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McCarthySchism: “The realization that the party might need to supply a sizable percentage of the House votes to avert an economically disastrous default — not to mention passage in the Democratic-controlled Senate — has increasingly shaped the White House’s negotiating strategy.” White House believes massive Dem bailout may be needed to pass debt ceiling compromise.

+ Facts in Black and White:From birth to death, Black Americans fare worse in measures of health compared to their white counterparts. They have higher rates of infant and maternal mortality, higher incidence of asthma during childhood, more difficulty treating mental health as teens, and greater rates of high blood pressure, Alzheimer’s disease and other illnesses. The Associated Press spent the past year exploring how the legacy of racism in America has laid the foundation for the health inequities that Black people face.”

+ You’ve Been Warned: “These types of public health advisories are infrequent, but sometimes become turning points in American life.” The NYT has an interesting look back at A Half-Century of Surgeon General Warnings. Most of the things they warned about were more than worthy of warnings.

+ Flight Cancel Culture: “France has banned domestic short-haul flights where train alternatives exist, in a bid to cut carbon emissions. The law came into force two years after lawmakers had voted to end routes where the same journey could be made by train in under two-and-a-half hours.”

+ Guyana School Disaster: WaPo: “A fire in a school dormitory in Guyana that killed 19 children was lit by a student after school authorities confiscated her cell phone.”

+ Tased and Confused? “Police said she was ‘armed’ with a steak knife. On Friday, they confirmed that she required a walking frame to move and the officer discharged his Taser after she began approaching ‘at a slow pace.'” 95-year-old woman Tasered by police in Australia dies.

+ Ice Cream of the Crop: Jimmy Carter, 3 months into hospice, is aware of tributes, enjoying ice cream. (Is there a better way to spend one’s twilight?)

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