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2:45 AM ET, June 24, 2016


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Brexit Voters Spurn Obama Pitch, Testing ‘Special Relationship’  —  U.S. president's plea fails to sway outcome of U.K. referendum  —  White House says U.S. has explored contingencies for EU exit  —  In deciding to quit the European Union, British voters spurned President Barack Obama's plea …
Discussion: Politico
EU referendum: BBC forecasts UK votes to leave  —  The UK has voted by 52% to 48% to leave the European Union after 43 years in an historic referendum, a BBC forecast suggests.  —  London and Scotland voted strongly to stay in the EU but the remain vote has been undermined by poor results in the north of England.
EU referendum results live: Brexit most likely outcome say pollsters and betting markets  —  The EU referendum results are revealing a divided country:
Discussion: ITV, Pamela Geller and The Last Refuge
Counting under way in UK's historic referendum on EU membership  —  Counting is under way in a referendum that will decide whether the UK remains a member of the European Union.  —  The counting is taking place at centres around the UK in a vote widely seen as too close to call.
Andrew Sparrow / Guardian:
EU referendum result: Britain votes leave - live updates  — BBC, ITV and Sky project a win for leave  — Ukip leader Nigel Farage declares ‘independence day’  — Pound falls sharply as markets react to result  —  All the referendum results are now in.  Here are the key figures.  —  Areas
Steven Erlanger / New York Times:   Britain Votes to Leave the European Union
Rachael Bade / Politico:
Democrats: Guns sit-in just a taste of guerrilla tactics to come  —  House Democrats' 24-hour gun-control protest marks a turning point in Congress as a major escalation in minority battle tactics, lawmakers in both parties said Thursday — and a move that brings fundamental risks for the institution.
Guy Benson /
Fail: Self-Righteous Publicity Stunt Ends with Voteless Whimper, Raised Cash
Discussion: Daily Wire, Breitbart and
Ross K. Baker / USA Today:
Democrats launch a toddler-ocracy: Column
Discussion: Instapundit
Matthew Nussbaum / Politico:
House drops Confederate Flag ban for veterans cemeteries
Discussion: The Atlantic and Hullabaloo
Allegra Kirkland / Talking Points Memo:
GOP Sen.: I'd Arrest Dems Who Held Sit-In On House Floor
Discussion: The Huffington Post and USA Today
Michael Biesecker / Associated Press:
CLINTON FAILED TO HAND OVER KEY EMAIL TO STATE DEPARTMENT  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary Hillary Clinton failed to turn over a copy of a key message involving problems caused by her use of a private homebrew email server, the State Department confirmed Thursday.
Kristin Salaky / Talking Points Memo:   Trump Unable To Cite Evidence That Clinton's Email Server Was Hacked (VIDEO)
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Corey Lewandowski to join CNN  —  Former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is joining CNN as a political commentator, according to a source familiar with the arrangement.  —  It's a salaried position and will make Lewandowski exclusive to CNN, effective immediately.
John Hudson / Foreign Policy:
Exclusive: Prominent GOP Neoconservative to Fundraise for Hillary Clinton  —  A prominent neoconservative intellectual and early promoter of the Iraq War is headlining an official campaign fundraiser for Hillary Clinton next month, Foreign Policy has learned.
Laura Meckler / Wall Street Journal:
Several GOP Business Leaders Are Backing Clinton
Discussion: The Week
Hollywood Reporter:
Led Zeppelin Wins ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Jury Trial  —  A jury rules in the band's favor after hearing testimony and arguments that the iconic song was a copyright infringement of Spirit's “Taurus.”  —  Led Zeppelin has beaten a lawsuit claiming that the iconic guitar riff in “Stairway to Heaven” …
Trump reportedly raised at least $11 million since Tuesday  —  Washington (CNN)Donald Trump and his joint fundraising committee have raised at least $11 million since Tuesday morning, Republicans said Wednesday, a tremendously quick haul that comes amid concerns about his fundraising ability.
