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New York Times:
Supreme Court Rules Nearly Half of Oklahoma Is Indian Reservation  —  The 5-4 decision could reshape criminal justice in eastern Oklahoma by preventing state authorities from prosecuting Native Americans  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled by a 5-4 margin that nearly half …
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Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court says Manhattan prosecutor may pursue Trump's financial records, denies Congress access for now  —  The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected President Trump's assertion that he enjoys absolute immunity from investigation while in office, allowing a New York prosecutor to pursue …
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court Rules Trump Cannot Block Release of Financial Records  —  Two rulings clear the way for prosecutors in New York to see President Trump's financial records, but the justices stopped Congress for now.  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the way for prosecutors …
USA Today:
Supreme Court gives Native Americans jurisdiction over eastern half of Oklahoma  —  WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the eastern half of Oklahoma can be considered Native American territory, a decision the state previously warned could create “civil, criminal and regulatory turmoil.”
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Axios:
Supreme Court says Manhattan prosecutors can obtain Trump's financial records  —  President Trump's banks and accounting firms must turn over his financial records to Manhattan prosecutors, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday.  —  Why it matters: The ruling is a stinging loss for Trump …
Washington Post:
Supreme Court says much of eastern Oklahoma remains Indian land
CNN:   SCOTUS rules broad swath of Oklahoma is Native American land for purposes of federal criminal law
Tucker Higgins / CNBC:
Supreme Court says Manhattan DA can get Trump's tax records, but rejects bid by House Democrats
Discussion: The Root and The Gateway Pundit
New York Times:
DeSantis Is Said to Quietly Hinder Fund-Raising for Trump Convention  —  A personal dispute has prompted Ron DeSantis, the Florida governor, to discourage donors from contributing, people familiar with the discussions said.  His top fund-raiser denies any attempt to undercut the convention.
Discussion: Raw Story and Florida Politics
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Josh Dawsey / Washington Post:
Republicans look into holding their convention outdoors  —  The Republican convention in Jacksonville, Fla., next month could be moved to an outdoor stadium as cases of the novel coronavirus in the state increase, according to several officials with knowledge of the plans.
WJXT-TV:
Lawsuit argues GOP Convention will be a ‘nuisance injurious’ to welfare of Jacksonville
CNN:
Michael Cohen taken into custody for violating terms of his early release from prison  —  Here's what prosecutors want to know from Cohen  —  (CNN)President Donald Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen has been taken into custody for violating terms of his early release from prison …
Discussion: Deadline and The Intellectualist
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Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Michael Cohen taken back into federal custody
Discussion: The Week
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Joy Reid Takes Nightly Anchor Slot at MSNBC  —  She becomes one of the few Black women to anchor a major American evening news program.  The move was made by new leadership at NBC News, which runs the liberal-leaning cable network.  —  Joy Reid, who rose to television fame as a sharp critic …
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Inside Geoffrey Berman's closed-door testimony  —  Geoffrey Berman, the former top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, was expected to say in closed-door testimony today that Attorney General Bill Barr repeatedly urged him to take another job, warned him that getting fired would not be good for his resume …
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Washington Post:   Ousted U.S. attorney who investigated Trump associates says Barr pushed him to resign and take another job
Zachary Basu / Axios:
Judge asks full appeals court to review panel's dismissal of Flynn case  —  D.C. District Judge Emmet Sullivan on Thursday petitioned for the full D.C. Court of Appeals to rehear a three-judge panel's decision to order the dismissal of the Justice Department's case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Discussion: NBC News and Politico
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U.S. Department of the Treasury:
Treasury Sanctions Chinese Entity and Officials Pursuant to Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act
Conor Finnegan / ABC News:
US sanctions Chinese officials over Uighur abuses
David Folkenflik / NPR:
U.S. Broadcasting Agency Will Not Extend Visas For Its Foreign Journalists  —  Dozens of foreign nationals working as journalists in the U.S. for Voice of America, the federal government's international broadcaster, will not have their visas extended once they expire, according to three people with knowledge of the decision.
Associated Press:
Missing Seoul mayor's body found after massive search  —  SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police say the body of the missing mayor of South Korea's capital, Seoul, has been found.  They say Park Won-soon's body was located in hills in northern Seoul early Friday, more than seven hours after they launched a massive search for him.
Discussion: CNN, The Daily Caller, Mediaite and The Week
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Ayana Elizabeth Johnson / TIME:
We Can't Solve the Climate Crisis Unless Black Lives Matter  —  Johnson is a marine biologist, founder of Urban Ocean Lab and co-editor of All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis  —  The Black Lives Matter movement is not a distraction from saving the planet.
