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6:10 PM ET, August 5, 2019

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Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
In tragic self-owns, Trump denounces racism, and calls for immigration reform  —  Analysis: Rather than risk alienating his allies in the wake of another round of mass shootings, Trump chose to expose himself to claims of responsibility.  —  WASHINGTON — In looking to place blame …
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Center for Public Integrity:
Trump campaign still hasn't paid El Paso police bills  —  President Donald Trump has pledged the federal government will provide “whatever is needed” to help El Paso, Texas, recover from a mass shooting Saturday that killed 22 people.  —  But Trump's own 2020 re-election committee still …
New York Post:
The Post urges Trump to take action on assault weapons  —  Two mass shootings within 24 hours in El Paso and Dayton, days after the Garlic Festival killings.  Three months after Virginia Beach, six months after Aurora, nine months after Thousand Oaks, 10 months after Tree of Life …
Emily Larsen / Washington Examiner:
Confusion: Biden offers sympathy for the ‘tragic events in Houston today and also in Michigan’
New York Times:
Trump Condemns White Supremacy but Doesn't Propose Gun Laws After Shootings
CNN:
El Paso shooting death toll rises to 22 in anti-immigrant massacre
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
Joe Biden Mourns El Paso and Dayton Mass Shootings as ‘Tragic Events in Houston’ and ‘Michigan’
Discussion: Breitbart and The Gateway Pundit
Michael Tomasky / The Daily Beast:
Trump Doesn't Give a Damn About Gun Massacres
Matthew Prince / The Cloudflare Blog:
Terminating Service for 8Chan
Courtney Hagle / Media Matters for America:
How Fox News pushed the white supremacist “great replacement” theory  —  Fox News figures have repeatedly warned of an immigrant “invasion”  —  The shooter who killed 20 people and injured dozens in El Paso, TX, over the weekend first posted online a document outlining the white nationalist …
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New York Times:
El Paso Shooting Suspect's Manifesto Echoes Trump's Language
Dr. Joan Donovan / NBC News:
El Paso shooter wasn't a ‘lone wolf’ — and his so-called online ‘manifesto’ proves why
Discussion: The Root, The Atlantic and CNN
Zachary B. Wolf / CNN:
Trump blames everything but his own words for hate in America
Discussion: The Resurgent
VICE:
EXCLUSIVE: Dayton Shooter Was in a “Pornogrind” Band That Released Songs About Raping and Killing Women  —  Before he killed nine people in a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, early Sunday, Connor Betts was deeply involved in the misogynistic, male-dominated “goregrind” or “pornogrind” extreme metal music scene.
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Associated Press:
Classmates: Ohio shooter kept a ‘hit list’ and a ‘rape list’  —  DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — High school classmates of the gunman who killed nine people early Sunday in Dayton, Ohio, say he was suspended for compiling a “hit list” of those he wanted to kill and a “rape list” of girls he wanted to sexually assault.
Associated Press:
Markets Right Now: Dow plunges 800 as trade war flares  —  NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):  —  Stocks are plunging on Wall Street after China let its currency sink to the lowest level in more than a decade, escalating its trade war with the U.S.
