Things I’ve found interesting January 20th 2020

Some items I felt others would be interested in reading and exploring today.

New sleeper train from Sweden will get passengers to London by morning

A 6-year-old is making clay koalas to raise money for the Australian fires. He’s raised over $100,000

Microsoft warns about Internet Explorer zero-day, but no patch yet

IE zero-day connected to last week’s Firefox zero-day.

The Story of Sandworm, the Kremlin’s Most Dangerous Hackers

Missouri River Runner Train 313 from St. Louis to Kansas City hit by boulder, Amtrak says

More and more churches are wiping out strangers’ medical debt. St. Louis congregations just paid off $13 million for more than 11,000 families

Please Don’t Poop in a Sacred Temple at Machu Picchu

How Ronald Reagan Halted the Early Anti-Gentrification Movement

The FBI Wanted a Back Door to the iPhone. Tim Cook Said No

1970s musical group Three Dog Night has been added to list of summer acts at the Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater in Nelson Park in Decatur Illinois

A (Former) Night Owl’s Guide to Becoming a Morning Person

Chaos in Puerto Rico as mob finds unused disaster supplies

Homeless deaths spike amid all-time high in population under Mayor de Blasio

A 9-year-old created a portrait of John Cena with 750 Rubik’s Cubes. His ‘superpower’ helped

Rare coin of Britain’s King Edward VIII fetches record $1.3M

A black mess attendant was a Pearl Harbor hero. Now an aircraft carrier will have his name.

Chinese New Year exodus begins amid pneumonia fear

Why Hong Kong protesters aren’t cheering this police officer’s arrest

SPD fires officer over profane social media posts critical of illegal immigration, attacking Clinton and Obama

Seattle cop fired for Instagram posts suggesting violence against Clinton, Obama

Suspect in KyoAni arson attack able to converse

The Right to Move Freely How we lost it, and why it matters.

A timeline of Oprah Winfrey’s involvement with the Russell Simmons documentary

Less sex linked to an earlier menopause, study finds

Chronic stress and exhaustion may be a risk factor for developing a potentially fatal heart flutter, new research suggests

Heart disease and depression: A two-way relationship

Amtrak told Sherrilyn Ifill to move seats on MLK Day Weekend

Hong Kong protesters call for boycott of Chinese Communist Party

Kansas City radio station agrees to broadcast Russian-owned ‘propaganda’ program

Kansas City radio station signs deal to broadcast Russia state-owned media program

Trump privately told donors new details about Soleimani airstrike at Mar-a-Lago fundraiser

Recreational Cannabis Is Actually Used for Medical Purposes, Study Finds

Recreational Cannabis Store Customers Consume To Help Pain And Sleep, Study Finds

The Rise and Sudden Fall of the Houston Astros

Charles Schumer’s 1999 letter about impeachment comes back to bite him

This Portland Sex Club Offers a Pot-Friendly Patio Where You Can Smoke Naked

You Can Legally Smoke Weed Naked on the Patio of a Southeast Portland Sex Club

U.S. Supreme Court takes case on letting more employers deny insurance coverage for contraceptives to women

WordCamp Houston Returning After 10 Years

Harry Dunn: Police chief requests meeting over ‘wrong-way’ driving

‘Jabba the Jihadi’ played major role in enslaving Yazidi women

Future Mars inhabitants could live in houses made of fungi

Rotherham child sex abuse victim ‘vindicated’

Rotherham police chief: we ignored sex abuse of children

Microsoft touts new cell-connected, ARM-based Windows 10 PCs for the education market

Clashes Shake Beirut as Anti-Government Protests Explode in Violence

Amtrak is eyeing a new route in the Southern US

Until route is planned – validated – updated and passenger trains are running – like many cases before – it’s just talk

“CSX Corporation, the railroad owner, would also need to add more passenger trains”

Not sure what author is trying to state. CSX does not run any passenger services. They are a freight operator who owns the track that could potentially host this new Amtrak route.

Australia fires: Heavy rains hit some blaze-hit regions

Op-Ed: If Trump loves America, why does he call our cities ‘disgusting’ and ‘embarrassing’?

One of Trump’s Lawyers Called the Other Dangerous Alan Dershowitz once called Ken Starr a risk to American liberty

Durbin says he hopes enough GOP senators know that ‘history will find you’

Supreme Court agrees to hear ‘faithless elector’ cases

Murdoch’s company launches Fox Soul, a streaming service for black audiences. Will it work?

Tesla owner braves fast food Drive-thru in Smart Summon test