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Saturday Headlines: “Jim Crow in the 21st century.”

Dominion Voting Systems has filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News. / Associated Press

Biden on Georgia's new voting restrictions: "This is Jim Crow in the 21st century. It must end. We have a moral and constitutional obligation to act." / The Washington Post

The White House Press Corps didn't pose a single question about the pandemic at Biden's first press conference. Here's what they should have asked. / Insight

Had America pursued a more aggressive Covid response, nearly 400,000 lives could have been saved. / Reuters

"Wagging your finger against someone is not very useful." How to talk with those who are hesitant about the Covid vaccine. / STAT

In Virginia Beach, two people were killed and at least eight injured last night in shootings that police believe were unrelated. / CNN

"I've never before seen a case where the police suggest: 'The suspect said it wasn't the case, therefore it's not the case.'" Covering the Atlanta massacre from inside the Korean community. / Columbia Journalism Review

Elliot Ackerman: Just because the National Guard defended the Capitol doesn't mean they should get a ribbon for it. / The New York Times

"Today we were part of a small group of volunteers who wrote the names of each of the 146 victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in front of the places where they lived." / blprnt

Iconic children's book author Beverly Cleary has died at 104. / The Oregonian

"To identify with Ramona Quimby was to understand that the world didn't fit you yet, but it might one day." Monica Hesse on the lessons Beverly Cleary taught us. / The Washington Post

Author, screenwriter, and used bookstore owner Larry McMurtry has died at 84. / The Dallas Morning News

"When I called him to ask follow-up questions, he got so tired of talking with me that he hung up the phone without saying goodbye." Skip Hollandsworth on the Larry McMurtry he knew. / Texas Monthly

Of the world's 4,000 written languages, only 100 or so can be translated by automated tools such as Google Translate. / BBC Future

"How many ounces in a pound / why do we have eyebrows." A collection of tools for making things with your Google Search history. / Search-record

One prediction for America's hot vax summer: "a blissful release of pent-up horniness." / Insider

HGTV is moving into more dramatic programming. Ian Parker goes deep into the renovation process. / The New Yorker

Anne Helen Petersen: The food movement became the wellness culture, "which is just diet culture rebranded by Gwyneth Paltrow." / Culture Study