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5:30 PM ET, July 5, 2017


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Andrew Kaczynski / CNN:
How CNN found the Reddit user behind the Trump wrestling GIF  —  (CNN)The Reddit user who initially claimed credit for President Donald Trump's tweet that showed Trump tackling CNN issued an apology Tuesday for the video and other offensive content he posted — one day after CNN identified …
Ryan Broderick / BuzzFeed:
How A Random GIF From Reddit Probably Ended Up On President Trump's Phone  —  Last Wednesday, a Reddit user named /u/HanAssholeSolo posted a GIF titled “Trump takes down fake news (Colorized, 2017)” to Reddit's largest pro-Trump subreddit, /r/The_Donald.  —  The post gained a few thousand upvotes and …
Greg P. /
If BuzzFeed is correct, it appears CNN's Andrew Kaczynski outed the wrong guy … According to an analysis by BuzzFeed, the CNN-WWE GIF that President Donald Trump tweeted last week was not the same as the one created by HanAssholeSolo, which means CNN's Andrew Kaczynski outed the wrong guy:
Keegan Hankes / Southern Poverty Law Center Hatewatch:
Daily Stormer Troll Army Threatens CNN Staffers Over Reddit User Behind Trump/CNN GIF  —  Andrew Auernheimer, the notorious hacker and Internet troll known as ‘Weev,’ rallied the neo-Nazi Daily Stormer's troll army for its latest campaign this morning, claiming that CNN was blackmailing a “teen shitposter.”
New York Times:
U.S. Vows Tougher Action on North Korea After Missile Test  —  SEOUL, South Korea — The United States responded Wednesday to North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile test by conducting a rare joint missile exercise with South Korea and pushing to impose tougher United Nations sanctions …
Michael Warren / Weekly Standard:
Trump Warsaw Speech to Focus on Poland's National Example
Washington Post:
At G-20 summit, it looks more and more like Trump against the world
Alexi McCammond / Axios:
U.S. prepared to take action against North Korea
Discussion: Politico
US: North Korea launched new kind of missile
Discussion: Axios, WHNT-TV and Mediaite
Julia Reinstein / BuzzFeed:
NPR Tweeted The Declaration Of Independence And Some Trump Supporters Were Offended  —  In celebration of the 4th of July, National Public Radio tweeted out the Declaration of Independence in a series of more than 100 tweets on Tuesday. … Many people responded with praise for the historic document, and thanked NPR for sharing it.
Discussion: Washington Post, Raw Story and NPR
Bob Collins / NewsCut:
NPR's tweets expose a thin grasp of American history
Discussion: IJR and Lawyers, Guns & Money
Ari Berman / The Nation:
The Trump Administration's Voter-Suppression Plans Are Backfiring Badly  —  In an unprecedented show of bipartisan resistance, 44 states are refusing to hand over private voter data to Kris Kobach.  —  On June 28, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the vice chair of Donald Trump's presidential commission …
Washington Post:   Why almost every state is partially or fully rebuffing Trump's voter fraud commission
New York Times:
Aides' Biggest Worry on Trump's Europe Trip: A Meeting With Putin  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump has been briefed repeatedly.  His advisers have alerted him to the web of potential risks, complex issues and diplomatic snags.  —  But even his top aides do not know precisely what Mr. Trump …
Sewell Chan / New York Times:
Police Officer Is Shot and Killed in ‘Unprovoked Attack’ in the Bronx  —  A police officer was shot and killed early Wednesday while sitting in a police vehicle in the Bronx, in what the New York City police commissioner called an “unprovoked attack” and an assassination.  The gunman was killed, the police said.
Christopher Ingraham / Washington Post:
White House gender pay gap more than triples under Trump  —  The pay gap between male and female White House staffers has more than tripled in the first year of the Trump administration, according to an analysis by economist Mark Perry of the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank.
NBC News:
Amelia Earhart May Have Survived Crash-Landing, Newly Discovered Photo Suggests  —  A newly discovered photograph suggests legendary aviator Amelia Earhart, who vanished 80 years ago on a round-the-world flight, survived a crash-landing in the Marshall Islands.
