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Monday headlines: We’re on Thiem Osaka

Firefighters across the American West brace for strong winds may fan uncontrolled blazes. / The New York Times

A big chunk of ice has broken away from the Arctic's largest remaining ice shelf. / BBC News

See also: “How Big Oil Misled The Public Into Believing Plastic Would Be Recycled.” / NPR

Senegal is a COVID success story: 24 hour testing, temperature checks at every store, and no fights over masks. / USA Today

In rural Mozambique, a general sentiment of confusion and anxiety “about the uncertainty of the times to come.” / African Arguments

Perhaps the most vulnerable people on school campuses at the moment? Cafeteria staff. / The Atlantic

In Virginia, school bus drivers drive their routes in empty buses, “picking up no one and delivering nothing.” / The Washington Post

See also: “Get Ready for the Great Urban Comeback.” / The Atlantic

Some more dating and sex guidelines for getting intimate during a pandemic. / Goats and Soda

See also: Glimpses of life on a coronavirus movie set, and some small ways to prepare for a pandemic winter. / Variety, Vice

“I am here to highly recommend doing this if you, like me, feel like Twitter is starting to melt your brain.” How to start your Twitter feed over from scratch. / Nisha’s Internet Tote Bag

Jiayang Fan explains how she unwittingly created a piece of propaganda for the Chinese internet while caring for her mother. / The New Yorker

The US ambassador to China, Terry Branstad, is stepping down after a tenure that paralleled a sharp dip in relations. / The New York Times

Naomi Osaka wins the US Open, having worn a different mask to each match bearing the name of a Black victim of racist violence. / CNN

Dominic Thiem becomes this year’s men’s champion, “cracking the Federer/Djokovic/Nadal cartel.” / Sports Illustrated

As found on Reddit: “What’s an industry secret in the field you work in?” / Reddit