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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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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 …
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 …
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 Times:
El Paso Shooting Suspect's Manifesto Echoes Trump's Language  —  At campaign rallies before last year's midterm elections, President Trump repeatedly warned that America was under attack by immigrants heading for the border.  “You look at what is marching up, that is an invasion!” he declared at one rally.
Emily Larsen / Washington Examiner:
Confusion: Biden offers sympathy for the ‘tragic events in Houston today and also in Michigan’  —  Former Vice President Joe Biden misstated the locations of mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, while speaking to donors at a high-dollar fundraiser in San Diego on Sunday night.
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
CNN:
El Paso shooting death toll rises to 22 in anti-immigrant massacre
Matthew Prince / The Cloudflare Blog:
Terminating Service for 8Chan
Dr. Joan Donovan / NBC News:
El Paso shooter wasn't a ‘lone wolf’ — and his so-called online ‘manifesto’ proves why
Discussion: The Atlantic, The Root and CNN
Zachary B. Wolf / CNN:
Trump blames everything but his own words for hate in America
Discussion: The Resurgent
Michael Tomasky / The Daily Beast:
Trump Doesn't Give a Damn About Gun Massacres
Discussion: Washington Post, Bloomberg and ABC News
Associated Press:   The Latest: El Paso victim dies, raising death toll to 21
New York Times:
Trump Condemns White Supremacy but Doesn't Propose Gun Laws After Shootings
Tom Scocca / Slate:
Where Taking the Concerns of Racists Seriously Has Gotten Us
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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Allyson Chiu / Washington Post:
‘Do something!’: Ohio governor drowned out by angry chants at Dayton shooting vigil
Discussion: VICE, Talking Points Memo and Heavy.com
WBNS-TV:   Ohio lawmaker blames Dayton shootings on gay marriage, marijuana, video games
CNBC:
Dow futures drop 370 points after China retaliates, escalating trade war  —  Stocks plunge as China threatens to weaponize its currency—Six experts break down what's next  —  Stocks fell sharply Monday as a trade war between the world's largest economies intensified with China retaliating against President Donald Trump's latest move.
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Associated Press:   Markets Right Now: Dow plunges 800 as trade war flares
Washington Post:   Markets plunge after China lets currency fall to a decade low in payback against Trump's tariffs
Michael Sheetz / CNBC:
Morgan Stanley: If the trade war escalates, a recession will be here in 9 months
Discussion: UPI
Bloomberg:
China Takes On Trump by Weakening Yuan, Halting Crop Imports
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” hardcore 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.
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
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 …
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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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
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 …
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.
 
 
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J. Arthur Bloom / The Daily Caller:
Ex-Google Engineer Made Troubling Posts On Listservs About Richard Spencer, Golden State Skinheads
Anita Kumar / Politico:
Real estate mogul Trump sold condos to regime-connected Venezuelans
David Harsanyi / The Federalist:
‘Do Something!’ Is Not Going To Stop Mass Shooters
Discussion: ThinkProgress, Commentary and The Hill
Miriam Elder / BuzzFeed News:
The Trump Seeking To Heal A Nation Is Not The Real Trump
Chicago Tribune:
At least 7 killed, 48 wounded in Chicago's most violent weekend this year, West Side bears brunt of the violence
Discussion: New York Times, Daily Wire and KTLA
Ali H. Soufan / New York Times:
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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
Washington Post:
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Adam Serwer / The Atlantic:
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Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
The EU Commission fines Apple €1.8B for stifling competition from rival music streaming services, the EU's third-largest antitrust fine; Apple plans to appeal

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Report for America, the nonprofit that placed 600+ reporters in newsrooms since its 2017 launch, is “phasing out” partnerships with hedge fund-owned outlets

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