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Watch the sheer joy of dogs riding the waves at a surfing contest Scroll.in
Who Killed the ERA? New York Review of Books
Water 3.0 solves problem of microplastics and pharmaceuticals in wastewater Treehugger
Sputnik, the tiny sphere that launched the space race Phys.org (The Rev Kev)
The 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry awarded for advances in imaging biological molecules WaPo
How to work out which coral reefs will bleach, and which might be spared The Conversation
New site aims for ‘brutally honest’ environmental news Columbia Journalism Review
Catholic church to make record divestment from fossil fuels Guardian (martha r)
Time to shine: Solar power is fastest-growing source of new energy The Guardian
“NSFW” doesn’t begin to describe Bluetooth security in sex toys Ars Technica
Uber board truce paves way for SoftBank deal FT. Now aiming for an IPO in 2019. Good luck w/ that.
EU Orders Luxembourg to Recoup Almost $300 Million From Amazon WSJ
MEET THE CAMPERFORCE, AMAZON’S NOMADIC RETIREE ARMY Wired. martha r: “9/15 but still germane”.
Law Schools Rip Bar Exam Cut Score Recommendations Above the Law
How the Elderly Lose Their Rights New Yorker. The deck: “Guardians can sell the assets and control the lives of senior citizens without their consent—and reap a profit from it.”
Washington failed to regulate Big Tech—and now it’s about to discover that it can’t Quartz
Hackers target weakest links for insider trading gain FT
Catalan referendum: Region’s independence ‘in matter of days’ BBC
Spain’s king blasts ‘unacceptable’ disloyalty of Catalan leaders SCMP
Spain may have succeeded in crushing Catalan independence dreams for now – but at a high price The Conversation
How Did Things Get So Bad in Catalonia? Wolf Street
Macron takes risky bet with tough talk on weedkiller Politico
Brexit Talks Show Continuing Divide Between U.K., EU Lawmakers WSJ
Brexit: a tale of two cities EUReferendum.com
Theresa May faces calls to sack Boris Johnson over Libya comments The Guardian
To Save ‘Make in India’, Fix GST for Small and Medium Businesses The Wire
Safety first? Not for India’s frustrated rail commuters Asia Times
U.S. pressing India to avoid capping medical device prices, allow withdrawals Reuters
India’s Troubling and Official Growth Numbers Are Only the Tip of the Iceberg The Wire
BIPARTISAN GROUP TO FORCE VOTE ON U.S. INVOLVEMENT IN YEMEN WAR Intercept (JohnnyGL). Hoisted from comments on yesterday’s links.
U.S. Votes Against U.N. Ban On Death Penalty For Homosexuality New Now Next (The Rev Kev). Joining Iraq, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia.
First global pledge to end cholera by 2030 BBC
New Cold War
Mueller Tasks an Adviser With Getting Ahead of Pre-Emptive Pardons Bloomberg
The Supreme Court’s Blockbuster Term Politico
Fake news comes to the Supreme Court WaPo
Mattis breaks with Trump and backs US staying in Iran nuclear deal Business Insider
Trump Aides Deliver Shortlist of Fed Candidates Bloomberg
Hedge fund billionaire flew top Mnuchin aide on private jet to Palm Beach WaPo
White House wants to end Social Security numbers as a national ID Ars Technica
U.S. will expel 15 Cuban diplomats, escalating tensions over mystery illnesses WaPo
Trump’s ICE snitch-line is full of people secretly trying to deport their in-laws boingboing
GOP lawmakers say Trump wants tough measures in Dreamers deal Politico
Republicans Are Reconsidering Full Repeal of State and Local Tax Deduction NYT
Scott Gottlieb rocketed to the top of FDA. He may keep rising Stat
Bannon warns: “end of everything” if Trump supports gun controls Axios
It Doesn’t Matter Why Stephen Craig Paddock Did It New York Magazine
On Vegas, Shootings and Gun Control Ian Welsh (martha r)
Las Vegas Casinos, Aware Of Mass Shooting Risks, Lobbied For Insurance International Business Times (martha r). David Sirota.
Democrats in Disarray
The Quiet Battle Between Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris in Atlanta NY Observer (ChiGal)
What Reunification Wrought Jacobin
Puerto Rico Relief Efforts Pale to that for Just One Wall Street Bank Wall Street on Parade
Seven graphics that sum up Puerto Rico disaster BBC
Trump Says Puerto Rico Has Thrown the Budget ‘Out of Whack’ Bloomberg
Trump says Puerto Rico officials should be ‘proud’ more haven’t died like in Katrina WaPo
Vulture Capitalists Circle Above Puerto Rico TruthOut. Bill Moyers.
San Juan mayor hopes Trump stops ‘spouting’ comments that are ‘hurtful to the people of Puerto Rico’ Independent
Elizabeth Warren tells Wells Fargo’s CEO: ‘You should be fired’ Business Insider
Tim Sloan Walked Into The Senate Banking Committee Factually Naked And Illogically Unafraid Dealbreaker. Included for transcript of back and forth, not for the snark.
Yahoo Triples Estimate of Breached Accounts to 3 Billion WSJ
‘You Can’t Fix Stupid,’ Lawmaker Tells Equifax’s Former CEO Bloomberg
IRS awards multimillion-dollar fraud-prevention contract to Equifax Politico. The deck: “The no-bid contract was issued last week, as the company continued facing fallout from its massive security breach.” No comment.
What’s the ultimate way to defy depression, disease and early death? Exercise Guardian
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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.