Kimberly Dozier / The Daily Beast:
U.S. Commandos Running Out of ISIS Targets … U.S. special operations forces have removed roughly 50 top ISIS leaders off the battlefield since President Donald Trump took office, down from 80 killed in the last six months of the Obama administration, according to figures obtained by The Daily Beast.
Renae Merle / Los Angeles Times:
Judge tells Martin Shkreli: Keep your mouth shut  —  Martin Shkreli arrives for the first day of jury selection in his federal securities-fraud trial June 26 in Brooklyn, N.Y. (Timothy A. Clary / AFP/Getty Images)  —  The Washington Post  —  Martin Shkreli, the boisterous former hedge-fund manager …
Discussion: CNBC and The Daily Caller
Julian Borger / The Guardian:
Investigators explore if Russia colluded with pro-Trump sites during US election  —  Questions raised as to whether Trump supports coordinated with Moscow to spread bogus stories aimed at discrediting Hillary Clinton  —  The spread of Russian-made fake news stories aimed at discrediting Hillary Clinton …
Nikil Saval / New York Times:
Hated by the Right.  Mocked by the Left.  Who Wants to Be ‘Liberal’ Anymore?  —  “Liberal” has long been a dirty word to the American political right.  It may be shortened, in the parlance of the Limbaugh Belt, to “libs,” or expanded to the offensive portmanteau “libtards.”  But its target is always clear.
Discussion: Mother Jones
Steven Shepard / Politico:
Poll: Majority of voters back Trump travel ban  —  A clear majority of voters support President Donald Trump's travel ban on visitors from six predominantly Muslim countries, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll.  —  Polling on the travel restrictions has varied wildly since …
Robert Leonard / New York Times:
Want to Get Rid of Trump?  Only Fox News Can Do It  —  KNOXVILLE, Iowa — President Trump's administration is in crisis, consumed by fears of what Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russia's meddling in the election, might find.  Everyone's lawyering up — even the lawyers have lawyers.
Lachlan Markay / The Daily Beast:
Seth Rich Murder Conspiracy Is Being Used to Sell Face Cream … Trump campaign email vendors are marketing an anti-aging cream with the help of conspiracy theories surrounding the 2016 murder of a Democratic Party staffer.  —  The ad hawking the wrinkle-fighting formula is very clearly a scam.
Discussion: Raw Story
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
David Petraeus's damning nonresponse on Trump's fitness to serve  —  During a national security panel at last week's Aspen Idea Festival, retired general David Petraeus offered what the panel's host labeled perhaps the most robust defense of the Trump administration's foreign policy yet.
Discussion: CNN, Washington Monthly and Shakesville
NBC4 Washington:
NJ Sand Sculpture Mocks Gov. Christie's Viral Beach Outing  —  The sand sculpture appeared in the wake of a state government shutdown largely blamed on the governor  —  Jersey Shore Sand Sculpture Mocks Gov. Chris Christie  —  A giant sand sculpture of Gov. Chris Christie lounging in a chair …
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Laura Jarrett / CNN:
Justice Department anti-fraud expert resigns, disturbed by Trump's ‘stunning’ conduct
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Marc A. Thiessen / Washington Post:
‘Repeal now, replace later’ will kill the GOP's health-care reform
Mollie Hemingway / The Federalist:
CNN Just Published A Fake Quote From Abraham Lincoln
Discussion: The Independent and Daily Wire
New York Times:
Noam Chomsky: On Trump and the State of the Union
 Earlier Items: 
Jeff Stein / Vox:
Meet the populist Wisconsin Democrat looking to dethrone Paul Ryan
Discussion: The Hill and IJR
Volvo Car Group Global Media Newsroom:
Volvo Cars to go all electric
Bill O'Reilly / The Hill:
OPINION | Bill O'Reilly: How Trump will win his war against the media
Discussion: The Daily Caller and IJR
Wall Street Journal:
Ivanka Trump Replies on Paid Family Leave
Discussion: CNN, IJR, Politico, Axios and The Daily Caller
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
Bernie Sanders is the Democrats' real 2020 frontrunner
Discussion: New York Magazine
David Weigel / Washington Post:
At parades and protests, GOP lawmakers get earful about health care