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11:45 AM 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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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.
New York Times:
Epstein Was Left Alone and Not Closely Monitored Before Jail Suicide  —  The disclosures about apparent failures in Jeffrey Epstein's detention deepened the questions about his suicide.  —  Jeffrey Epstein, the financier who hanged himself in a federal jail in Manhattan …
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 …
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 …
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 ...
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.
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 …
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 …
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
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
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 …
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
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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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:
Accused Sex Trafficker Steered $100K Payday to Bannon
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: KTLA and The Guardian
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
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Inside Kashmir, Cut Off From the World: ‘A Living Hell’ of Anger and Fear
Kim Norvell / Des Moines Register:
Elizabeth Warren, met with the largest Soapbox crowd so far, touts her 2-cent ultra-millionaires tax
KCNA Watch:
Press Statement by Director-General of DPRK Foreign Ministry
Emma Kinery / Bloomberg:
Biden Misdates 2018 Parkland Shooting in His Latest Blunder
New York Times:
A Common Trait Among Mass Killers: Hatred Toward Women
Discussion: The Crime Report
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Scoop: Trump tells advisers Israel should bar entry to Reps. Omar and Tlaib
Discussion: Slate, RedState and Talking Points Memo
 

 
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Wall Street Journal:
News Corp and OpenAI announce a multiyear agreement to bring News Corp's news content to OpenAI; sources: the deal could be worth $250M over five years

Tom Friend / Sports Business Journal:
Sources: the NBA is formalizing deals with Disney, NBC, and Amazon, which may prompt WBD to sue; ESPN may pay $2.8B annually, NBC $2.6B, and Amazon $1.8B to $2B

Max Tani / @maxwelltani:
[Thread] In a meeting, Washington Post CEO Will Lewis told staff that the paper lost $77M over the past year, and saw a 50% drop off in audience since 2020

 
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