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Sunday, May 26

The Verge: EcoFlow’s $200 PowerStream is so clever, you might buy a $4,000 solar generator

the Atlantic: Don’t Read This If You Love Oysters

AP News: Gunman arrested after wounding 5 people in Los Angeles area home, firing at helicopter, police say

The Guardian: Israeli airstrike kills 35 in Rafah after Hamas launches rockets at Tel Aviv

KPTV: At least 15 dead after severe weather carves path of ruin across multiple states in the South

KOMO : On remote trail, man stumbles upon heavy, mysterious object possibly from outer space

Seattle Times: Far-right Israeli settlers step up attacks on aid trucks bound for Gaza

KTLA: Johnny Wactor of ‘General Hospital’ shot and killed in DTLA during catalytic converter theft

KTLA: Santa Monica pottery studio responds after video surfaces of employees dumping glaze in storm drain

AP News: General Sherman passes health check but world’s largest trees face growing climate threats

NPR: Witnessing the spectacle of synchronous fireflies is ‘like magic’

KQED: Advocates for Legalized Psychedelics in California Plan a Ballot Measure Push

Washington Post: How Mexico’s cartels infiltrated the tortilla business

NY Times: Biden Wants to Bring Big Dreams Back to Rural America

Washington Post: Flamboyant flocks of flamingos are finally dotting Florida’s coastline again

Washington Post: Mexico City’s water ‘Day Zero’ may come even for the wealthiest residents

Reuters: Trump booed and heckled by raucous crowd at Libertarian convention

AP News: Grayson Murray dies at age 30 a day after withdrawing from Colonial, PGA Tour says

AP News: Bangladesh evacuates hundreds of thousands as a severe cyclone approaches from the Bay of Bengal

The Guardian: America’s premier pronatalists on having ‘tons of kids’ to save the world: ‘There are going to be countries of old people starving to death’

Courthouse News Service: Thai town maddened by marauding monkeys launches plan to lock them up and send them away

Courthouse News Service: California’s fiscal watchdog sees positive signs in deficit reduction

Courthouse News Service: Napa winemakers brush off concerns of decline

Courthouse News Service: Chinese billionaire bilked investors of over $1 billion, prosecutors say as fraud trial opens

Oregon Public Broadcasting: ‘Superabundant’: Oregon’s golden chanterelle refuses to be tamed

Oregon Public Broadcasting: Klamath River water improving, according to California water board

The Oregonian: Source of tar-like substance washing up on Oregon beaches continues to elude investigators

Texas Monthly: The Lost World of 1970s Black Rodeo

Smithsonian Magazine: A New Airline for Dogs Takes Flight

Smithsonian Magazine: Austrian Man Discovers Hundreds of Mammoth Bones While Renovating His Wine Cellar

BBC: The drought that forced a Himalayan village in Nepal to relocate

BBC: Turbulence on Doha-Dublin flight leaves 12 injured

BBC: Mandatory national service would 'get young people out of their bubble'

BBC: Hamas launches rocket attack towards Tel Aviv area

The Guardian: $150m paid in police misconduct claims shows violent response to 2020 protests, experts say

The Guardian: Five dead after powerful storms tear through rural Texan community

The Guardian: Papua New Guinea landslide death toll exceeds 670, says UN agency

ktla: Nearly 1.9 million bottles of water impacted by FDA recall pose ‘no health or safety risk’: company

KTLA: World’s largest tree ‘General Sherman’ scaled for 1st time in California’s Sequoia National Park

KTLA: Police: 3 L.A. County 7-Eleven stores robbed in an hour

North Bay Biz Journal: Lagunitas returning all its brewery operations to Sonoma County

Sacramento Bee: California could bar landlords from banning pets at some buildings. Which renters are affected?

LA Times: Looking to vacation on the California coast? Marin County just made it harder

LA Times: A slingshot-wielding vandal shattered glass in Azusa for years. An 81-year-old suspect has been arrested

LA Times: Environmentalists urge California wildlife officials to investigate bottled water operation

KRON: Nicki Minaj detained in Amsterdam on possession charges

KRON: Surfrider names beloved beach as dirtiest in Bay Area

East Bay Times: Tesla under investigation over Fremont factory toxic emissions, and faces lawsuit over alleged health harms

SF Chronicle: Yosemite climber Alex Honnold just smashed a solo speed record on El Capitan

SF Chronicle: ‘Gorgeous’: Two rare birds land on Farallon Islands off S.F. in one day, thousands of miles adrift

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