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10:25 PM ET, June 20, 2019

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Associated Press:
Lawyers: 250 children held in bad conditions at Texas border  —  EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A traumatic and dangerous situation is unfolding for some 250 infants, children and teens locked up for up to 27 days without adequate food, water and sanitation, according to a legal team that interviewed dozens …
David Morgan / Reuters:
Hicks told House panel Trump is serious about foreign help in elections  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hope Hicks, once a close aide to President Donald Trump, told the House Judiciary Committee that Trump was serious in saying there was nothing wrong in accepting derogatory information …
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Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Hope Hicks refused to answer 155 questions during House testimony  —  Hope Hicks refused to answer 155 questions from House Democrats on Wednesday about her tenure as communications director in the Trump White House, according to a transcript of her closed-door testimony released Thursday.
Discussion: Axios, The Gateway Pundit and Daily Kos
Sarah Cammarata / Politico:
Trump is bringing a Ferris wheel back to the White House  —  President Donald Trump is bringing a Ferris wheel back to the White House.  —  The carnival attraction will be among the featured offerings at the administration's second congressional picnic on the South Lawn of the White House on Friday evening …
Lee Moran / HuffPost:
Ivanka Trump Violated Hatch Act With MAGA Tweets, Watchdog Group Says
Burgess Everett / Politico:
‘This place has enough creepy old men’: GOP vows to crush Roy Moore  —  Republicans are promising to do everything they can to obliterate Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate primary.  —  A push is underway to get President Donald Trump involved in derailing Moore.
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Paul Mirengoff / Power Line:
Roy Moore will run for the Senate again
Discussion: CNN, NBC News and ThinkProgress
Jerry Dunleavy / Washington Examiner:
Roy Moore says he will run for Senate again in 2020
New York Times:
Joe Biden Called Cory Booker.  But Apologize?  It's Not the Biden Way.  —  WASHINGTON — From his treatment of Anita Hill in the 1990s to his unwelcome hugs of women, from his recent flip-flop on abortion funding to his latest remarks about segregationists, Joseph R. Biden Jr. has spent …
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Washington Post:
Tensions ripple through Biden campaign as his past working relationship with a segregationist …
Discussion: Breitbart
Addy Baird / BuzzFeed News:
Nancy Pelosi Defended Joe Biden's Comments About Working With Segregationists, Calling …
Discussion: Politico, NPR, The Nation, Fox News and Brookings
Paul Steinhauser / Fox News:
Holder chides Biden on segregationist-senator comments: ‘Should have used better examples’
Discussion: Breitbart
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Bulletpoint: How To Tell When Biden Has Committed A Real Gaffe
Maxwell Strachan / HuffPost:
Some White House Reporters Are Throwing Sarah Huckabee Sanders A Goodbye Party  —  White House correspondents and some Trump staffers plan to send Sanders off with “farewell drinks” next week.  —  Sarah Huckabee Sanders and the reporters who cover the White House haven't always had the smoothest relationship.
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Chris Lehman / Oregonian:
Oregon governor sends police to find missing Republicans, bring them to Capitol
David Axe / The Daily Beast:
The U.S. Drone Shot Down by Iran Is a $200 Million Prototype Spy Plane  —  The Navy now possesses as few as three of the high-flying, 737-size BAMS-D drones, which can theoretically watch over the Persian Gulf around the clock.  —  The U.S. military drone Iran shot down over the Persian Gulf …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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Washington Post:
Trump invites congressional leaders to White House to discuss Iran after Revolutionary Guard shoots down U.S. drone
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Laura Ingraham Dismisses Reparations: 'No Do-Overs...We Won, You Lost, That's That'  —  “As Trump always says, 'you don't get do-overs,' she declared. ”  No do-overs, that's it.  Fox News star Laura Ingraham waded into the ongoing debate over reparations for descendants of slaves during …
Katelyn Polantz / CNN:
Roger Stone violated gag order with social media posts, prosecutors say  —  Washington (CNN)Federal prosecutors in a new court filing Thursday allege that longtime Donald Trump associate Roger Stone has violated his gag order in his criminal case with recent social media posts.
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Natasha Bertrand / Politico:   Prosecutors rebut Roger Stone: U.S. caught Russian election hackers on its own
Zachary Basu / Axios:
Prosecutors accuse Roger Stone of violating gag order with social media posts
Discussion: Politico
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Sources: Rays to explore playing in Montreal  —  The Tampa Bay Rays received permission from Major League Baseball's executive council to explore a plan in which they would play early-season home games in the Tampa Bay area and the remainder of the year in Montreal, sources familiar with the situation told ESPN.
Alice Miranda Ollstein / Politico:
Appeals court says Trump family planning restrictions can take effect  —  A federal appeals court this morning said the Trump administration's family planning rules can take effect nationwide while several lawsuits play out, delivering a major blow to Planned Parenthood and states challenging the overhaul.
