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Saturday headlines: Trick or meat

Pfizer and the FDA pull back from a plan to expedite the review of a Covid-19 vaccine in young children. / STAT

Coups and Covid-19 loom large at an African Union summit. / France24

For all of NATO's primacy, it cannot solve the Russia problem, especially without the US. "European sovereignty is impossible." / The Economist

At the Olympics and beyond, "getting away with it is Russia's way." / The Associated Press

A Russia expert says both ordinary Russians and the Kremlin are convinced the US is on the brink of civil war. / Chris Blattman

Unrelated: Americans are expected to consume around 1.42 billion chicken wings during the Super Bowl. / NPR

A YouTuber may have crashed his plane in December "for views and likes." It recalls a deadly PR stunt in 1896. / Lapham's Quarterly

See also: The plane-crash video in question. / YouTube

A group of divers is searching for the wrecks of some 1,000 "slave ships" that sank. / National Geographic

California sues Tesla over alleged rampant discrimination against Black employees. / NPR

A good short documentary about falconry, rodeo, and racism in the Western US. / The Morning News

"Invasivorism" means cooking and eating invasive species, whether it's green iguana, wakame seaweed, or feral hogs. / The Guardian

Todd Levin's reader comments for the New York Times' "Homestyle Spaghetti Carbonara" Recipe. / Medium

A mortar and pestle is one of the most common tools—and one of the more taxing. Some ideas on why it hasn't been better automated. / The Prepared

Headline for the upcoming week? "In the 1800s, Valentine's Meant a Bottle of Meat Juice." / Atlas Obscura