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  • COVID-19 cases in U.S. children have increased 17% over the last two weeks, according to an updated report published by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association.
  • Vice writes about PBA "courtesy cards," which essentially allow friends and family of cops to get out of minor infractions: "The cards embody everything wrong with modern policing."
  • As colleges reopen and parties get started, students speaking out the covidiot revelry are being labelled "snitches."
  • Season two of The Mandalorian featuring Baby Yoda will premiere on Disney+ on October 30th.
  • Senator Ed Markey fended off a primary challenge from Rep. Joseph Kennedy III, with CNN saying it "[humbled] the Democratic Party's family dynasty that had never before lost an election in Massachusetts."
  • White supremacists are trying to incite a civil war throughout the country, and by defending people like Kyle Rittenhouse, Trump is helping them do so.
  • Dr. Scott Atlas, who is neither an epidemiologist nor an infectious disease expert but IS a Fox News regular guest, has become Trump's coronavirus whisperer, telling him scientifically questionable and "dangerous" information about the virus.
  • Mel Magazine takes you inside the secretive world of ultra Orthodox Jewish porn.
  • Have you been playing with Legos during the pandemic? A lot of people are apparently.
  • Miranda July talked with Vulture about her unique creative process and her attempts to keep herself independent.
  • Big Thief's Adrianne Lenker is releasing two new albums, songs and instrumentals, in October—listen to the exceedingly pretty first single "anything."
  • And finally, interspecies friendship alert!