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7:35 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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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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Associated Press:
Trump at Mount Rushmore
Discussion: Power Line
Dan Balz / Washington Post:   Trump turned July Fourth into a partisan event. The damage could be long-lasting.
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 …
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:   Rush to reopen led to spikes in cases that threaten to overwhelm hospitals in some states, officials say
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 …
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
democratandchronicle:
Frederick Douglass statue vandalized on anniversary of his famous Fourth of July 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.
BBC:
Hong Kong security law: Pro-democracy books pulled from libraries  —  Books by pro-democracy figures have been removed from public libraries in Hong Kong in the wake of a controversial new security law.  —  The works will be reviewed to see if they violate the new law, the authority which runs the libraries said.
Discussion: Al Jazeera
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Nic Robertson / CNN:
Strongmen rush to remake the world order as Trump faces potential election defeat
Discussion: CANNONFIRE
CNN:   Russian democracy is a farce. Putin wants the same fate for America
Julia Davis / The Daily Beast:
Moscow Has a Field Day With Trump's Fireworks at Mt. Russia-More
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 …
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
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.
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
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 …
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: The Hill and Political Wire
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.
Bloomberg:
Trump Support Withering in Areas Where Virus Cases Are Rising  — Sunbelt and other Republican areas are now getting hit hard  — Older voters most vulnerable are no longer supporting Trump  —  Coronavirus is skyrocketing in Republican-leaning Sunbelt and interior states …
Discussion: Raw Story
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 …
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:
Chicago Gun Violence Spikes and Increasingly Finds the Youngest Victims  —  Nine children under the age of 18 have been shot dead in Chicago since June 20.  —  As Yasmin Miller drove home from a laundromat in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood last weekend, a gunman in another car peppered …
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
Allan Smith / NBC News:
How Lincoln Project anti-Trump Republicans got into his head.  Spoiler: It was easy. … Seeking to defend President Donald Trump from questions over whether he actually reads his daily intelligence briefing, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters last week …
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 …
 
 
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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
David Horowitz's Book Predicting a Trump Victory Was Not Well-Timed
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Washington Post:
Militias flocked to Gettysburg to foil a supposed antifa flag burning, an apparent hoax created on social media
Discussion: New York Post