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New York Times:
Afghan Contractor Handed Out Russian Cash to Kill Americans, Officials Say  —  A small-time businessman became a key middleman for bounties on coalition troops in Afghanistan, U.S. intelligence reports say.  Friends saw him grow rich, but didn't know how.  —  KABUL, Afghanistan …
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Jim Sciutto / CNN:
Trump's resistance led intel agencies to brief him less and less on Russia  —  Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump's resistance to intelligence warnings about Russia led his national security team, including those who delivered the President's Daily Brief to brief him verbally less often …
Washington Post:
White House does not plan any immediate response over intelligence reports on Russian bounties targeting U.S. troops  —  The White House is not planning an immediate response to intelligence reports of Russian bounties given to Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. and coalition forces …
Michael McFaul / Washington Post:
Trump would do anything for Putin. No wonder he's ignoring the Russian bounties.
Discussion: Chicago Tribune, Raw Story and The Hill
The Daily Beast:
Russian Bounties for Killing Americans Go Back Five Years, Ex-Taliban Claims
Discussion: The Guardian
The Daily Beast:
The RNC Is Paying a Former Apprentice Hand Accused of Having Trump Dirt  —  Chuck Labella worked on Trump's show for years.  Now, despite having no ostensible political work on his resume, he's helping with the 2020 convention.  —  Last year, the Republican National Convention began cutting checks …
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Shane Goldmacher / New York Times:
Biden Outraises Trump for Second Straight Month, With $141 Million June Haul  —  Hours after President Trump's campaign announced an enormous cash influx of $131 million last month, Joe Biden's team said it had brought in even more.  —  Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr …
Washington Post:   Biden fundraising tops Trump, as both announce big June hauls
Elena Schneider / Politico:   Record cash floods Democrats, Black groups amid protests and pandemic
Washington Post:
Trump set to headline high-dollar fundraising dinner at a private Florida home next week
Elena Schneider / Politico:
Trump, RNC raised $131 million in June
Discussion: Townhall
Jed Graham / Investor's Business Daily:   Joe Biden Extends Lead As Coronavirus, Protests Sink President Trump Job Approval: IBD/TIPP Poll
CNN:
Trump's aides debate a new virus approach as President claims it will ‘disappear’  —  President Trump says he's ‘all for masks’  —  (CNN)A divide has emerged inside President Donald Trump's inner circle over whether he should turn his attention back to the coronavirus pandemic or continue …
Discussion: Raw Story
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Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Scoop: Trump regrets Kushner advice on prison reform  —  President Trump has told people in recent days that he regrets following some of son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner's political advice — including supporting criminal justice reform — and will stick closer to his own instincts …
New York Times:
Tell-All Book on Trump Can Move Forward Pending Hearing, Judge Rules  —  The decision reversed a lower court's ruling that had temporarily halted publication of the book by the president's niece, but it didn't address whether she violated a confidentiality agreement.
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Michael Kranish / Washington Post:
New York court sides with publisher of explosive book by President Trump's niece  —  A New York court on Wednesday lifted a temporary restraining order against the publication of a book by President Trump's niece, enabling publisher Simon & Schuster to continue printing and distributing the explosive insider account by Mary L. Trump.
Discussion: Politico and Slate
Bill Hutchinson / ABC News:
Alabama students throwing ‘COVID parties’ to see who gets infected: Officials  —  Rising infections prompt Gov. Kay Ivy to extend ‘Safer at Home’ orders.  —  Students in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 have been attending parties in the city and surrounding area …
Christopher Flavelle / New York Times:
Inquiry Prompted by Trump's Hurricane Dorian Claim Is Being Blocked, Investigator Says  —  The Commerce Department is impeding findings into whether it coerced the top NOAA official to support President Trump's inaccurate claim that Dorian would hit Alabama, the department's inspector general said.
James Hibberd / EW.com:
Vanilla Ice throwing Fourth of July concert: 'We didn't have coronavirus' in the '90s  —  The ‘Ice Ice Baby’ singer will perform for thousands in Texas, where coronavirus cases are surging.  —  Alright ... stop.  —  Vanilla Ice is throwing a Fourth of July weekend concert deep in the heart of pandemic hotspot Texas.
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Kevin Curtin / Austin Chronicle:
In Austin, Where Nearly All Concerts are Canceled, Vanilla Ice Set to Perform Friday
Discussion: The Texas Tribune and The Wrap
Jared Holt / Right Wing Watch:
​Popular Pro-Trump ​Digital Strategist Made Racist Comments on a Secret Twitter Account  —  Caleb Hull, ​a digital communications strategist popular with pro-Trump Republicans, made racist ​and inflammatory​ comments, including the use of the n-word …
Discussion: Big League Politics
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Mediaite:   Pro-Trump Operative Caleb Hull Has History of Racist, Anti-Semitic, Homophobic Posts
Politico:
Senate Republicans can't catch a break  —  The high point of 2020 for Senate Republicans — if there is one — may have been Feb. 6.  —  The Senate had acquitted President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial the day before, and he held an hour-long “victory celebration” in the East Room of the White House.
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Sahil Kapur / NBC News:
McConnell warns Democrats about changing Senate rules to kill the filibuster
Washington Post:
Live updates: Daily reported coronavirus infections in the U.S. top 50,000 for the first time  —  New reported coronavirus infections in the U.S. topped 50,000 on Wednesday for the first time.  California added 9,740 new cases to its official tally — a new daily high for the state …
Discussion: The Wrap, The Week and abc7NY
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Washington Post:
Coronavirus cases rose by nearly 50 percent last month, led by states that reopened first
Discussion: The Week
Washington Post:
In wake of Trump's Tulsa rally, his campaign is still contending with the fallout  —  It was just hours before President Trump was set to take the stage for his rally in Tulsa last month when the news broke: Six staff at the site had just tested positive for the coronavirus.
