Links 2/5/18

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Links for you. Science:

Rapid multi-locus sequence typing direct from uncorrected long reads using Krocus
CDC employees are delighted that their acting director is back in charge
House Science Committee Wants to Investigate a Government Scientist for Doing Science
Prison Food Is Making U.S. Inmates Disproportionately Sick: Lapses in food safety have made U.S. prisoners six times more likely to get a foodborne illness than the general population.
Conserving honey bees does not help wildlife

Other:

What Amazon Does to Poor Cities
Contraception is quietly under siege at the Department of Health and Human Services
How Hedge Funds (Secretly) Get Their Way in Washington
A ‘civil war’ over painkillers rips apart the medical community
Secretary Mnuchin made a perfectly reasonable point about the dollar. Then everyone freaked out.
Mnuchin Is Not Wrong: Secular Stagnation and the Value of the Dollar
Facebook Only Cares About Facebook
NAIRU: not just bad economics, now also bad politics
Despite a Panoply of Programs, D.C. Senior Citizens Still Experience Hunger
‘Get out of the country!’: Navajo lawmaker harassed by Arizona Trump supporters accusing him of being here ‘illegally’
Big money is still strangling the Democrats
There’s a major hurdle to employment that many Americans don’t even think about — and it’s holding the economy back
Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board Meets With Marie Newman And Blue Dog Arch-Villain Dan Lipinski
Casual Inhumanity
The Follower Factory
Google’s “Diversity War” shows how the Alt-Right are not just white supremacists.
A Dying Town: Here in a corner of Missouri and across America, the lack of a college education has become a public-health crisis
Are integrated neighborhoods stable?
A Leadership Vacuum: “The Last Jedi” and Mission Failure

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