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  • The situation for parents during the pandemic is excruciating, and it doesn't seem like it's going to get much easier in the fall: "Let me say the quiet part loud: In the COVID-19 economy, you’re allowed only a kid or a job. Why isn’t anyone talking about this? Why are we not hearing a primal scream so deafening that no plodding policy can be implemented without addressing the people buried by it?"
  • A group of protesters descended on the Hamptons recently to demand the state raise taxes on its 118 billionaires rather than cut funding from schools, hospitals and housing agencies.
  • People in Alabama are apparently throwing "coronavirus parties," which CNN describes as "a disturbing competition where people who have coronavirus attend and the first person to get infected receives a payout."
  • More than 40 school principals in San Francisco are in quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19 during an in-person meeting to plan the return of schools next fall.
  • Vanilla Ice is throwing a Fourth of July weekend concert in Austin, which is dumb on multiple levels.
  • You can now legally bet on the Nathan’s Hot Dog-Eating Contest (in New Jersey, New Hampshire and Colorado).
  • Watch the first trailer for Netflix's upcoming film The Old Guard, directed by Gina Prince-Byethewood and starring Charlize Theron.
  • Here are some good tips on how to host a socially distanced barbecue this weekend.
  • Trump supporters helped fund a private border wall on the banks of the Rio Grande, helping the builder secure $1.7 billion in federal contracts. ProPublica reports that the “'Lamborghini' of border walls is in danger of falling into the river if nothing is done."
  • Variety asks a great question: how does Mel Gibson still have a career?
  • And finally, something has gone very wrong here: