Why the Otters Left Goa – and Are Coming Back Now The Wire (J-LS)
Turkish Village Preserves “Bird Language” in a Cell-Phone World Global Voices (resilc)
New Discovery About Persians In Ancient Japan Generates Excitement Global Voices (resilc)
Now I get it: Snapchat David Pogue (Chuck L). I still don’t get it. But I don’t even like taking pictures.
China anti-corruption campaign backfires Financial Times
S&P: Straya is Spain with “extreme” foreign debt MacroBusiness
Criminal Charges Filed Against Two Ex-Bankers in 1MDB Fund Case Wall Street Journal
Wall Street bosses warn on Brexit risks Financial Times
‘Liechtenstein solution’ could hold key to softer Brexit, says Tory MEP Guardian (David L). This is getting more and more desperate. How many times does the UK have to be told “no” before they get the message?
Deutsche Bank was given special treatment in stress tests Financial Times
MH17 Report Taken Apart by Saker Reader Vineyard of the Saker (Glenn F)
Yemen Feature: A Guide to the Civil War EA WorldView (resilc)
Saudi Airstrikes kill Hundreds of Civilians, maim hundreds at Yemeni Funeral Juan Cole (resilc). In case you missed it.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
CIA ‘Siren Servers’ Can Predict Social Uprisings 3-5 Days in Advance Sociable (furzy)
2016. A big round of applause to Lambert for hosting the debate live blog last night and to so many of you for participating!
Trump Unpacks Three Decades of Clinton Baggage in Debate Bloomberg (resilc)
Fact-checking the second Clinton-Trump presidential debate Washington Post
BREAKING: Clinton Campaign Wrote About “Elevating” Trump Months Before He Declared Candidacy Free Thought (Kim Kaufman)
Donald Trump Holds Media Event With Bill Clinton’s Accusers Wall Street Journal
Hillary scrubs sexual assault pledge after allegations against Bill resurface New York Post. Wellie, the Murdoch papers have not abandoned Trump.
The National Park Service is melting down over harassment charges in its 100th anniversary year Los Angeles Times. JTM: “It’s everywhere!”
Harvard finalises bond sale to reduce crisis-era debt burden Financial Times. “Crisis era”!?!? How about “Larry Summers stupid swaps bet”?
$1.6 Million Bill Tests Tiny Town and ‘Bulletproof’ Public Pensions New York Times. Lead story in the business section. Note that roughly 1/3 of CalPERS beneficiaries are from towns and cities that effectively subcontracted their pension fund management to CalPERS.
Wells Fargo Media Statement Regarding City of Seattle Municipal Light and Power Revenue Bonds Facility Business Wire (Ulpanaylaylo)
Los Angeles Times
Nearly 7 in 10 Americans have less than $1,000 in savings USA Today. Resilc: “Good luck with copays on Obamacareless.”
Teachers Threaten Strike in Chicago Wall Street Journal
Working in tobacco fields can make kids sick. But they still need the money. Washington Post (resilc)
World’s ‘gig economy’ larger than thought Financial Times. 1/3 participate as last resort.
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