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  • Donald Trump has threatened to pull the Republican National Convention from Charlotte, North Carolina, accusing the state’s Democratic governor of being in a “shutdown mood” that could prevent the event from being fully attended.
  • The Washington Post writes about how some New Yorkers are experiencing a "Great Reassessment" about living in the city after the pandemic: "Whether they have left, or whether they have no option to leave, New Yorkers are having to ask themselves whether the city they love is really still livable."
  • What if social distancing isn't enough to prevent future infections?
  • GQ has a lovely profile of Steve Buscemi, who is grieving after the death of his wife of over 30 years last year.
  • Staten Island grocery store shoppers screamed at a customer who wasn’t wearing a mask over the weekend.
  • Will our bodies change from being inside for months?
  • The FBI is investigating the death of a black man in Minneapolis after a video showed a police officer kneeling on his neck while the man said, "I cannot breathe."
  • It sounds like some people are starting to have clandestine meet-ups for sex.
  • The Ringer has an oral history of the totally random SNL sketch “Stevie Nicks’ Fajita Roundup.”
  • The music industry is desperate for any way to bring back concerts sooner rather than later, which is how we end up with ideas like the Micrashell, "a sort of helmet/shirt/gloves system that features an N95 filtration system, snap-in canisters for drinking and vaping, and LED lighting accents."
  • And finally, a baby elephant takes a wee tumble: