The Sucker, the Sucker! London Review of Books. Ever wonder what it’s like to be an octopus?
Woman Develops Bond With Over 200 Hummingbirds, Now They Complain If She’s Late To Feed Them Bored Panda. Cool video.
South Carolina couple starts class action lawsuit against Amazon over eclipse glasses MarketWatch. Yet more crapification.
New Cold War
Why HPV Vaccination Rates Remain Low in Rural States MIT Technology Review
Trump just took a big step in undermining Obamacare Business Insider
Kill Me Now
VIP tickets for Hillary Clinton’s book tour could cost you more than $2,000 Aol.com Wake me when the latest tour is over.
Clinton Email Tarbaby
Wells Fargo’s Reputation Crisis Deepens, Fake Accounts And Sexual Harassment International Business Times. David Sirota et al.
Wells Fargo’s Testimony Left Some Feeling Shortchanged NYT. Gretchen Morgenson
Trump Sells Snake Oil on Opioids The Marshall Project
Macron’s government unveils controversial labour reforms Agency France-Presse
Police State Watch
Cat 2 Irma Rapidly Intensifying in Eastern Atlantic; Big Long-Range Questions Weather Underground. martha r: “irma has been upgraded to cat 3.”
Houston Was Left to Drown Jacobin
Texas Republicans Helped Chemical Plant That Exploded Lobby Against Safety Rules International Business Times
Pruitt Delayed Emergency Rules for Chemical Plants Weeks Before Toxic Fires Erupted in Houston Truthout. Quelle surprise: Gutting regs has consequences.
Why they’re rescuing bats in Houston Treehugger
Public health threat from Hurricane Harvey just beginning Houston Chronicle
It’s Time To Ditch The Concept Of ‘100-Year Floods’ FiveThirtyEight
Trump Quietly Promises Billions in New Nuke Contracts The American Conservative. Scott Ritter.
When did protest against the Assad government turn to war in Syria? Independent. Robert Fisk.
Nikki Haley Fails In Amateurish Attempt To Change UNIFIL Mandate Moon of Alabama
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