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11:50 AM ET, June 4, 2016


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Jon Schuppe / NBC News:
Muhammad Ali, ‘The Greatest of All Time’, Dead at 74  —  Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali stands over fallen challenger Sonny Liston, shouting and gesturing shortly after dropping Liston with a short hard right to the jaw on May 25, 1965, in Lewiston, Maine.  The bout lasted only one minute into the first round.
Robert Lipsyte / New York Times:
Muhammad Ali, Titan of Boxing and the 20th Century, Dies at 74  —  Muhammad Ali, the three-time world heavyweight boxing champion who helped define his turbulent times as the most charismatic and controversial sports figure of the 20th century, died on Friday.  He was 74.
David Remnick / New Yorker:
The Outsized Life of Muhammad Ali  —  What a loss to suffer, even if for years you knew it was coming.  Muhammad Ali, who died Friday, in Phoenix, at the age of seventy-four, was the most fantastical American figure of his era, a self-invented character of such physical wit, political defiance …
Ali Breland / Politico:
Obamas, Clintons and Trump pay tribute to Muhammad Ali  —  Politicians across the spectrum on Saturday honored the passing of boxer Muhammad Ali.  —  President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama said in a statement: “Muhammad Ali was The Greatest.  Period.  If you just asked him, he'd tell you.
Dave Zirin / The Nation:
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Yahoo Sports
The New / New York Times:
Muhammad Ali's Words Stung Like a Bee, Too
Discussion: Guardian, Newser and USA Today
CBS News:
​Muhammad Ali, boxing legend and cultural icon, dies
Discussion: CBS New York and
Jonathan Eig / Wall Street Journal:   Muhammad Ali, the Greatest, Dies at 74
Steve Almasy / CNN:
Muhammad Ali dies at 74
Discussion: Daily Kos and
Paul Waldman / Washington Post:
The media have reached a turning point in covering Donald Trump.  He may not survive it.  —  The news media have come in for a lot of criticism in the way they've reported this election, which makes it exactly like every other election.  But something may have changed just in the last few days.
Theodore Schleifer / CNN:
CNN's Ana Navarro tears into Trump over criticism of Mexican-American judge
Discussion: Business Insider
Lauren Fox / Talking Points Memo:
GOP Commentator Ana Navarro Calls Trump's Attacks On Judge ‘Disgusting’
Andreas Fuhrmann /
Cheadle: I'm Trump's ‘African-American’  —  Presidential Candidate Donald Trump talks to Gregory Cheadle of Redding, right, after his speech at the Redding Municipal Airport.  Trump called out Cheadle as “my African-American over here” during his speech.  —  Andreas Fuhrmann/Record Searchlight …
Katie J.M. Baker / BuzzFeed:
Here Is The Powerful Letter The Stanford Victim Read Aloud To Her Attacker … TRENDING  —  One night in January 2015,  —  two Stanford University graduate students biking across campus spotted a freshman thrusting his body on top of an unconscious, half-naked woman behind a dumpster.
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
That time Donald Trump said there were no Muslim American sports heroes  —  Muhammed Ali played many roles over the course of a life that sadly ended yesterday.  High on the list are that he was an iconic boxing champion and probably the first American Muslim to be really widely known.
Discussion: ABC News and Politicus USA
Ariane Lange / BuzzFeed:
“Idiocracy” Writer Says Donald Trump Made The Movie A Reality Faster Than He Ever Imagined  —  Idiocracy screenwriter Etan Cohen talks to BuzzFeed News about his 2006 movie “coming true” with the 2016 election and the anti-Trump ads he's working on with Camacho himself, Terry Crews.
Los Angeles Times:
Opinion Hillary Clinton is the better candidate to take on Trump  —  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally in Culver City on June 3.  (John Locher / Associated Press)  —  The Times Editorial Board  —  For Republicans in California, Tuesday's presidential primary …
Charles Murray / Wall Street Journal:
A Guaranteed Income for Every American  —  Replacing the welfare state with an annual grant is the best way to cope with a radically changing U.S. jobs market—and to revitalize America's civic culture  —  When people learn that I want to replace the welfare state with a universal basic income …
Discussion: Forbes
Kristinn Taylor / The Gateway Pundit:
STILL SHOTS=> Black Muslim Chases, Tackles White Trump Supporter After San Jose Rally - Then Brags on Twitter  —  A poster on Twitter who identifies as a Black Muslim man claims to have been the person seen on news video chasing and tackling a young white male Trump supporter following a Trump rally in San Jose Thursday.
Discussion: Creeping Sharia and Vox Popoli
John Hinderaker / Power LinePower Line:
Videos and Photos of Fascist Violence in San Jose
Matt Viser /
Reid reviews scenarios for filling Senate seat if Warren is VP pick  —  WASHINGTON - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has been actively reviewing Massachusetts rules for filling a US Senate vacancy, another indication of the seriousness with which Democrats are gaming out the possibility …
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Susan Sarandon: Clinton ‘more dangerous’ than Trump  —  Actress Susan Sarandon says Hillary Clinton  —  's foreign policy makes her a greater national security risk than Donald Trump  —  , adding that it's “inevitable” the White House hopeful will be indicted.
Fox News:
VFW fires back at Obama: Politics not ‘confused’  —  The nation's largest veterans group hit back at President Obama on Thursday and urged him not to “denigrate” their intelligence after the president suggested their members were easily swayed by cable news and “right-wing radio.”
Discussion: Pirate's Cove
Patrick Howley / Breitbart:
Hillary Clinton posted and shared the names of concealed U.S. intelligence officials on her unprotected email system.  —  Federal records reveal that Clinton swapped these highly classified names on an email account that was vulnerable to attack and was breached repeatedly by Russia-linked hacker attempts.
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Phillip Stucky / The Daily Caller:
Republican Governor Vetoes Gun Rights, Religious Liberty Bills, Suddenly Polls Like A Democrat
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Emily Glazer / Wall Street Journal:
J.P. Morgan Says Employees Don't Always Have to Wear Suits
Discussion: New York Times
Bill Gertz / Washington Free Beacon:
Islamic State Threatens Terror Attacks in U.S., Europe
Media Matters for America:
Bloomberg's Halperin Says Trump's Racist Attack On Judge Isn't “Racial” Because Mexican Isn't A Race
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Todd Starnes / Fox News:
Boykin bounced: Fort Riley cancels Delta Force hero's prayer breakfast speech
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Daily Mail:
Sore loser: Russian man chops off his friend's genitals with an axe after coming second …
Henry Fountain / New York Times:
Ancient Civilization of Microbes, Not Greeks, Built ‘Lost City’
Discussion: CNN, Guardian, The Verge and Newser
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Judge demands to see Clinton aide's immunity deal
Neil Eggleston / Blog Daily Listings RSS:
President Obama Has Now Commuted the Sentences of 348 Individuals
Chris Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Rose McGowan Calls Out ‘X-Men’ Billboard That Shows Jennifer Lawrence Being Strangled
Ezra Klein / Vox:
Statement on Emmett Rensin