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Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Reddit, Acting Against Hate Speech, Bans ‘The_Donald’ Subreddit  —  The influential pro-Trump community broke the rules on harassment and targeting, said Reddit, which also banned other groups.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Reddit, one of the largest social networking and message board websites …
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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Reddit bans r/The_Donald and r/ChapoTrapHouse as part of a major expansion of its rules  —  More than 2,000 communities are being removed on Monday for violating Reddit's new content policies  —  Reddit will ban r/The_Donald, r/ChapoTrapHouse, and about 2,000 other communities today …
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
YouTube bans Stefan Molyneux, David Duke, Richard Spencer, and more for hate speech  —  Bans come after YouTube's 2019 policy update  —  YouTube has banned several prominent white supremacist channels, including those belonging to Stefan Molyneux, David Duke, and Richard Spencer.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Reddit bans The_Donald forum as part of major hate speech purge
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and The Week
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Twitch temporarily bans President Trump
Cristiano Lima / Politico:
Reddit bans pro-Trump forum in crackdown on hate speech
Pete Williams / NBC News:
Supreme Court, in 5-4 ruling, strikes down restrictive Louisiana abortion law  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Louisiana's tough restriction on abortion violates the Constitution, a surprising victory for abortion rights advocates from an increasingly conservative court.
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Ian Millhiser / Vox:
Why conservative Chief Justice Roberts just struck down an anti-abortion law
Discussion: Washington Post
CNN:
John Roberts sides with liberals on Supreme Court to block controversial Louisiana abortion law
Discussion: CNBC and FiveThirtyEight
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Supreme Court clears Trump administration plan to resume federal executions
Yuval Levin / National Review:
Roberts vs. Burke
Discussion: Power Line
Associated Press:
Couple draw guns at crowd heading to St. Louis mayor's home  —  A white couple pointed guns at protesters in St. Louis, Missouri, as the group marched toward the mayor's home, demanding her resignation after she publicly read the names and addresses of several residents who supported defunding the police department
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Teo Armus / Washington Post:
St. Louis couple point guns at peaceful crowd of protesters calling for mayor to resign  —  The protesters marching through St. Louis on Sunday evening were armed only with posters and chants, all meant to put pressure on Mayor Lyda Krewson to redirect city funds away from law enforcement.
Discussion: Townhall and Law & Crime
St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Couple points guns at protesters marching to St. Louis mayor's home to demand resignation  —  1 of 13  —  UPDATES with comments from St. Louis University law professor on couple's rights to defend private property  —  ST. LOUIS — As protesters made their way to Mayor Lyda Krewson's home on Sunday night …
Sarah K. Burris / Raw Story:
Armed St. Louis couple comes out waving AR-15 at Black Lives Matter protesters
Discussion: Heavy.com, The Root and TheBlaze
Adam Weinstein / New Republic:
Standing Their Ground in Well-Manicured Yards
Associated Press:
Trump denies briefing about reported bounties on US troops  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has denied he was made aware of U.S. intelligence officials' conclusions Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops in Afghanistan.
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Washington Post:
Russian bounties to Taliban-linked militants resulted in deaths of U.S. troops, according to intelligence assessments  —  Russian bounties offered to Taliban-linked militants to kill coalition forces in Afghanistan are believed to have resulted in the deaths of several U.S. service members …
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Is one thing going well for Trump?
Politico:
A Sun Belt time bomb threatens Trump's reelection  —  The explosion of Covid-19 cases in Sun Belt states is becoming another albatross for President Donald Trump's reelection hopes — and creating a new opening for Joe Biden and Democrats in November.  —  Republican governors in Florida …
Discussion: Alternet.org and Raw Story
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Shannon Pettypiece / NBC News:
Trump's growing re-election threat: Republican skeptics
Discussion: Raw Story
New York Times:
The New York Times Pulls Out of Apple News  —  The Times said Apple News did not align with its strategy of building direct relationships with paying readers.  —  The New York Times said on Monday that it was exiting its partnership with Apple News, as news organizations struggle to compete …
Associated Press:
China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress population  —  The Chinese government is taking draconian measures to slash birth rates among Uighurs and other minorities as part of a sweeping campaign to curb its Muslim population, even as it encourages some of the country's Han majority to have more children.
