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New York Times:
Jeffrey Epstein Dead in Suicide at Manhattan Jail, Officials Say  —  The body of Mr. Epstein, the financier indicted on sex trafficking charges last month, was found Saturday morning.  —  Jeffrey Epstein, the financier who was long dogged by accusations of sexual abuse of girls and who was able …
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Ella Torres / ABC News:
Jeffrey Epstein, accused sex trafficker, dies by suicide: Officials  —  Jeffrey Epstein, the disgraced millionaire who was facing federal sex trafficking charges, died by suicide Friday night in his Lower Manhattan jail cell, three law enforcement officials told ABC News.
NBC News:
Jeffrey Epstein, accused sex trafficker, is dead by apparent suicide, found in his Manhattan jail cell  —  Epstein, 66, was being held on federal sex trafficking charges.  —  Jeffrey Epstein, the millionaire financier and accused sex trafficker, is dead by apparent suicide, according to three officials familiar with the matter.
New York Post:
Jeffrey Epstein dead in apparent suicide  —  Convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein died overnight in an apparent suicide, law enforcement sources told the Post Saturday.  —  A gurney carrying a man who looked like Epstein was wheeled out of the Manhattan Correctional Center around 7:30 a.m. and headed to New York Downtown Hospital.
Harry Litman / Washington Post:
Jeffrey Epstein's apparent suicide is unfathomable  —  For anyone familiar with Bureau of Prisons standard operating procedures, Jeffrey Epstein's apparent suicide is more than mysterious; it is unfathomable.  —  The 66-year-old accused sex trafficker was found dead in his prison cell …
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Unsealed documents detail alleged Epstein victim's recruitment at Mar-a-Lago  —  A trove of court documents unsealed Friday detail allegations by an alleged victim of wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein that while working as a teenage locker room attendant at President Donald Trump's Mar …
New York Times:
Why Wasn't Jeffrey Epstein on Suicide Watch When He Died?  —  The suicide of the disgraced financier, who was found dead in his cell on Saturday, raised questions about what steps officials took after an apparent attempt in July.  —  Like all federal prisons, the Metropolitan Correctional Center …
Dan Spinelli / Mother Jones:
A Trump Official Just Posted on Instagram That Jeffrey Epstein Was “Hillary'd”  —  Jeffrey Epstein, the multimillionaire accused of sex trafficking, was found dead in his New York jail cell Saturday morning in an apparent suicide.  Details of his death emerged first through ABC News …
Discussion: Hullabaloo and The Week
Julie K. Brown / Miami Herald:
Accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein kills himself in New York jail  —  Accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein has died by suicide in his Manhattan jail cell, the Miami Herald has confirmed through federal sources.  —  Details of his death have not been released, but the New York Times …
U.S. Department of Justice:
Statement from Attorney General William P. Barr on the Death of Jeffrey Epstein  —  Attorney General William P. Barr issued the following statement:  —  “I was appalled to learn that Jeffrey Epstein was found dead early this morning from an apparent suicide while in federal custody.
Washington Post:
Jeffrey Epstein dead after apparent suicide in New York jail
Discussion: Slate, Vox and The Daily Beast
New York Post:
Trump cracks jokes about Equinox scandal, kamikaze pilots at Hamptons fundraiser  —  President Trump cracked jokes about the Equinox scandal, the old days of rent-controlled New York and his dealings with North and South Korea among deep-pocketed pals in the Hamptons on Friday.
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Washington Post:
Trump again appears to take North Korea's side against his own military, allies  —  TOKYO — President Trump on Saturday appeared to side with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in renewing his objections to joint military exercises with South Korea, calling such drills “ridiculous and expensive” …
David Jackson / USA Today:   Trump threatens to retaliate against countries like Japan, Canada, Uruguay that issued travel warnings
Hollywood Reporter:
Universal Scraps ‘The Hunt’ Release Following Gun Violence Uproar  —  The studio's decision came a day after President Trump took aim at the film, saying it was “made to inflame and cause chaos.”  The story follows a group of elites hunting “deplorables” for sport.
