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9:35 PM ET, May 26, 2018


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Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Trump Falsely Says Times Made Up Source in Report on Korea Summit Meeting  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump falsely accused The New York Times on Saturday of making up a source in an article about North Korea, even though the source was in fact a senior White House official speaking …
Associated Press:
Trump's ‘phony’ source turns out to be White House official  —  President Donald Trump accused The New York Times on Saturday of inventing a source for a story who, in fact, was a White House official conducting a briefing for reporters under the condition that the official not be named.
Discussion: Washington Post
Anne Applebaum / Washington Post:   Trump's actions on North Korea have consequences. Here's a list of them.
Jonathan Cheng / Wall Street Journal:
Kim Jong Un, South Korea's Moon Meet Amid Uncertainty Over U.S. Summit
Choe Sang-Hun / New York Times:
North and South Korean Leaders Meet in Bid to Salvage U.S. Talks
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Dakin Andone / CNN:
US lost track of 1,500 immigrant children, but says it's not ‘legally responsible’  —  (CNN)The federal government has placed thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children in the homes of sponsors, but last year it couldn't account for nearly 1,500 of them.  —  Steven Wagner …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Brent D. Griffiths / Politico:   Trump calls family separation policy ‘horrible’ in tweet
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
Democrats Go All-Out to Avoid Disaster in California House Races  —  IRVINE, Calif. — National Democrats, confronting mushrooming political chaos across Southern California, are pouring millions of dollars into congressional races to avert a self-inflicted disaster that could undermine their chances at taking control of the House.
Washington Post:
Ireland votes to overturn its abortion ban, ‘culmination of a quiet revolution,’ prime minister says  —  DUBLIN, Ireland — The Irish have swept aside one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the developed world in a landslide vote that reflects Ireland's emergence as a socially liberal country …
Paul Hannon / Wall Street Journal:
Ireland's Vote to Legalize Abortion Reflects a Nation in Transition
Christina Caron / New York Times:
Woman Fatally Shot by Border Patrol Agent Came to U.S. Seeking Work, Family Says  —  The aunt of the woman shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent last week after crossing the border illegally near Laredo, Tex., has a message for the United States: “Don't treat us like animals.”
Discussion: New York Magazine
Julieta Martinelli / Nashville Public Radio:
As He Heads Back To Prison, A Nashville Man Says ‘Goodbye’ To The New Life He Hoped To Build … When a Nashville man named Matthew Charles was released from prison early in 2016 after a sentence reduction, he'd spent almost half his life behind bars.  But in a rare move …
Hot Air:
Mr. President, Commute This Man's Sentence
Tom Jackman / Washington Post:
Who killed Bobby Kennedy?  His son, RFK Jr., doesn't believe it was Sirhan Sirhan.  —  LOS ANGELES — Just before Christmas, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. pulled up to the massive Richard J. Donovan Correctional Center, a California state prison complex in the desert outside San Diego that holds nearly 4,000 inmates.
Discussion: Raw Story
New York Times:
Trump Versus Law Enforcement: A Confrontation With No Precedent  —  WASHINGTON — At a White House meeting last winter, leaders of the F.B.I. and the Justice Department made an urgent appeal to John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, to side with them against Republicans in Congress …
Associated Press:
Backchannel with ‘Dracula’ helped free Utah man in Venezuela  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — A secret backchannel led by a veteran Republican Senate staffer and a flamboyant Venezuelan official nicknamed “Dracula” broke through hostile relations between the two governments to secure the release …
A.C. Swiger / RedState:
Democrats Always Drag The Conversation Into An Argument About The English Language!  —  So here we are.  Yet another scandal where the Democrats are caught red handed and we end up in a neverending argument over definitions!  —  Gallons of ink are being wasted and the airwaves are polluted …
Riley Yates / Morning Call:
Neighbor gets state prison for hate crimes against black family: 'It's been hell,' victim says  —  Of The Morning Call  —  For years, Antonio and Biafra Baker said they lived in fear in their own home, beset by a neighbor in Bethlehem Township who would hurl racial epithets and other vile language at them and their two young sons.
