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10:20 AM ET, August 6, 2019

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Thomas Kaplan / New York Times:
How the Trump Campaign Used Facebook Ads to Amplify His ‘Invasion’ Claim  —  Since January, more than 2,000 ads mentioned an “invasion” on the southern border — language that is under scrutiny after the El Paso shooting.  —  El Paso Victims Were as Diverse as the City  —  A 2-month-old boy lost both parents.
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Los Angeles Times:
‘We were safe until he started talking’: El Paso residents respond to President Trump  —  Watching President Trump step up to a White House podium Monday to assert that “hate has no place in America,” many people in this Texas border city were dumbfounded.  —  “We were safe until he started talking …
Discussion: CNN and The Week
Washington Post:
Teleprompter Trump meets Twitter Trump as the president responds to mass slayings  —  Teleprompter Trump repudiated Twitter Trump in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House on Monday.  —  Speaking in the wake of two mass shootings in less than 24 hours that left at least 31 dead over the weekend …
USA Today:   While Trump condemns white nationalism, his campaign Facebook ads lean on talk of migrant invasion
John Wagner / Washington Post:   Trump plans visits to El Paso and Dayton, where he won't be universally welcome
Rebecca Klar / The Hill:
Walmart: No change in gun sales policy after El Paso shooting
Discussion: Breitbart
Kate Linthicum / Los Angeles Times:
Foreign countries are warning their citizens about U.S. travel after mass shootings
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Fox News
The Daily Beast:
DHS Official: Trump Can't Admit ‘This Is Terrorism’
Discussion: Washington Post
Alexandra S. Levine / Politico:
How do you solve a problem like 8chan?
Michelle Goldberg / New York Times:
Trump Is a White Nationalist Who Inspires Terrorism  —  Don't pretend his teleprompter speech changes anything.  —  A decade ago, Daryl Johnson, then a senior terrorism analyst at the Department of Homeland Security, wrote a report about the growing danger of right-wing extremism in America.
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Quint Forgey / Politico:
Trump attacks Obama for statement on shootings  —  President Donald Trump on Tuesday attacked former President Barack Obama over the latter's statement on the weekend's mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, tweeting edited quotes from Fox News hosts to make his point and again claiming he is “the least racist person” in the world.
Elaina Plott / The Atlantic:
Trump's Habit of Contradicting Himself After a Tragedy
Discussion: CNN and Mediaite
Kate Rooney / CNBC:
China confirms it is suspending agricultural product purchases in response to Trump's new tariffs  —  KEY POINTS  — A spokesperson for the Chinese Ministry of Commerce says Chinese companies have stopped purchasing U.S. agricultural products in response to President Trump's new 10% tariffs on $300 billion of Chinese goods.
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Damian Paletta / Washington Post:
Trump is increasingly relying on himself — not his aides — in trade war with China  —  President Trump is increasingly acting based on his own intuition and analysis and not the advice of aides in the increasingly fraught trade war with China, five people briefed on the actions said …
Wall Street Journal:
Trade War Becomes Currency War
Discussion: New York Times
Sahil Kapur / Bloomberg:
Republicans Fear ‘Extinction in the Suburbs’ Over Gun Control  — Two new mass shootings renew debate over firearm restrictions  — Suburban and college-educated voters favor new gun limits  —  After two gruesome mass shootings in a 24-hour span, some Republicans are raising alarms …
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Team Pete:
An Action Plan to Combat the National Threat Posed by Hate and the Gun Lobby
Discussion: CNN and Washington Times
Gabby Orr / Politico:
Trump explores executive action on guns
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Ed Mazza / HuffPost:
NYT's Trump Headline Is So Outrageous That People Are Canceling Subscriptions  —  Twitter users are shredding The New York Times for its newspaper headline about Trump's comments on mass shootings.  —  The New York Times is being run through the shredder after an overly generous headline …
Zoe Haylock / Vulture:
Beloved Author Toni Morrison Has Died at 88  —  The celebrated novelist Toni Morrison died Monday night, according to a source at her publisher, Knopf.  She was 88 years old.  The cause of death is not yet known.  Born Chloe Ardella Wofford, Morrison was best known for her critically acclaimed …
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New York Daily News:
White supremacy an ‘international terrorist problem,’ Ocasio-Cortez says at vigil for Dayton, El Paso victims
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Breitbart
Raw Story:   Young Mitch McConnell supporters pose for a photo strangling a cardboard cutout of AOC
Jonathan S. Tobin / New York Post:   Trump is primed to rise above the stale gun debate
James Pindell / BostonGlobe.com:
Biden, Sanders, and Warren top postdebate survey of N.H. Democrats  —  The first poll of likely New Hampshire Democrats since last week's debates shows that penetrating a top-tier of three candidates might be tougher than ever in the state's first-in-the-nation primary.
