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  • Donald Trump announced that he thinks houses of faith, including churches, synagogues, and mosques, should be considered “essential services.” He urged governors to reopen them “right now," adding, “if they don’t do it, I will override the governors,” even though he likely doesn't have the legal authority to do that.
  • Joe Biden apologized for telling radio host Charlamagne Tha God that black voters torn between voting for him and Trump “ain’t black:" “I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy,” he said. “I shouldn’t have been so cavalier.”
  • The Brooklyn Bridge, which was shut down for part of today, has been reopened after an hours-long rescue of a man at the top of the bridge.
  • Are summer camps for kids too risky right now?
  • On its tenth anniversary, was the Lost finale really bad...or was it secretly good? (Read many more thoughts on Lost right here.)
  • Don't leave your hand sanitizer in your car this summer, because it could explode.
  • Some good news: Adult Swim has picked up Tuca & Bertie for a second season.
  • Another good thing: Pitchfork has a very good beginners guide to Bob Dylan's Never Ending Tour, which has been going on since the late '80s.
  • Okay one other good thing: Burger King debuted "social distance crowns" in Germany to keep customers six feet apart, because The King is gracious to his lieges.  
  • You know what? One more piece of good news: What We Do In The Shadows has been renewed for a third season.
  • We're really on a roll here with good things now: spend this holiday weekend watching the incredible "From the Basement" live performance web series created by producer Nigel Godrich, which features Radiohead, The White Stripes, Beck, Jarvis Cocker, Thundercat, The Fall, and so many more.
  • And finally, here is a glimpse of my immediate future: