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- CDC director Rochelle Walensky said in a statement yesterday that "racism is a serious public health threat," adding that her agency plans to measure health outcomes and create interventions to combat racial inequities.
- The IMF and major financial industry leaders think we're about to see the biggest economic boom since the end of World War II.
- Now that the Gowanus Canal is close to being nice and clean (?), fights are breaking out over how to rezone the area in a way that creates affordable housing without letting developers turn the neighborhood into another Hudson Yards.
- "After Pyeongchang ... I was expected to be something more than an Olympic gold medalist. I was expected to speak up and be an activist. It was a lot of responsibility. I still don't know how to talk about all of this." U.S. Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim spoke with ESPN about her lifelong experience with anti-Asian racism.
- Prince Philip has died at the age of 99. Here's the BBC's slideshow honoring his life, loves, and elaborate outfits.
- Speaking of elaborate outfits, GQ did a deep dive into (my prince) Furio's silk shirts on The Sopranos.
- "Fewer people want to eat their meals at Walmart," begins this sad Wall Street Journal article about the mass closing of McDonald's restaurants inside Walmarts.
- And finally, meet two calm cats:
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