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Wednesday headlines: Poppycock!

Spain enters a second wave of the coronavirus—spreading at eight times the rate in Italy, 10 times the pace in Germany. / The New York Times

The Trump administration says it won’t join a global vaccine effort in part because the World Health Organization is involved. / The Washington Post

A team of scientists maintain a list of frequently asked questions about aerosol transmission. Meanwhile, President Trump finds a scientist who tells him what he wants to hear. / Google Docs, The New York Times

Large vaccine trials in the US aren't meeting what should be a bare minimum of participant diversity. / The Washington Post

Related: One in three Black Americans knows someone killed by the coronavirus. / Vox

Jesmyn Ward writes about losing her 33-year-old husband in January. The official reason: acute respiratory distress syndrome. / Vanity Fair

Despite the United States' scientific prowess, it significantly trails British research on COVID-19. / The New York Times

Many colleges are telling professors not to talk when students in their face-to-face classes contract COVID. / Inside Higher Ed

Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh, recovering from the coronavirus, believed for two weeks he’d been viciously beaten on the street. / The Los Angeles Times

Pelosi and Mnuchin resume stimulus negotiations by telephone. The CDC announces a national four-month moratorium on residential evictions. / The Hill, USA Today

"Poppycock!" A federal judge flouts Trump and bars Customs and Border agents from conducting interviews of asylum-seekers. / NPR

American manufacturers figure out Trump's "Buy American" proclamations were simply for political purposes. / The Los Angeles Times

See also: A fact-check of Trump’s remarks in Kenosha. / The New York Times

Fourteen people are on trial in France over 2015’s deadly attack on Charlie Hebdo. The magazine plans to reprint its controversial cartoons. / BBC News, CNN

Sudan’s power-sharing government signs an agreement with key rebel groups, a step toward resolving conflicts post-al-Bashir. / Reuters

In Los Angeles, deputies of the Sheriff's Department—who aren’t required to wear body cameras—shoot and kill a Black man after they tried to stop him for riding a bicycle wrong. / The Los Angeles Times

Banksy sponsors a boat to help rescue refugees from the Mediterranean Sea. / Colossal

Asian airlines are selling in-flight meals directly to nostalgic travelers. / The Economist

Alexander Chee reports on the scars left by the Japanese occupation that persist for millions of Koreans and Korean-Americans. / The New York Times Magazine

Interest in learning Chinese declines among young people in the UK. / The Economist

An interactive map lets you see how far your hometown has moved over 750 million years of continental drift. / Dinosaur Pictures

Stuttgart's rail map—unique in cartography—goes 3-D by omitting horizontal and vertical lines and setting diagonals at 30 degrees. / Futility Closet

See also: Buster Keaton narrowly survives a house falling on top of him. And pilots landing in Los Angeles spotted “a guy in a jetpack.” / The Morning News, The Los Angeles Times

Many countries are trapped in cycles of slow growth and corruption. “Charter cities” could be a way out. / Works in Progress

In New York City, a pair of mini moguls, who rode the Brooklyn Boom, become homeless and start kicking out tenants. / The Cut

By privileging louder voices, Zoom's voice-selection algorithm "added some of the classic and inherent biases." / Kin + Carta

Elon Musk shows off his Neuralink “sewing machine” surgical robot. / VentureBeat

Your weekly isolation wanderlust: A few old films of nice cars and motorcycles racing. / The Morning News