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New York Times:
Jeffrey Epstein Commits Suicide at Manhattan Jail  —  Mr. Epstein, the financier indicted on sex trafficking charges last month, hanged himself and his body was found this morning.  —  Jeffrey Epstein, the financier indicted on sex trafficking charges last month, committed suicide at a Manhattan jail, officials said on Saturday.
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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.
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.
Gabriel Sherman / Vanity Fair:
“SHE WAS SHAKING UNCONTROLLABLY”: POWERFUL MEN, DISTURBING NEW DETAILS IN UNSEALED JEFFREY EPSTEIN DOCUMENTS  —  Glenn Dubin, Bill Richardson, George Mitchell, and others are mentioned.  “A lot of important people are going to have a really bad weekend,” said a source.
New York Daily News:   Names are named as court documents related to sex offender Jeffrey Epstein are unsealed
NBC News:   Jeffrey Epstein ordered teen girl to have sex with powerful men, accuser says
Washington Post:   ‘She was shaking’: Court filings describe system Jeffrey Epstein allegedly used to procure girls
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 …
Discussion: Mediaite, theGrio and The Root
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Graeme Wood / The Atlantic:
Trump's El Paso Photo Is Obscene  —  A really exceptional work of obscenity, like a really exceptional work of beauty, exceeds the ability of its viewers to fathom what they just saw.  Did that just happen?  But ... how?  What sorcery created it?  Words don't arrive, and the stammering gives way to silence.
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 …
Discussion: The Nation
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Jordan Uhl / Media Matters for America:
Tucker Carlson loses advertisers after remarks about “hoax” of white supremacy  —  This comes on the heels of a damning earnings report this week showing a decline in ad revenue for Fox  —  Tucker Carlson's nightly ad load has undergone a seismic shift just days after declaring white supremacy is …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic:   Dismantling Tucker Carlson's White-Supremacy Argument
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 …
Discussion: Mediaite
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Ken Ritter / NBC Southern California:   Vegas Man Accused of Plotting to Bomb Synagogues, LGBTQ Bar
David Ferrara / Las Vegas Review-Journal:   Las Vegas man charged after discussing synagogue attack
U.S. Department of Justice:
Las Vegas Man Charged With Possession of Illegal Firearms And Destructive Devices
Discussion: Fox News and KTLA
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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Politico:   Kamala Harris lands key Iowa endorsement
Zachary Cohen / CNN:
Top intel official interrupted meeting to urge his deputy to resign  —  Washington (CNN)The country's No. 2 intelligence official, Sue Gordon, knew it was likely she would have to eventually step down from her post, but the timing of that decision became more urgent on Thursday after her boss …
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Washington Post:
Trump's pick for intelligence director is a respected Special Operations veteran
Discussion: Mediaite, Talking Points Memo and CNN
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
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 …
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Josh Barro / New York Magazine:
The Trump Boycotts Pose a Grave Danger to the Equinox and SoulCycle Businesses  —  The Associated Press ran a story yesterday about outrage and boycott threats over a high-dollar fundraiser for Donald Trump hosted by Stephen Ross, chairman of the Related Companies, the parent of SoulCycle and Equinox Fitness.
Chris Sommerfeldt / New York Daily News:
Ohio man charged with threatening to shoot Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, illegally stockpiling ammunition  —  An Ohio man was slammed with criminal charges Friday for threatening New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and stockpiling illegal ammunition in his home, according to prosecutors.
Rachel Dodes / Vanity Fair:
Ivanka Trump Is Uniquely Unqualified to Condemn Donald Trump's Racism  —  It must be tough to be Ivanka Trump.  As the favored daughter of an openly racist president, and as a woman with a nebulous, nepotistic, and unpaid job as a senior adviser to that man, she is uniquely ill-equipped …
Randy Hall / NB Blog:
Mark Steyn Goes Off on Upcoming Movie About Hunting Trump Supporters  —  With so many movies being made at any time, some people have come to prefer films that are not part of a huge franchise, while others look for new and different ideas.  While the second choice might seem like it's always a good thing …
Nurith Aizenman / NPR:
American With No Medical Training Ran Center For Malnourished Ugandan Kids.  105 Died  —  Toggle more options  —  Ten years ago, Renee Bach left her home in Virginia to set up a charity to help children in Uganda.  One of her first moves was to start a blog chronicling her experiences.
Associated Press:
Woman awarded $725k in suit against neo-Nazi website founder  —  WASHINGTON — The first black woman to serve as American University's student government president won a lawsuit Friday against a neo-Nazi website operator who orchestrated an online harassment campaign against her.
 
 
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Shenaz Kermalli / National Observer:
We asked Canadian politicians why they engaged with a 'cult'-like group from Iran
Helen Raleigh / The Federalist:
China's Currency Devaluation Will Hurt China More Than It Hurts The United States
Discussion: Common Dreams
Ana Swanson / New York Times:
Democrats' 2020 Problem: How to Be Tougher on Trade Than Trump
Discussion: Bloomberg
John Harwood / CNBC:
How an assault weapons ban and impeachment are confounding House Democrats
Wall Street Journal:
The U.S. Abandoned Iraq. Don't Repeat History in Afghanistan
Sara Randazzo / Wall Street Journal:
Being a Law Firm Partner Was Once a Job for Life. That Culture Is All but Dead.
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Janene Pieters / NL Times:
“Russians” threatening Dutch F-16 pilots' family
Michael Edison Hayden / Southern Poverty Law Center:
White Nationalist State Department Official Surfaces in Photographs
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John DiStaso / WMUR:
Sununu vetoes 3 gun bills, citing NH's ‘culture of responsible gun ownership, individual freedom’
David Badash / Raw Story:
REVEALED: DOJ blocked report showing white supremacists responsible for all race-based domestic …
Julie Zauzmer / Washington Post:
Pete Buttigieg hires the first faith outreach director of the 2020 campaign
Lomi Kriel / Houston Chronicle:
‘Love, support and courage:’
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
White House questions tech giants on ways to predict shootings from social media
Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon:
Europe Poised to Put Warning Labels on Jewish-Made Products
Jerry Iannelli / Miami New Times:
Publix Heirs Are Maxing Out Donations to Donald Trump's 2020 Campaign
 

 
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Nullbulge, a hacktivist group critical of AI-generated art, leaks Slack messages that it claims are from Disney, including about ad campaigns and studio tech

Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Researchers: hackers have exploited a Squarespace flaw to hijack domains, apparently mostly from crypto businesses, that were migrated from Google Domains

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