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10:25 PM ET, July 5, 2020

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WGCL-TV:
Reward for info on shooting death of 8-year-old during violent night in Atlanta  —  ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) — An 8-year-old girl died after she was shot during a night of violence across metro Atlanta.  —  The shooting occurred just before 10 p.m. on University Avenue near I-75/85.
democratandchronicle:
Frederick Douglass statue vandalized on anniversary of his famous Rochester speech  —  On the same weekend in which famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass 168 years ago delivered one of his most historically resonant speeches, a statue of Douglass was toppled from its base and left near the Genesee River gorge.
Nic Robertson / CNN:
Strongmen rush to remake the world order as Trump faces potential election defeat  —  London (CNN)This past week, on US President Donald Trump's watch Russia and China have effectively re-aligned the coming world order.  They didn't do it together, but both took advantage of uncertainty …
Discussion: CANNONFIRE
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Julia Davis / The Daily Beast:
Moscow Has a Field Day With Trump's Fireworks at Mt. Russia-More
CNN:   Russian democracy is a farce. Putin wants the same fate for America
Paul Sonne / Washington Post:   Trump remains silent on Putin despite uproar over alleged Russian bounty payments
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
How Tucker Carlson monologues predict what Trump will say next  —  If you want to understand the rhetorical roots of Trump's Independence Day speech at Mount Rushmore, go back and watch Tucker Carlson's monologues for the past six weeks.  —  Between the lines: Trump …
Discussion: Raw Story and Vanity Fair
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Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Trump's ‘Toe-tally-terry-tism’ speech
Discussion: NBC News and American Greatness
Jerry Dunleavy / Washington Examiner:
Michael Flynn recites oath of office using slogan associated with QAnon  —  During the evening of July 4, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn shared a video of himself leading five other people in a recitation of the oath of office traditionally given to federal elected officeholders …
Discussion: Mother Jones
Washington Post:
Coronavirus updates: Seven-day average case total in the U.S. sets record for 27th straight day  —  The Washington Post is providing this important information about the coronavirus for free.  For more free coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, sign up for our Coronavirus Updates newsletter where all stories are free to read.
Discussion: Slate and Daily Kos
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Washington Post:
Militias flocked to Gettysburg to foil a supposed antifa flag burning, an apparent hoax created on social media  —  GETTYSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK, PA. — For weeks, a mysterious figure on social media talked up plans for antifa protesters to converge on this historical site on Independence …
Discussion: New York Post
New York Times:
The Fullest Look Yet at the Racial Inequity of Coronavirus  —  Coronavirus cases per 10,000 people  —  Teresa and Marvin Bradley can't say for sure how they got the coronavirus.  Maybe Ms. Bradley, a Michigan nurse, brought it from her hospital.  Maybe it came from a visiting relative.
Sean Sullivan / Washington Post:
Duckworth emerging as a contender to be Biden's running mate  —  As Joe Biden pushes ahead with his search for a running mate, Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) has quietly emerged as a serious contender, according to three people with knowledge of the selection process, one of several developing dynamics …
Discussion: Political Wire
New York Daily News:
41 shot overnight in NYC with at least 4 dead in citywide explosion of gun violence  —  New York City turned into the Wild West as a series of shootings claiming at least four lives and injuring 37 others erupted amid Fourth of July celebrations.  —  The shocking wave of violence came …
Courier-Journal:
Breonna Taylor warrant connected to Louisville gentrification plan, lawyers say  —  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Breonna Taylor's shooting was the result of a Louisville police department operation to clear out a block in western Louisville that was part of a major gentrification makeover …
Discussion: Raw Story
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
The hidden aftershocks of John Bolton's memoir as foreign government officials remain fixated  —  The news media has largely moved on, but foreign government officials remain fixated on John Bolton's memoir, “The Room Where It Happened.”  —  Why it matters: Bolton's detailed inside …
Discussion: Political Wire
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
GOP Sen.: Obama ‘Failed’ on Ebola but Trump's Stepped Up With COVID-19  —  “So if President Obama showed failed leadership then, do you think President Trump is showing failed leadership now?”  CNN's Dana Bash pressed Joni Ernst on Sunday.  —  Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), when confronted …
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and The Gazette
Bill Hutchinson / ABC News:
Protester dies after struck by speeding car at Black Lives Matter freeway demonstration in Seattle  —  One other demonstrator hit by the luxury vehicle was critically injured.  —  A young protester has died from injuries she suffered when a luxury car plowed into her and another woman during …
Harry Enten / CNN:
Trump faces a now historical disadvantage  —  (CNN)Poll of the week: A new Monmouth University poll finds former Vice President Joe Biden with a 53% to 41% lead over President Donald Trump.  —  The average live interview poll conducted over the last month has Biden ahead by a similar 11-point margin.
