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Justice for Derek Chauvin

U.S. nuclear weapons are aging quickly. With few spare parts, how long can they last?

Somebody who is not capable of learning. When the Social Justice Mob Came for Me

The Surprising Success of Sputnik V

I am not one of those who normally worries about cyber attacks. On the scale of things that could go wrong, it seems to me to be small potatoes. But these sort of statements make me nervous. Lewis said he “do[esn’t] worry” about cyberattacks on US critical infrastructure because, “We’ve created a sort of digital Maginot Line” that the Russians would be “very hard pressed” to cross.

These bears are acting way too friendly due to deadly brain disease

Pakistani lawyers challenge waiters in uniform spat

Philippines Says Chinese Ships ‘Swarming’ Area Around Disputed Spratly Islands

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Journalists Attack the Powerless, Then Self-Victimize to Bar Criticisms of Themselves

Canada’s Oil Crisis Could Hurt U.S. Consumers

As I understand it, Archegos Capital is not technically a hedge fund as is commonly understood by the phrase. To get around regulations, the guy organized his place as a “family office”. Global banks bracing for losses amid US hedge fund collapse

Why Is Everyone in Texas Not Dying? and Texas Hits Record Low COVID Cases, 3 Weeks After Lifting All Pandemic Restrictions

Pennsylvania Voters Can Approve Constitutional Amendment To Limit Governor’s Emergency Powers

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced completion of a study on the feasibility of municipalizing all or part of New York American Water Company, Inc.’s Long Island assets and operations. The study determined that municipalization of New York American Water is both feasible and, under several scenarios, in the public interest.

Thousands of eagles and other fowl have died from a mysterious condition that attacks their nervous systems. Now, after decades of investigation, we know why.

An anecdote about that: When I was living in Dallas years ago, and working at the Dallas Morning News, I remember how crazy it was one afternoon that police put out an alert about an armed robber on the loose in an Uptown neighborhood, but my newspaper would not give out the man’s race.

Biden stocks cabinet with prep school grads

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New York, New Jersey now lead the country in COVID-19 infections

Suez Canal ship crisis threatens to unleash worldwide toilet paper shortage

The Plain community in Lancaster County has become the ‘first to achieve her immunity,’ according to a local administrator of a medical center in the area

Oakland teachers refuse to return to school, despite getting COVID vaccine priority

‘Worse than a jungle’: the cartel controlling Iraqi borders

We need to stop overlooking one politically incorrect COVID-19 death factor

Child Suicide is Becoming an ‘International Epidemic’ Amid Restricted Pandemic Life, Doctors Warn

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How Trump Got Control of the Border

New Zealand has been successful at avoiding COVID and that is why this story is noteworthy. NZ hospitals in crisis after ‘biggest January, February on record’

The ancient fabric that no one knows how to make

New Universal Basic Income Program in Oakland, Calif., Excludes Low-Income White Families

Beverly Cleary: US children’s author and Ramona Quimby creator dies aged 104

Suez Canal: Sisi is a danger not only to Egypt, but to the world

Exquisite 19th-Century Sculpture Cloaked in a “Translucent” Marble Veil

Links For Today

The reason for this link is that it has interesting arguments on the nature of Chinese demographic statistics. The Coming Demographic Collapse of China

Lawmakers Investigate State Department Over $1 Billion Ransom Payment to Iran

Uncompetitive Defence in a Competitive Age

Is China About to Deploy Private Military Companies in Central Asia?

Ohio State employs 150 diversity officials. Now it will hire 50 professors focused on social and racial justice.

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Doctors Warn of Illness in Children Triggered By COVID-19

Sweden saw lower 2020 death spike than much of Europe – data

Murder rate jumps back to 1990s levels, data show

Scientists will test the world’s first nuclear fusion reactor this summer

The amount of lies would be a scandal in any other setting. Amid setbacks, prosecutors abandon some claims in U.S. Capitol riot cases

Mass Shooters Aren’t Disproportionately White

On Laws and Gods