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Thursday headlines: Smell your food

About 45 million Americans have recently lost their jobs during the pandemic. At the same time, US. billionaires made $584 billion.

Seattle clears the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone.

Russia votes for constitutional changes to enable Putin to rule until 2036.

Polls show a high level of enthusiasm for voting this year. Unfortunately, new voter registrations have fallen off a cliff.

A thought experiment by James Fallows: What if the United States' coronavirus response had been handled by aviation experts?

More US testing is the first step towards suppressing, not just mitigating, the coronavirus.

“It’s about what we are not seeing.” Lessons learned thus far from coronavirus autopsies.

Ross Douthat argues that focusing on Elihu Yale’s slave-trading ignores how much we currently rely on China’s slave labor.

Your weekly white paper: “Exposure to a three‐year federal grant for school police is associated with a 2.5 percent decrease in high school graduation rates and a 4 percent decrease in college enrollment rates.”

Police often break rules about rubber bullets, resulting in broken noses, fractured facial bones, traumatic brain injuries.

In Bel Air, a negative response backfires on those who don’t want a Black Lives Matter protest.

During two weeks of protests in LA, calls for police assistance declined nearly by half.

As long as we've had markets, we've had upscale markets—and now fancy restaurants are becoming CSAs for the urban wealthy.

A Paris café uses large teddy bears to encourage social distancing.

See also: One benefit to dining behind plexiglass shells: actually smelling your food.

In Austin, where nearly all concerts are canceled, Vanilla Ice is set to perform Friday.

Mark Hamill, Condoleezza Rice, and others pick the Mozart that moves them. See also: “Reunited Apart” pays tribute to the late, great John Hughes.

"A smattering of smashed auction records" during an online art sale by Sotheby's.

Related: Lessons from a master auctioneer.

Virginia Heffernan calls the internet “both an extension of nature and a map of it.”

A 10-year timelapse video from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), which has been watching the Sun non-stop for over a full decade.

The story of a semi-professional burglar brought down by stolen Super Bowl rings.