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Scoop: Trump tells advisers Israel should bar entry to Reps. Omar and Tlaib  —  President Trump has told advisers he thinks Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should use Israel's anti-boycott law to bar Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) from entering Israel …
Jenna Amatulli / HuffPost:
Tucker Carlson's Commercial Breaks Tell The Real Story Of His Advertising Problems  —  Last year, Fox News' “Tucker Carlson Tonight” would feature more than 30 paid ads.  In his Thursday show, there were only 13.  Friday, there were just 11 ads.  —  Fox News and its board members …
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Jordan Uhl / Media Matters for America:   Tucker Carlson loses advertisers after remarks about “hoax” of white supremacy
Kevin Robillard / HuffPost:
Elizabeth Warren Wants To Raise Taxes On Guns And Ammunition  —  The Democratic senator and 2020 presidential candidate released a plan aimed at reducing gun deaths by 80%.  —  Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) wants to sharply increase taxes on guns and ammunition as part of a comprehensive …
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Marisa Fernandez / Axios:
New gun laws have stalled thanks to minimal funding and data
Discussion: Breitbart and MinnPost
Bonchie / RedState:
Biden Says There Are “At Least Three” Genders, Confuses Everyone  —  Democratic presidential candidate former vice president Joe Biden, speaks during the Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Miami.
Matt Viser / Washington Post:
Democrats descend on Iowa — with renewed anxiety  —  DES MOINES — As Democrats descend on Iowa to kick off a six-month sprint to the first primary vote, party activists are increasingly anxious that former vice president Joe Biden, the consistent polling leader, has not disposed …
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Associated Press:   Biden is still the Democrat to beat, but rivals see weakness
Associated Press:
Police Officer Placed on Leave After Confederate Flag, KKK Application Seen By Black House Hunter During Viewing  —  (MUSKEGON, Mich.) — A white police officer in western Michigan was placed on paid administrative leave after a house hunter who was viewing the officer's home said he saw …
Lee Moran / HuffPost:
George Conway Uses Power Of Predictive Text To Torch Donald Trump And His Racism  —  The Trump-trolling #DoYouHaveASmartPhone hashtag went viral on Twitter with the help of Kellyanne Conway's husband.  —  George Conway hammered President Donald Trump over his long history of racist behavior …
George F. Will / Washington Post:
‘National conservatism’ is ‘Elizabeth Warren conservatism’  —  Regimes, however intellectually disreputable, rarely are unable to attract intellectuals eager to rationalize the regimes' behavior.  America's current administration has “national conservatives.”
Discussion: Cafe Hayek
New York Times:
Trump's Trip to Dayton and El Paso: The Back Story  —  WASHINGTON — By the time President Trump arrived in El Paso on Wednesday, on the second leg of a trip to meet with people affected by mass shootings in two cities, he was frustrated that his attacks on his political adversaries had resulted …
Siobhán O'Grady / Washington Post:
Pope Francis again warns against nationalism, says recent speeches sound like ‘Hitler in 1934’  —  Pope Francis called for a united Europe in an interview published by Italian daily La Stampa on Friday, saying recent political rhetoric has echoed that of Nazi Germany.
Discussion: The Guardian
Reuters:
CORRECTED-Germany must up defence spending, relying on U.S. “offensive” - U.S. envoy  —  Germany's reluctance to spend more on defence and its continued reliance on U.S. troops for protection is offensive, Richard Grenell, the U.S. Ambassador to Germany said on Friday.
NBC News:
FBI arrests Las Vegas man who allegedly wanted to shoot Jews, LGBTQ bar patrons  —  Conor Climo, 23, communicated with organized white supremacists through encrypted messages, federal authorities said.  —  A 23-year-old Las Vegas man who allegedly wanted to attack Jews and patrons of an LGBTQ bar …
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Ken Ritter / NBC Southern California:   Vegas Man Accused of Plotting to Bomb Synagogues, LGBTQ Bar
 
 
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