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4:07 AM ET, June 24, 2018


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Avi Selk / Washington Post:
Why a small-town restaurant owner asked Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave — and would do it again  —  Stephanie Wilkinson was at home Friday evening — nearly 200 miles from the White House — when the choice presented itself.  —  Her phone rang about 8 p.m. It was the chef at the Red Hen …
Bob Brigham / Raw Story:
Red Hen owner reveals she allowed employees to vote on booting Huckabee Sanders out of restaurant — and Sarah lost  —  The owner of the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia explained why she ejected White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders from the establishment on Friday evening.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders Kicked Out of Restaurant on Moral Grounds  —  ... On Moral Grounds  —  10:00 AM PT — Her dad, Mike Huckabee, just weighed in on the incident by tweeting ... “Bigotry.  On the menu at Red Hen Restaurant in Lexington VA. Or you can ask for the “Hate Plate”.
Discussion: Washington Monthly, Axios and Mediaite
Avery Anapol / The Hill:
Reviewers pounce on online report Virginia restaurant refused to serve Sarah Sanders
Rory Tingle / Daily Mail:
‘I always do my best to treat people respectfully, including those I disagree with’ …
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
As Critics Assail Trump, His Supporters Dig In Deeper  —  LEESBURG, Va. — Gina Anders knows the feeling well by now.  President Trump says or does something that triggers a spasm of outrage.  She doesn't necessarily agree with how he handled the situation.  She gets why people are upset.
Yesha Callahan / The Root:
PermitPatty: White Woman Calls Police on 8-Year-Old Black Girl Selling Water, Says She Was Tired of the Noise [Update]  —  Update: June 23, 2018 6:17 p.m EDT: The woman appropriately dubbed #PermitPatty has been identified as Alison Ettel, who owns a weed for dogs business in San Francisco.
Sebastian Murdock / HuffPost:
White Woman Threatened To Call Cops On 8-Year-Old Girl Selling Water  —  Alison Ettel told HuffPost she was only “pretending” to call the police.  —  An apparent competition over who can threaten to call the police on people of color for no good reason is really ramping up.
Discussion: Raw Story, CBS Los Angeles and cupbord
Brent D. Griffiths / Politico:
In Nevada, Trump goes after ‘Wacky Jacky’  —  President Donald Trump tried to give a boost to Sen. Dean Heller in Las Vegas on Saturday, dubbing his opponent “Wacky Jacky” while brushing past the immigration controversy that has overwhelmed his presidency in recent days.
Discussion: HuffPost
Associated Press:
The Latest: Trump promotes tax cuts, reduced regulations
Tara Palmeri / ABC News:
Republicans prepare bill allowing migrant children to be detained more than 20 days  —  Republican lawmakers are preparing to vote on a more narrow immigration bill that would allow immigrant children to stay in detention facilities with their parents for more than 20 days, senior White House and Hill officials tell ABC News.
Mary Clare Jalonick / Associated Press:
DOJ gives Congress new classified documents on Russia probe  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it has given House Republicans new classified information related to the Russia investigation after lawmakers had threatened to hold officials in contempt of Congress or even impeach them.
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
FBI hands House GOP thousands of documents on Russia probe  —  The FBI turned over thousands of documents to Congress this week, including details about its use of informants to glean information on Russian contacts with President Donald Trump's campaign, according to letters the bureau sent to three GOP committee chairmen on Friday.
Tara Bahrampour / Washington Post:   Commerce secretary suggested citizenship question to Justice Dept., according to memo …
Babies separated from parents are in immigrant shelters near Miami, lawmaker says  —  At least 10 babies and toddlers taken away from their parents after crossing the the U.S.-Mexico border are being housed in “tender-age shelters” in Miami-Dade, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz told the Miami Herald on Saturday.
Jeet Heer / New Republic:
The New York Times keeps confusing die-hard Republicans with persuadable voters.  —  In an in-depth piece published Saturday, Times reporter Jeremy W. Peters argued that criticisms of President Trump only make Republicans who have doubts about the president like him more.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
New York Times:
Is the Border in Crisis?  'We're Doing Fine, Quite Frankly,' a Border City Mayor Says  —  BROWNSVILLE, Tex. — The mayor of this Texas border city has been dealing with a crisis.  —  This week, he declared a state of emergency.  Drones filled the skies and emergency vehicles raced down the streets.
Washington Post:   Two powerful forces collide at the U.S.-Mexico border, as immigration policy meets desperation
Washington Post:
‘Every man and woman for themselves’: White House offers discordant messages on migrant separation policy  —  Melania Trump wore a jacket emblazoned with the message “I really don't care, do u?” while trying to show she cared by visiting migrant children.  —  Attorney General Jeff Sessions …
Hasty immigration order gives way to West Wing tensions
Discussion: The Week
Tampa Bay Times:
Pam Bondi confronted by protesters outside Mister Rogers movie  —  When asked whether Mister Rogers would have approached the situation the same way the activists did, one of the protesters said, “I'm not Mister Rogers.”  —  A group of protesters accosted Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi outside …
Ismaeel Naar / Al Arabiya:
Historic day as Saudi women get behind the wheel to drive  —  Saudi women were officially able to drive at the stroke of midnight on June 24 as a royal decree granting them the right to drivers' licenses came into effect.  —  Traffic departments have begun implementing carefully planned procedures …
Discussion: Breitbart
Bud Kennedy / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
'I think it's funny': Republican prankster booted from Texas Democratic convention  —  FORT WORTH  —  A Houston-area Republican state representative trying to prank Texas Democrats was forced to leave the state Democratic convention Friday, but not before showing what appeared to be a sidearm.
Discussion: Raw Story
Drew Tripp / WCIV:
Katie Arrington seriously injured in deadly wrong-way wreck in Charleston County  —  Lowcountry elected official Katie Arrington is in a local hospital after she and a friend were seriously injured in a deadly wreck in Charleston County late Friday night, authorities say.
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Caroline Orr / Shareblue Media:
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Discussion: Splinter and USA Today
Financial Times:
Putin and Moon pledge economic links with North Korea
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Military Times:
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Discussion: The Daily Caller
Bangor Daily News:
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Rebecca Hersher / NPR:
3 Charts That Show What's Actually Happening Along The Southern Border
Discussion: Daily Kos
Scott Simon / NPR:
Children's Cries Brought Down Walls Of Indifference
Marlow Stern / The Daily Beast:
Seth Rogen Reveals How He Dissed Paul Ryan in Front of His Kids
Discussion: and Mashable
ABC Columbia:
Officer fired for “abusing his authority” by pulling over daughter's boyfriend
John Harwood / CNBC:
Trump, again and again, describes a world detached from reality
Maggie Astor / New York Times:
Seven Ways Alabama Has Made It Harder to Vote