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With a litter of tactics, scientists work to tame cat allergies Science News. I suffer from a terrible cat allergy. Can Historic Preservation Be Saved? American Conservative Colorado River flow shrinks from climate crisis, risking ‘severe water shortages’ Guardian (furzy) The Decline of Religion May Be Slowing Religion in Public (re Silc) A Search for…

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With a litter of tactics, scientists work to tame cat allergies Science News. I suffer from a terrible cat allergy.

Can Historic Preservation Be Saved? American Conservative

Colorado River flow shrinks from climate crisis, risking ‘severe water shortages’ Guardian (furzy)

The Decline of Religion May Be Slowing Religion in Public (re Silc)

A Search for the Source of Italy’s Malaise Der Spiegel

TurboTax Is Still Tricking Customers With Tax Prep Ads That Misuse the Word “Free” ProPublica

To stop locust plagues, we must copy locusts Asia Times

China’s green zombie fungus could hold key to fighting east Africa’s plague of locusts SCMP

Class Warfare

The Internal Emails Big Tech Executives Never Wanted You to See Jacobin

Julian Assange

We’re Asking One Question In Assange’s Case: Should Journalists Be Punished For Exposing War Crimes? Caitlin Johnstone

Assange appears in British court to fight U.S. extradition bid Reuters

Roger Waters on Julian Assange Craig Murray

Waste Watch

Grocery stores may soon offer your favorite brands in reusable containers TreeHugger

Report argues most plastics, especially #3-7s, falsely labeled as recyclable Waste Dive

Big Brother IS Watching You Watch

Should Government Halt the Use of Facial-Recognition Technology? WSJ

Homeland Security Algorithm Revokes U.S. Visa of War Crimes Investigator Eyal Weizman The Intercept

On JFK, Tulsi Gabbard Keeps Very Respectable Company Counterpunch

Trump Transition

Tapping Trump’s Anger About 2016 Surveillance, White House Seeks Overhaul of Spying Law WSJ

Syraqistan

Five things to know about emerging US, Taliban peace deal The Hill

2020

Sanders eviscerates conventional wisdom about why he can’t win Politico

Bernie Sanders: The 60 Minutes Interview CBS

Bernie Sanders Says Won’t Attend AIPAC Confab That ‘Gives Platform to Bigotry’ Haaretz

MSNBC in ‘Full-Blown Freakout’ Mode as Bernie Sanders Cements Status as Democratic Frontrunner Common Dreams

Bernie Sanders Isn’t the Left’s Trump NYT. Paul Krugman grudgingly accedes.

Here is Democrats’ last chance to get this right WaPo. Jennifer Rubin does not, instead clutches pearls

Anand Giridharadas on Sanders’ Victory in Nevada: ‘A Wake Up Moment for the American Power Establishment’ Common Dreams

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— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) 23 February 2020

#nCOVID-19

Shipping lines face troubled waters as oil tankers, container carriers and cruise lines stop calling on China for fear of catching the coronavirus SCMP

A Chinese biotech partners with GSK to boost its coronavirus vaccine development Stat

World is approaching coronavirus tipping point, say experts Guardian

Fear of coronavirus pandemic grows but China eases curbs as new infections fall Reuters

Iran’s holy city Qom sends SOS as virus spreads Asia Times

Italy towns wake to quarantine, queue for food in coronavirus outbreak Agence France-Presse

Don’t Send Them Here: Local Officials Resist Plans to House Coronavirus Patients NYT

Coronavirus outbreak causes supply problem for India’s drugmakers FT

World Economy Shudders as Coronavirus Threatens Global Supply Chains WSJ

“Uncertainty Is the New Normal” Der Spiegel

Malaysia’s Mahathir submits resignation, ‘quits’ his party Al Jazeera

China?

WSJ’s Beijing bureau chief has this to say about the paper’s often-toxic editorial page:

“We find the argument that no offense was intended to be unconvincing: Someone should have known that it would cause widespread offense.”

Scoop via ⁦@farhip

https://t.co/YQJUQWgNQt

— Bill Grueskin (@BGrueskin) February 22, 2020

Inside The Wall Street Journal, Tensions Rise Over ‘Sick Man’ China Headline NYT (dan k)

Wall Street Journal reporters protest ‘sick man’ headline in Wall Street Journal WaPo

737 MAX

Now Boeing 737 MAX Fuel Tanks Have To Undergo Inspections Simple Flying

India

What superfans in India are doing to welcome Donald Trump Economic Times

The Political Fix: What will Donald Trump’s big visit to India actually achieve? Scroll

How Trump and Modi have raised the profile of Indian-Americans India Today

What Donald Trump gets out of his trip to India BBC

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