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The Atlantic: The Problem With Wills: Most Don't Have One

The Hill: Equilibrium/Sustainability — Distilling vodka from CO2 emissions

The Hill: STATE WATCH Person in custody after fire near Los Angeles’s Griffith Observatory

UK Time News: Allianz to pay $6 billion for fraud that gutted NYC transit workers’ pensions: Feds

Digg: Why Noise Pollution Is Worse For Your Health Than You Ever Realized

Denver Post: 600-acre forest fire prompts evacuations in southern Colorado

Denver Post: New Colorado laws aim to help mobile home residents buy their parks — and strengthen protections

Courthouse News Service: List of forcibly disappeared tops 100,000 in Mexico

Bakersfield Californian: Master-planned community with 378 units OK'd for northwest Bakersfield

Bakersfield Californian: 'Green steel' plant proposed for Mojave

NY Times : Kids as Young as 8 Are Using Social Media More Than Ever, Study Finds

NY Times : New York City Coronavirus Cases Reach ‘High’ Alert Level

NY Times : 115 Degrees in India. 120 in Pakistan. Can We Even Call Deadly Heat ‘Extreme’ Anymore?

BBC: Madison Cawthorn: Trump-backed Gen Z congressman ousted amid scandal

NY Times : Madison Cawthorn loses his re-election bid after a deluge of scandals.

BBC: Retired colonel speaks out on Russian TV

AP News: Global pollution kills 9 million people a year, study finds; surpassing Covid deaths

US News: New Mexico Fires Prompt Forest Closures; Governor Seeks Aid

AP News: US sues casino mogul Steve Wynn over relationship with China

AP News: Trump-endorsed Mastriano wins GOP nomination for PA governor

KRCR: 4 people suffer suspected drug overdoses in Chico park, leaving 2 dead, police say

The Guardian: Rejection of Arctic mine expansion bid offers hope for narwhal population

The Guardian: Who owns Einstein? The battle for the world’s most famous face

The Guardian: ‘Jurisdictional maze’ hinders investigation of sexual violence against Native women, report says

LA Times: Scientists find new and mysterious DDT chemicals accumulating in California condors

The Guardian: Drug smuggling tunnel with rail system uncovered on US-Mexico border

Monday, May 16

You Tube: New: John Oliver Explains Why Electric Utilities Get Away With Screwing Over Its Customers

Vice: The Cocaine Queen of Honduras Was Just Arrested After a Shootout Killed Her Son

Vice: Malware Can Be Loaded Even Onto Phones That Are Turned Off, Researchers Show

NPR: California churchgoers hog-tied gunman in deadly attack

NPR: It's 19 weeks into the year and America has already seen 198 mass shootings

The Atlantic: Indian Boarding Schools: Death by Civilization

NY Times : The ‘E-Pimps’ of OnlyFans

NY Times : The Answer to Stopping the Coronavirus May Be Up the Nose

KRCR: Father and son arrested after warrant reveals illegal marijuana operation in Shingletown

East Bay Times: Controversial SJSU anthropologist will remain locked out of Native American remains collection

The Guardian: Switzerland votes for organ donation by default

The Guardian: ‘I cannot survive on $260 a week’: US retail and fast-food workers strike

Sunday, May 15

Orange Co. Register: Churchgoers hogtie gunman after 1 killed, 5 wounded at Laguna Woods church

Press Democrat: Clothing, lamps and more made good again at inaugural Fix-It Fair

The Guardian: Relatives arrested after California three-year-old dies during ‘exorcism’

NY Times : The Unlikely Ascent of New York’s Compost Champion

NY Times : The Rich Are Not Who We Think They Are. And Happiness Is Not What We Think It Is, Either.

Saturday, May 14

AP News: Hyundai to announce $7B EV plant to be built in Georgia

AP News: Longest pedestrian suspension bridge opens in Czech resort

NY Times : In London, a Long-Awaited High-Speed Train Is Ready to Roll

NY Times : PA: How ‘Just a Dude’ in Shorts Became a Senate Front-Runner

NY Times : Maureen Dowd: Too Much Church in the State

NY Times : Live: Gunman Kills 10 in Racially Motivated Attack at Buffalo Grocery Store

AP News: US report details church-state collusion on Native schools

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