Push Coming to Shove: “It takes a lot to make a well-placed Beijing resident feel a connection to the people of far-off Ürümqi, which is home to Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities. The fire, the fear, and accumulated frustration have done it.” The New Yorker’s Evan Osnos with a good overview of the protests in China. Chinese Protesters Warily Tell Xi Jinping, “Don’t Push Me.” The protests have been remarkable. The clampdown might be swift. AP: China sends students home, police patrol to curb protests.

+ No Mo Arigato: San Francisco considers allowing law enforcement robots to use lethal force. More detail from Mission Local: SFPD authorized to kill suspects using robots in draft policy.

+ Unexpected Reunion: “A woman who was kidnapped as a child 51 years ago was identified through DNA and found still living in Fort Worth, her family announced on Sunday after being reunited with her this weekend.”

+ Roll Out the Barrels: “This week, some of the world’s best big wave surfers are in Nazaré, Portugal, home to the biggest wave on the planet … Among the surfers is 44-year-old Matt Formston. Like his counterparts, the Sydney-born surfer has been in the water for decades, winning national and international titles and riding some of the best waves in the world. But unlike his counterparts, Formston is blind.”

+ Bad Seeds: “In every interaction, Goguen’s immense wealth seemed to have a gravity all of its own, a by-product of a society in which the tiny few control an obscene amount of money and more and more people struggle to get by. In this setting, when people meet a billionaire, many see only an opportunity to cash in. The billionaire, in turn, starts to believe that enough money can make any problem disappear. And who’s to say, in the end, that either side is entirely wrong?” Trust me, you won’t know what to see after reading Ken Silverstein’s piece in NY Mag. Seed Money: How one billionaire with a savior complex and a voracious sexual appetite got conned by his best friend, who saw him as the perfect mark.