News and other Things I’ve found interesting May 21st 2020

Where has this week gone? We are already at another Thursday. I’m still broke that is no joke.

Pier 1 Imports files for bankruptcy protection, will close all Canadian stores

Home-Decor Retailer Pier 1 Looks To Close For Good

When SimCity got serious: the story of Maxis Business Simulations and SimRefinery

John Hiles Obituary – Monterey, CA

The Insider Story of Houseparty Found @marccanter4real

A Lawmaker Wants Fast Trains to Rev Up the US Economy

This Tiny Boston Tunnel Is the Missing Piece to Finally Connect the Entire East Coast

Boston has the worst rush-hour traffic in the U.S., report says

Texas Central High-Speed Rail Wins Four-Year Court Battle

ICC set to ban use of saliva to shine cricket balls

Liverpool: Manager Jurgen Klopp says return to training like ‘first day at school’

Championship players to conduct coronavirus tests themselves, says EFL’s return to training protocol

Major League Soccer: American league’s setbacks & successes, on eve of 25th season

RB Leipzig: How did Red Bull build a Champions League side from scratch?

How Sochi 2014 ‘changed four lives forever’ Olympic bobsleighers: The four Britons who waited five years for bronze

Rugby in Colombia: Murder in Medellin & the bet that changed a life

Irish horse racing to return at Naas on 8 June

Irish horse racing set to resume on 8 June

Horse racing: Newcastle set to host first meeting after return

Khadijah Mellah: The history-making teen & the Brixton club trying to open up racing

Sky Brown: Meet the 11-year-old girl set to become Britain’s youngest summer Olympian

Eliud Kipchoge: The humble home life in rural Kenya behind remarkable athletic success

Liverpool’s Adrian on Jurgen Klopp, the Anfield dressing room, & landing on your feet

Skinny Bitch Collective: The unconventional exercise class with a controversial name

Mercedes Maidana: Self-destruction & survival on the dark side of big-wave surfing

Togo national football team attack: Survivors remember machine gun ambush, 10 years on

Haringey, Harvard & Hollywood: The fabulous Temi Fagbenle and family

Vince Lombardi, the story behind the name on NFL’s biggest prize

Shad Gaspard was a former WWE star who was a member of the tag team Cryme Tyme

Cory Doctorow blogger, journalist, and science fiction author who served as co-editor of the blog Boing Boing

WooCommerce Payments Allows Shop Owners to Manage Payments Without Leaving WordPress Admin

New Iceberg Plugin Brings a Distraction-Free Writing Experience to WordPress

CampusPress Releases Accessible Content Plugin in Time for Global Accessibility Awareness Day

The woman behind ‘Roe vs. Wade’ didn’t change her mind on abortion. She was paid

Norma McCorvey, once-anonymous plaintiff in landmark Roe vs. Wade abortion case, dies at 69

Amphan: Indian city of Kolkata devastated by cyclone

Coronavirus: What does it mean for natural disaster response?

Coronavirus: Universities fear fall in lucrative overseas students

Pablo Escobar: Atoning for the sins of a brother

Miami riots 1980: My friend was killed by my colleagues

Coronavirus: Hydroxychloroquine trial begins in the UK

Coronavirus: World sees highest daily increase in virus cases – WHO

Coronavirus updates: Almost five million virus cases worldwide

Trump threatens to permanently cut WHO funding, leave body if changes aren’t made within 30 days

Trump threatens to permanently pull funding from WHO and ‘reconsider’ US membership

Wisconsin to ramp up testing with federal CARES Act funding as coronavirus cases in Wisconsin near 13,000

Coronavirus: ‘Fires were tough, but closing Mogo Zoo again was even harder’

Mika Brzezinski: TV host blasts ‘sick’ Trump’s conspiracy theory

Trump says if Pompeo’s ‘wife isn’t there’ a staffer should do the dishes

Israel Approved to Export Medical Cannabis

Minnesota Lawmakers Introduce Cannabis Legalization Bill

Bust of Illicit Marijuana Grow on Reservation Yields Over 22,000 Plants

22,000 marijuana plants found on Round Valley Indian Reservation in Mendocino County

Indian Country Remains Split on Cannabis While Hemp Poses Promise

San Francisco Health Officials Giving Small Amounts of Alcohol, Pot to Homeless Addicts

Florida Supreme Court Considers Cannabis Legalization Proposal

Report Shows Teen Cannabis Use In Uruguay Has Not Been Impacted By Legalization

Opinion | ‘I Wish I Could Do Something for You,’ My Doctor Said

St. Louis Zoo, Science Center plan to reopen next month as other venues await official approval

Lake County reopening outdoor restaurant dining, allowing shoppers inside stores

Stores at Brookfield Square, Mayfair and Southridge mall are open with safety measures in place

Thousands of absentee ballots in Wisconsin weren’t counted because of mailing problems and tech glitches

A trailer with over $18,500 worth of medical equipment for kids with special needs was stolen in Oak Creek

13 USS Roosevelt Sailors Test Positive For COVID-19, Again

Frequently Asked Flu Questions 2018-2019 Influenza Season

Here’s why doctors urge people to get the flu shot every year

Why You Need the Flu Shot Every Year

Kate Shelley was a midwestern United States railroad heroine First woman in the United States to have a bridge named after her, the Kate Shelley High Bridge

Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express Train Part 1

Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express Train Part 2

Run, Kate Shelley, Run — The True Story of a Railroad Heroine

Fred Willard was a comic actor

Appreciation: Fred Willard, beloved American weirdo, was the special sauce in satire comedy

Best in Show: Watch Fred Willard’s Most Memorable Roles

Fred Willard, Who Played Characters ‘Gloriously Out of Their Depth,’ Dies at 86

Bob Watson first black MLB general manager to win a World Series

Bob Watson was an American professional baseball player and sports executive

Bob Watson, Baseball’s First Black General Manager, Dies at 74

Annie Glenn John Glenn’s widow, speech disorder advocate

Annie Glenn was an American advocate for people with disabilities and communication disorders

Annie Glenn, Champion of Those With Speech Disorders, Dies at 100

Annie Glenn, widow of 1st American astronaut in orbit John Glenn, dies at 100