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9:35 AM ET, August 11, 2019

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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.
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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
Washington Post:
‘We need answers.  Lots of them.’ What's known and what's next after Jeffrey Epstein's death  —  Jeffrey Epstein, the multimillionaire financier indicted on federal sex-trafficking charges, died after he was discovered unresponsive from an “apparent suicide” on Saturday morning in a federal detention center in Manhattan.
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Fox News
Washington Post:
Jeffrey Epstein dead after apparent suicide in New York jail
U.S. Department of Justice:
Statement from Attorney General William P. Barr on the Death of Jeffrey Epstein
Reuters:
Disgraced money manager Jeffrey Epstein dead in apparent suicide
Discussion: RedState and The Gateway Pundit
New York Times:
Why Wasn't Jeffrey Epstein on Suicide Watch When He Died?
David Frum / The Atlantic:
The Shame and Disgrace Will Linger  —  August 10, 1969: SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—President Nixon accused his predecessor Lyndon Baines Johnson of complicity in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.  Speaking with reporters on the first day of a 10-day stay at his Pacific Ocean vacation home ....
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Rolling Stone:
Trump Official Promotes Clinton Conspiracy Theory About Epstein's Death
Discussion: alicublog
WJXT-TV:
Man posted message: “Don't go to Walmart”  —  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida authorities are charging a 26-year-old man they say posted a threat on Facebook that he was about to have his semi-automatic rifle returned and people should stay away from Walmart.  —  The Florida Department …
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Mark Osborne / ABC News:
Florida white supremacist arrested for threatening shooting at Walmart, police say  —  A Florida white supremacist has been arrested for threatening a shooting at a Walmart just days after 22 people were killed at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, in one of the worst mass shootings in the country's modern history.
Rhonda Garelick / The Cut:
Surrogate Angels of Death What to make of the First Lady holding the motherless child and youngest survivor of the El Paso massacre.  —  Imagine this: A shooter has entered a public place, where you are walking with your family.  You have but a minute to realize you can save your 2-month-old …
Emma Kinery / Bloomberg:
Biden Misdates 2018 Parkland Shooting in His Latest Blunder  — Democrat frontrunner claims he was vice president at the time  — Deadly attack at school happened after Biden had left office  —  Joe Biden said he was vice president when the deadly high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, took place.
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 …
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Hollywood Reporter:
Universal Scraps ‘The Hunt’ Release Following Gun Violence Uproar
Gregory Krieg / CNN:
Elizabeth Warren outlines sweeping new gun control plans  —  (CNN)Sen. Elizabeth Warren has unveiled a comprehensive plan to reduce gun violence by enacting a suite of new restrictions on buyers, cracking down on sellers and breaking “the (National Rifle Association's) stranglehold on Congress” with anti-corruption legislation.
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W. James Antle III / The Week:
Why gun control might backfire on the Democrats
Discussion: American Thinker
New York Times:
Kamala Harris, in a Pivot, Makes Her Play for Iowa  —  After months of putting the state on the back-burner, Ms. Harris has stepped up her presence in Iowa, spending more days there in recent weeks than she did through June.  —  STORM LAKE, Iowa — Senator Kamala Harris ordered tacos …
Discussion: Des Moines Register
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Matt Viser / Washington Post:
Democrats descend on Iowa — with renewed anxiety
Discussion: Politico
Jacob Bogage / Washington Post:
American fencer kneels on medal stand during anthem, tweets about Trump and gun control  —  A member of the U.S. fencing team knelt on the podium during the national anthem and medal ceremony Friday at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, saying on Twitter: “We must call for change.”
Discussion: The Guardian
Nick Miroff / Washington Post:
ICE Air: Shackled deportees, air freshener and cheers.  America's one-way trip out.  —  GUATEMALA CITY — About 45 minutes before descent, the guards went up and down the aisle unshackling the passengers, and the mood in the cabin began to lighten.  A mother with a boy near the front was still crying …
Jo Becker / New York Times:
The Global Machine Behind the Rise of Far-Right Nationalism  —  Sweden was long seen as a progressive utopia.  Then came waves of immigrants — and the forces of populism at home and abroad.  —  RINKEBY, Sweden — Johnny Castillo, a Peruvian-born neighborhood watchman in this district of Stockholm …
New York Times:
Inside Kashmir, Cut Off From the World: ‘A Living Hell’ of Anger and Fear  —  SRINAGAR, Kashmir — On the streets of Srinagar, Kashmir's biggest city, security officers tied black bandannas over their faces, grabbed their guns and took positions behind checkpoints.
Kim Norvell / Des Moines Register:
Elizabeth Warren, met with the largest Soapbox crowd so far, touts her 2-cent ultra-millionaires tax  —  When U.S. Sen Elizabeth Warren told fairgoers what America could fund with her ultra-millionaires tax on Saturday, the crowd responded with a chant.
Caroline JacksonSmyrk / FOX News Radio:
Former DNC Chairwoman, Donna Brazile, on El Paso & Dayton Mass Shootings: The President Of The United States Should Not Be Blamed For Murderers  —  Former DNC Chairwoman, Donna Brazile, sat down with Guy Benson to discuss the El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH mass shootings, and how gun violence has affected her family recently.
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Scott Morefield / The Daily Caller:
Fmr DNC Chair Donna Brazile: Trump ‘Had Nothing To Do’ With Mass Shootings
Discussion: Breitbart
 
 
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Betsy Woodruff / The Daily Beast:
Accused Sex Trafficker Helped Bannon Land $100K Payday
Emma Newburger / CNBC:
‘Trump is ruining our markets’: Struggling farmers are losing a huge customer to the trade war — China
New York Times:
Why Are Florida Republicans So Afraid of People Voting?
The Times & The Sunday Times:
Smuggling claims cast shadow over Brexit's £8m diamond geezer Arron Banks
KCNA Watch:
Press Statement by Director-General of DPRK Foreign Ministry
 Earlier Items: 
New York Times:
A Common Trait Among Mass Killers: Hatred Toward Women
Discussion: The Crime Report
Ashe Schow / Daily Wire:
Man Charged After Saying Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ‘Should Be Shot’ And Stockpiling Ammunition
Discussion: RedState
Andrew Liptak / The Verge:
Norway mosque shooter allegedly posted to 8chan before attack
The Moscow Times:
'A Number the Authorities Can't Ignore': Moscow Opposition Sees Record Protest Turnout Despite Crackdowns
Discussion: New York Times and UPI
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Scoop: Trump tells advisers Israel should bar entry to Reps. Omar and Tlaib
Discussion: Slate, RedState and Talking Points Memo