Matea Gold / Washington Post:
In move to reassure donors, Trump converts $50 million of campaign loans into donations
Discussion: The Baffler
Rebecca Ballhaus / Wall Street Journal:
Donor Says Trump Campaign Voiced Support for Super PAC
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Trump's ‘great’ memory draws fire in Trump U deposition  —  During sworn testimony in the Trump University lawsuit, Donald Trump repeatedly said he couldn't recall specific claims, documents or events related to the case, prompting a lawyer for the plaintiffs to ask if the real estate mogul considered himself …
Discussion: Daily Wire, Mediaite, RedState and NBC News
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Poll: Clinton leads Trump in Arizona  —  in Arizona, where a Democratic presidential candidate has carried the state only once in the last 64 years.  —  A survey by Phoenix-based OH Predictive Insights found Clinton taking 46.5 percent support over Trump at 42.2 percent.
About 70% of voters say Trump should cut business ties while running for president
Discussion: Vox and AOL
Mike Sunnucks / Phoenix Business Journal:
Surprise poll: Clinton leads Trump in Arizona
Matt Pearce / Los Angeles Times:
Cleveland's attempt to restrict protests outside Republican convention is unconstitutional, court rules  —  Cleveland will host this summer's Republican National Convention (Tony Dejak / Associated Press)  —  Restrictions on speeches and parades outside next month's Republican National Convention …
Matea Gold / Washington Post:
What is Left Hand Enterprises and why did the Trump campaign pay it $730,000?  —  On April 25, a new company called Left Hand Enterprises LLC was formed in Delaware, listing its address at an incorporation service provider in Wilmington.  —  A few days later, the firm received …
Molly Hennessy-Fiske / Los Angeles Times:
FBI investigators say they have found no evidence that Orlando shooter had gay lovers  —  Shown is the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., where Omar Mateen opened fire last week, killing 49.  (John Raoux / Associated Press)  —  Since the shooting at an Orlando nightclub last week that left 49 people dead …
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action Program at University of Texas  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a challenge to a race-conscious admissions program at the University of Texas at Austin, handing supporters of affirmative action a major victory.  —  The vote was 4-3.
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court won't revive Obama plan to shield illegal immigrants from deportation
CBS Miami:
The Making of Patrick Murphy, Part Two  —  Read: Part 1  —  MIAMI (CBSMiami) — In recent weeks, Congressman Patrick Murphy, the leading Democrat in the race to unseat Florida Senator Marco Rubio, has been forced to defend himself against allegations he misled the public by exaggerating or misrepresenting key moments in his past.
Discussion: Naked Politics
Rep. John Lewis / National Review:
Democrats Abandon Due Process  —  First the First, second the Second and the Fifth Amendments  —  In September of 2014, Senate Democrats voted to repeal the First Amendment.  They were enraged by a Supreme Court decision holding that ordinary constitutional protections for free speech prohibited …
The Local:
Geneva to get ‘café fellatio’ by end of year  —  A firm in Geneva plans to open a café where customers can enjoy oral sex while they sip their morning coffee.  Not everyone is happy with the idea.  —  The idea for the sex café has been brewing for several months …
Discussion: Althouse
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Pound Plunges to Lowest in More Than 30 Years as Brexit Looms
Discussion: Washington Post and The Atlantic
Robert Snell / Detroit News:
FBI hunts doctor from Flint area tied to Islamic State
Discussion: Daily Wire and Infowars
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
McConnell quashes Senate effort on guns
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Carson: Let's put Second Amendment ‘on the table’
Eli Lake / Bloomberg:
Obama Wants to Stop Subsidizing Israel's Defense Industry
Luke Broadwater / Baltimore Sun:
Stakes high for prosecutor Marilyn Mosby in Officer Goodson case
 Earlier Items: 
Tom McGhee / Denver Post:
One-time person of interest in JonBenet Ramsey case held in Boulder on child porn charges
Discussion: New York's PIX11 and
Julia Hahn / Breitbart:
CNN's Tom Foreman Caught Lying in Trump-Refugees ‘Fact Check’
Discussion: Mediaite
Matthew Piper / Salt Lake Tribune:
Charges: Utah head of militia tried to detonate bomb at BLM facility in Arizona
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Raw Story
Matt Bai / Yahoo:
What Trump's money troubles really tell us
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Presidential Race Knotted in NC; Senate Race Close
Discussion: Politicus USA