Things I’ve found interesting February 5th 2020

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Norway to Set New Limit for Arctic Offshore Drilling

Bailout Up to $500 Million Proposed for Taxi Drivers Trapped in Loans

Advances in Battery Safety and Technology

Japanese Warship Departs for Gulf of Oman to Patrol Oil Lifeline

Golden Ray Salvage: Environmental Barrier to be Built Around Wreck

VLCC Rates Slump as Coronavirus Hits China Oil Demand

The Rash of Restaurant Closures Shows Seattle Has Reached the Second and Terminal Stage of Gentrification

State Department abruptly cancels briefings on Iran, embassy security

Iraqi officials unite against US presence in the country

Take a Look at These Rarely Seen Andy Warhol Photos

Afilias, meets the criteria to run Colombia’s trendy .co registry – and the DNS world fears a stitch-up

Electrify America Appreciation & Suggestions From A Frequent EV Charging Friend

UC Berkeley told to cough up $5m in compensation to comp-sci, engineering students recruited to teach classes

University of Missouri ending ties with Confucius Institute

Utah lawmakers question how ‘DEPORTM’ license plate got approved

Police and prosecutors’ union sues St. Louis County, claiming officials won’t bargain in good faith

Peru Deports 5 Tourists Accused of Damaging Machu Picchu Temple

Trump to lift hold on $8.2B in Puerto Rico disaster aid

Prosecutors converge on St. Louis in support of Circuit Attorney Gardner amid investigation

Kansas man wants to settle ugly custody battle with ‘trial by combat’ with Japanese swords

Archer Daniels Midland American River Transportation Company Joliet Illinois

Husband divorces Thai shipping heiress amid bitter custody battle

American Commercial Lines to File for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Maersk Ship Breaks Down Near Gibraltar

U.S. Lifts Sanctions on COSCO Tanker Unit

Bouchard Vessels at Port of New York and New Jersey Anchorages Flagged for Unsafe Operational Conditions

Coast Guard Closes Portion of Intracoastal Waterway in Louisiana Due to Grounded Towing Vessel

Missouri Supreme Court ruling leaves unresolved the control of St. Louis parking funds

Dr. Elon & Mr. Musk: Life Inside Tesla’s Production Hell

It’s OK to eat romaine lettuce again as officials declare E. coli outbreak over

A plane dumped jet fuel over Los Angeles. 60 people on the ground were treated

Two people hit by a car in KC were blamed. After a complaint, KCPD changed the story

BikeWalkKC says police description of cyclist accident borders on ‘victim blaming’

Trump’s China trade deal doesn’t even get us back to square one, despite immense cost

Lawsuit Claims Epstein Trafficked Girls in Caribbean Until 2018

She Was Known in China by Her Weight: 47 Pounds. Her Death Set Off Outrage.

Mom whose baby died after she left him in a tub for some ‘me time’ is charged with murder

Arizona woman collapsed and died from heart condition, then accidentally fell on baby, killing him: police

Phoenix couple hid foster kid’s dead body in attic for two years: police

Harvey Weinstein witness, one day after courtroom meltdown, acknowledged ongoing sexual relationship with Oscar winner three years after alleged rapes

‘Threatening’ voices in his head one reason Monsey stabber Grafton Thomas unfit to stand trial, defense says

Rush Limbaugh denied health risks of smoking years before lung cancer diagnosis: ‘I would like a medal for smoking cigars’

Mom whose newborn died in South Carolina prison toilet receives $1.15 million settlement

NYPD officer who fatally shot knife-wielding Brooklyn man in 2017 won’t face charges: prosecutors

Four NYC correction officers hospitalized after brawl breaks out in Queens court holding cell

Bronx mom gets 5 years probation for illegally collecting $110K in welfare and other benefits

Jessica Simpson says John Mayer played role in ‘ugly’ split with Tony Romo

Cosmopolitan mag pulls ‘Bachelor’ cover after contestant Victoria Fuller’s ‘White Lives Matter’ photo surfaces

Liza Minnelli won’t watch ‘Judy’ but hopes star Renée Zellweger ‘had a good time making it’

Genki Nintendo Switch Bluetooth Adapter solves the Switch’s most glaring problem : review

Additional passenger train from St. Paul to Chicago closer to becoming a reality

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