Australian politician sets river on fire to protest fracking AFP (h/t Chuck L.)
A new drill for Pa: Fewer gas rigs operate, and local economies suffer Philadelphia Inquirer
Iran Might Still Outwit the Saudis on Oil Bloomberg Gadfly (h/t Resilc)
Department Stores Need to Close Hundred of Sites, Research Firm Says Wall Street Journal
Fantasy Math Is Helping Companies Spin Losses Into Profits Gretchen Morgenson, NY Times
U.S. to Send 250 Additional Military Personnel to Syria Wall Street Journal
Fighting erupts in Iraq, and the Islamic State isn’t part of it Washington Post
US finally acknowledging al-Qaeda factor in breakdown of Ceasefire Juan Cole, Informed Comment
Ruined Chernobyl nuclear plant to remain a threat for 3,000 years Tribune News Service (h/t Chuck L)
With Impeccable Timing, ‘Economic Miracle’ in Spain Unravels Don Quinones, Wolf Street
Obama’s parting shot angers Brexiteers Financial Times
Obama Joins Angela Merkel in Pushing Trade Deal to a Wary Germany NY Times. 80% opposition to TTIP in Germany.
Sanders discusses possibly supporting Clinton Washington Post. Under certain conditions.
Where Bernie Sanders’ Health Care Crusade Might Go From Here Huffington Post
The Anti-Moneyball Election The New Yorker
Ted Cruz and John Kasich to Coordinate Against Donald Trump NY Times. This is pretty incredible.
McConnell tries to rally GOP without mentioning Republicans Lexington Herald-Leader
Finding Love Again, This Time With a Man Harris Wofford, NY Times
Japan’s most salacious crime news — and the American who publishes it Washington Post (h/t furzy mouse)
The Desolation of Smug driftglass
Marijuana is kosher for Passover, leading rabbi rules The Independent
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