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Educators Organization Calls For Dr. Seuss’ Books to be Canceled for ‘Anti-Blackness, White Supremacy’

How Meaningful Is Prediabetes for Older Adults?

The 10 biggest archaeology discoveries of 2020

The mystery of the fading pandemic

Lockdowns don’t work

US admits F-35 failed to replace F-16 as planned, needs new fighter jet

Amazon Streaming Service Removes Clarence Thomas Documentary…

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I should have known the one year figure was too high. CDC estimated a one-year decline in life expectancy in 2020. Not so — try five days

Results, Not Headlines

FBI Memos Using Stefan Halper Released, Show FBI Targeting Effort Against Trump Campaign Using Any Means Possible

Bond Tantrum Is a Big Test of Central Banks’ Mettle

Is Google Locking Down Chrome to Resist the Rise of Chromium Based Browsers?

The Framers and the Framed: Notes On the Slate Star Codex Controversy

Though a gag order has been relaxed, little is known about the extent of the damage caused by a major oil spill to Israel’s marine ecosystems and beaches.

The tragicomedy at Smith College

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Last week, chess even surpassed League of Legends, Fortnite and Valorant as the most-watched gaming category.

“It’s shocking and shameful…. Navalny is deemed no longer to be a ‘prisoner of conscience’ because his views are now deemed ‘hate speech’? I forgot that only woke pacifists can experience persecution,”

I helped build ByteDance’s censorship machine

Inflation: The Next Problem for the U.S. Economy?

US President Joe Biden on Thursday directed US military airstrikes in eastern Syria against facilities belonging to what the Pentagon said were Iran-backed militia, in a calibrated response to rocket attacks against US targets in Iraq.

Another Media Blackout? TV Networks Ignore Andrew Cuomo’s #MeToo Scandal

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Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Is Doomed Before It Gets Out Of The Gate I suspect this is related in spirit to what is on Amazon’s mind.

Book Warning Against Transgenderism Disappears From Amazon as Democrats Push Equality Act

California Bill Would Fine Stores $1,000 for Having Separate Boys and Girls Sections

Disney has gone stark, raving mad:

Two Congressional Democrats sent letters of demand to thirteen prominent cable and streaming services, including Amazon, Roku, Hulu and Apple streaming services attempting to shred what is left of free speech.

Why the Shipping Industry Is Betting Big on Ammonia

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I don’t know why the conclusion from the article is what it is. From what I know, the New England example is also the primary driver of the problems in Texas. An Insider Explains Why Texans Lost Their Power

Star Craft and World War II.

The Brain’s ‘Background Noise’ May Be Meaningful After All

Court Docs Show Facebook Played Much Bigger Part In Capitol Riot Than Parler, Yet No Consequences

Sewage study shows US, Netherlands and Australia like to party hard

COVID19 update, February 21-22, 2021: Israel approaching herd immunity one year after the beginning?

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Statement on Amazon and the Delisting of “When Harry Became Sally”

The progress of the COVID-19 epidemic in Sweden: an update

The Texas Power Grid Failure is More Complicated than Green v. Carbon

S. Korea’s total fertility rate falls to new low at 0.92 in 2019

New York Lawmakers ‘Inching’ Toward A Bipartisan Impeachment Probe Against Andrew Cuomo

‘Inexplicable’: Alito and Thomas Dissent as Supreme Court Strikes Down Pennsylvania Election Lawsuit

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Texas was “seconds and minutes” away from catastrophic monthslong blackouts, officials say

Erbil Rocket Attacks: Iranian Munnition, Usual Suspects

‘Horrible’: Witnesses recall massacre in Ethiopian holy city

Jobless Claims Jump to 861,000, Much Worse Than Expected

Facebook’s Ban on News in Australia Is Waking People Up

1.64 Billion: India’s Population Will Pass China in Six Years

How Lehigh University dealt with a professor’s uncomfortable commentary involving race and poverty.

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Assigning Blame for the Blackouts in Texas

“What social media users are calling the Texas freeze wreaked havoc on the Texas grid and its energy industry as wellheads and production pads have not been insulated against freezing temperatures. As a result, natural gas production has slumped, which led to price spikes topping the ceiling of $9,000 per MWh imposed by the energy regulator of the state.”

Algeria: Running on fumes

Coronavirus Mutants Are Spreading Fast

Amazon documents reveal company’s secret strategy to dodge India’s regulators

Cuomo Didn’t Do Anything a Bunch of Democrat Governors Didn’t Do

Facebook will soon add labels, links to posts about climate change

This is mostly noteworthy because of the source. Cuomo said ‘he can destroy me’: NY assemblyman alleges governor threatened him over nursing homes scandal