Climate change, heat deaths
The author writes, “Taking action on global warming can now be measured in lives saved rather than degrees of temperature change. That’s according to a new study published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, which put a number on just how many heat-related deaths could be prevented in 15 US cities by actually meeting global targets on curbing carbon emissions versus going about business as usual.” Photo credit: J Etzel / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

UN Officials: US Planning a ‘Tactical Assault’ in Iran (DonkeyHotey)

The author writes, “The military action under consideration would be an aerial bombardment of an Iranian facility linked to its nuclear program, the officials further claimed.”

The House Committee Quietly Racking up Oversight Wins Against Trump (Reader Pat)

From Politico: “House Democrats are largely pursuing flashy, partisan, made-for-TV investigations targeting President Donald Trump, but one panel is taking a different approach — and getting results.”

The Perfect 2020 Candidate to Replace Donald Trump Has Been Under GOP Noses All Along (Reader Steve)

The author writes, “There is one candidate who checks all the GOP boxes on every conceivable demographic, and he’s sitting right under their elephant trunk?”

When a Red-Hunting Congress Took On San Francisco Murals — And Lost (Reader Steve)

From the San Francisco Chronicle: “The Rincon Annex murals by artist Anton Refregier, a sweeping, warts-and-all depiction of the history of San Francisco commissioned by a New Deal federal arts program, was attacked for years by right-wing groups that considered them subversive, communistic and insufficiently celebratory of the city’s and state’s glorious past. Then Congress got into the act.”

Accidental Cat Filter Derails Political Press Conference (Mili)

From CNN: “Shaukat Yousafzai, a regional minister in northwest Pakistan, broadcast a press conference on his Tehreek-e-Insaf party’s official Facebook page in an attempt to keep constituents in the loop about local issues. But the video attracted attention for an entirely different reason.”

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