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Trump turned July Fourth into a partisan event.  The damage could be long-lasting.  —  President Trump, with two speeches in two days, has turned the Fourth of July from a joyful and unifying patriotic celebration of America's founding values into a partisan political event.  The damage could outlast his presidency.
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Catherine Lucey / Wall Street Journal:   Trump Jumps on Preserving Monuments as Winning Campaign Issue
Shane Savitsky / Axios:
Trump's failing culture wars  —  President Trump built his political brand by stoking the nation's culture wars, but search data is showing us how much harder it's been for him to replicate that success while running against another white man in his 70s — and while there's a coronavirus pandemic.
Discussion: Mediaite
Ben Smith / New York Times:
How Netflix Beat Hollywood to a Generation of Black Content  —  The company didn't set out to build a big library of Black programming, but now it's the envy of its rivals.  —  The Black documentarian Stanley Nelson says his phone has been “ringing off the hook” as America is looking again at racism and the Black experience.
Will Bunch / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
I can't stop thinking about the beauty of Elijah McClain and the banal evil of the cops who killed him  —  If you want to last more than a year or two in journalism, you're supposed to have some kind of switch that doesn't fully block the flow of human emotions — that's simply not possible …
Alex Horton / Washington Post:
Army identifies Vanessa Guillén's remains, soldier's family says  —  Army investigators have positively identified the remains of Spc. Vanessa Guillén, her family told The Washington Post on Sunday, more than two months after she vanished from Fort Hood.
Discussion: Task & Purpose and The Sun
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
David Horowitz's Book Predicting a Trump Victory Was Not Well-Timed  —  In these dark times for the Trump reelection campaign, one prophet has emerged to give hope to the faithful.  David Horowitz's latest book, Blitz: Trump Will Smash the Left and Win, has won cheerful acclaim.
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Allison Quinn / The Daily Beast:
Deadly Brain-Eating Amoeba Confirmed in Florida  —  WHAT'S NEXT?  —  Health officials in Florida have sounded the alarm over the discovery of a rare, brain-eating amoeba in the county that encompasses Tampa and several other cities.  The Florida Department of Health announced the news Friday …
Paul Steinhauser / Fox News:
Trump to hold outdoor New Hampshire rally July 11, campaign announces  —  The rally will be the president's second since the coronavirus pandemic swept across the nation  —  President Trump's re-election campaign announced Sunday that the president will headline an outdoor rally …
Discussion: Associated Press
Aris Folley / The Hill:
7 men arrested after allegedly harassing Black family on Oregon beach  —  © Lincoln City Police Department/ Facebook  —  Police in Lincoln City, Ore., said this weekend that they arrested 7 men on various charges after a group of white people they were a part of allegedly harassed …
 
 
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Houston Chronicle:
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Kevin McCullough / Townhall:
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Emily Smith / Page Six:
Ghislaine Maxwell prepared to snitch on ‘big names’ to save herself
Associated Press:
Trump Cabinet members look to reassure battleground voters
Discussion: Political Wire
Politico:
Donald Trump's shrinking electoral map
Discussion: Fox News
Daniel Strauss / The Guardian:
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Discussion: Raw Story