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10:45 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.
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
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 …
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.
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
Kelly Weill / The Daily Beast:
Conspiracy Theories Erupt After Jeffrey Epstein's Death  —  The hashtags were out in force Saturday morning, and President Trump had joined in to retweet the theories by the evening.  —  Moments after billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was announced dead in what law enforcement sources described …
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.
New York Times:
Why Wasn't Jeffrey Epstein on Suicide Watch When He Died?
Dan Spinelli / Mother Jones:
A Trump Official Just Posted on Instagram That Jeffrey Epstein Was “Hillary'd”
Discussion: Hullabaloo and The Week
NBC News:
Jeffrey Epstein, accused sex trafficker, is dead by apparent suicide, found in his Manhattan jail cell
Ella Torres / ABC News:
Jeffrey Epstein, accused sex trafficker, dies by suicide: Officials
New York Post:
Jeffrey Epstein dead in apparent suicide
Reuters:
Disgraced money manager Jeffrey Epstein dead in apparent suicide
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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.
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Caroline JacksonSmyrk / FOX News Radio:   Former DNC Chairwoman, Donna Brazile, on El Paso & Dayton Mass Shootings: The President …
Scott Morefield / The Daily Caller:
Fmr DNC Chair Donna Brazile: Trump ‘Had Nothing To Do’ With Mass Shootings
Discussion: Breitbart
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:
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 …
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
David Jackson / USA Today:   Trump threatens to retaliate against countries like Japan, Canada, Uruguay that issued travel warnings
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
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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Elizabeth Warren / Team Warren:
Protecting Our Communities from Gun Violence
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.
 
 
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