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Headlines Edition

Monday Headlines: What a wonderful kind of day.

Average daily Covid cases continue to fall in the US, with total infections hovering near 100,000—down from more than 800,000 a day five weeks ago. / Associated Press

US officials have informed the UN that Moscow has lists of Ukrainians "to be killed or sent to camps following a military occupation." / The Washington Post

After a three-week occupation, Canadian police have ended the trucker protest, arresting 191 people and towing 76 vehicles. / The Guardian

Australia wants China to investigate one of its warships' use of a laser to "illuminate" an Australian jet. / CNN

The Credit Suisse whistleblower data leak reveals the bank's relationships with heads of state, human-rights abusers, and other criminals. / CNBC

See also: "It appears the countries that suffer the most from the bank's assistance to bad actors are developing countries and emerging markets." / The Guardian

A forensic analysis of how a scammer lifted NFTs from OpenSea users' wallets and resold them on the platform for around $3 million. / Dirty Bubble Media

The US Copyright Office says that without "human authorship," an AI can't copyright its art. / The Verge

This is fascinating: A photographic journey of how a book is made, from Word doc to publication. / The New York Times

See also: My real life as a writer vs. the award-winning biopic about my life as a writer. / McSweeney's

Linguistic detectives use machine learning to identify the two men who may be behind QAnon. / The New York Times

Rooster fans: This year's merch is now available in three designs. And remember: Sustaining Members get 50% off all purchases. / Spring, TMN Memberships

More and more, people are employing Reddit as a search engine. / DKB

Idyllic indoor scenes where something less idyllic can be viewed through the windows, in paintings by Alfie Caine. / Booooooom

Using a neural network, scientists discover a way to estimate the entire amount of matter in a universe—by measuring just one galaxy. / WIRED

Marc Brown on the end of Arthur, who as it turns out really does live in Pennsylvania (or a version of it). / The New York Times