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5:00 AM ET, June 7, 2020

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Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
Vote for Trump?  These Republican Leaders Aren't on the Bandwagon  —  Former President George W. Bush and Senator Mitt Romney won't support Mr. Trump's re-election, and other G.O.P. officials are mulling a vote for Joe Biden.  —  WASHINGTON — It was one thing in 2016 for top Republicans …
Discussion: Mediaite, Breitbart and Fox News
Washington Post:
‘Vicious dogs’ versus ‘a scared man’: Trump's feud with Bowser escalates amid police brutality protests  —  The first night of major unrest in Washington had exploded in chaos on May 29, with protesters and Secret Service officers battling outside the White House.
Discussion: DCist, Raw Story and Vanity Fair
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Washington Post:
Protesters pack nation's capital  —  More than 10,000 people poured into the nation's capital on the ninth day of protests over police brutality, but what awaited this sprawling crowd — the largest yet in Washington — was a city that no longer felt as if it was being occupied by its own country's military.
Lauren Egan / NBC News:
‘Beautiful, peaceful and diverse’: Thousands of protesters flood streets near White House  —  WASHINGTON — Thousands of people gathered outside Washington D.C. monuments and the White House on Saturday protesting the killing of George Floyd, years of unanswered calls for police reform …
WJLA-TV:   WATCH LIVE: Racial justice protest draws thousands to D.C.
Robert Burns / Associated Press:
Analysis: White House, Pentagon tensions near breaking point  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Tensions between the White House and Pentagon have stretched to near a breaking point over President Donald Trump's threat to use military force against street protests triggered by George Floyd's death.
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CNN:
White House wanted 10k active duty troops to quell protesters  —  (CNN)The White House wanted to have 10,000 active duty troops on the streets of Washington and other cities earlier this week to quell protesters, but Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Chairman of the Joint of Chiefs …
Marc Caputo / Politico:
Chainsaw-wielding racist gets boosted by a top Trump aide as race protests sweep the nation  —  President Donald Trump and his allies for years have amplified racist messages on Twitter while simultaneously reaching out to black and Hispanic voters, a dissonant balancing act that's now rocking …
Craig R. McCoy / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Stan Wischnowski to resign as The Philadelphia Inquirer's top editor … Stan Wischnowski, the top editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer, has announced his resignation, days after discontent among the newspaper's staff erupted over a headline on a column about the impact of the civil unrest following …
NBC News:
In Klamath Falls, Oregon, victory declared over antifa, which never showed up  —  About 200 protesters came to Sugarman's Corner, the local hotspot in downtown Klamath Falls, Oregon, last Sunday night to protest the killing of George Floyd.  —  Like in many of the protests that have recently sprung …
Miriam Berger / Washington Post:
Pittsburgh paper accused of barring black reporters from covering protests, censoring stories  —  Photojournalist Michael Santiago was part of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette team that in 2019 won the paper a Pulitzer Prize, journalism's highest accolade, for its breaking news coverage of the Tree of Life synagogue massacre.
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Ryan Deto / Pittsburgh City Paper:
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette removes protest and police brutality stories from website following protests from union members
Madison Carter / WKBW-TV:
EXCLUSIVE: Two Buffalo Police ERT members say resignation was not in solidarity with suspended officers  —  BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — “It went bad.  It went bad.”  —  Two officers of the Buffalo Police Department's Emergency Response Team spoke with 7 Eyewitness News under the condition their names not be used.
Discussion: Raw Story, Balloon Juice and NPR
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Juan Vidal / NPR:
Your Bookshelf May Be Part Of The Problem  —  One of my favorite passages from Black Boy, Richard Wright's poetic and searing memoir, which turns 75 this year, goes like this: … Black Boy traces Wright's development from a troubled youth who encountered bigotry daily in the Jim Crow-era American South …
Discussion: Breitbart
CNN:
Ivanka Trump's commencement speech canceled over backlash to President's response to George Floyd's death  —  (CNN)Wichita State University Tech, an affiliate of Wichita State University in Kansas, canceled Ivanka Trump's virtual graduation speech amid backlash over President Donald Trump's response …
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The Guardian:   Ivanka Trump complains of ‘cancel culture’ after university cancels her speech
Sam Walker / Wall Street Journal:
When Violence Erupted, One Mayor Found All the Right Words  —  In a four-minute speech, Atlanta's Keisha Lance Bottoms implored rioters to go home.  It was a master class in constructive scolding.  —  On the evening of May 29, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms received word …
Washington Post:
White House almost completely surrounded by more than a mile of fencing  —  Protesters arriving in the nation's capital for the ninth consecutive day of demonstrations found the White House encircled by more than a mile of tall metal fencing.  —  The previous day, work crews had erected enough fencing …
Reuters:
'It's complicated', German minister says of ties with U.S.  —  BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's relationship with the United States is “complicated”, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in a newspaper interview, regretting the planned withdrawal of U.S. soldiers from Germany.
