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6:55 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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Rachel Frazin / The Hill:
Sasse tells AG that ‘heads must roll’ over Epstein treatment in federal custody  —  Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) on Saturday wrote a letter to Attorney General William Barr that “heads must roll” regarding Jeffrey Epstein's apparent suicide after his body was found and it was reported that he had been take off suicide watch.
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.
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 …
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
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 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 …
Washington Post:
Jeffrey Epstein dead after apparent suicide in New York jail  —  Jeffrey Epstein, the politically connected financier and registered sex offender charged recently with sexually abusing dozens of young girls in the early 2000s, has died by apparent suicide while in jail, and the FBI is investigating, the Bureau of Prisons said Saturday.
NBC News:
Prison experts are stunned and angry that Jeffrey Epstein was taken off suicide watch  —  “For them to pull him off suicide watch is shocking,” one former federal prison warden told NBC News.  —  Questions raised after Epstein dies after being taken off suicide watch
Discussion: CNN, Vox and Fox 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.
Rolling Stone:   Trump Official Promotes Clinton Conspiracy Theory About Epstein's Death
Ben Conarck / Miami Herald:
How was Jeffrey Epstein able to kill himself so soon after earlier reported incident?
Discussion: New York Times and CNN
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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David Jackson / USA Today:   Trump threatens to retaliate against countries like Japan, Canada, Uruguay that issued travel warnings
Emma Kinery / Bloomberg:
Biden Says He Was Vice President During Parkland Shooting  — Latest gaffe on campaign trail by Democrats' 2020 front-runner  — Deadly attack at school in 2018, after Biden had left office  —  Joe Biden said he was vice president when the deadly high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, took place.
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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 …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
New York Times:
A Common Trait Among Mass Killers: Hatred Toward Women  —  The man who shot nine people to death last weekend in Dayton, Ohio, seethed at female classmates and threatened them with violence.  —  The man who massacred 49 people in an Orlando nightclub in 2016 beat his wife while she was pregnant, she told authorities.
Andrew Liptak / The Verge:
Norway mosque shooter allegedly posted to 8chan before attack  —  He reportedly attempted to live-stream the attack on Facebook  —  One week after a gunman killed 22 people in El Paso, Texas, another allegedly planned to live-stream an attack on a mosque in Oslo, Norway, and posted his intentions to hate forum 8chan.
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 …
Discussion: Politico
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Associated Press:   Biden is still the Democrat to beat, but rivals see weakness
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: Washington Monthly and Cafe Hayek
The Moscow Times:
'A Number the Authorities Can't Ignore': Moscow Opposition Sees Record Protest Turnout Despite Crackdowns  —  Following a peaceful sanctioned protest, riot police began detaining dozens in Moscow's center.  —  Nearly 50,000 people took to Moscow's streets to rally for fair elections …
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 …
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 …
 
 
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Caroline JacksonSmyrk / FOX News Radio:
Former DNC Chairwoman, Donna Brazile, on El Paso & Dayton Mass Shootings: The President …
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Danika Fears / The Daily Beast:
Las Vegas White Supremacist Arrested After Threatening to Attack Synagogue, LGBTQ Bar: DOJ
Ashe Schow / Daily Wire:
Man Charged After Saying Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ‘Should Be Shot’ And Stockpiling Ammunition
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Reuters:
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