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CNBC:
Dow futures drop 370 points after China retaliates, escalating trade war
Michael Sheetz / CNBC:
Morgan Stanley: If the trade war escalates, a recession will be here in 9 months
Discussion: UPI
Washington Post:   Markets plunge after China lets currency fall to a decade low in payback against Trump's tariffs
Bloomberg:
China Takes On Trump by Weakening Yuan, Halting Crop Imports
Owen Daugherty / The Hill:
Ohio state representative blames shootings on gay marriage, video games, open borders  —  A Republican state representative in Ohio wrote a lengthy Facebook post in the aftermath of the Dayton, Ohio, mass shooting where she blamed the incident and other shootings on “the breakdown …
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WBNS-TV:   Ohio lawmaker blames Dayton shootings on gay marriage, marijuana, video games
Washington Post:
Cesar Sayoc, who mailed explosive devices to Trump's critics, sentenced to 20 years in prison  —  NEW YORK — Cesar Sayoc, the Florida man who mailed explosive devices to prominent Democrats and media figures was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison.  —  Prosecutors had called for a life sentence …
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New York Times:
Cesar Sayoc, Who Mailed Pipe Bombs to Trump Critics, Is Sentenced to 20 Years
Discussion: The Week
Dan Mangan / CNBC:
‘MAGA Bomber’ Cesar Sayoc sentenced to 20 years in prison for trying to kill Trump critics …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Jacqueline Thomsen / The Hill:
Judge questions Barr's handling of Mueller findings  —  A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Monday pressed Department of Justice (DOJ) lawyers on why the public shouldn't be allowed to see redacted portions of former special counsel Robert Mueller's report, suggesting that he may be willing …
Discussion: Law & Crime
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Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
Judge signals interest in removing Mueller report redactions  —  A federal judge signaled Monday he's considering removing the Mueller report's redactions.  —  During more than two hours of oral arguments in Washington, District Judge Reggie Walton appeared on several occasions to side …
Ben Jacobs / Jewish Insider:
Neo Nazis boast ‘We got Tulsi in the debates’  —  Racist website takes credit for boosting Democratic presidential hopeful  —  A neo-Nazi website took credit for Rep. Tulsi Gabbard's (D-HI) qualification for the first two Democratic primary debates.  The Daily Stormer, a notorious white supremacist …
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Is The Field Too Big For Kamala Harris?  —  In theory, the easiest way to win a presidential nomination is to bring the various wings and factions of your party together toward some type of consensus.  Not every voter has to love you (although some of them probably should or you won't have a base).
Discussion: VodkaPundit and Mercury News
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Brandon Morse / RedState:   Kamala Harris's Arrest Reports Are Quietly Disappearing From California's DOC Website
Trip Gabriel / New York Times:
Steve King Narrowly Won His Last Race.  His Challenger, J.D. Scholten, Is Running Again.  —  J. D. Scholten, a Democrat who nearly toppled Representative Steve King of Iowa in a heavily Republican district in 2018, announced on Monday that he would run again for the seat in 2020.
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David Leonhardt / New York Times:
Conservatism Has a Violence Problem  —  'The numbers don't lie.'  —  American conservatism has a violence problem.  —  The current secretary of energy, Rick Perry, once publicly suggested that the chairman of the Federal Reserve deserved to be beaten up because of his interest rate policy.
Washington Post:
A mother died shielding her infant in El Paso.  The father died shielding them both, family says.  —  They had just dropped their oldest daughter off at cheerleading practice when they pulled into the Walmart parking lot, packed with hundreds of back-to-school shoppers like them.
Oli Coleman / Page Six:
What's going on between Lindsay Lohan and the crown prince of Saudi Arabia?  —  What the heck is going on with Lindsay Lohan and Mohammed bin Salman?  —  A wild rumor hit town that Lohan and the bloodthirsty crown prince of Saudi Arabia have gotten close, and that he's been flying her around …
Ali H. Soufan / New York Times:
I Spent 25 Years Fighting Jihadis.  White Supremacists Aren't So Different.  —  We can't fight domestic terror groups efficiently until the law treats them the way we treat foreign ones.  —  Mr. Soufan is a former F.B.I. special agent and the author of “Anatomy of Terror.”
 
 
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CBS News:
Puerto Rico's Senate files lawsuit to oust newly sworn-in governor
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Raw Story:
Young Mitch McConnell supporters pose for a photo strangling a cardboard cutout of AOC
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Miriam Elder / BuzzFeed News:
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Kyle Cheney / Politico:
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Discussion: Breitbart and Shareblue Media
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
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Discussion: Bloomberg
Adam Serwer / The Atlantic:
The Most Dangerous American Idea
Allyson Chiu / Washington Post:
‘Do something!’: Ohio governor drowned out by angry chants at Dayton shooting vigil
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