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People in the US who aren’t fully vaccinated should avoid bars or restaurants because of the increased risk of contracting Covid-19, a CNN medical analyst says. The advice, which mirrors the same advice we were getting about a year ago, is another sign of the US’ pandemic backslide. Dr. Anthony Fauci said yesterday the country is “going in the wrong direction” as vaccination rates fall and models project a worst-case scenario of 4,000 deaths a day if things don’t improve. The vaccine divide is a political one: Polling shows many Americans in conservative states remain deeply skeptical of the vaccine and many say they’ll never get one. However, more conservative leaders are joining the calls to get vaccinated as the Delta variant rips through vulnerable communities.
3. Mideast violence
At least 86 active wildfires have charred nearly 1.5 million acres across the US, mostly in western states. About 3 million people are under excessive heat warnings in parts of Montana, Oregon, and Idaho, but most warnings will end by Tuesday and monsoon rains could soon provide relief in some of the drought-stricken areas. Some of the larger blazes are exhibiting what is called “extreme fire behavior.” These ultra-hot areas essentially create their own weather, complete with alarming rotational patterns, wafting smoke and pyrocumulus clouds. These clouds and haze patterns can travel long distances, and in the case of the western wildfires, have even made it as far as New York City.
5. South China Sea
Corey Kluber pitched the first Yankees no-hitter since 1999
It’s all fun and games until one of your country’s most dominant teams loses a few.
Is it cultural appropriation to wear another country’s national dress when you travel?
An interesting answer to an interesting question.
DEA agents seize cocaine disguised as a cake
Please don’t smuggle cocaine in the form of baked goods (or in the form of anything else, for that matter).
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese ice cream debuts and quickly sells out
The photo of this ice cream activated my fight or flight response.
Acid-shooting whip scorpions are roaming a national park in Texas
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That’s how many women in the UK military have experienced bullying, sexual harassment and discrimination during their career, according to a landmark parliamentary report.
“We want the government to make rules to ensure citizens have a good environment and air.”
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The world of professional fingerboarding
Does anyone else sometimes see a video or image of a food and immediately start craving it? On an unrelated note, here’s how jelly beans are made. (Click here to view)