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New York Times:
Jeffrey Epstein Commits 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 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.
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.
Bloomberg:
Jeffrey Epstein Sent Girl to Governor and Senator for Sex, She Testified
Discussion: BizPac Review and Law & Crime
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
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: Mediaite and theGrio
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” …
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New York Post:
Trump cracks jokes about Equinox scandal, kamikaze pilots at Hamptons fundraiser
Discussion: Fox News, Splinter and Page Six
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
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
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 …
Discussion: Vanity Fair, The Resurgent and Politico
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Washington Post:
Trump's pick for intelligence director is a respected Special Operations veteran
Discussion: Mediaite
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 …
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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Exclusive: Feral Hog Man  —  Subscribe … Exclusive: Feral Hog Man Speaks Out  —  There are exclusives and then there are EXCLUSIVES.  —  I'm pleased to share with you that I am the first reporter to speak with Willie McNabb, the man whose tweet about feral hogs went viral and spawned a meme.
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.
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.
Discussion: CNN and WGN-TV
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.
Politico:
Kamala Harris lands key Iowa endorsement  —  Sen. Kamala Harris on Saturday secured a key endorsement in the early caucus state of Iowa.  —  State political heavyweights Sue and Bob Dvorsky announced they would support the California Democratic senator for president in 2020 and would join …
Discussion: New York Times
John Harwood / CNBC:
How an assault weapons ban and impeachment are confounding House Democrats  —  KEY POINTS  —  Is it worth it?  —  That's the question House Democrats keep asking themselves about two issues of growing relevance over the last few weeks.  —  One is pursuing a ban on assault weapons …
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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Alana Goodman / Washington Examiner:
‘Bunch of poppycock’: Biden once rejected idea that diversity was America's strength
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Fox News
Andrew Sullivan / New York Magazine:
Biden Knows How to Make the Moral Case Against Trump
Discussion: Althouse
Marcus Baram / Fast Company:
Don Jr.'s visit to luxury resort ‘prelaunch’ in Indonesia revives conflict-of-interest concerns
Discussion: CREW
Shenaz Kermalli / National Observer:
We asked Canadian politicians why they engaged with a 'cult'-like group from Iran
Ana Swanson / New York Times:
Democrats' 2020 Problem: How to Be Tougher on Trade Than Trump
Discussion: Bloomberg
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.
Discussion: Above the Law
Janene Pieters / NL Times:
“Russians” threatening Dutch F-16 pilots' family
 Earlier Items: 
Michael Edison Hayden / Southern Poverty Law Center:
White Nationalist State Department Official Surfaces in Photographs
Discussion: VICE, CNN and HuffPost
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 …
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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Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
AT&T says it will begin notifying consumers about a data breach where cybercriminals stole phone records of “nearly all” of its cellular and landline customers

Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
Preliminary findings: the European Commission says X's paid blue checkmark deceives users and breaches the DSA; X could be fined up to 6% of its global revenue

Aditya Kalra / Reuters:
In a June report, Indian antitrust body CCI found that Apple exploited its dominant position on the iOS App Store and engaged “in abusive conduct and practices”

 
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