Discussion: Political Wire
Max Fisher / New York Times:
White Terrorism Shows ‘Stunning’ Parallels to Islamic State's Rise  —  Many scholars of terrorism see worrying similarities between the rise of the Islamic State and that of white nationalist terrorism, seen most recently in the carnage in El Paso, Tex.  —  “The parallels are stunning,” …
Discussion: The Week
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Axios:
The era of white nationalism
Ali H. Soufan / New York Times:
I Spent 25 Years Fighting Jihadis. White Supremacists Aren't So Different.
Discussion: American Greatness
Ellie Hall / BuzzFeed News:
The Dayton Shooter Was The Lead Singer Of A “Pornogrind” Metal Band  —  The man who killed nine and injured 27 in a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, was the lead singer of a “pornogrind” metal band, a genre defined by its explicit subject matter and themes of gore and violence …
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Washington Post:
Ex-girlfriend says Dayton shooter heard voices, talked about ‘dark, evil things’
VICE:
EXCLUSIVE: Dayton Shooter Was in a “Pornogrind” Band That Released Songs About Raping and Killing Women
Discussion: BizPac Review and New York Post
Matt Flegenheimer / New York Times:
How Bill de Blasio Went From Progressive Hope to Punching Bag  —  The New York mayor turned quixotic presidential candidate seems sick of his city—and the feeling is mutual.  —  Aides to Bill de Blasio have long observed that he seems to grow happier with each mile of distance from the city he leads …
Discussion: Politico and Mediaite
Houston Chronicle:
Galveston police apologize after photo surfaces of horse-mounted officers leading handcuffed suspect  —  Galveston police are apologizing after a dramatic photo circulated online showing horse-mounted officers leading a handcuffed man of color by what appears to be a rope.
Alexa St. John / Wall Street Journal:
New York City Businesses Struggle to Keep Up After Minimum Wage Increase  —  Business owners and leaders say labor costs have forced cuts in jobs and work shifts  —  More than six months after the $15 minimum wage went into effect in New York City, business leaders and owners …
Discussion: NY State of Politics
Jon Ward / Yahoo News:
How a criminal investigation in Georgia set an ominous tone for African-American voters  —  QUITMAN, Ga. — Nancy Dennard was in a festive holiday mood when police arrived at her front door in the early morning of Dec. 21, 2010.  —  Her son's birthday, on Christmas Eve, was three days away …
 
 
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Charlotte Cuthbertson / theepochtimes.com:
Children at Center of Booming Smuggling Industry
Discussion: Front Page Magazine
Roseann Moring / Omaha World-Herald:
Ben Sasse announces reelection campaign, says 2020 is ‘choice between civics and socialism’
Discussion: Political Wire
Sumantra Maitra / The Federalist:
What Would It Look Like To Replace U.S. Foreign Intervention With Something Smarter?
Jeremy B. White / Politico:
San Diego Republican to challenge embattled Hunter for House seat
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
David Siders / Politico:
‘Corn, soybeans and landmines’: Dems sweat early state blunders
Isabella Borshoff / Politico:
Post-Brexit UK ‘desperate’ for Trump trade deal, former US treasury secretary says
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U.S. farmers are exasperated by latest trade war moves: ‘Another nail in the coffin’
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Ariel Edwards-Levy / HuffPost:
Elizabeth Warren Had Another Very Good Debate, Poll Finds
Discussion: CNN
Eric Katz / GovExec.com:
USDA Office Relocations Are Illegal, IG Says
Ben Jacobs / Jewish Insider:
Neo-Nazis boast ‘We got Tulsi in the debates’