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1:25 PM ET, August 10, 2019

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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.
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.
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 Times:
Was Epstein on Suicide Watch When He Died?  —  The disgraced financier, who was found dead in his cell on Saturday, had been found unconscious in his cell three weeks ago with marks on his neck.  —  Like all federal prisons, the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan …
Discussion: Mediaite and twitchy.com
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 …
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
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.
Discussion: Fox News, Splinter and Page Six
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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” …
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
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic:   Dismantling Tucker Carlson's White-Supremacy Argument
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: Daily Wire, Deadline, Mediaite and theGrio
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Graeme Wood / The Atlantic:
Trump's El Paso Photo Is Obscene
Discussion: Balloon Juice, WGN-TV 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
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: Fox News and 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
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 …
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.
Bonchie / RedState:
Biden Says There Are “At Least Three” Genders, Confuses Everyone  —  This guy is a walking gaffe machine.  —  Fresh off telling a crowd that “poor kids are just as smart as white kids,” Joe Biden got cornered by a question about how many genders there are.  To normal people, this would be a very easy answer.
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.
Ronald G. Shafer / Washington Post:
They were killers with submachine guns.  Then the president went after their weapons.  —  Franklin Roosevelt's National Firearms Act of 1934 was aimed at John Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde, and other murderous gangsters.  —  They were the mass shooters of their day, and all of America knew their names …
Bret Stephens / New York Times:
The U.S. Needs More Nukes  —  Russian cheating requires a strong response.  —  “In the capitals of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, there is a clear lack of confidence in the United States' reliability as a military ally.”  —  Sound familiar?  It's from a report in The Times dated October 7, 1979.
 
 
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Alana Goodman / Washington Examiner:
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“Russians” threatening Dutch F-16 pilots' family
David Badash / Raw Story:
REVEALED: DOJ blocked report showing white supremacists responsible for all race-based domestic …
Chris Sommerfeldt / New York Daily News:
Ohio man charged with threatening to shoot Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, illegally stockpiling ammunition
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Ivanka Trump Is Uniquely Unqualified to Condemn Donald Trump's Racism
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