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10:40 AM ET, June 16, 2016

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Sarah Ellison / Vanity Fair:
Exclusive: Is Donald Trump's Endgame the Launch of Trump News?  —  The candidate is considering starting his own cable empire.  —  Every election cycle has its own breakout media star.  In 1992, it was CNN.  A few years later, it would be an e-mail blast called the Drudge Report.
Discussion: Raw Story and TVNewser
Tony Dokoupil / NBC News:
Family of AR-15 Inventor Eugene Stoner: He Didn't Intend It for Civilians  —  Once Banned, These Assault Rifles Are Hugely Popular in the U.S. 0:52  —  The AR-15 is the most talked about gun in America.  —  But the AR-15's creator died before the weapon became a popular hit and his family has never spoken out.
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NBC News:
Filibuster Ends After GOP Agrees to Allow Gun Control Votes: Senator  —  Murphy Ends Filibuster With Reminder of Sandy Hook Teacher's Bravery 7:40  —  Senate Democrats ended a nearly 15-hour filibuster early Thursday after Republican Party leaders reportedly agreed to allow votes on two proposed gun control measures.
New York Times:
The N.R.A.'s Complicity in Terrorism
Malia Zimmerman / Fox News:
Orlando terrorist's chilling Facebook posts from inside club revealed  —  EXCLUSIVE: In the hours after he blasted his way into an Orlando gay nightclub, and with his victims lying dead or wounded around him, Omar Mateen took to Facebook to pledge his loyalty to ISIS and threaten more attacks …
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Charles M. Blow / New York Times:   Omar Mateen, American Monster
Nick Gass / Politico:
Kasich on Trump: 'I just can't do it'  —  John Kasich is in agony over his decision last year to support the eventual Republican nominee and the current reality that Donald Trump is his party's presumptive standard-bearer.  —  “You know, it's painful.  It's painful.  You know, people even get divorces, you know?
Discussion: The Week
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Niall Stanage / The Hill:
Trump's campaign hits a wall  —  's campaign for the White House is teetering amid dismal poll numbers, racially tinged controversies and a rising chorus of criticism from within the GOP.  —  After knocking Sen. Ted Cruz  —  (R-Texas) out of the primary in May, Trump picked up momentum and made strides in unifying the party.
Discussion: Raw Story
The Daily Beast:
Donald Trump Accused of Using His Charity as a Political Slush Fund  —  When the presumptive GOP nominee doled out money to veterans' groups over the past few months, he did so using the Trump Foundation—which, according to FEC rules, is not allowed.  —  The Trump Foundation …
Discussion: RedState and The Week
Zach Seemayer / Entertainment Tonight:
EXCLUSIVE: Oprah Winfrey Endorses Hillary Clinton in Upcoming Election: 'It's a Seminal Moment for Women'  —  Oprah Winfrey is throwing her support behind Hillary Clinton.  —  Winfrey spoke with ET's Nancy O'Dell at the premiere of her new OWN drama, Greenleaf, and the media mogul opened …
The Daily Caller:
Global Warming Skeptic Responds To Massachusetts AG's Subpoena: ‘F**k Off, Fascist’  —  Alex Epstein had a terse response to a subpoena sent by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey Wednesday.  —  Healey demanded the oil giant ExxonMobil hand over 40 years of documents …
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Trump's relationship with RNC sours  —  Donald Trump is relying heavily on the Republican Party to bolster his skeletal operation, but his campaign's relationship with the Republican National Committee is increasingly plagued by distrust, power struggles and strategic differences, according to sources in both camps.
Kelly Ayotte / BostonGlobe.com:
AMERICAN RETIREES ARE LIVING OFF OF GUN SALES.  —  Some of the largest investors in gun companies are average Americans who own index funds in their workplace retirement plans.  If you have a 401(k) plan with Vanguard Group, in all likelihood you own gun stocks — and you've done well off it.
Mark Schierbecker / The College Fix:
WATCH: Mizzou race activist hijacks Orlando vigil as gay community rebukes her  —  UPDATED  —  ‘Multicultural’ official scolds whites who preach unity  —  A vigil Monday planned by several University of Missouri student organizations was supposed to honor victims of Sunday morning's deadly shooting rampage …
Reuters:
U.S. officials say American Muslims do report extremist threats  —  Muslim-Americans have repeatedly informed authorities of fellow Muslims they fear might be turning to extremism, law enforcement officials say, contrary to a claim by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump this week.
