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10:35 AM ET, June 19, 2017


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Daily Mail:
Finsbury Park worshippers pinned ‘attacker’ to the ground  —  The van attack yards from Finsbury Park Mosque follows warnings of an unprecedented anti-Muslim backlash after recent terrorist atrocities.  —  Police in London recorded a spike in the number of Islamophobic incidents in the wake …
Danny Boyle / Telegraph:
Live Finsbury Park mosque attack latest: Extra police protect Muslims amid arrest after man dies
The Guardian:
Finsbury Park terror attack: imam protected attacker from a mob - latest updates
Discussion: Washington Post and Fusion
James Hohmann / Washington Post:
The Daily 202: Congressional shooting clouds final days of Georgia special election  —  THE BIG IDEA:  —  JOHNS CREEK, Ga.—When Republican congressional candidate Karen Handel went table to table greeting patrons at Marlow's Tavern on Friday night, almost everyone asked her about the letters.
New York Times:
Kushner Is Said to Be Reconsidering His Legal Team  —  Representatives of Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, have quietly contacted high-powered criminal lawyers about potentially representing him in the wide-ranging investigation into Russia's influence on the 2016 election …
Discussion: Politicus USA and Political Wire
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Apple, Amazon CEOs to White House as Kushner initiative gets underway
Discussion: Politico
Jack Shafer / Politico:
Megyn Kelly Pantses Alex Jones  —  The censorious powers of the heckler's veto have evolved now to the point that people are willing to call for the banning and shunning of works of journalism not yet published.  Former Fox News Channel and current NBC News anchor Megyn Kelly got the treatment …
Stephen Battaglio / Los Angeles Times:
Megyn Kelly and NBC News take the gloves off in Alex Jones interview — and now he's mad  —  Megyn Kelly on the set of her NBC News prime-time magazine “Sunday Night.”  (Brian Doben / NBC)  —  Megyn Kelly presented a highly critical 19-minute piece on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on her NBC newsmagazine …
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Syria conflict: Russia issues warning after US coalition downs jet  —  Russia has warned the US-led coalition fighting in Syria that it will view its aircraft as targets, after a Syrian military plane was shot down.  —  The coalition said it had shot down the Syrian Su-22 after it bombed US-backed fighters in Raqqa province on Sunday.
Discussion: Raw Story
Alayna Treene / Axios:
Russia threatens U.S. after Syrian jet shot down
Tom Batchelor / The Independent:
Russia to treat US jets in Syria as ‘targets’ after America guns down first regime warplane
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / USA Today:
We need a Robert Mueller resignation or a second special counsel  —  The only way to avoid a tainted investigation or a political explosion is another counsel to investigate possible obstruction of justice.  —  Special Counsel Robert Mueller has a problem: He has a disqualifying conflict of interest regarding a large part of his work.
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court to hear potentially landmark case on partisan gerrymandering  —  The Supreme Court declared Monday that it will consider whether gerrymandered election maps favoring one political party over another violate the Constitution, a potentially fundamental change in the way American elections are conducted.
Craig Gilbert / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
At heart of landmark Supreme Court case: a gerrymandered map that has helped lock in huge …
Discussion: USA Today
Washington Post:
Officials: 17-year-old Muslim girl assaulted and killed after leaving Virginia mosque  —  Police found remains Sunday thought to be those of a missing Virginia teenager who they say was assaulted and disappeared overnight after leaving a mosque in the Sterling area, and a 22-year-old man …
Discussion: The Guardian
NBC4 Washington:
Teen Missing in Fairfax County Believed Dead; Suspect Charged: Police
Discussion: Raw Story
The Hill:
GOP considers cancelling August recess to salvage agenda  —  Alarmed by the stalemate on healthcare reform, lack of progress on tax reform and appropriations bills that are far behind schedule, Republican lawmakers across Congress are increasingly willing to consider cancelling the month-long August recess.
Discussion: The Week
Katherine J Cramer / The Guardian:
The great American fallout: how small towns came to resent cities  —  But Democrat or Republican, they usually tell Katherine Cramer - who has spent a decade visiting residents of small-town Wisconsin - the same thing: it's the cities that get all the breaks, and then have the gall to look down on them, too
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
New Study Shows What Really Happened in the 2016 Election  —  The Democracy Fund Voter Study Group has a new survey of the electorate that explodes many of the myths that we believe about American politics.  Lee Drutman has a fascinating report delving into the data.
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Democrats sweat the details in Georgia special election  —  SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — Democrats are closer than they ever could have imagined to winning a House seat in the Republican suburbs of Atlanta, and dealing a resounding blow to Donald Trump.  —  But they're also gripped by anxiety about what happens if they fall short Tuesday.
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Why The Georgia Special Election Matters
Discussion: The Week
Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
The State Department just broke a promise to minority and female recruits  —  Dozens of young minority and female State Department recruits received startling and unwelcome news last week: They would not be able to soon join the Foreign Service despite having been promised that opportunity.
Andrew Restuccia / Politico:
Trump demands face time with favored Cabinet heads  —  CIA Director Mike Pompeo carves out three hours almost every weekday to drive from Langley, Va., to the White House with his team to give President Donald Trump his national security briefing in person.  —  The CIA director's treks …
Joe Uchill / The Hill:
Data on 198M voters exposed by RNC contractor  —  A data analytics contractor employed by the Republican National Committee (RNC) left databases containing information on nearly 200 million potential voters exposed to the internet without security, allowing anyone who knew where to look to download it without a password.
Washington Times:
Much fast growth right around the corner  —  If Obama policies are reversed and tax rates are cut, growth is inevitable  —  ANALYSIS/OPINION:  —  Every day there are legions of new economists who dismiss the Donald Trump economic agenda and his forecast of 3 percent growth as a wild-eyed fantasy.
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Julia Manchester / The Hill:
Huckabee: Trump like a doctor with gruff bedside manner
Discussion: Raw Story
Mali attack: Two dead as gunmen storm tourist resort
Dylan Scott / Vox:
The health care industry doesn't love Obamacare enough to save it
Kate Allen / Financial Times:
Shrinking cities: population decline in the world's rust-belt areas
Discussion: Axios
Avi Selk / Washington Post:
Some gun owners are disturbed by the Philando Castile verdict. The NRA is silent.
Discussion: Slate and Daily Wire
Julia Manchester / The Hill:
Conway: Congress should be thinking about ‘solutions’ instead of midterms
Discussion: RedState
Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
At height of Russia tensions, Trump campaign chairman Manafort met with business associate from Ukraine
 Earlier Items: 
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Fox's Bolling talks of a future Senate run
Discussion: Mediaite
Wall Street Journal:
Israel Gives Secret Aid to Syrian Rebels
Discussion: Just Security
Miriam Jordan / New York Times:
One Ohio Town's Immigration Clash, Down in the Actual Muck
Discussion: ImmigrationProf Blog
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
McConnell wants to force health care vote by July 4th
Discussion: Associated Press
NBC News:
NBC News Exclusive: Memo Shows Watergate Prosecutors Had Evidence Nixon White House Plotted Violence
Discussion: Political Wire
Ema O'Connor / BuzzFeed:
The Man Who Secretly Taped Planned Parenthood Could Be Going To Prison — Alongside His Criminal Lawyers
Discussion: Raw Story