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9:10 PM ET, August 10, 2019

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New York Times:
Jeffrey Epstein Dead in Suicide at Jail, Spurring Inquiries  —  Mr. Epstein, the financier accused of sex trafficking, was not under suicide watch at the Manhattan jail at the time of his death.  —  Jeffrey Epstein, the financier who was long dogged by accusations of sexual abuse of girls …
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NBC News:
Trump retweets Epstein conspiracy theory, claiming Clinton connection  —  The president retweeted a conspiracy theory on Saturday that suggested a connection between former President Bill Clinton and the death of the wealthy financier and accused sex trafficker.
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.
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 …
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: Vox, CNN, Fox News and BizPac Review
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.
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 …
Ben Conarck / Miami Herald:
How was Jeffrey Epstein able to kill himself so soon after earlier reported incident?  —  Accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein's death by apparent suicide in a Manhattan jail cell on Saturday raised significant questions about whether detention officials made appropriate decisions …
Discussion: New York Times and CNN
Rolling Stone:   Trump Official Promotes Clinton Conspiracy Theory About Epstein's Death
NBC News:
Jeffrey Epstein, accused sex trafficker, is dead by apparent suicide, found in his Manhattan jail cell
New York Post:
Jeffrey Epstein dead in apparent suicide
Reuters:
Disgraced money manager Jeffrey Epstein dead in apparent suicide
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Julie K. Brown / Miami Herald:
Accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein kills himself in New York jail
Discussion: New York Times and PJ Media Home
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Jeffrey Epstein's alleged sex trafficking victim named Bill Richardson, George Mitchell in newly released documents
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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KCNA Watch:
Press Statement by Director-General of DPRK Foreign Ministry  —  Pyongyang, August 11 (KCNA) — Kwon Jong Gun, Director-General of the Department of American Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, issued the following press statement on Sunday:
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.
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Nate Nickolai / Variety:
Universal Cancels ‘The Hunt’ Release  —  Universal Pictures has canceled the release of its upcoming thriller “The Hunt.”  The film was previously set to hit theaters Sept. 27.  —  “While Universal Pictures had already paused the marketing campaign for The Hunt, after thoughtful consideration …
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: RedState and Talking Points Memo
Elizabeth Warren / Team Warren:
Protecting Our Communities from Gun Violence  —  Columbine.  —  Sandy Hook.  —  Charleston.  —  Pulse.  —  Las Vegas.  —  Parkland.  —  Pittsburgh.  —  Now El Paso.  Dayton.  —  These are just a few of the names etched into the American consciousness, synonymous with senseless loss and enduring grief.
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Kevin Robillard / HuffPost:   Elizabeth Warren Wants To Raise Taxes On Guns And Ammunition
Scott Morefield / The Daily Caller:
Fmr DNC Chair Donna Brazile: Trump ‘Had Nothing To Do’ With Mass Shootings  —  Former DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile said President Donald Trump “had nothing to do” with the recent mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton.  —  During a Friday Fox News Radio appearance on “The Guy Benson Show,” …
Discussion: Breitbart
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Caroline JacksonSmyrk / FOX News Radio:   Former DNC Chairwoman, Donna Brazile, on El Paso & Dayton Mass Shootings: The President …
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
David Jackson / USA Today:
Trump threatens to retaliate against countries like Japan, Canada, Uruguay that issued travel warnings  —  WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump threatened undefined retaliation Friday against countries and organizations that issue travel warnings on the United States because of gun violence.
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Reuters:   CORRECTED-Germany must up defence spending, relying on U.S. “offensive” - U.S. envoy
 
 
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The Moscow Times:
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George F. Will / Washington Post:
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