Discussion: The Week
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Ralph Peters / New York Post:   How to defeat the Islamist fanatics
Wall Street Journal:
Bernie Sanders Not Being Vetted as Hillary Clinton's Running Mate  —  Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is among a group of Democratic officials being considered  —  Hillary Clinton's campaign isn't considering primary rival Bernie Sanders as her running mate, but is actively looking …
Terrence Dopp / Bloomberg:
Christie's Position Stage-Right to Trump Brings Harsh Spotlight  —  New Jersey governor on defensive over Trump's judge comments  —  His approval is at an all-time low after endorsing billionaire  —  Chris Christie's June 10 walk along a Jersey Shore boardwalk to kick off the tourism season …
Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
Donald Trump calls her ‘Crooked Hillary,’ but his fans just say ‘b—  ’  —  GREENSBORO, N.C. — As thousands of Donald Trump supporters streamed out of an evening rally here this week, they walked past a handful of vendors from Ohio selling simple white T-shirts featuring Hillary Clinton, Monica Lewinsky and a vulgar joke.
KGTV-TV:
Craigslist ad threatens Orlando-style massacre in San Diego  —  SAN DIEGO - Police are investigating an online threat of violence to San Diego's LGBT community that read: “You're next.”  —  On Tuesday evening, a 10News viewer saw the post in the men-seeking-men section of the Craigslist San Diego personal ads.
Gawker:
This Looks Like the DNC's Hacked Trump Oppo File  —  A 200+ page document that appears to be a Democratic anti-Trump playbook compiled by the Democratic National Committee has leaked online following this week's report that the DNC was breached by Russian hackers.
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CBS News:
Clinton maintains lead after claiming nomination - CBS News poll  —  State of the race  —  With the presidential primary season now officially at a close, Hillary Clinton (43 percent) holds a six-point lead over Donald Trump (37 percent) - the same margin she led Trump by a month ago.
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Clinton to unleash TV hell on Trump  —  Hillary Clinton is opening her wallet and seizing the moment.  —  Just hours after the votes were cast in the final Democratic primary, the Clinton campaign started reserving advertising blocks in eight battleground states on Wednesday …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
BBC:
Jo Cox MP critically injured amid shooting reports  —  An MP is in a critical condition after suffering serious injuries in an apparent shooting and stabbing attack in her constituency.  —  Unconfirmed reports suggest Jo Cox, Labour MP for Batley and Spen, was shot and stabbed.
Discussion: Telegraph, Guardian, ITV, Mediaite and Raw Story
Rebecca Kheel / The Hill:
House votes to ban all Gitmo transfers  —  A defense spending bill would prevent transferring any detainees out of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility under an amendment passed Wednesday.  —  The proposal to tighten restrictions comes after a report that at least a dozen former detainees …
Jennifer Epstein / Bloomberg:
Clinton's Progressive Beacon Is a Former Goldman Sachs Banker and Bob Rubin Protégé  —  Over tea at Hillary Clinton's Washington home in late 2014, Elizabeth Warren warned her host that when it comes to Wall Street, what mattered most was the people Clinton surrounded herself with.
London Evening Standard:
Most Brits DO want to leave the EU, shock poll finds with a week to go  —  The campaign to quit the European Union has surged into a six-point lead with exactly a week to go, a sensational Ipsos MORI poll reveals today.  In a dramatic turnaround since May, some 53 per cent now want to leave …
 
 
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Heather Walker / WOOD-TV:
Survivor: Kalamazoo cycling tragedy ‘still seems surreal’
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Sandra Pedicini / Orlando Sentinel:
Alligators a frequent sight at Disney World
Discussion: Fox News Insider
Tom Teodorczuk / Heat Street:
Milo Yiannopoulos Slams Twitter For Being ‘Sharia-Compliant,’ Credits Drudge With Reinstatement
Discussion: Instapundit and The Resurgent
Hugh Hewitt / Washington Post:
Clinton's the real risk. If we want to stop her, we can't dump Trump.
Discussion: RedState and Politico
Veronica Rocha / Los Angeles Times:
Navy SEAL arrested in Santa Monica slaying
Discussion: Fox News
David French / National Review:
Dear Anti-Gun Liberals, Don't Tell Me Which Gun I ‘Need’ for Self-Defense
Discussion: Mother Jones
 Earlier Items: 
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
Trump to be deposed in lawsuit against chef
Discussion: CNN and RedState
Weekly Standard:
Three GOP Senators Condemn Trump's Comment that U.S. Soldiers Stole Money in Iraq
Discussion: alan.com, Heat Street and Politico
Jonathan Swan / The Hill:
Top conservatives meet at secret dinner to discuss Cruz's future
Ariela Gross / Wall Street Journal:
Orlando Mass Shooting Not Deadliest in American History
Marc Caputo / Politico:
Exclusive: Rubio friend greenlights reelection bid