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The New Alzheimer’s–Air Pollution Link
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-new-alzheimers-air-pollution-link/

What we do and don’t know about the links between air pollution and coronavirus
https://theconversation.com/what-we-do-and-dont-know-about-the-links-between-air-pollution-and-coronavirus-137746

The Coronavirus Lockdown Has Not Made the Air Cleaner
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/05/coronavirus-lockdowns-have-not-made-air-cleaner/

Wuhan’s lockdown cut air pollution by up to 63% – new research
https://theconversation.com/wuhans-lockdown-cut-air-pollution-by-up-to-63-new-research-138084

Chennai: Air pollution is down by 35% over pre-lockdown levels, shows study
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/75717133.cms

Air pollution levels will bounce back as COVID-19 restrictions loosen, scientists say
https://www.space.com/air-pollution-increase-covid-19-coronavirus.html

Pollution returns to Houston as coronavirus restrictions loosen
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/Pollution-returns-to-Houston-as-coranavirus-15265297.php

9 states sue EPA for suspending pollution monitoring requirements during coronavirus
https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/497630-9-states-sue-epa-for-suspending-pollution-monitoring-requirements

Study shows the sea breeze is bringing ocean plastic pollution back onto land
https://www.strath.ac.uk/whystrathclyde/news/studyshowstheseabreezeisbringingoceanplasticpollutionbackontolandviabubbles/

That Fresh Sea Breeze You Breathe May Be Laced With Microplastic
https://www.wired.com/story/sea-breeze-microplastic/

Is the New Coronavirus Airborne? A Study From China Finds Evidence
https://www.ecowatch.com/is-the-new-coronavirus-airborne-heres-what-we-know-2645980128.html

Experiment shows human speech generates droplets that linger in the air for more than 8 minutes
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/experiment-shows-human-speech-generates-droplets-that-linger-in-the-air-for-more-than-8-minutes/2020/05/13/7f293ba2-9557-11ea-82b4-c8db161ff6e5_story.html

Black light experiment shows how quickly a virus like Covid-19 can spread at a restaurant
https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/13/health/japan-black-light-experiment-coronavirus-trnd-wellness/index.html

Jubilant drinkers flock to Wisconsin bars just hours after judge struck down Democratic governor's pandemic lockdown order in first ruling of its kind that will see businesses reopen today
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8317653/Wisconsin-Supreme-Court-strikes-Democratic-governors-pandemic-lockdown-order.html

Wisconsin governor: Republicans, state Supreme Court decided 'facts don't matter' in move to reopen state
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/497703-wisconsin-governor-republicans-supreme-court-decided-facts-dont-matter

Trump says Fauci's warnings about reopening amid coronavirus crisis are not 'acceptable'
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/13/coronavirus-trump-says-faucis-warnings-about-reopening-are-not-acceptable.html

After Fauci's testimony, Trump says schools should 'absolutely open'
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/05/13/coronavirus-trump-says-schools-should-open-fall-fauci/5187530002/

Trump says critics want him to keep economy closed until election: 'It's a political thing'
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-says-critics-want-him-to-keep-economy-closed-until-election-its-a-political-thing

Trump Feared Testing Too Many People for Virus Would Spook Stock Markets, Says Report
https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-feared-testing-too-many-people-for-virus-would-spook-stock-markets-says-report

Rapid White House Tests Could Miss Almost Half of Positive Covid-19 Cases, NYU Study Finds
https://www.mediaite.com/news/rapid-white-house-tests-could-miss-almost-half-of-positive-covid-19-cases-nyu-study-finds/

A Trump Official Tried to Fast-Track Funding for His Friend’s Unproven COVID-19 “Treatment,” Whistleblower Says
https://www.propublica.org/article/a-trump-official-tried-to-fast-track-funding-for-his-friends-unproven-covid-19-treatment-whistleblower-says

FBI serves warrant on senator in investigation of stock sales linked to coronavirus
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-05-13/fbi-serves-warrant-on-senator-stock-investigation

Coronavirus crisis a window of opportunity for bankers to the rich
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-banking-wealth-analysis/coronavirus-crisis-a-window-of-opportunity-for-bankers-to-the-rich-idUSKBN22Q1UB

How the COVID-19 Bailout Gave Wall Street a No-Lose Casino
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/taibbi-covid-19-bailout-wall-street-997342/

POLITICS and FLEAS

Intel chief releases info on ‘unmasking’ of Flynn to Capitol Hill
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/13/republican-senators-michael-flynn-254726

