Headlines Edition

Saturday Headlines: Some great reward.

"The science is clear: Gun control saves lives." / Scientific American

This week, the cruel irony of Texas Republicans' chant that they're "protecting children" has never been so grotesque. / Texas Monthly

More from the hypocrisy desk: "If these leaders were truly worried about mental health, they could have, and would have done something about it long ago." / Slate

Author Bess Kalb quote-tweeted Republicans' thoughts and prayers this week with how much money they've received from the NRA. / Digg

Texas pharmacists worry they'll be penalized for giving drugs used to end pregnancies—even when prescribed for unrelated reasons. / Slate

The president of the NAACP calls Biden's purported plan to cancel $10,000 in student loan for those making less than $150,000 a year is "like pouring a bucket of ice water on a forest fire." / Insider

"His application included a copy of his rap sheet; he was hired immediately." Recalling America's environmentalist underground. / The New York Times

A couple attempted to shoplift a $45,000 Basquiat from a Manhattan gallery—along with "about a third of a bottle of Maker's Mark." / Hyperallergic

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The World Health Organization on monkeypox: "We don't know if we are just seeing the peak of the iceberg." / The Guardian

Related: In 1988, scientists predicted monkeypox epidemics would increase, and here we are, perhaps. / Goats and Soda

Meta's new privacy policy states that the company won't share user data "in new ways," which is good, if only the old ways weren't already bad. / The Verge

According to the FBI, compromised VPN credentials for US university and college networks are available on crime forums, and could be used in ransomware attacks. / The Record

Using LIDAR, archaeologists have mapped the ruins of the Casarabe civilization, which thrived in the Bolivian Amazon from 500 to 1,400 AD. / VICE

See also: Anthropologists diagnose a Pompeii victim with spinal tuberculosis. / Ars Technica

"A man who expressed his joyful enthusiasm for Depeche Mode from the stage rather than the crowd." RIP Andrew Fletcher of Depeche Mode. / The Guardian

Striking, minimal line portraits of women, by Luciano Cian. / Colossal