make it end differently BBC

Taliban agrees to let 200 American civilians and third country nationals leave Afghanistan Independent

China warns of cross-border terror leaks from Afghanistan South China Morning Post

Inmates riot across prisons in Israel as manhunt for escaped prisoners continues Jerusalem Post

Libya Protests Block Oil Exports, Risking Recent Stability Bloomberg

Islamists suffer crushing defeat in Moroccan parliamentary elections France 24

Old Blighty

No milk or water: Shoppers face shortages at UK grocery stores Channel News Asia

Johnson Wins Health Care Vote to Push U.K. Taxes to Highest Ever Bloomberg

Germany

What do Germans fear the most? Deutsche Welle

Class Warfare

Why the End of Enhanced Unemployment Won’t Solve Restaurants’ Staffing Crisis Grub Street

Dallas Fed’s Robert Kaplan Was Active Buyer and Seller of Stocks Last Year WSJ

The legacy of the Attica uprising WBFO. The Attica Prison Uprising began fifty years ago today.

Amazon to open 2 cashier-less Whole Foods stores next year AP


Unions are shelling out money for their candidates in a CalPERS election. Who’s running? Sacramento Bee (The Rev Kev)

The Texas Abortion ‘Whistleblower’ Site Still Can’t Find a Host Wired (RM)

Abortion Bounty Hunters in Texas Are Vigilantes Not ‘Whistleblowers’ Counterpunch

BLM crowd sing and cheer as Richmond’s Robert E. Lee monument is removed after 131 years and CUT IN HALF Daily Mail

Parma Man Gets Upset Black Amazon Driver Threw His “Black Liars Murder” Sign, Calls Police and Fox 8 Cleveland Scene. Carla. “Note: Parma, Ohio is a working class, predominantly white Cleveland area suburb with a long reputation for racial intolerance.”

Big Brother IS Watching You Watch

Australia Has No Bill Of Rights, And It Shows Caitlin Johnstone

Biden Administration

Skilled Workers Are Scarce, Posing a Challenge for Biden’s Infrastructure Plan NYT

Trump Transition

NC Republican primary key test of Trump’s sway The Hill

Tonle Sap Lake, the beating heart of the Mekong basin, is on ‘life support’ Channel News Asia

Mumbai: The city that was born of the sea may eventually be consumed by it Scroll

World’s biggest machine capturing carbon from air turned on in Iceland Guardian

Will Fossil Fuel Giants Be Held Accountable? The Daily Poster

The lost generation of ancient trees BBC

Beached Rat Carcasses Indicate Mass Rodent Death During Ida, Experts Say Gothamist (LR)

Myanmar

How family of a Myanmar junta leader are trying to cash in Reuters

China?

US penalties for technology sales to China have soared this year, Commerce Department official says South China Morning Post

India

‘Tiger on my farm’: India coal hub brings new dangers in villages Al Jazeera

Coming Soon to Kuno National Park: Cheetahs, Filmmakers and Many Questions The Wire


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