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Cafe Society: Japan is the world’s oldest country. “About 30 percent of the Japanese population of about 125.7 million is over 65.” And where we find aging populations, we find a need to address dementia. WaPo (Gift Article): At Japan’s dementia cafes, forgotten orders are all part of the service.

+ The House Doesn’t Always Win: “Did prominent casino chain MGM Resorts gamble with its customers’ data? That’s a question a lot of those customers are probably asking themselves now, a week into a cyberattack that took down many of MGM’s systems. And it may have all started with a phone call, if reports citing the hackers themselves are to be believed.” The chaotic and cinematic MGM casino hack, explained.

+ Sikh Truth: BBC: “India expelled a senior Canadian diplomat on Tuesday and accused Canada of interfering in its internal affairs, ramping up a confrontation between the two countries over accusations that the Indian government may have been involved in the killing of a Sikh activist.” Here’s the latest on a growing feud between India and Canada.

+ Where the Sidewalk Never Ends: “Inspired by books like Jane Jacobs’ The Death and Life of Great American Cities and the British report Traffic in Towns, Fernandez Lores believed he had a solution: Get rid of the cars that were clogging Pontevedra’s streets. And so he did.” This Spanish city has been restricting cars for 24 years. Here’s what we can learn from it.

+ For F’s Sake: “A debris field has been identified as the remains of an F-35 fighter jet that went missing Sunday north of Charleston, SC.”

+ Who is the Brain of this Outfit? “Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Monday that staff for the chamber’s Sergeant-at-Arms — the Senate’s official clothes police — will no longer enforce a dress code on the Senate floor. The change comes after Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman has been unapologetically wearing shorts as he goes about his duties, voting from doorways so he doesn’t get in trouble for his more casual attire.” Senate ditches dress code as Fetterman and others choose casual clothes.

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