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3:20 AM ET, August 10, 2019

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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: theGrio and The Root
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Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
Trump's Photo-Op With the Orphaned El Paso Baby Was the Smallest Moment of His Presidency  —  It took a tiny baby to reveal how small Donald Trump really is.  —  The president's trip to Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, this week, ostensibly undertaken to comfort the mourners and the injured …
Graeme Wood / The Atlantic:
Trump's El Paso Photo Is Obscene  —  The president's callousness has reached a new low: smiling, flashing a thumbs-up next to an orphaned infant.  —  Staff writer at The Atlantic  —  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.
Associated Press:
Police: El Paso shooting suspect said he targeted Mexicans  —  EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The man accused of carrying out last weekend's deadly mass shooting at a Walmart in the Texas border city of El Paso confessed to officers while he was surrendering and later explained that he had been targeting Mexicans, authorities say.
Kelly Tyko / USA Today:
Walmart removing violent video game displays, signs from stores but still selling guns
Brandy Zadrozny / NBC News:
Armed Trump supporter detained and released at El Paso immigrant center
Discussion: KTSM-TV
Edward Helmore / The Guardian:
Anger as grinning Trump gives thumbs-up while Melania holds El Paso orphan
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.
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Julie K. Brown / Miami Herald:
Huge record cache details how Jeffrey Epstein, madam lured girls into depraved world  —  A chilling picture of how hundreds of girls and young women from around the world were trafficked for sex by Jeffrey Epstein, his alleged madam, Ghislaine Maxwell, and a number of other powerful business …
Bloomberg:
Jeffrey Epstein Sent Girl to Governor and Senator for Sex, She Testified  — Bill Richardson, George Mitchell, Glenn Dubin deny allegations  — Virginia Giuffre's 2016 testimony made public by court Friday  —  Jeffrey Epstein and a friend sent an underage girl to have sex with former …
The Daily Beast:
Jeffrey Epstein Accuser Names Powerful Men in Alleged Sex Ring  —  In newly unsealed documents, Virginia Giuffre claims that Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell trafficked her to politicians, princes, and a high-flying financier, among others.  —  A young woman who says financier Jeffrey Epstein …
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
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  —  Court documents say Conor Climo communicated by encrypted internet chat with people identified as white supremacists  —  A man who authorities say worked as a security guard has been arrested and accused of plotting to firebomb …
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: KTLA
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
Yashar's Newsletter:
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.
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
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Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic:   Dismantling Tucker Carlson's White-Supremacy Argument
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
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.
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Hot Air:
MSNBC Contributor: Why Aren't People Boycotting Pro-Trump Businesses Like They Boycotted Pro-Apartheid Businesses?
Michael Edison Hayden / Southern Poverty Law Center:
White Nationalist State Department Official Surfaces in Photographs  —  Hatewatch has obtained images of Matthew Q. Gebert, a State Department official who is involved in the white nationalist movement.  —  Gebert oversaw the Washington, D.C.-area chapter of a white nationalist organization …
Discussion: CNN, HuffPost and WhoWhatWhy
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.
Sara Randazzo / Wall Street Journal:
Being a Law Firm Partner Was Once a Job for Life.  That Culture Is All but Dead.  —  At the modern law firm, not all partners are created equal, and data and billings rule  —  Four hundred of Kirkland & Ellis LLP's top lawyers gathered in May at an oceanfront resort in Southern California to toast another banner year.
Discussion: Above the Law
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
White House questions tech giants on ways to predict shootings from social media  —  Top officials in the Trump administration expressed interest in tools that might anticipate mass shootings or predict attackers by scanning social media posts, photos and videos during a meeting Friday …
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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 …
Nahal Toosi / Politico:
Fury grows over delayed probe of Trump aides' alleged political retaliation  —  Democrats and many in the State Department are increasingly exasperated that they have yet to see the results of an investigation into whether President Donald Trump's political appointees mistreated career staffers.
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Robbie Gramer / Foreign Policy:   Hiring Freeze Put U.S. Diplomats Under Threat Worldwide, Report Says
The Daily Beast:
Trump Freaks Out Over ‘The Hunt,’ a Satirical Film He Doesn't Understand, as U.S. Reels From Mass Shootings  —  As the country grapples with two deadly mass shootings in one weekend, the president took time out of his busy Friday to rant about a movie that Fox News has also obsessed over.
Janene Pieters / NL Times:
“Russians” threatening Dutch F-16 pilots' family  —  The partners of Dutch fighter pilots who were active in Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania in 2017, were harassed at home during this period.  They received repeated, unpleasant phone calls from people with a Russian accent who asked whether …
 
 
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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
New York Times:
Can Anyone Catch Joe Biden?
Discussion: Vanity Fair, Bloomberg and theGrio
Lomi Kriel / Houston Chronicle:
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Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon:
Europe Poised to Put Warning Labels on Jewish-Made Products
Associated Press:
S.Korea says N.Korea has fired 2 more projectiles into sea
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James LaPorta / Newsweek:
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Jerry Iannelli / Miami New Times:
Publix Heirs Are Maxing Out Donations to Donald Trump's 2020 Campaign
Jaclyn Cosgrove / Los Angeles Times:
Heavily redacted texts show Mayor Garcetti's request for home to be checked during Woolsey fire
Ellen Ioanes / Business Insider:
A scathing new Pentagon report blames Trump for the return of ISIS in Syria and Iraq
Discussion: CNBC
David Byler / Washington Post:
Blue Texas is a Democratic dream. Shifting left is a reality.
KYTV-TV:
Former firefighter stops man armed with 100 rounds of ammunition at south Springfield Walmart