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Headlines Edition Y'all

Friday headlines: Non-elite clause

The Taliban are carrying out a door-to-door hunt for people who collaborated with the US and Western allies. / BBC News

High-profile sportswomen in Afghanistan have been urged to wipe their social media and burn their uniforms. / The Guardian

Sarah Zhang: The coronavirus is here forever. Here is how we live with it. / The Atlantic

Croatia and Austria appear set to confirm an expiration date on travelers' vaccination status. / Which?

Regarding vaccine boosters: "We're planning to hand out extra life jackets to people who already have life jackets, while we're leaving other people to drown." / The Guardian

Prospects are promising that we'll have new Lyme-disease preventatives in the next couple years. / The New Yorker

Larry David ran into former Trump attorney Alan Dershowitz at the grocery store, and he did not hold back. / Page Six

There's a lot to dislike about the US Congress. So, what if we had a three-chamber system? / Slime Mold Time Mold

Related: "Public time has been on the march for thousands of years." / Lapham's Quarterly

The US military may have a role to play in fighting ransomware—and it might get wrapped up in the push for "offensive cyber operations." / Lawfare

A bag advertises that it's designed to fit $1 million, "ideal for in-field payroll and large cash transactions." (It's currently sold out.) / SDR Traveler

To attract and retain workers, companies like Target, Starbucks, and Walmart are offering free college educations. / Vox

See also: How dollar stores scammed America to become worth more than Coca-Cola. / The AV Club

Gen-Z men in Japan spend around 20 percent more per month on cosmetics than the rest of the country's population. / Business of Fashion

For Gen Z, the word "elite" is a "general term used to signal your personal approval of something, rather than an objective understanding that it's good." / Bustle

Sydney Sweeney and Brittany O'Grady reflect on playing "the scariest girls on TV" in The White Lotus. / The New York Times

From the trials of Suge Knight to UFO society champagne brunches: a new excerpt from Rosecrans Baldwin's new book about LA. / The LAnd Magazine, Bookshop

Anecdotes from the Spring climbing season in Alaska. / Alpinist

Exactly what you've been waiting for: The winners of the Potato Photographer of the Year competition. / Kottke.