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Ice preserved a tiny puppy in near-perfect condition for 18,000 years. Scientists are fascinated. WaPo

Once A Vibrant Place, Harvard Square Is Dying American Conservative

Amazon fires are causing glaciers in the Andes to melt even faster The Conversation

How we could sleep better – in less time BBC

A Turkish dam is about to flood one of the oldest continuously settled places on Earth WaPo

This microbe no longer needs to eat food to grow, thanks to a bit of genetic engineering Science (chuck l)

Battersea Bridge whale found motionless on shore BBC

With suction cups and lots of luck, scientists measure blue whale’s heart rate Reuters (chuck l)

Julian Assange

‘Psychologically Tortured’ Assange Victim of British ‘Rogue State’, London Conference Hears Consortium News


Why the resignation of Iraq’s prime minister will not automatically stop the mass uprising on the horizon Independent. Patrick Cockburn.

Iraq parliament approves PM Adel Abdul Mahdi’s resignation Al Jazeera

Trials and tribulations of Central Asia integrationAsia Times. Pepe Escobar.

Class Warfare

Amazon warehouses are ‘cult-like’ sweatshops run by robots: ex-employee NY Post

Prime Mover: How Amazon Wove Itself Into the Life of an American City NYT

How our home delivery habit reshaped the world Guardian

The Lonely and Dangerous Life of the Filipino Seafarer (re Silc)

Citizens Adrift City Journal

50,000 protesters, tear gas — and Madeleine Albright trapped in her hotel: How the 1999 WTO protests changed Seattle Seattle Times

Freedom Is Meaningless Under Insurmountable Debt Atlantic (Summer)

EXCLUSIVE-EU antitrust regulators say they are investigating Google’s data collection Reuters

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l’affaire Jeffrey Epstein

2 powerful lawyers reportedly planned to use videos of Epstein associates to rake in millions — but it appears they were duped Business Insider

The Sketchy, Sketchy Case Of ICANN Execs And Self-Dealing Regarding The .Org Domain techdirt

Internet Society CEO: Most people don’t care about the .org sell-off – and nothing short of a court order will stop it The Register

Backlash grows against sale of domain names company Marketwatch


Brexit: the debasement of politics

NHS Staff to Lead Protest Against Trump During His Trip to the UK Amid Rising Privatization Concerns Common Dreams

Venice goes to the polls in referendum on autonomy Guardian

Health Care

This Doctors Group Is Owned by a Private Equity Firm and Repeatedly Sued the Poor Until We Called Them ProPublica

Nothing To Sneeze At: The $2,659 Bill To Pluck Doll’s Shoe From Child’s Nostril Kaiser Health News

Two Ebola treatments yield ‘substantial decrease’ in mortality, landmark trial shows Stat

The remembrance poppy is becoming a weapon against immigrants to Canada. We need to remember everyone’s contribution to the war Independent. Robert Fisk.


House Intelligence Committee to review impeachment investigation report Monday The Hill


Election polls aren’t broken, but they still can’t predict the future Ars Technica

Why the Obama legacy is complicated for Joe Biden in 2020 Philadelphia Inquirer

Michael Bloomberg might be better off skipping Democratic debates: experts NY Post

Ginsburg health scare raises prospect of election year Supreme Court battle The Hill

We’re Still Waiting for ‘Early and Often’ Climate Debate Questions FAIR

The Case for Bernie NYT Ross Douthat?

Obama pines for the political era that created Trump in the first place Salon


This is India’s first ever slowdown at a time of political as well as macroeconomic stability Indian Express


Exposed: China’s Operating Manuals For Mass Internment And Arrest By Algorithm (chuck l)

Trump Transition

This Time Trump Will Be Just One of The Wild Cards at NATO Bloomberg

Critics say an EPA rule may restrict science used for public health regulations Science News

It’s a good bet Trump pardons his felon allies. Here’s when that’s most likely. WaPo

Donald Trump’s struggle to revive the US rust-belt FT

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