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Steven Ertelt / LifeNews.com:
Court Rules President Trump Can Defund Planned Parenthood, Will Cut Almost $60 Million in Taxpayer Funding
Jared Keller / Task & Purpose:
This is a real slide from an Air Force brief on the real threat of incels  —  At least one Air Force base is on the lookout for a sinister new threat: angry men who can't get laid.  —  Personnel at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland were recently treated to a threat brief regarding an …
Jennifer Kabbany / The College Fix:
Mural of George Washington that ‘traumatizes students’ to be covered up  —  There's plans in the works to cover a mural of George Washington from the halls of George Washington High School in San Francisco due to complaints that it's offensive and demeaning to Native Americans and African Americans.
Discussion: Front Page Magazine
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Dave Philipps / New York Times:
Stunning Twist in Navy SEAL War Crimes Trial: Witness Says He Was the Killer  —  SAN DIEGO — In stunning testimony that may upend the war crimes trial of Navy SEAL Chief Edward Gallagher, a SEAL medic told the court on Thursday that he and not the chief had killed a wounded captive in Iraq.
Discussion: Task & Purpose and TheBlaze
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Colby Hall / Mediaite:
Napolitano Shocked By Gallagher Trial Bombshell: Once in a Lifetime, Witness on the Stand Says 'He Didn't Do it, I Did'
Discussion: IJR
Astead W. Herndon / New York Times:
'These People Aren't Coming From Norway': Refugees in a Minnesota City Face a Backlash  —  As more Somali refugees arrive in St. Cloud, white anti-immigration activists have pressed an increasingly explicit anti-Muslim agenda.  —  ST. CLOUD, Minn. — John Palmer, a former university professor, has always had a cause.
Gillian Brockell / Washington Post:
A gay first lady?  Yes, we've already had one, and here are her love letters.  —  In the summer of 1910, Evangeline Simpson Whipple told the caretaker of her home not to move anything in her absence.  The wealthy widow was going on a trip, but would be back soon, she said.  —  She never returned.
Danny Hakim / New York Times:
N.R.A. Suspends Second-in-Command, Implicating Him in Coup Attempt  —  The palace intrigue at the National Rifle Association deepened on Thursday as the gun group suspended its second-in-command and top lobbyist, accusing him of complicity in the recent failed coup against its chief executive, Wayne LaPierre.
Isaac Stanley-Becker / Washington Post:
Horns are growing on young people's skulls.  Phone use is to blame, research suggests.  —  Mobile technology has transformed the way we live — how we read, work, communicate, shop and date.  —  But we already know this.  —  What we have not yet grasped is the way the tiny machines …
theepochtimes.com:
Our Response to NBC News' Inappropriate Questions  —  Last week, we were contacted by two NBC reporters who posed a series of highly inappropriate questions.  —  The NBC reporters questioned the religious beliefs of some of our staff members, sought to discredit their beliefs …
David Ingram / NBC News:
Facebook's new rapid response team has a crucial task: Avoid fueling another genocide  —  The Strategic Response team's job is to find and help put in place concrete changes to Facebook's products that could prevent violence in conflict-torn countries.  —  MENLO PARK, Calif. …
Nicole Goodkind / Newsweek:
Trump Administration Argues Detained Migrant Children Don't Need Toothbrushes, Soap  —  The Trump administration went to court this week to argue that migrant children detained at the United States-Mexico border do not require basic hygiene products like soap and toothbrushes in order to be in held in “safe and sanitary” conditions.
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Windsor Mann / The Week:
A party of victims  —  Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), the white supremacist who referred to immigrants as “dirt,” is a victim.  After he defended the terms “white nationalist” and “white supremacist” in an interview with the New York Times earlier this year, the Republican leadership removed him from his committee assignments.
 
 
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Mark Hemingway / The Federalist:
If Media Don't Want To Be Called Propagandists, They Need To Stop Publishing Chinese and Russian Propaganda
Discussion: Contemptor
Washington Post:
The U.S. should strive for a stable Iran. Instead, it is suffocating it.
Deconstructed / The Intercept:
Iran Crisis: Have We Learned Nothing From the Iraq War?
Washington Post:
When Trump visits his clubs, government agencies and Republicans pay to be where he is
Alexander Panetta / Politico:
Canadians may not like Trump, but they really need his help
Andrew W. Kahrl / New York Times:
Black People's Land Was Stolen
 Earlier Items: 
Lori McCue / DCist:
Arena Stage Is Hosting A Marathon Reading Of The Mueller Report
Jonathan Landay / Reuters:
U.S. human trafficking report drops child separation warning
Discussion: National Review, Foreign Policy and UPI
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Bulletpoint: Only Two Meaningful Shifts Have Happened In The Democratic Primary So Far
Discussion: Boston Globe and Washington Post
Washington Post:
‘I will answer every question’: Onetime Trump business partner Felix Sater is set to tell …
CNN:
Rupert Murdoch, 88, recovering after pneumonia
Ronald Brownstein / The Atlantic:
The Biggest Obstacle to Trump's Victory in 2020
Discussion: CNN and American Thinker
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Trump is bumping into a very low 2020 ceiling