Headlines edition

Friday headlines: Six feet of thanks

The Supreme Court says Trump doesn’t enjoy absolute immunity from a state prosecutor’s criminal investigation. They also say he enjoys special rules.

In a 5-to-4 decision invoking the country’s long history of mistreating Native Americans, the Court rules that much of eastern Oklahoma remains Indian land.

A wooden sculpture of Melania Trump was burned in her hometown in Slovenia over the July 4th weekend.

Tammy Duckworth: “The hateful vision for America parroted by Mr. Trump and Mr. Carlson will not win.”

Dr. Fauci: “I think you'd have to make the assumption that if there wasn't such divisiveness, that we would have a more coordinated approach.”

Betsy Hodges: “White liberals, despite believing we are saying and doing the right things, have resisted the systemic changes our cities have needed for decades.”

A podcast episode for those who would be moved—stories from five continents about the global impact of George Floyd’s murder.

A Trump-like candidate in Iceland, who ran against "elites" to defend white, wealthy men, loses the presidential race.

Police find the body of Seoul’s mayor, seen as a presidential hopeful, after a complaint was lodged of alleged sexual harassment.

Germany bans single-use plastics beginning next July, falling in line with an EU directive to reduce waste.

Simple differences between Trump and Trudeau explain why Canada has successfully corralled the coronavirus.

More than three million people across every state, DC, and four territories have tested positive for the disease, and more than 132,000 people with the virus have died.

Patricia Lockwood reviews the frightening fever dream that was (and perhaps still is) her experience of COVID-19.

The pandemic has heightened awareness that time is subjective. A few exercises test how long a second feels to you right now.

Philosophers compete to write the most compelling argument to convince people to donate a surprise bonus payment to charity.

Philosopher Henri Bergson’s general observations about laughter remind us that “to be human is to be alive and free.”

Jessa Crispin explains why she doesn’t have children.

An epidemiologist answers questions about the safety of children, teachers, and families as schools figure out how to reopen.

Related: A dashboard to track and analyze school reopening plans, state by state.

"What used to feel mundane now feels incredibly special." A short essay on the benefits of families forming "pods" right now. 

Watch: Trying to flip a bicycle with a children’s trailer attached is a tricky thing.

Scientists warn that doctors may miss signs of serious brain disorders triggered by COVID-19, even among the mildly affected.

People write love letters to the restaurants they miss.

Sarah Hepola: “What the Pandemic Taught Me About Old-Fashioned Romance.”

After the coronavirus hit, airlines vowed to enforce social distancing. The reality is: not so much, particularly on American.

Pictures of rarely seen sea creatures, by marine biologist Alexander Semenov.

And in case you missed it: Camp ToB’s July installment kicked off this week, with much conversation around Louise Erdrich’s The Night Watchman.