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- Ta-Nehisi Coates appeared before the House Judiciary Committee today and responded to Mitch McConnell's remarks pooh-poohing reparations: "For a century after the Civil War, black people were subjected to a relentless campaign of terror, a campaign that extended well into the lifetime of Majority Leader McConnell."
- Joe Biden cited his relationships with segregationist senators as examples of "civility," and Democrats were not happy.
- Romance author Sherrilyn Kenyon accused her husband of poisoning her—but did she make it up?
- A more than 20-year-old proposal to construct an above-ground rail line connecting Brooklyn, Queens and The Bronx is getting renewed attention in Albany.
- Does anybody actually want Slack to replace email?
- Vanity Fair got the first look at Greta Gerwig's upcoming adaptation of Little Women.
- Joy Harjo, an Oklahoma-born writer and member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, was named Poet Laureate.
- You have some good car ideas: Netflix has renewed the hilarious sketch show I Think You Should Leave.
- Five people in New Jersey have been treated over the past two years for a flesh-eating bacteria, so that sounds terrifying.
- Can we save french fries from the tyranny of food delivery?
- This is not a drill: GIANT SPIDER EATS POSSUM.
- Pixar's big movie next year will be Soul, which takes place between New York City and the cosmic realms.
- The spirit of Saltie is alive with a new Saltie-inspired sandwich menu at Williamsburg grocer and butcher shop Marlow & Daughters.
- And finally, nothing tastes better than shoe:
shoes are like dessert, there's always room for one more
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— Humor And Animals (@humorandanimals) June 19, 2019