Where did the $5tn spent on Afghanistan and Iraq go? Here’s where | Linda J Bilmes | The Guardian

Avocados and vanilla among dozens of wild crop relatives facing extinction | IUCN red list of endangered species | The Guardian

20 meat and dairy firms emit more greenhouse gas than Germany, Britain or France | Meat industry | The Guardian

U.S. Conducts Drone Strike in Kabul and Winds Down Airlift as Deadline Nears – The New York Times

Opinion | The Quiet Rage of the Responsible – The New York Times

Republicans treated Covid like a bioweapon. Then it turned against them | Rebecca Solnit | The Guardian

Revealed: leak uncovers global abuse of cyber-surveillance weapon | Surveillance | The Guardian

Kremlin papers appear to show Putin’s plot to put Trump in White House | Vladimir Putin | The Guardian

The scientists hired by big oil who predicted the climate crisis long ago

How to Wash Fruits and Vegetables – The New York Times

Opinion | Northern Ireland Is Coming to an End – The New York Times

Opinion | The Week Inflation Panic Died – The New York Times

Opinion: Media coverage of the economy ignores the plight of most Americans

The Secret IRS Files: Trove of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How the Wealthiest Avoid Income Tax — ProPublica

ProPublica Report Has Congress Rethinking How to Tax Superrich – The New York Times

How California Homelessness Became A Crisis : Planet Money : NPR

Andriy Derkach Profile on Giuliani, Joe Biden, Russia | Time

Messenger RNA vaccines: Now proven against coronavirus, the technology can do so much more – CNN

Why the Capitol Riot Inquiries Leave Room for a Broader Commission – The New York Times

Opinion | Republican Cowardice Endangers American Democracy – The New York Times

There’s a New Definition of ‘Normal’ for Weather – The New York Times

Cyberattack Forces a Shutdown of a Top U.S. Pipeline Operator – The New York Times

Biden is using his economic plan to challenge China

Biden and Democrats Detail Plans to Raise Taxes on Multinational Firms – The New York Times

How Trump Steered Supporters Into Unwitting Donations – The New York Times