Western drought causes Earth’s surface to rise as water levels drop LA Times. Sea level rise problem solved! OK, not quite. This is groundwater levels we’re talking about, not the ocean.
Young blood to be used in ultimate rejuvenation trial New Scientist
Congo declares Ebola outbreak in northern Equateur province Reuters. Congo is not contiguous to any of the four African nations experiencing the latest outbreak, although Congo has had several ebola outbreaks in the past, and this could be a different strain.
Bullets and Ballots Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker
Ferguson Fights For Justice Beyond Mike Brown’s Death Huffington Post
Md. college campus police also getting military surplus gear Baltimore Sun. You’re telling me a college campus police force DOESN’T need M16 assault rifles and armored vehicles?
What I’ve Learned from Two Years Collecting Data on Police Killings Gawker. This is a very worthwhile project. The crowdsourced national database of police killings is at FatalEncounters.org. Help if you can.
Private equity’s goose is ‘overcooked’ Financial Times
Toward a Universal Ability to Repay Requirement Adam Levitin, Credit Slips
US official behind $36bn bank settlements Financial Times. An embarrassing beat-sweetener for the pink pages.
Sacramento federal court jury acquits 4 in local mortgage fraud case The Sacramento Bee. Our friend Bill Black actually testified for the defendants in this one.
Mortgage Foreclosures 2015: Why the Crisis Will Flare Up Again Some idiot named David Dayen, New Republic
Top Officials Say A Partnership With Assad May Be Necessary To Take Out ISIS Huffington Post. I just got whiplash.
Its Edge Intact, Vice Is Chasing Hard News David Carr, NYT
Adjunct professors fight for crumbs on campus The Washington Post
Tony Blair gives Kazakhstan’s autocratic president tips on how to defend a massacre Telegraph. I didn’t think it was possible for my opinion of Tony Blair to lower.
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Hilary Mason Turns Big Data Into Plain English Ozy. Nice to meet the types who are profiting off of all of this.
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