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  • Black and Latino people in the U.S. are three times as likely to contract the coronavirus than their white neighbors, and nearly twice as likely to die, according to new data the NY Times obtained by suing the CDC.
  • Oh grand, authorities in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia are on high alert after a suspected case of bubonic plague.
  • Ennio Morricone, the iconic film composer of movies including The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, Cinema Paradiso, The Untouchables, The Hateful Eight and tons more, has died. He was 91.
  • Quibi is a hilarious, expensive, monumental disaster, and every article about all the behind-the-scenes hubris and mistakes is worth reading.
  • "Recognizing that Black people matter as much as all other Americans is only acknowledging what’s always been true," Erin Aubry Kaplan writes in the NY Times. "Embracing Blackness as something of value and dignity is a baseline for progress, not progress; it is moving into position at the starting line, but it is not the race."
  • Donald Trump attacked NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace and NASCAR's decision to ban the confederate flag.
  • Jeffrey Toobin has a longread in The New Yorker about why the Mueller investigation failed:, and here is an important takeaway: "Mueller did not use the F.B.I. information as a catalyst for a deeper examination of Trump’s history and personal finances. Nor did he demand to see Trump’s taxes, or examine the roots of his special affinity for Putin’s Russia. Most important, Mueller declined to issue a grand-jury subpoena for Trump’s testimony, and excluded from his report a conclusion that Trump had committed crimes. These two decisions are the most revealing, and defining, failures of Mueller’s tenure as special counsel."
  • Since the coronavirus shut the city down, the number of real estate sales in Manhattan dropped 54 percent and the median price fell to $1 million.
  • New York is in neither the top ten most stressed out or least stressed out states.
  • A statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass was toppled and destroyed in Rochester, New York.
  • Here are some tips on how to get better at being alone.
  • Another Monday, another beautiful new Bill Callahan song, "Another Song."
  • And finally, this tail has gone too far: