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12:15 AM ET, June 11, 2016

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Theodore Schleifer / CNN:
Romney retreat puts spotlight on Trump's fundraising problem in critical stretch  —  Park City, Utah (CNN)Republican fundraisers are beginning to fret that Donald Trump does not comprehend the enormity of the challenge before him, warning that if he fails to execute the basic tasks …
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Theodore Schleifer / CNN:
Romney says Trump will change America with ‘trickle-down racism’  —  Park City, Utah (CNN)Mitt Romney suggested Friday that Donald Trump's election could legitimize racism and misogyny, ushering in a change in the moral fabric of American society.  —  The 2012 Republican nominee …
Washington Post:
Paul Ryan put in the hot seat about Trump endorsement at Romney summit  —  PARK CITY, Utah — House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) faced tough questioning here Friday for his decision to endorse Donald Trump, and he tried to explain to an audience hostile to the New York mogul the factors that led him to back the presumptive GOP nominee.
Marc Fisher / Washington Post:
Donald Trump: ‘I am the least racist person’  —  NEW YORK — On the way to interview Donald Trump at his office, I asked my taxi driver what he thought about the presidential candidates.  He said he was leaning toward Trump, but he'd been hearing that Trump was a racist, and if that were true …
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Chris Kahn / Reuters:
Clinton leads Trump by 11 points in White House race: Reuters/Ipsos poll  —  Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 11 points in the U.S. presidential race, showing little change after she became the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee this week, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday.
Discussion: The Hill and Liberal Values
New York Daily News:
Don King denies Donald Trump endorsement: 'I'm endorsing the people'  —  When it comes to endorsing Donald Trump, boxing promoter Don King is staying in a neutral corner.  —  King shot down the GOP presidential candidate's tweeted claim that the spiky-haired businessman was officially backing his White House run.
Discussion: Heat Street and Mediaite
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Trump fends off criticism: ‘In fact, I am the least racist person’  —  declared himself the “least racist person” as he seeks to push back against a rash of criticism over his attacks on a Mexican-American federal judge.  —  “I am not a racist, in fact, I am the least racist person …
Discussion: Political Wire
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Graham defends Trump's ‘Pocahontas’ insult against Warren
Discussion: Politico and Mediaite
Brianna Gurciullo / Politico:
Clinton: Trump would ‘turn back the clock’ on abortion rights
Discussion: ABC News
Daily Mail:
Stanford rapist 'took photograph of his victim's breasts during attack - and shared it with swim team friends who deleted it after his arrest', police believe  — Police suspect that Brock Turner, 20, photographed the 23-year-old woman he raped outside a Stanford frat house
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
A Trump Presidency Just Got a Lot Less Likely — and a Lot More Terrifying  —  Donald’s very good if very bad month.  —  In one sense, and one sense only, the events since Donald Trump became his party's presumptive nominee have been reassuring.  The ensuing weeks made clear that Trump …
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David Brooks / New York Times:
The Unity Illusion  —  Paul Ryan says it's time for Republicans …
Bloomberg:
McConnell: Donald Trump 'Doesn't Know a Lot About the Issues'
Fox News:
Despite Clinton claims, 2012 email had classified marking  —  EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton, from the moment her exclusive use of personal email for government business was exposed, has claimed nothing she sent or received was marked classified at the time.  —  But a 2012 email released …
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Fox News:
White House confirms ‘criminal’ probe over Clinton emails, ‘shreds’ campaign claim
Matthew Mosk / ABC News:
How Clinton Donor Got on Sensitive Intelligence Board
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Gawker, Filing for Bankruptcy After Hulk Hogan Suit, Is for Sale  —  Gawker Media, the irreverent company that pioneered the wry tone and take-no-prisoners approach that came to embody a certain style of web journalism, put itself up for sale on Friday in an acknowledgment that its future …
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Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Gawker Media Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Gawker files for bankruptcy and says it will sell the company to Ziff Davis or someone else
Peter Sterne / Politico:
Gawker Media files for bankruptcy
Nicki Rossoll / ABC News:
Donald Trump Fires Back at Elizabeth Warren With Past Critique of Hillary Clinton  —  Sen. Elizabeth Warren may be ready to get into the general election battle, backing presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, but the Massachusetts Democrat hasn't always been in Clinton's corner.
Discussion: Politico, TruthFeed and Mediaite
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Peter Hancock / Statehouse Live Feed:
Poll shows Clinton leading in Kansas; broad dissatisfaction with Legislature  —  Kansans are overwhelmingly dissatisfied with their state government and with their choice of presidential candidates, according to a new poll released Friday.  —  But when given a choice between …
Discussion: Hot Air
Ezra Klein / Vox:
A Republican senator just prayed that Obama's “days be few.”  This is how the GOP got Trump.  —  Want to know how Republicans ended up with Donald Trump?  This is how Republicans ended up with Donald Trump: … Sen. David Perdue is the junior senator from Georgia.
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Kate Irby / Fresno Bee:
What does Brock Turner's mom have to say?  —  In a letter to the judge, his mother writes about how awful it is that he'll have to register as a sex offender  —  But she doesn't mention the victim once  —  No one in Brock Turner's immediate family believed he deserved jail time after he was convicted …
Deadspin:
Rabbi Michael Lerner Brings Down The House At Muhammad Ali's Funeral  —  Berkeley-based rabbi Michael Lerner spoke as a representative of the Jewish faith at Muhammad Ali's memorial service in Louisville today, and delivered a fiery sermon calling for a litany of social change …
Discussion: NO QUARTER USA NET
Zachary Mider / Bloomberg:
David Koch Won't Fund Trump Coronation in Cleveland  —  David Koch was one of the biggest backers of the 2012 convention.  —  zachmider  —  David Koch, one of the biggest backers of the 2012 Republican National Convention, won't support the party's next gathering in July where Donald Trump …
Liz Farmer / Crime Blog:
Love Field surveillance video shows rock-wielding attack, police-involved shooting  —  A Dallas police officer called to break up a domestic dispute at Love Field shot a man Friday, after the man rushed at him with a large rock.  —  The encounter, though brief, threw the airport into chaos …
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Claire Ricke / KXAN-TV:
Surveillance footage shows events leading to Dallas Love Field shooting
Discussion: WIAT-TV and KRON4.com
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Feds warn against releasing Clinton aide's immunity deal  —  The Justice Department is pushing to keep the terms of an immunity agreement with a former IT aide to Hillary Clinton  —  under seal, warning that release of the documents could undermine its ongoing investigation connected to Clinton's private email server.
Discussion: RedState and Allen West Republic
 
 
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Worcester Telegram & Gazette:
Charges dropped against Bridgeport man in Worcester grave-robbing case
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Peter Sullivan / The Hill:
GOP surprises with push for smaller ObamaCare changes
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Los Angeles Times:
Gov. Brown signs bill that could help immigrants get access to health insurance
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Karin Brulliard / Washington Post:
Egg producers pledge to stop grinding newborn male chickens to death
Discussion: Althouse and Vox
Tim Devaney / The Hill:
Petraeus, Mark Kelly form new gun control group
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Juan Hernandez / Washington Post:
I'm voting for Donald Trump, so I went to see him speak. Protesters broke my nose.
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Matthew Boyle / Breitbart:
Exclusive — Donald Trump Plans To Continue GOP Legacy Of Leading On Women's, Civil Rights …
Kevin Draper / Deadspin:
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