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12:00 PM ET, August 11, 2019

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Joshua Caplan / Breitbart:
Reuters: Prison Guards Skipped Mandatory Checks Before Jeffrey Epstein's Death  —  Guards at the New York City jail where millionaire investor Jeffrey Epstein was found dead Saturday did not conduct required checks on prisoners the previous night, according to a report.
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New York Times:
Before Jail Suicide, Epstein Was Left Alone and Not Closely Monitored  — The disclosures about apparent failures in the financier Jeffrey Epstein's detention deepened questions about his death.  — Mr. Epstein's suicide has also unleashed a torrent of unfounded conspiracy theories online.
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.
Jesselyn Cook / HuffPost:
Jeffrey Epstein's Death Underlines A Nationwide Problem  —  Jail suicides are almost entirely preventable, and they're far more common than you might think.  —  Jeffrey Epstein, the multmillionaire financier charged with sex trafficking dozens of underage girls as young as 14 …
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:
Trump retweets conspiracy theory tying Clintons to Epstein's death
Discussion: Axios, Vox and Politico
Washington Post:
‘We need answers. Lots of them.’ What's known and what's next after Jeffrey Epstein's death
Reuters:
Disgraced money manager Jeffrey Epstein dead in apparent suicide
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.
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WJXT-TV:   Man posted message: “Don't go to Walmart”
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 …
CBS News:
Trump administration says it won't approve Roundup cancer-warning labels  —  The Trump administration has told companies not to warn customers about products that contain glyphosate, a decision targeted at a California regulation that requires labels to warn consumers that the Roundup ingredient is potentially cancer-causing.
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 …
Mike Allen / Axios:
Axios AM  —  Subscribe  —  ⚡ Breaking: Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan admits on “Meet the Press,” when asked by Chuck Todd about the timing of the Mississippi ICE raids, given the country's emotions after El Paso: “The timing was unfortunate.”  — Sen. Kamala Harris said on …
David Frum / The Atlantic:
The Shame and Disgrace Will Linger  —  August 10, 1969: San Clemente, California—President Richard 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 ...
Lizzie Dearden / The Independent:
Man who stormed mosque ‘armed with shotguns’ was inspired by Christchurch and El Paso attackers, 4chan post suggests  —  Post urged others to continue ‘race war’ and praised other attackers  —  The alleged gunman who launched a suspected terror attack on a mosque in Norway was inspired by the Christchurch …
Discussion: UPI
Emma Newburger / CNBC:
‘Trump is ruining our markets’: Struggling farmers are losing a huge customer to the trade war — China  —  KEY POINTS  — U.S. farmers lost their fourth largest customer this week after China officially cancelled all purchases of U.S. agricultural products, a retaliatory move following …
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
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
Task & Purpose:
Commentary: We invite you to celebrate Austin Tice's birthday  —  Thirty-eight years ago Sunday, after nine months of waiting, we finally had the great delight of meeting our firstborn, Austin Bennett Tice.  —  Today, we wish we could remind him of how glad we are he was born …
Discussion: CNN and American Military News
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
 
 
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Frank Bruni / New York Times:
Hate Is So Much Bigger Than Trump
Hugh Hewitt / Washington Post:
The party of Robert F. Kennedy is gone
Betsy Woodruff / The Daily Beast:
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Christopher Tremoglie / National Review:
Elizabeth Warren's Ferguson Lie
Discussion: Power Line, RedState and twitchy.com
Jacob Bogage / Washington Post:
American fencer kneels on medal stand during anthem, tweets about Trump and gun control
Discussion: The Week, KTLA and The Guardian
New York Times:
Why Are Florida Republicans So Afraid of People Voting?
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Kim Norvell / Des Moines Register:
Elizabeth Warren, met with the largest Soapbox crowd so far, touts her 2-cent ultra-millionaires tax
Nick Miroff / Washington Post:
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Press Statement by Director-General of DPRK Foreign Ministry
Emma Kinery / Bloomberg:
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New York Times:
A Common Trait Among Mass Killers: Hatred Toward Women
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President Biden signs the bill reauthorizing FISA's Section 702, extending the controversial warrantless surveillance program through 2026

 
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