Trump weighs in on unmasking: 'Greatest political crime in the history of our country'
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-weighs-in-on-flynn

Trump suggests Obama officials involved in 'unmasking' Flynn should go to jail
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/trump-suggests-obama-officials-involved-132304661.html

Report: Some Trump Advisors “Anxious” About Him Attacking Obama’s Integrity
https://hotair.com/archives/allahpundit/2020/05/13/report-trump-advisors-anxious-attacking-obamas-integrity/

Not Even the People Ranting About “Obamagate” Know What It Is
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/05/trump-tweet-obamagate-rand-paul-richard-grenell.html

Ex-FBI official reportedly undercut DOJ's argument for dropping the Flynn case, and nobody's informed the judge
https://theweek.com/speedreads/914392/exfbi-official-reportedly-undercut-dojs-argument-dropping-flynn-case-nobodys-informed-judge

Court Appoints Retired Judge To Oppose Justice Department In Michael Flynn Case
https://www.npr.org/2020/05/13/855788528/court-appoints-retired-judge-to-oppose-justice-department-in-michael-flynn-case

The Constitution Requires Judge Emmet Sullivan’s Lawless Amicus Order Against Michael Flynn Be Overturned
https://thefederalist.com/2020/05/14/the-constitution-requires-judge-emmet-sullivans-lawless-amicus-order-against-michael-flynn-be-overturned/

Manafort Walks. His Fellow Inmate Is Facing 12 More Years.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/paul-manafort-walks-his-fellow-inmate-is-facing-16-more-years

'Sleeping While Black'; Louisville Police Kill Unarmed Black Woman
https://www.npr.org/2020/05/13/855705278/sleeping-while-black-louisville-police-kill-unarmed-black-woman

FOREIGN ENTANGLEMENTS

‘There’s no humanity left’: A family buries a mother and her unborn child in Afghanistan
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/afghanistan-maternity-ward-attack-kabul-babies-mothers/2020/05/13/d997ae38-9526-11ea-87a3-22d324235636_story.html

Coronavirus in Japan: Arson, ostracism, online attacks against medics, victims
https://www.dw.com/en/coronavirus-in-japan-arson-ostracism-online-attacks-against-medics-victims/a-53434373

City in denial: Mexico's capital is on the brink of a coronavirus disaster
https://news.sky.com/story/a-city-in-denial-over-coronavirus-mexicos-capital-is-on-the-brink-of-a-covid-19-disaster-11987726

PANDORA'S BOXCUTTER

Can’t eat gluten? Pesticides and nonstick pans might have something to do with it, study says
https://grist.org/food/cant-eat-gluten-pesticides-and-nonstick-pans-might-have-something-to-do-with-it-study-says/

India steps in to bring Pakistan on board to check locust invasion, drones to be used to spray pesticides
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/india-steps-in-to-bring-pakistan-on-board-to-check-locust-invasion-drones-to-be-used-to-spray-pesticides/articleshow/75726331.cms

Is private mosquito spraying killing bees? Yes, beekeepers group says
https://wydaily.com/local-news/2020/05/13/is-private-mosquito-spraying-killing-bees-yes-beekeepers-group-says/

Meat Plant Closures Mean Pigs Are Gassed or Shot Instead
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/14/business/coronavirus-farmers-killing-pigs.html

MPs urge UK ban on chlorinated chicken and hormone-fed beef
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-52638628

Where Bats Are Still on the Menu, if No Longer the Best Seller
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/13/world/asia/coronavirus-bats-market-Indonesia.html

ODDS, ENDS

The Prophecies of Q: American conspiracy theories are entering a dangerous new phase.
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/06/qanon-nothing-can-stop-what-is-coming/610567/

UFO Conspiracy Theorists Offer 'Ascension' From Our Hell World for $333
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/4ayyqw/david-wilcock-ufo-conspiracy-theorist-covid-19-deep-state-ascension

Newly released incident reports detail US Navy's 'UFO' encounters
https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/13/politics/navy-ufo-incident-reports/index.html

Does the Navy's Missile-Fooling Plasma Tech Explain Recent UFO Sightings?
https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/research/a32452418/3d-plasma-object-ufos/

SKY NET : Darpa is about to launch US military ‘satellite space swarm’ just like Elon Musk’s Starlink
https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/11613219/darpa-us-military-satellite-space-elon-musk-starlink/
 
The Space Force Receives Its 'Kobayashi Maru' Space-Tracking System
https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/a32466077/space-force-star-trek-kobayashi-maru/
 

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