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11:35 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, more at Mediagazer »
Washington Post:
Teleprompter Trump meets Twitter Trump as the president responds to mass slayings
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
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
Rebecca Klar / The Hill:
Walmart: No change in gun sales policy after El Paso shooting
Discussion: Breitbart
The Daily Beast:
DHS Official: Trump Can't Admit ‘This Is Terrorism’
Discussion: Washington Post
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 …
Discussion: Slate
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Margalit Fox / New York Times:
Toni Morrison, ‘Beloved’ Author and Nobel Laureate, Dies at 88  —  Toni Morrison, the 1993 Nobel laureate in literature, whose work explored black identity in America and in particular the experience of black women, died on Monday in New York City.  She was 88.
Emily Langer / Washington Post:
Toni Morrison, Nobel laureate who transfigured American literature, dies at 88
Allyson Chiu / Washington Post:
‘The headline was bad’: New York Times amends front page on Trump's response to mass shootings after backlash  —  The New York Times weathered intense backlash Monday night for its front-page headline about President Trump's response to the pair of mass shootings that read: “TRUMP URGES UNITY VS. RACISM.”
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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 …
Tim Elfrink / Washington Post:
Ocasio-Cortez confronts McConnell over photo of men in ‘Team Mitch’ shirts ‘groping & choking’ her cutout  —  The young men wear matching shirts from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)'s campaign, and cluster around a cardboard cutout of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).
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republicanleader.senate.gov:
McConnell: Senate Republicans Ready to Answer President's Call to Action
Raw Story:   Young Mitch McConnell supporters pose for a photo strangling a cardboard cutout of AOC
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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Gabby Orr / Politico:
Trump explores executive action on guns
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Morning Call
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 …
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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.
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.
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
USA Today:
9/11 Commission chairmen urge new domestic terror focus in wake of mass shootings
Discussion: 1A
Greg Miller / Washington Post:
Rise of far-right violence leads some to call for realignment of post-9/11 national security priorities
Discussion: Daily Kos
Thomas Burr / Salt Lake Tribune:
Jon Huntsman, U.S. ambassador to Russia, resigns to return to Utah for possible run for governor  —  Washington  • U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman is returning home to Utah where he is reportedly mulling another run for governor.  —  Huntsman sent President Donald Trump …
Discussion: Axios
Washington Post:
Ex-girlfriend says Dayton shooter heard voices, talked about ‘dark, evil things’  —  During his senior year of high school, Connor Betts seemed to always have caffeine pills in one hand and an energy drink in another.  He was unable to sleep, he told his then-girlfriend Lyndsi Doll …
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VICE:
EXCLUSIVE: Dayton Shooter Was in a “Pornogrind” Band That Released Songs About Raping and Killing Women
Discussion: BizPac Review and New York Post
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
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
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.
Discussion: Washington Post and VICE
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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Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
Dear Walmart C.E.O.: You Have the Power to Curb Gun Violence. Do It.
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Associated Press:
Hundreds hold vigil at NRA headquarters for shooting victims
Discussion: The Daily Caller and New York Post
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Roseann Moring / Omaha World-Herald:
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Sumantra Maitra / The Federalist:
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Jeremy B. White / Politico:
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Wall Street Journal:
America Needs an Independent Fed
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Elizabeth Warren Had Another Very Good Debate, Poll Finds
 

 
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Ashley Belanger / Ars Technica:
A House committee report claims the Global Alliance for Responsible Media colluded to cut Twitter revenue after Musk's acquisition; GARM guidance is non-binding

David Shepardson / Reuters:
The Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals puts the FCC's reinstatement of net neutrality rules on hold until August 5 as it considers industry legal challenges

Tony Mecia / The Charlotte Ledger:
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