Morning Coffee Link Roundup (4/17/21)


NOTE: I’m going to try to move this newsletter to Letterdrop today because of Substack’s anti-trans stance, so if things look a little different tomorrow, that’s why!

Today is Saturday, and I was going to go grocery stopping, but my state ended its mask mandate yesterday so I guess I’m ordering Whole Foods delivery instead.

GOOD: White House Walks Back Order On Refugee Limits After Backlash (NPR)

Founding member of Oath Keepers enters first guilty plea in Jan. 6 Capitol breach (WaPo)

Wow: Cuba's Raul Castro confirms he's stepping down, says he's 'fulfilled his mission' (NBC News)

As I mentioned, SIGH: Sununu Drops Mask Mandate, Will Lift Most Other Pandemic Restrictions (NHPR)

From their work accounts!! US police and public officials donated to Kyle Rittenhouse, data breach reveals (The Guardian)

A bill on studying reparations is getting a House vote 30 years in the making (Vox)

Survey: 69 percent of women under age 30 say COVID-19 has harmed their mental health (The 19th*)

This is a very good interview: What It Feels Like When a Federal Court Gives a Professor the Right to Misgender You (Slate)

Uh… Scientists Create Early Embryos That Are Part Human, Part Monkey (NPR)

Bernadette Bartels Murphy, Pioneering Wall Street Trader, Dies at 86 (NYT)

And some longer reads:

Long-Haulers Are Pushing the Limits of COVID-19 Vaccines (The Atlantic)

The Restaurant Industry Is Structured on Racism. This Nonprofit Wants to Rebuild It. (Eater)

Learning a New Language Can Help Us Escape Climate Catastrophe (Vice)

A Tiny Particle’s Wobble Could Upend the Known Laws of Physics (NYT)

Why Are Writers Drawn to Texas as a Setting? (CrimeReads)

xoxo, Katie

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