Nick R. Martin / The Informant:
Selling the boogaloo  —  To market their products, ammo makers and gun shops are invoking the memes and rhetoric of the deadly “boogaloo” movement.  —  6 hr … Selling the boogaloo  —  By Ian Karbal  —  In mid March, Fenix Ammunition, an ammunition manufacturer in Michigan …
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Ian Karbal / The Trace:   ‘Boogaloo’ Believers Think a Civil War Is Coming. These Gun Firms Are Openly Marketing to Them.
Wall Street Journal:
Eric Trump Steers Family Empire Under Father's Close Watch  —  The president's third child is eyeing international expansion after Donald Trump leaves office; ‘Eric is the money guy’  —  On March 17, Eric Trump received word from the Nevada governor's office that he had 24 hours to shut …
Matt Arco / New Jersey Online:
N.J. restaurants NOT reopening for indoor dining this week after ‘knucklehead’ crowds at bars ruin it for everyone  —  New Jersey will not reopen indoor dining this week as planned in the first major reversal of the state's Phase 2 coronavirus reopening plan, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday.
Discussion: Gothamist
Anya Kamenetz / NPR:
U.S. Pediatricians Call For In-Person School This Fall  —  The nation's pediatricians have come out with a strong statement in favor of bringing children back to the classroom this fall wherever and whenever they can do so safely.  The American Academy of Pediatrics' guidance …
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Fox News
Jeffrey Toobin / New Yorker:
Why the Mueller Investigation Failed  —  President Trump's obstructions of justice were broader than those of Richard Nixon or Bill Clinton, and the special counsel's investigation proved it.  How come the report didn't say so?  —  Robert Mueller submitted his final report as the special counsel more than a year ago.
Ben Smith / New York Times:
Marty Baron Made The Post Great Again.  Now, the News Is Changing.  —  The ultimate old-school editor is grappling with a moment of cultural reckoning.  —  Almost anyone who works in the Washington Post newsroom can look inside its publishing system, Methode, to see what stories are coming.
Marc Caputo / Politico:
Jacksonville to order mask-wearing ahead of GOP convention  —  Jacksonville, where the Republican National Convention is slated to be held in August, is planning to institute a city-wide mask order to stem the spread of coronavirus, city hall sources tell POLITICO.
Discussion: Axios, The Daily Caller and WJXX-TV
Shirin Ghaffary / Vox:
The real cost of Amazon  —  Courtney Bowden, 30, in front of the Amazon flex warehouse in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, on June 14.  Bowden was fired in March.  Hannah Yoon for Vox  —  “I feel like I'm risking my life for a dollar” — what the struggle Amazon workers face during the pandemic …
Discussion: UPI, more at Techmeme »
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
House Dems propose strengthening Congress' contempt power to break administration stonewalls  —  House Democrats increasingly frustrated by the Trump administration for defying subpoenas are proposing legislation that would ratchet up their power to punish executive branch officials who reject their requests.
Discussion: Political Wire and The Hill
 
 
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CNN:
Trump appointee at USAID repeatedly made anti-immigrant and anti-LGBTQ comments, said 'female …
Discussion: Politico
Shelly Bradbury / Denver Post:
Colorado Supreme Court upholds state's ban on large-capacity gun magazines
Jack Hellner / American Thinker:
AG Barr is under attack by most of the media and other Democrats because they believe Obama …
Zack Colman / Politico:
Study: U.S. flood risks dwarf federal estimates
Fadel Allassan / Axios:
Clyburn says House coronavirus committee won't recognize members who don't wear masks
Discussion: Al Jazeera and Political Wire
William Feuer / CNBC:
Gilead's coronavirus treatment remdesivir to cost $3,120 per U.S. patient with private insurance
Discussion: STAT, IJR, Deseret News and UPI
David Frum / The Atlantic:
This Is Trump's Plague Now  —  COVID-19 infections peaked on April 24 …
Discussion: Raw Story
Bill Torpy / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Why no outrage? Atlanta shootings surge, but it's not the cops
Discussion: The Federalist and Power Line
 Earlier Items: 
James Fallows / The Atlantic:
The 3 Weeks That Changed Everything
Michael Paulson / New York Times:
Broadway Will Remain Closed Through the Rest of the Year
Kelly Weill / The Daily Beast:
Inside the New Push to Expose America's White Supremacist Cops
Discussion: Raw Story