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  • Geoffrey Berman, the former top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, told lawmakers today about how Attorney General William Barr tried unsuccessfully to pressure him to resign voluntarily, warning that a firing could ruin his career.
  • Unfortunately accurate headline of the day: "America Is Refusing to Learn How to Fight the Coronavirus."
  • Neighbors of a Manhattan Trader Joe’s were annoyed at the "incessant talking" from people waiting in line. So they started sharing snippets of conversations they overheard on signs outside their windows.
  • Well this story is horrid: the missing mayor of Seoul, reportedly embroiled in sexual harassment allegations, "was found dead early Friday, more than half a day after giving his daughter a will-like message and then leaving home."
  • Michael Cohen was spotted eating out in the city while on home confinement—so today, when he went to sign some paperwork and possibly be fitted with an ankle bracelet, he instead was taken back into federal custody.
  • Love Is Blind producers are reportedly reaching out to New Yorkers via dating apps.
  • Bank Street Bookstore, the children's bookstore which has been in operation since 1970, is closing its doors at 107th Street for good at the end of August.
  • Here's a fun story about the Manhattan Institute telling writers to "steer clear" of anti-Trump stories.
  • Former employees of Cha Cha Matcha allege the company’s co-founders have "appeared in offensive photos and engaged in problematic company practices related to hiring, promotional giveaways, and employee pay."
  • An unapologetic partier who went to Fire Island Pines last weekend has reportedly been kicked out of his parents’ house over his failure to socially distance.
  • GQ has a charming interview with Andy Samberg about his charming new film Palm Springs.
  • And finally, how does one procure an invite to attend this meeting: