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12:25 AM ET, July 6, 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.
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WSB-TV:
Police identify 8-year-old girl killed after shots fired into car near burned Wendy's  —  ATLANTA — An 8-year-old girl was shot and killed Saturday night in Atlanta near the Wendy's where Rayshard Brooks died last month.  —  Police identified the child Sunday as Secoriea Turner.
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.
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 …
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
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
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
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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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 …
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Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:   Trump's ‘Toe-tally-terry-tism’ speech
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.
Arizona Republic:
AZ coronavirus: New records for hospitalizations, ICU bed, ventilator use as deaths surpass 1,800  —  Arizona reported 3,536 new COVID-19 cases and four additional deaths on Sunday, according to data from the Arizona Department of Health Services.  —  The number of COVID-19 patients using …
Jon Ralston / The Nevada Independent:
Trump campaign operative's letter to RNC illuminates GOP's problem in Nevada  —  President Donald Trump speaks during a Hope For Prisoners special graduation ceremony at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department headquarters in Las Vegas on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020.  (Photo courtesy of Daniel Clark/Hope For Prisoners)
Discussion: Raw Story
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 …
New York Times:
Iran Admits Serious Damage to Natanz Nuclear Site, Setting Back Program  —  A Middle Eastern intelligence official said Israel planted a bomb in a building where advanced centrifuges were being developed.  —  A fire at Iran's main nuclear fuel enrichment site caused significant damage …
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 …
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
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
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
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
Just Security:
Unpacking the National Intelligence Council's Memo on Russian Bounty Operation  —  Over the July 4 weekend, the New York Times reported that Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Ratcliffe has produced a memorandum that, on the one hand, acknowledges the assessment by the CIA …
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 …
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 …
Melissa Quinn / CBS News:
Houston mayor warns hospital system close to “overwhelmed” amid COVID spike  —  Washington — Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner warned Sunday that his city's hospital system is close to becoming “overwhelmed” with patients amid a spike in confirmed coronavirus cases.
Discussion: Fox News
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.
 
 
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