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Michael Balsamo / Associated Press:
AP source: Feds feared Epstein confidante might kill herself  —  LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Federal officials were so worried Jeffrey Epstein's longtime confidante Ghislaine Maxwell might take her own life after her arrest that they took away her clothes and sheets and made her wear paper attire …
Discussion: Disrn and Law & Crime
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MSN:   Ghislaine Maxwell Taps Broad Range of Legal Talent for Defense
Ronald Brownstein / The Atlantic:
Trump's America Is Slipping Away  —  Donald Trump is running for the presidency of an America that no longer exists.  —  Trump in recent weeks has repeatedly reprised two of Richard Nixon's most memorable rallying cries, promising to deliver “law and order” for the “silent majority.”
Discussion: Raw Story
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
I've Seen a Future Without Cars, and It's Amazing  —  Why do American cities waste so much space on cars?  —  As coronavirus lockdowns crept across the globe this winter and spring, an unusual sound fell over the world's metropolises: the hush of streets that were suddenly, blessedly free of cars.
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook PM: NEW: The swamp is coming from inside the (White) House!  —  WEST WING EYEBROW RAISER ... THE SWAMP CREEPS CLOSE TO THE PRESIDENT! ...  On two occasions over the last few days, CHRIS COX — who runs House outreach for the White House legislative affairs office …
Discussion: The Hill, POLITICUSUSA and Politico
jsonline:
Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds most lame-duck laws, throws out provisions on government documents  —  MADISON - The state Supreme Court upheld many of the lame-duck laws that limited the power of the governor and attorney general Thursday, but the justices tossed out provisions that dictated how government documents had to be written.
New York Times:
Where's Trump's Financial Disclosure?  The White House Blames the Pandemic  —  The annual report was due last week under federal ethics rules, but the White House says it needs more time.  The president was already given a 45-day extension.  —  President Trump's annual financial disclosure report …
Molly Jong-Fast / The Daily Beast:
Mary Trump's Book Gives ‘Crazy Uncle’ a Whole New Meaning  —  FOUR MONTHS AND COUNTING...  With the president's niece, we meet a species we never thought we'd encounter on this Earth: a sane Trump with values and a conscience like the rest of us.  —  BEAST INSIDE
Wall Street Journal:
Tyson Turns to Robot Butchers, Spurred by Coronavirus Outbreaks  —  The pandemic is speeding meatpackers' shift from human meat cutters to automated ones, but machines can't yet match people's ability  —  SPRINGDALE, Ark.—Deboning livestock and slicing up chickens has long been hands-on labor.
Steven Nelson / New York Post:
White House reporter tests positive for COVID-19 after attending briefings  —  A White House reporter has tested positive for the coronavirus after attending two press briefings this week.  —  The news follows a national surge in COVID-19 diagnoses, though new cases in Washington, DC, remain low.
Matt Gertz / Media Matters for America:
Trumpists use distortion, outright fabrication to lie that Biden called police “the enemy”  —  President Donald Trump's media allies are distorting a quote from presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden in order to falsely claim that Biden called police “the enemy.”
Dan Bongino / Media Matters for America:
Fox News contributor: “You can take your mask mandate, and shove it right up your ass”  —  Corporate TV news needs to break its cycle of shallow coverage of extreme weather  —  The most notorious anti-vax groups use Facebook to lay the groundwork against the novel coronavirus vaccine
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Sam Biddle / The Intercept:
Police Surveilled George Floyd Protests With Help From Twitter-Affiliated Startup Dataminr  —  Leveraging close ties to Twitter, controversial artificial intelligence startup Dataminr helped law enforcement digitally monitor the protests that swept the country following the killing of George Floyd …
Detroit Free Press:
Ford employees ask if company should stop building police vehicles  —  An estimated 100 employees of Ford Motor Co. have asked the automaker to reconsider building and selling police vehicles in light of controversy related to police brutality and social justice, the Free Press confirmed late Wednesday.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Edward Luce / Financial Times:
The humbling of the Anglo-American world  —  Abandonment of common sense during the pandemic has damaged the US and UK national brands  —  It takes effort to recapture how Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s hastened the demise of the Soviet Union.  Images of that triumphal moment are as fresh as yesterday.
 
 
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Abid Rahman / Hollywood Reporter:
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Discussion: Page Six, The Wrap and Breitbart
Seung Min Kim / Washington Post:
Trump who?  Senate GOP candidates in tight races avoid any mention of the president in campaign ads.