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Friday, September 16 2022


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I am 41-years-old, I have played more than 1,500 matches over 24 years. Tennis has treated me more generously than I ever would have dreamed and now I must recognize when it is time to end my competitive career.

That’s what Roger Federer said while announcing his retirement from professional tennis. We are too sad to add much more. You can watch his entire statement here. The Guardian has the reactions of other players. Insider has a lovely photo gallery of Federer over the years—paying tribute to his status as a fashion icon:)

 

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Big Story

The Lakhimpur Kheri killings: Here we go again…

The TLDR: All states in India offer their share of horror stories of caste killings, sexual assault, and gender violence. But Uttar Pradesh is infamous for cases that combine all three in a gruesome cocktail that often shakes the nation—like the Badaun killings and now Lakhimpur Kheri.

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In today’s edition

Headlines That Matter

  • A muddled Xi-Putin summit in Samarkand
  • End of the pandemic?
  • Sweden swings to the right
  • Meta is getting whupped by TikTok
  • Netflix controversy in Suriname
  • Israeli superhero named 'Sabra' joins the MCU

 

Sanity Break

  • 'Blue Nude' by Kenro Izu

 

Weekend Advisory

  • Good stuff to watch and listen
  • A list of good reads

 

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