‘The mystery is over’: Researchers say they know what happened to ‘Lost Colony’ The Virginian-Pilot
Low blow: Sydney’s new ferries won’t fit under bridges while passengers on top deck Oops! Reminds me of the tunnel – or it may have been an overpass – with low-clearance in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Every year, the occasional driver lost the top of her/truck truck the s/he failed to fit into the top of the tunnel – and IIRC the errant drivers were often out-of-towners ferrying junior to university. I wonder whether this is still the case, or have the enlarged the tunnel. MA readers?
Trump considers fast-tracking UK Covid-19 vaccine before US election FT. Why do I think this is not going to end well.
Tempers Flare Over German Mask Requirement Der Spiegel
Covid 19 coronavirus: Why New Zealand might never know how virus came back New Zealand Herald (PR). A contact tracing failure.
Gear and Garments: California Awaits the Next Pandemic Capital & Main
New York City will rise again New York Post
The UK exam debacle reminds us that algorithms can’t fix broken systems MIT Technology Review
America repays these folks by making sure their past mistakes will never, ever be erased from their records, no matter how hard they work on rectifying them. A society without a heart. https://t.co/lAvBAqAniC
— Constantin Gurdgiev (@GTCost) August 23, 2020
The Building Trades Unions Aren’t Just Home to Trump-Loving Conservatives Teen Vogue. Kim Kelly.
The Battle for Decatur Intercept
How the ‘Useful Idiots’ of Liberal New York Fueled Income Inequality
2009: 1st Black President
2010: 3 women in SCOTUS
2015: Same-sex marriage legal
2020: 1st WoC nom for VP
Federal Minimum Wage
— Aisha Ahmad (@aishaismad) August 23, 2020
Republicans Rush to Finalize Convention (‘Apprentice’ Producers Are Helping) NYT. So, duelling TV producers.
Trump campaign announces speakers for Republican convention Politico (The Rev Kev)
President Trump to speak every night of RNC this week as full lineup revealed NYPost Can’t Wait! Pass the popcorn.
Roaming Charges: Conventional Weapons at the DNC Counterpunch
Ahead of Monday CWC Meet, Sonia Gandhi Tells Congress to Find a New Chief The Wire. A big, big deal. But who?
Congress Working Committee meet: All you need to know Times of India
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