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Breathtaking new map of the X-ray Universe BBC

Pilot Test Begins for Tech to Connect Everyday Vehicles SpectrumIEEE (David L)

Combining therapy with the psychedelic drug psilocybin results in large reductions in anxiety and depression PsyPost (Chuck L)

#COVID-19

When Your Best Friend in Quarantine Is a Squirrel, You May Be Going Nuts Wall Street Journal (David L)

About that ‘two-metre rule’ FTAlphaville (vlade). A must read.

Science/Medicine

Rare, super coronavirus antibodies likely to yield vaccine, say Stanford, UCSF experts Houston Chronicle

Mayo: Plasma from recovered patients safe for treating COVID-19 MPR

‘Recovered’ COVID-19 patients suffer major ongoing physical, cognitive problems Times of Israel (furzy)

Is the Coronavirus Death Tally Inflated? Here’s Why Experts Say No New York Times (David L)

Brazil

Coronavirus latest: Brazil infections surpass 1 million DW

US

Apple Closes Retail Stores in Four States as Virus Cases Rise Wall Street Journal

Five Phillies players test positive for coronavirus in Florida NBCPhiladelphia

Watch: A time-lapse view of how the coronavirus spread across California Mercury News

Finance/Economy

Fed Seems to Skirt the Law to Buy Corporate Bonds Bloomberg (Scott)

India-China

US calls China ‘rogue state’, cites border attack Hindustan Times

Brutal details emerge of deadly China-India border clash Financial Times

Brexit

Nothing to see here Chris Grey

Big Brother is Watching You Watch

U.S. Watched George Floyd Protests in 15 Cities Using Aerial Surveillance New York Times (David L)

How to turn on/off COVID-19 contact tracing on iPhone 9to5Mac (BC)

Imperial Collapse Watch

Middle East intelligence agencies closely monitoring American Spring Duffle Blog (Kevin W)

Navy upholds firing of carrier captain in virus outbreak Associated Press

Trump Transition

Trump says some wear coronavirus masks ‘to signal disapproval of him’ CNBC

Bruce Springsteen to Donald Trump: ‘Put On a Fucking Mask’ Esquire

White House dismissal of COVID-19 concerns draws criticism The Hill

Trump rejects Fauci’s warning about football’s return Politico (resilc)

The Trump campaign’s unsteady effort to bend reality Newsday (furzy)

The Trump Administration Paid Millions for Test Tubes — and Got Unusable Mini Soda Bottles ProPublica (resilc)

Roberts Rules Trump Out of Order Atlantic (furzy)

US attorney who investigated Trump allies REFUSES to quit: DOJ in chaos as Manhattan prosecutor who led the Rudy Giuliani probe says he learned in a press release he was ‘stepping down’ and has ‘no intention’ of resigning Daily Mail

Oklahoma Supreme Court denies appeal to enforce social distancing at Trump rally The Hill. Oh, and: OKLAHOMA GUN SHOWS (resilc)

Tulsa COVID-19 Case Infection Hits New High as Trump Will Facilitate Transmission at Saturday Rally BuzzFeed

Trump Has a Half Billion in Loans Coming Due. They May Be His Biggest Conflict of Interest Yet. Mother Jones (resilc)

Consumer Group urges FDA crackdown on ‘abortion reversal’ procedure Florida Bulldog (Chuck L)

2020

Former cop Demings faces progressive pushback in veepstakes The Hill

Black Injustice Tipping Point

Officer Brett Hankison being fired from Louisville police after Breonna Taylor shooting Louisville Courier-Journal

Elderly Black Lives Matter protester injured by police and trolled by Trump in hiding after death threats Independent

How Police Infiltrate, Create Violence, & Target Journalists Lee Camp

Police State 2: Alternatives to Policing Counterpunch (heresy101)

Just Because They’ve Turned Against Humanity Doesn’t Mean We Should Defund the Terminator Program Cross Greaves, McSweeny’s (Barry R)

Canada Among Very Worst White Supremacist Countries: Report Vice (resilc)

Marjorie Taylor Greene: Republican candidate caught on video making racist and Islamophobic remarks Independent

Rising Seas Threaten an American Institution: The 30-Year Mortgage New York Times (David L)

U.S. Disneyland workers say proposed July reopening may be too early Reuters (resilc)

New York & Co. Parent Preparing Bankruptcy That Shuts All Stores Bloomberg

The North Face Joins Advertising Boycott Against Facebook Complex (David L)

20-Year-Old Robinhood Customer Dies By Suicide After Seeing A $730,000 Negative Balance Forbes. I hate to sound cruel, but this is Darwin Awards stuff.

Class Warfare

Over 500 Strikes in Last 3 Weeks as BLM Strikes Surge on Juneteenth Mike Elk

Opioids, Inc. Frontline (Kevin C) and Wall Street, bribery and an opioid epidemic: the inside story of a disgraced drugmaker Financial Times. Non-paywalled. The Frontline production was a joint effort.

For the Rich to Keep Getting Richer, We Have to Sacrifice Everything Else Charles Hugh Smith (RR)

Government’s university fee changes mean humanities students will pay the entire cost of their degrees – abc.net.au. Kevin W: ‘I could see this idiotic, short-sighted idea spreading to the US.” Moi: If so, in five years, it would become a status item.

Antidote du jour. Tracie H: “This is Bitsy, daughter to Sphynxie (of desk-hogging fame from a previous picture), caught in the act of napping on the job.”

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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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