Berkeley Lovelace Jr / CNBC:
Official U.S. coronavirus death toll is ‘a substantial undercount’ of actual tally, Yale study finds  — The 781,000 total deaths in the U.S. in the three months through May 30 were nearly 19% higher than what would normally be expected, the study said.  — The number of excess deaths …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Political Wire
Aidin Vaziri / San Francisco Chronicle:
More than 40 Bay Area school principals in quarantine after in-person meeting  —  More than 40 school principals in the South Bay are in quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19 during an in-person meeting held by the Santa Clara County Unified School District.
ProPublica:
Internal Messages Reveal Crisis at Houston Hospitals as Coronavirus Cases Surge  —  Texas was one of the first states in the nation to ease social distancing mandates.  In Houston, the number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 has quadrupled since Memorial Day.  “It's time to be alarmed,” one expert said.
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NBC News:   Internal messages reveal crisis at Houston hospitals as coronavirus cases surge
New York Post:
Harvard grad Claira Janover says she's lost Deloitte job over TikTok ‘stab threat’  —  The Harvard graduate who said in a TikTok video that she would “stab” anyone who told her “All Lives Matter” revealed in a new pair of recordings that she has lost her job over the perceived threats and ensuing furor.
New York Times:
How Mount Rushmore Became Mount Rushmore  —  The South Dakota landmark has drawn criticism over the land it occupies, the main sculptor behind it and the legacies of the men it memorializes.  —  This year, for the first time in more than a decade, there will be a major fireworks display …
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USA Today:
South Dakota tribal leader joins call to remove Mount Rushmore ahead of Trump visit
Discussion: Townhall and The Hill
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Scoop: Twitter removes photo from Trump tweet after NYT copyright complaint  —  Twitter has removed a picture from a tweet by President Trump on Tuesday after it received a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) complaint from the New York Times, which owns the rights to the photo.
Doug Palmer / Politico:
U.S. urges companies to steer clear of Chinese forced labor  —  The Trump administration has cautioned U.S. companies about doing business with Chinese suppliers that rely on the forced labor of Uighurs, an ethnic group that lives mostly in China's Xinjiang province.
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Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
D.C. sued over Black Lives Matter painted on city streets  —  Judicial Watch went to court Wednesday demanding access to paint the streets of Washington with its own political message after the city wrote “Black Lives Matter” on one street and allowed protesters to paint “Defund the Police” next to it.
Discussion: Judicial Watch
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Amid Virus Surge, Republicans Abruptly Urge Masks Despite Trump's Resistance  —  Masks became a political cause for some in the early months of the pandemic.  A growing set of Republican leaders are suddenly pushing Americans to wear them.  —  CHICAGO — Protesters marched on the State Capitol in Texas …
Washington Post:
Remains of missing soldier Vanessa Guillén likely found, family says, as suspect kills himself  —  The family of missing Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillén said Wednesday that her likely remains were found in a shallow grave near the Army installation in Texas, possibly bringing a months-long search for her to a tragic end.
Peter Hamby / Vanity Fair:
A Warning For Democrats: Handling the Economy Is Trump's Last Remaining Bright Spot  —  The president's approval numbers are catastrophic.  And he has no ability to change course.  But some voters still trust him on the economy.  Can Biden take away Trump's last advantage?
6abc:
Whipping post removed from outside Sussex County Courthouse  —  GEORGETOWN, Delaware (WPVI) — An eight-foot tall whipping post has been removed from outside the Sussex County Courthouse in Georgetown, Delaware.  —  The Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs (HCA) …
Discussion: New York Post
U.S. Department of Justice:
Statement by Attorney General William P. Barr on the Restoration of Law and Order in Seattle  —  Attorney General William P. Barr has issued the following statement:  —  “I commend Police Chief Carmen Best for her courage and leadership in restoring the rule of law in Seattle.
Discussion: Law & Crime, IJR, Breitbart and The Hill
 
 
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Novartis Admits to Certain Conduct Alleged in the Lawsuit and Agrees to Strict Limitations …
Amy Johnston / LifeZette:
Virginia Democrats draft proposal to reduce assault on law enforcement officers from felony to misdemeanor offense
Discussion: The Western Journal
Nathaniel Meyersohn / CNN:
Here's what happens when a neighborhood's only grocery store closes
New York Times:
Coronavirus Live Updates: Some States Pause Reopenings as U.S. Cases Surge
Discussion: Blue Virginia
Noam Scheiber / New York Times:
He Says a Union Fired Him Over His Push for Police Reform
Discussion: Raw Story
Marisa Schultz / Fox News:
House passes extension for PPP business program applications to Aug. 8
New York Times:
Late Action on Virus Prompts Fears Over Safety of U.S. Diplomats in Saudi Arabia
Chase Woodruff / Colorado Newsline:
Relief money flows to Colorado's oil and gas industry as global emissions rise
Discussion: Denver Post
 Earlier Items: 
Isabel Wilkerson / New York Times:
America's Enduring Caste System
Discussion: Townhall
Chris Isidore / CNN:
The Trump administration just lent $700 million to a trucking company sued for ripping off taxpayers
Roxanne Roberts / Washington Post:
The virus didn't stop a Washington socialite from throwing a backyard soiree.  Then the tests came back positive.
Discussion: Eschaton