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New York Times:
White House and Justice Dept. Officials Discussed Mueller Report Before Release  —  WASHINGTON — Robert S. Mueller III's findings will be public on Thursday, but some of them will not be news to President Trump.  —  Justice Department officials have had numerous conversations …
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Washington Post:
Doctors in five states charged with prescribing pain killers for cash, sex  —  Dozens of medical professionals in five states were charged Wednesday with participating in the illegal prescribing of more than 32 million pain pills, including doctors who prosecutors said traded sex for prescriptions …
U.S. Department of Justice:
Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid (ARPO) Strike Force Takedown Results in Charges …
Discussion: wabe.org and The Daily Beast
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Catherine Lucey / Associated Press:
APNewsBreak: Ivanka Trump says she passed on World Bank job  —  ABIDJIAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump says her father asked her if she was interested in taking the job of World Bank chief but she passed on it.  —  In an Associated Press interview …
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Catherine Lucey / Associated Press:
AP Interview: Ivanka Trump says Africa would inspire her dad  —  ABIDJIAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — On a trip to Africa to promote women's economic empowerment, Ivanka Trump said the White House should be judged by its actions toward a continent that her father has privately disparaged.
Discussion: Politico and Joe.My.God.
CBS Denver:
Sol Pais Dead: Massive Colorado Manhunt Over  —  CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) - The statewide manhunt for Sol Pais is over in Colorado.  She is dead from possible self-inflicted wounds, according to a law enforcement source at a command post in Clear Creek County.
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CBS Denver:
CAPTURED: Sol Pais Taken Into Custody At Mount Evans  —  CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) - The massive search for Sol Pais is over.  She was captured on Wednesday morning in Clear Creek County.  The 18-year-old female suspect was on the run after after making threats that led to the closure …
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Media must ‘fight their own DNA’ to properly cover the redacted Mueller report.  —  It's certainly possible that the news media will do a nuanced, accurate job Thursday of helping citizens understand the redacted version of the Mueller report.  —  It's possible they will do a better job …
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Jordyn Phelps / ABC News:   Trump says he may hold news conference after Mueller report release
Peter Nicholas / The Atlantic:
Who's Afraid of the Mueller Report?
Discussion: CNBC, Hmm Daily, NB Blog and Raw Story
Kamala Harris / TIME:
Christine Blasey Ford  —  Her story, spoken while holding back tears, shook Washington and the country.  Her courage, in the face of those who wished to silence her, galvanized Americans.  And her unfathomable sacrifice, out of a sense of civic duty, shined a spotlight on the way we treat survivors of sexual violence.
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Mitch McConnell / TIME:
Most Influential People - Brett Kavanaugh  —  When Brett Kavanaugh was named the President's choice to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy, he was one of the most qualified Supreme Court nominees in modern history.  He had a sterling academic record, impeccable legal credentials and a prolific record …
Alexandra Jaffe / Associated Press:
Buttigieg to Democrats: Don't get bogged down zinging Trump  —  DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says President Donald Trump is “kind of like a Chinese finger trap — you know, the harder you pull, the more you get stuck” and warns that Democrats …
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Jason Johnson / The Root:   Attention Black People: It's Your Fault Should Donald Trump Get Re-Elected in 2020
Annika Merrilees / ABC News:
Bernie Sanders can't beat Donald Trump in 2020: Obama campaign manager Jim Messina  —  Jim Messina added that Sanders is a likely finalist in the Democratic primaries.  —  Political adviser Jim Messina, who managed former President Barack Obama's re-election campaign in 2012 …
Discussion: Political Wire
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Marc Fortier / NBC10 Boston:
Florida Prosecutors Say They'll Release Videos of Robert Kraft at Day Spa  —  WHAT TO KNOW  —  Prosecutors said in court documents Wednesday that they are planning to release video of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft at a Florida day spa.  —  Kraft's lawyers argued in court last week …
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Paul Kiernan / Wall Street Journal:
Herman Cain Says He Won't Withdraw From Consideration for Fed Board  —  Former restaurant executive and presidential candidate remains committed to taking the job and has resigned from board of a Pro-Trump PAC  —  STOCKBRIDGE, Ga.—Herman Cain said Wednesday he has no intention of withdrawing …
Polls:
Trump's Tax Time Troubles  —  Most say Congress should get full Mueller report  —  West Long Branch, NJ - President Donald Trump's job rating has taken a slight dip as the country awaits the release of the Mueller report according to the latest Monmouth University Poll.
Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
Trump administration announces new measures against Cuba  —  The Trump administration is reimposing limits on the amount of money Cuban Americans can send to relatives on the island and ordering new restrictions on U.S. citizen, nonfamily travel to Cuba, national security adviser John Bolton said Wednesday.
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Marc Caputo / Politico:
Trump crackdown on ‘3 stooges of socialism’ has 2020 thrust
Bloomberg:
Mnuchin Plans to Hire Fox's Monica Crowley as Spokeswoman, Sources Say  —  Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin plans to hire Fox News commentator Monica Crowley as his top spokeswoman, according to people familiar with the matter, as he seeks to tout the GOP's tax cuts and navigate Democrats' demands for the president's tax returns.
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Philip Bump / Washington Post:
His Fox News gig was the perfect transition from ‘Apprentice’ Trump to politician Trump
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Raphael Satter / Associated Press:
AP Exclusive: Undercover spy targeted Kaspersky critics  —  LONDON (AP) — Keir Giles' first thought was that the man's cheap-looking suit didn't seem right for a private equity executive.  The man seated in front of him at the London hotel claimed to live in Hong Kong, but didn't seem overly familiar with the city.
Discussion: Gizmodo
CBS News:
Naval Academy to ban transgender students starting in fall 2020  —  The U.S. Naval Academy will ban people who are transgender from attending the school, beginning with the 2020 school year.  —  The Defense Department confirmed the policy change to the Capital Gazette newspaper on Monday.
Tim Miller / The Bulwark:
The Kiss  —  Holy crap, they kissed.  —  I was absentmindedly scrolling through my Instagram live stories a few weeks ago.  That rote escape from the garbage that awaits on the rest of the phone: Baby Pic.  Thirst Trap.  Celeb Live Vid.  Another Baby.  Beach Scene.
Claremont Institute:
An Interview with Norman Podhoretz  —  This interview appears in the forthcoming Spring 2019 issue of the Claremont Review of Books.  —  CRB: Let's start by talking about Donald Trump and you.  In the first sentence of the first chapter of your book Making It, recently republished …
Tim Morris / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Who said it: Sen. John Kennedy or Foghorn Leghorn?  —  John Neely Kennedy is the junior U.S. senator from Louisiana who was a key member of Gov. Buddy Roemer's staff before being elected to five terms as the state treasurer.  —  Foghorn J. Leghorn is an animated chicken who appeared …
Discussion: Political Wire
Peter Baker / New York Times:
A President of the People or a President of His People?  —  WASHINGTON — In the last couple of weeks, President Trump repeatedly called his enemies “treasonous.”  He threatened to punish Democrats by dumping migrants in their districts.  He promoted a video tying a Muslim congresswoman …
Ruby Cramer / BuzzFeed News:
Elizabeth Warren Has The Biggest 2020 Presidential Campaign — And It's Only Growing  —  Elizabeth Warren's campaign has grown to double the size of her Democratic rivals who are bringing in millions more in donations, raising questions about whether the Massachusetts senator will be able …
New York Times:
Judith Clark, Getaway Driver in Deadly Brink's Heist in 1981, Granted Parole  —  Ms. Clark, 69, had evolved during her long incarceration from a left-wing extremist to a model prisoner known for good works.  —  Judith Clark, who as a young woman took part in a deadly attempted robbery …
Edward-Isaac Dovere / The Atlantic:
The 2020 Race Is Going Just Like Bernie Sanders Wanted  —  PITTSBURGH—So far, the 2020 election is playing out exactly as Bernie Sanders had hoped.  And that has Sanders thinking with growing seriousness that this could very well end with his election as president.
Discussion: jacobinmag.com and Balloon Juice
Peter Jamison / Washington Post:
D.C. housed the homeless in upscale apartments.  It hasn't gone as planned.  —  The SWAT team, the overdose, the complaints of pot smoke in the air and feces in the stairwell — it would be hard to pinpoint a moment when things took a turn for the worse at Sedgwick Gardens, a stately apartment building in Northwest Washington.
 