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Bloomberg:
Trump's Troop Plan Stuns Germany and Rocks the Postwar Order
Discussion: Raw Story
Joe Biden / Los Angeles Times:
Op-Ed: Joe Biden: No one can stay silent.  No one can ignore injustice  —  In every corner of this country this weekend, George Floyd's words, which were the words of Eric Garner before him, are echoing from millions of voices in our streets and in our hearts.  —  “I can't breathe.”
Harry Enten / CNN:
Silent majorities are a misnomer  —  (CNN)A few days ago, President Donald Trump tweeted, “SILENT MAJORITY!” amid the recent protests.  The President may be hoping that there is a group of people who support him and his positions, yet aren't being captured by the popular zeitgeist.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
USA Today:
Americans' perceptions of police drop significantly in one week as protests continue, survey finds  —  WASHINGTON - The perception of police by white Americans has dropped by double digits in just one week, as police continue to target peaceful protestors, bystanders and even journalists amid …
Daniel Politi / Slate:
Activists Create Public Online Spreadsheet of Police Violence Videos  —  Police officers around the country have been responding with violence as demonstrators gather to protest the killing of George Floyd.  Much of this violence has been caught on video and has been instrumental in pushing authorities to hold officers accountable.
Discussion: Raw Story and Fox News
Franklin Foer / The Atlantic:
The Trump Regime Is Beginning to Topple  —  The best way to grasp the magnitude of what we're seeing is to look for precedents abroad.  —  Over the course of his presidency, Donald Trump has indulged his authoritarian instincts—and now he's meeting the common fate of autocrats whose people turn against them.
Discussion: The Mahablog
Rachel Deahl / Publishers Weekly:
Book Deals: Week of June 8, 2020  —  DEAL OF THE WEEK  —  Ballantine Won't ‘Forget’ Alcindor  —  Yamiche Alcindor, the White House correspondent for PBS NewsHour, sold a memoir titled Don't Forget to Ballantine.  Sara Weiss won North American rights to the book, at auction, from the Gernert Company's Alia Hanna Habib.
Mallika Kallingal / CNN:
Cyclist caught on video assaulting 3 people posting flyers in support of Black Lives Matter arrested  —  (CNN)Police in Maryland have arrested and charged the cyclist who was caught on video Monday accosting three people posting flyers in support of Black Lives Matter.
Discussion: New York Times, Gothamist and The Hill
Emily Shugerman / The Daily Beast:
'Don't Forget the White Women!':  Members Say Racism Ran Rampant at NOW  —  BAD FEMINIST  —  “They don't want to truly engage with young women of color or people of color.”  —  Monica Weeks knew she was taking a risk when she ran for vice president of the National Organization for Women.
Yoav Gonen / THE CITY:
De Blasio's Staff Taking to the Streets Over His Handling of George Floyd Protests  —  Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers the State of the City address on the Upper West Side, Jan. 10, 2019.  Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY  —  Current and former employees of the de Blasio administration distressed …
Adam Shaw / Fox News:
Minneapolis mayor booed out of protest after reportedly refusing to defund police  —  Minneapolis' Democratic Mayor Jacob Frey was booed out of a protest on Saturday after reportedly refusing to back far-left calls to defund the Minneapolis Police Department — a week after riots …
Discussion: New York Times
Kelly Crow / Wall Street Journal:
Saudi Arabia's Secret Plans to Unveil Its Hidden da Vinci—and Become an Art-World Heavyweight  —  Since buying the world's most expensive painting three years ago, Saudi Arabia has kept it out of sight.  Now, answers are emerging—alongside its big-league art ambitions.  —  Text  —  Riyadh
 
 
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Barton Swaim / Wall Street Journal:
Violent Protest and the Intelligentsia
Associated Press:
As Trump blames antifa, protest records show scant evidence
Bret Stephens / New York Times:
Donald Trump Is Our National Catastrophe
Discussion: Mother Jones
Chrissy Clark / Washington Free Beacon:
University to Investigate Lecturer for Reading MLK's Letter from Birmingham Jail
Orion Rummler / Axios:
CDC: Some people are drinking and inhaling cleaning products in attempt to fight coronavirus
The Daily Beast:
Trump World Thrilled That Their Terrible Poll Numbers Aren't Worse
Discussion: Raw Story
RFE / Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty:
Report: German Neo-Nazis Training At Russian Terrorist Camp
Discussion: VICE
 Earlier Items: 
Gerry Shih / Washington Post:
Chinese soccer superstar calls for ouster of Communist Party, stunning nation
Dean Obeidallah / The Daily Beast:
How Floyd Case Could Finally Unite Blacks and Muslims
Nitasha Tiku / Washington Post:
Scientists funded by Zuckerberg sent him a letter calling Facebook's practices 'antithetical …