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1:25 PM ET, August 11, 2019

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New York Times:
Before Jail Suicide, Epstein Was Left Alone and Not Closely Monitored  —  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 …
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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.
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 …
Washington Post:
Trump retweets conspiracy theory tying Clintons to Epstein's death
Discussion: Axios, USA Today, Vox and Politico
Washington Post:
‘We need answers. Lots of them.’ What's known and what's next after Jeffrey Epstein's death
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.
Discussion: The Root
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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 ...
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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.
The Guardian:
The Observer view on India's aggression over Kashmir  —  Narendra Modi's high-handed action over the disputed territory is likely to revive conflict with Pakistan  —  The crisis over Kashmir, triggered by the Indian government's decision to impose direct rule from Delhi, has universal relevance.
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New York Times:   Inside Kashmir, Cut Off From the World: ‘A Living Hell’ of Anger and Fear
Washington Post:
The brand label that stokes Trump's fury: ‘Racist, racist, racist.’  —  President Trump considers himself a branding wizard, but he is vexed by a branding crisis of his own: how to shed the label of “racist.”  —  As the campaign takes shape about 15 months before voters render a verdict on his presidency …
Jack Fowler / National Review:
The Trump Obsession Comes for California's Water  —  Tomorrow, the Golden State's Democrat-run, veto-proof legislature returns from its summer break and is expected to quickly take up S.B. 1, the “California Environmental, Public Health, and Workers Defense Act of 2019.”
Discussion: Mother Jones
CNN:
Suspect in Oslo mosque shooting expressed right-wing sympathies, say police  —  Oslo, Norway (CNN)The man suspected of opening fire at a mosque in the Norwegian capital of Oslo on Saturday has expressed right-wing sympathies online, the police said in a news conference Sunday.
Discussion: FOX2now.com
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 …
Discussion: Althouse and Politico
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
Maeve Reston / CNN:
Joe Biden hears your taunts about his age, but he's busy running for president  —  Boone, Iowa (CNN)As Joe Biden worked his way down the rope line at the Boone County Fairgrounds Friday, his campaign was dealing with what has become a routine problem.  —  The Trump campaign had seized …
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Emma Kinery / Bloomberg:
Biden Misdates 2018 Parkland Shooting in His Latest Blunder
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
Andrew O'Reilly / Fox News:
Tim Ryan slams Trump, NRA in wake of El Paso and Dayton shootings  —  Democratic presidential candidate Tim Ryan slammed the National Rifle Association on Sunday in the wake of two mass shootings last weekend that left 31 people dead and scores more wounded.
Discussion: Breitbart
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
New York Times:
Why Are Florida Republicans So Afraid of People Voting?  —  There's no other logical explanation for the effective poll tax that lawmakers recently passed.  —  The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher.  It is separate from the newsroom and the Op-Ed section.
 
 
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Cameron Cawthorne / Washington Free Beacon:
O'Rourke: It's ‘Really Hard’ to See People Voting for Trump If They Aren't Racist
Discussion: Mediaite and The Guardian
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Acting Border Patrol chief on Mississippi ICE raids: 'These aren't raids'
Quinn Scanlan / ABC News:
If Trump ‘stepped forward’ on gun control, it may move Republicans: Cory Booker
Discussion: Breitbart
CBS News:
Bloomberg holds off on 2020 endorsement and says Biden is “not a lock for the nomination”
Discussion: Political Wire
Nahal Toosi / Politico:
Trump's use of immigration as 2020 wedge could backfire on other policies
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
Hate Is So Much Bigger Than Trump
Hugh Hewitt / Washington Post:
The party of Robert F. Kennedy is gone
 Earlier Items: 
Betsy Woodruff / The Daily Beast:
Accused Sex Trafficker Steered $100K Payday to Bannon
Jacob Bogage / Washington Post:
American fencer kneels on medal stand during anthem, tweets about Trump and gun control
Discussion: Rolling Stone, The Week and WTVR-TV
The Times & The Sunday Times:
Smuggling claims cast shadow over Brexit's £8m diamond geezer Arron Banks
Kim Norvell / Des Moines Register:
Elizabeth Warren, met with the largest Soapbox crowd so far, touts her 2-cent ultra-millionaires tax
Gregory Krieg / CNN:
Elizabeth Warren outlines sweeping new gun control plans
Nick Miroff / Washington Post:
ICE Air: Shackled deportees, air freshener and cheers. America's one-way trip out.