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  • This nightmare Elle story about the journalist who quit her job, divorced her husband, and generally ruined her life to be with Martin Shkreli—who then stopped speaking to her when he found out about this article—is quite a journey.
  • While thousands of people in the United States are dying every day because of COVID, Donald Trump has been asking aides and advisers what the process is for getting an airport named after him.
  • A Russian agent sent to tail opposition leader Alexey Navalny has revealed how he was poisoned in August—with the lethal nerve agent Novichok planted in his underpants. And how do we know this? Because Navalny tricked a Russian agent into explaining the whole thing.
  • There's a scary new strain of COVID-19 spreading in England—but scientists hope the vaccine is still effective against it.
  • Peter Jackson unveiled some incredible footage from his upcoming documentary feature, The Beatles: Get Back.
  • A white woman called the police on her Black neighbors in Montclair, New Jersey last summer. Sıx months later, The Cut checked in on them—and they still share a property line.
  • The Times reports on how voting machine companies are threatening to sue Fox News, OANN and Newsmax for their defamation regarding Trump's bogus election fraud claims.
  • Things are going pretty swell over in the COVID-free utopia that is Australia.
  • All the talk about secession in certain red states isn't actually about leaving the United States—Politico says "they are using secession as a kind of rhetorical cover for an opposition strategy that has erupted periodically throughout American history: rampant obstructionism and even outright nullification."
  • Vox looks at the strange long-term symptoms of COVID.
  • And finally, it's a flood of floofs: