Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Daily Headlines for June 21, 2022

Failed Autopsies, False Arrests: A Risk of Bias in Death Examinations
Disastrous errors by medical examiners have raised questions about whether they are influenced by prejudgments and a close relationship with the police.

First gay mayor in U.S. didn’t expect to be LGBTQ rights icon

With Kalashnikov Burgers and Black Comedy, Libyans Try to Move On From Conflict
After more than a decade of chaos and war, fed-up Libyans are clamoring for peace — and making clear they’ve had enough violence: “We want to taste life, not death.”

Tanzanian Maasai battle eviction from ancestral land
Security forces seek to move thousands of people to make way for a luxury game reserve

In a Town Crippled by Grief, the Healing Power of a Perfect Pitch
Uvalde, Texas, was set to cancel its Little League All-Star Championship after a school shooting left 21 people dead. Then, the decision was made: The games would go on.

My Sports Column Puts People to Sleep
A discussion of a beloved sports ritual: dozing off in the middle of the action

'Perfectly imperfect:' Here's why players are coming to the defense of MLB umpires
Hand-wringing over umpires is easy, but what happens if they're gone? Not everyone is thrilled about the future of baseball.

White supremacists are riling up thousands on social media

Car Talk for Catholics: Priest Podcast Illuminates Topics From Annulment to Batman
Clergy members are spreading their message in audio shows like ‘Clerically Speaking,’ which delves into religious and secular questions of our day

Here's how to wipe your phone or computer data if it’s lost or stolen

Dads Are Often IT Guys When Couples Divide Chores
Shared calendars and notes can make it easier for fathers to manage to-dos, but so can asking for help

Where Are the Delivery Drones?
The technology is hard and the economics of mass deliveries may never make sense.

Next step in combating climate change? Massive batteries that harness the power of the sun.

Advisors Walk Clients Through Digital Financial Plans

Crypto investors’ hot streak ends as harsh ‘winter’ descends

Tesla violated federal law by laying off workers without warning, lawsuit says

America's lifeguard shortage, explained
Why you'll want to keep an extra close eye on weaker swimmers this summer

Retailers’ Inventories Pile Up as Lead Times Grow
As production cycles stretch to more than a year, retailers are having a harder time matching supply with demand

Sweets And Snacks Get Boost From Economic, Societal Trends

The Metaverse Lures Brands Like Nike and Gap With New Ways to Market and Make Money
Much of the activity is focused on generating sales in the real world

Trap Heals: A Prayer. A Feeling. A Mission.

New Brand of Activist Takes Aim at Ukraine War and Climate Crisis, Together
Led by young women from Eastern Europe, they are cornering Europe’s leaders and pressing them for a total energy embargo on Russia — to end the fighting and to save the planet.

3 ‘sovereign citizens’ arrested near Joshua Tree after explosives found, deputies say

Editorial: The death penalty is wrong — even for racist mass killers

Op-Ed: The insurrection won’t end until Trump is prosecuted and disqualified from future office

Court says California utilities commission must obey state Public Records Act

The Supreme Court, Public Opinion and the Fate of Roe
According to the conventional wisdom, the court rarely strays too far from the popular will. That view will face a reckoning in the coming weeks.

Should guns be banned in bars, hospitals? Supreme Court case could spur new 2nd Amendment fight
If Democratic-led states and cities lose a major gun rights case at the Supreme Court, experts predict the next Second Amendment battleground will focus on banning firearms in "sensitive" places.

Gun violence policy is focusing on mental health but federal records still lack some states
NRA, NSSF and gun violence groups are allied in shoring up gaps that still remain in system

A Secret City With a Secret African American History
The U.S. government built Oak Ridge in 1942 to develop the world’s first atomic weapon.

Historic Chapel, School Designated Historic Landmark

Demise of Hong Kong’s Jumbo floating palace reflects city’s capsized dreams
For some, the sinking of the much-loved restaurant is symbolic of the territory’s lost freedoms

Are You Exercising Too Much?
Overexercising can do damage when you don’t allow enough time to rest. More research is assessing the risks.

How to Avoid Nasty Pool Germs This Summer
Some watering holes are riskier than others.

Bike riding has its benefits, if you observe the rules (April 2022)

New York fund apologizes for role in Tuskegee syphilis study

Where Did the Black Death Begin? DNA Detectives Find a Key Clue.
By fishing shards of bacterial DNA from the teeth of bodies in a cemetery, researchers found the starting point for the plague that devastated Eurasia, they say.

Dr. Paul M. Ellwood Jr., Architect of the H.M.O., Is Dead at 95
Often called the father of the health maintenance organization, he coined the term in 1970, envisioning a system that would compete for patients by providing the best care at the lowest price.

As water crisis worsens on Colorado River, an urgent call for Western states to ‘act now’

A major California reservoir has hit its peak for the year at just over half full

How Animals See Themselves

A Global Ocean Biogeochemical Observatory Becomes a Reality (March 2022)
Building on the successful Argo network of seafaring temperature and salinity sensors, work is underway to deploy 1,000 floats equipped to study ocean biogeochemistry in greater detail than ever.

Washington ranked No. 8 best state for beekeeping

Eavesdropping on the Secret Lives of Dolphins in New York Harbor
For two years, an array of six underwater microphones tracked the feeding noises of marine mammals newly prevalent in New York waters.

Before Chickens Were Nuggets, They Were Revered
The origin of the domestic fowl is more recent than previously thought, but it may have taken them thousands of years to become food.

James Patterson said white men face 'racism' in publishing. What do book sales say?

The Life of Jean Rhys, a Uniquely Brilliant and Thorny Writer
Miranda Seymour’s “I Used to Live Here Once” is a biography of the author of “Wide Sargasso Sea,” who had a talent for facing hard truths.

A Home For Hip Hop
UHHM Makes Los Angeles The First Stop on Their Hip Hop Road Show

CC Symphony to perform as it searches for new music director
Death of icon Frank Fetta leaves hole

Texas boy is the world's youngest mariachi. For his dad, it's a return to Mexican family roots

Björk’s Orchestral tour review — avant-garde electronica captivatingly reimagined
The Icelandic singer’s voice has lost none of its power or strangeness over her long career

Soccer Mommy Hits the Perfect Balance
Thanks to producer Daniel Lopatin, the easy melodicism of Sophie Allison’s emotive rock acquires new dynamism

Bartees Strange Ponders Success in Dire Times
On his second album, “Farm to Table,” the indie-rock singer and songwriter finds no easy comforts in his own ascent.

Harry Styles casually sends Wembley Stadium into a frenzy — live music review
The superstar singer brought persuasive charm and androgynous style to the London leg of Love on Tour

Streaming vs. indie cinema? An art house film service finds a way to support both

The 10 best movies of 2022 so far, definitively ranked (from 'Top Gun: Maverick' to 'RRR')

Boy Scouts sex abuse documentary is a portrait of shocking complacency
Hulu’s poignant and damning ‘Leave No Trace’ profiles some of the 80,000-plus men who have come forward as survivors

Tattoo Artists Face a Grayer Palette in Europe
The E.U. has prohibited some pigments, deeming them potentially hazardous to humans. Artists and manufacturers around the world are struggling to find replacements.

They Conflated ‘The Wire’ With Reality
A Baltimore photographer considers the HBO drama’s impact on the city where he was raised, 20 years after the show’s debut.

Three Years Ago, Her Art Sold for $400 at the Beach. Now It Fetches Up To $1.6 Million at Auction
Anna Weyant, a new art star whose work evokes a millennial Botticelli, was discovered on Instagram. She’s also dating her dealer, Larry Gagosian.

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