Headlines Edition

Wednesday headlines: Feel the teeth

Joe Biden picks Senator Kamala Harris for vice president, making Harris the first woman of color to be nominated for vice president by a major political party. / The Washington Post, NPR

“When Kamala was Attorney General, she worked closely with Beau. I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse.” / Twitter

Names who may be on Governor Newsom’s list to fill out Harris’s Senate term. / The San Francisco Chronicle

New York’s coronavirus death toll in nursing homes, among the highest in the US, may actually be a significant undercount. / The Associated Press

The true story behind that video of BLM protesters storming a church is far more twisted and sinister (on the church's part). / BuzzFeed News

Crime is down in the US, but the murder rate at the end of June was on average 37% higher across 20 major cities. / US News & World Report

Yellowstone National Park saw more car traffic in July than it did during the same month last year. / NPR

Related: “Fly Casting on City Streets Is Weird. That’s Why I Love It.” / The New York Times

A conference-by-conference look at where things stand as of now for college football. / ESPN

As schools begin to reopen, testing in Texas rapidly plummets./ The Texas Tribune

Headline of the week, maybe the month: “How the Hell Are Working Parents ‘Doing This?’” / The Cut

If you find yourself sobbing over a back-to-school display in the grocery store: you've got the "coronavirus blues." / The Los Angeles Times

One potential consequence of the pandemic: less judgment from society of adults who elect not to have children. / The Atlantic

Jess Zimmerman: "The teeth of this year grind all of us. Maybe, in seeing each other’s wounds, we can let ourselves feel our own." / Catapult

After years of protest, Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago becomes the first in the country to stop performing intersex operations. / The 19th

Why are American men performing so badly during the pandemic? Toxic masculinity. / Vox

People are rethinking the supposed “boringness” of the suburbs. / MEL Magazine

A new theory of how our universe began relies on a cyclical model: no beginning, no end, just endless contractions. / WIRED

What MasterClass is really selling: a “learning lifestyle” built around a community of people with common interests. / The Atlantic

See also: MasterWiki—stolen from MasterClass, republished as wikiHow. / MasterWiki