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11:55 PM ET, May 19, 2019

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David Enrich / New York Times:
Deutsche Bank Staff Saw Suspicious Activity in Trump and Kushner Accounts  —  JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Anti-money laundering specialists at Deutsche Bank recommended in 2016 and 2017 that multiple transactions involving legal entities controlled by Donald J. Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner …
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Grant Stern / Washington Press:
A whistleblower just revealed Deutsche Bank covered up 2016 Kushner money transfers with Russia  —  A whistleblower has revealed that the brass of the only major bank willing to do business with President Trump covered up credible suspicious activity reports (SARs) about him and Jared Kushner.
Discussion: New York Times and Raw Story
Bo Emerson / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
JUST IN: Morehouse commencement speaker to pay off Class of 2019's student loans  —  Billionaire Robert F. Smith, who received an honorary doctorate at Morehouse College's Sunday morning graduation exercises, had already announced a $1.5 million gift to the school.
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Emily S. Rueb / New York Times:
Morehouse Class of '19, Congratulations: Your Student Loans Will Be Paid Off  —  Addressing Morehouse College's class of 2019, a man who is richer than Oprah Winfrey made a grand gesture straight out of the television mogul's playbook.  —  “My family is going to create a grant to eliminate …
Discussion: CBS News and Hullabaloo
Emily S. Rueb / New York Times:
Morehouse Graduates' Student Loans to Be Paid Off by Billionaire
Discussion: NPR and Forbes
Samuel Chamberlain / Fox News:
Trump says war will mean ‘official end of Iran,’ warns ‘never threaten the United States again’  —  President Trump fired a social media broadside at the Iranian regime Sunday afternoon, vowing that war between Washington and Tehran would result in “the official end of Iran” before warning, “[n]ever threaten the United States again!”
Discussion: RedState and Washington Post
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Carlo Muñoz / Washington Times:
Rocket attack targets U.S. embassy in Iraq
Discussion: CNBC and Townhall
Gregg Re / Fox News:
Buttigieg takes on Trump, pitches four new tax hikes in Fox News Town Hall  —  Insurgent Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg acknowledged at the Fox News town hall in Claremont, New Hampshire Sunday evening that he needs to do more to appeal to “black and brown” voters …
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Bianca Quilantan / Politico:   Trump: Fox News ‘wasting airtime on Mayor Pete’
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Why Justin Amash stands alone  —  Staunch libertarian Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) on Saturday said — or rather, tweeted — what no other Republican member of Congress has yet had the nerve to utter: President Trump committed impeachable acts that Attorney General William P. Barr tried …
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Brian M. Rosenthal / New York Times:
‘They Were Conned’: How Reckless Loans Devastated a Generation of Taxi Drivers  —  The phone call that ruined Mohammed Hoque's life came in April 2014 as he began another long day driving a New York City taxi, a job he had held since emigrating from Bangladesh nine years earlier.
Discussion: Mother Jones and New York Post
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Brian M. Rosenthal / New York Times:   As Thousands of Taxi Drivers Were Trapped in Loans, Top Officials Counted the Money
Axios:
Democrats' next oversight move: The power of the purse  —  House Democrats are considering a new idea to pressure the Trump administration to comply with their subpoenas.  The idea is to use the appropriations process as leverage and threaten to withhold funding until they get the documents and testimony they've requested.
Discussion: Raw Story
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Mary Kay Linge / New York Post:
Pete Buttigieg wants Thomas Jefferson events and buildings renamed  —  Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg called for everything honoring Thomas Jefferson to be renamed.  —  “Yeah, we're doing that in Indiana.  I think it's the right thing to do,” Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend …
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Al Jazeera Media Network:
Al Jazeera takes disciplinary action and suspends two of its journalists over violation of its editorial guidelines  —  Al Jazeera stated today, that it has taken disciplinary action and suspended two of its journalists over video content produced on the Holocaust.
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Jenny Jarvie / Los Angeles Times:
He voted for Trump.  Now he and his wife raise their son from opposite sides of the border  —  She is there when he wakes up, telling him she loves him and helping him coax their son, Ashton, to finish his Honey Nut Cheerios before the school bus whisks him to kindergarten.
Axios:
Emails show ICE nominee lashed out after losing Border Patrol job  —  President Trump's pick for director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is going to be working with the same official who fired him as head of the Border Patrol in 2017 — and internal emails obtained …
Discussion: Raw Story
Kim Chandler / Associated Press:
Hundreds protest Alabama abortion ban: ‘My body, my choice!’  —  MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators marched to the Alabama Capitol on Sunday to protest the state's newly approved abortion ban, chanting “my body, my choice!” and “vote them out!”
Discussion: al.com and Axios
Karoli Kuns / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Marcy Wheeler: Trump Tried To Shut Down The Russia Investigation  —  During a discussion on All In with Chris Hayes, Marcy Wheeler explains just now determined Trump was to shut down the entire investigation into the 2016 election.  What is he afraid of, exactly?  —  Views:
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Los Angeles Times:
Brawl erupts at convention for local-government officials at Indian Wells resort  —  A conference of local government officials from across California erupted into violence over the weekend when several attendees began throwing punches, with at least one person apparently knocked unconscious, according to five witnesses to the incident.
New York Times:
The President and His Power to Pardon  —  Donald Trump's use of executive clemency may be lawful, but it is in no way normal.  —  The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher.  It is separate from the newsroom and the Op-Ed section.
Gillian Edevane / Newsweek:
Students and Faculty Walk Out of Vice President Mike Pence's Commencement Address at Taylor University  —  As Vice President Mike Pence gave the Saturday morning commencement address at Taylor University — a Christian school in Pence's home state of Indiana — dozens of graduating seniors and faculty walked out in protest.
Discussion: Friendly Atheist, Axios and Fox News
 
 
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When The Far Right Took Over Brazil, Its Only LGBTQ Congressman Fled For His Life
Ronn Blitzer / Fox News:
Klobuchar goes off on restrictive abortion laws: ‘This is dangerous’
Discussion: Breitbart and Politico
Beatrice Peterson / ABC News:
2020 candidate, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard presses that US must not go to war with Iran
Discussion: Breitbart
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Bill Barrow / Associated Press:
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Discussion: Axios
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Mitch McConnell embraces his dark side
Eliza Mackintosh / CNN:
Finland is winning the war on fake news. What it's learned may be crucial to Western democracy
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Dan Balz / Washington Post:
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