 
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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Gov. Tony Evers wants to renegotiate Foxconn deal, says company won't employ 13,000
Alex Kotch / Sludge:
Beto O'Rourke Says He Won't Take Fossil Fuel CEO Money—But He Already Has
HuffPost:
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How Did Tech Billionaires' Favorite Dem Become Bernie Sanders' Co-Chair?
Daniel Jativa / Washington Examiner:
Pierce Bush eyes congressional seat once held by his grandfather, George H.W. Bush
John Solomon / The Hill:
Ten post-Mueller questions that could turn the tables on Russia collusion investigators
Thomas B. Edsall / New York Times:
If Trump Country Soars, Will the President Glide to a Second Term?
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Associated Press:
Ex-Peru president kills himself as police try to arrest him
Sally Yates / TIME:
Robert Mueller  —  Born to privilege, Robert S. Mueller III …
Discussion: Politico and Raw Story
Daisuke Wakabayashi / New York Times:
The Most Measured Person in Tech Is Running the Most Chaotic Place on the Internet
Luke Harding / The Guardian:
Deutsche Bank faces action over $20bn Russian money-laundering scheme
 

 
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Ashley Belanger / Ars Technica:
A House committee report claims the Global Alliance for Responsible Media colluded to cut Twitter revenue after Musk's acquisition; GARM guidance is non-binding

Financial Times:
Sources: Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner and KKR are in talks to break Axel Springer in two, separating media assets from its digital classifieds business

Phil Lewis / What I'm Reading:
CNN says it has integrated its Race and Equality team of reporters in other areas across its platforms, instead of the team existing in an “organizational silo”

 
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