Discussion: Raw Story
Christal Hayes / USA Today:
Armed citizen who shot Oklahoma gunman told worried crowd, 'I'm here to help'  —  Before bullets started flying at an Oklahoma City bar and grill, Bryan Whittle and Juan Carlos Nazario didn't know each other.  But they knew what to do: Stop a gunman before someone dies.
John Bowden / The Hill:
Christie blocks release of correspondence with Kushner Companies  —  Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is using his personal attorney, formerly his administration's attorney general, to block the release of correspondence between his office and the company formerly managed by White House adviser Jared Kushner
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
As Google Feeds Cats, Owl Lovers Cry Foul  —  In a Silicon Valley park, burrowing owls are dying and disappearing.  Public records and a bit of snooping uncovered a path that led to Google and its feline-loving employees.  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Silicon Valley is booming, and longtime residents are being driven out everywhere.
Stephanie Baumer / KMOV-TV:
Over 200 headstones spray-painted with swastikas at Metro East cemetery  —  “To disrespect the dead like that...I mean, it just ain't right,” said John Lake, who stopped by the cemetery on Saturday morning to see if his family that is buried here was affected by this vandalism.
Alisa Sopova / New York Times:
How's Life in the War Zone?  Not Great  —  CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — I have a strong accent.  When I say hello, people ask where I'm from.  Ukraine, I answer.  The eastern part not controlled by the government.  The so-called Donetsk People's Republic, from which I recently returned after a three-month visit.
Pat Eaton-Robb / Associated Press:
Law: Trans Connecticut inmates will be housed appropriately  —  HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Transgender inmates in Connecticut will soon become the first in the nation to have a legal right to be housed in a prison that matches the gender with which they identify, a law being lauded by civil rights advocates as groundbreaking.
Benjamin Landy / Vanity Fair:
Is Don Jr. a Criminal or an Idiot?  —  Bess Levin, T.A. Frank, and Gabriel Sherman dish on Jared Kushner, Robert Mueller, and more, on this week's episode of V.F. Hive on Cheddar.  —  Is Jeff Bezos spying on you right now?  Will Democrats put the squeeze on Mark Zuckerberg?
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Southern Poverty Law Center:
Trump taps hate group fellow Ronald Mortensen for important post dealing with refugees
Jason Johnson / The Root:
Is the Trump Administration Running a Child-Trafficking Ring or Nah?  Follow Me Down the Rabbit Hole
Discussion: PoliticalCharge and The Hill
Joe Yonan / Washington Post:
The most unexpected (and welcome) guest at your next cookout: Carrot dogs
Discussion: NewsBusters
Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
The Important Questions About ‘Spygate’
Discussion: Breitbart
David Montero / Los Angeles Times:
‘Why am I going to die today?’: The words of first responders to deadly Las Vegas shooting
Discussion: Law & Crime
Masha Gessen / New Yorker:
In the Trump Era, We Are Losing the Ability to Distinguish Reality from Vacuum
David North /
DHS Chooses Late Friday Afternoon to Announce 15,000 more H-2B Visas
 Earlier Items: 
Ellen Knickmeyer / Associated Press:
Emails show cooperation among EPA, climate-change deniers
Discussion: Power Line
Mitty Mirrer / New York Times:
Letters From the Children of Fallen Service Members to the Parents They Lost
Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
Spy Name Games
Discussion: Power Line
Garrett M. Graff / Wired:
Former Trump Campaign Aide: My Russia Ties Are Not Nefarious!
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Daniel Victor / New York Times:
‘Reparations Happy Hour’ Invites White People to Pay for Drinks
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
James Comey Tells Conan O'Brien Trump's ‘SpyGate’ Claim Is Just ‘Made Up’