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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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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.”
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 …
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 …
Josh Chafetz / New York Times:
Don't Be Fooled, Trump Is a Winner in the Supreme Court Tax Case
Washington Post:
Supreme Court says much of eastern Oklahoma remains Indian land
Discussion: Associated Press
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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New York Times:
Michael Cohen Returned to Jail Over Home-Confinement Rules  —  President Trump's former personal lawyer, who was convicted of campaign finance and other crimes, had been released amid coronavirus concerns.  —  Michael D. Cohen, President Trump's onetime lawyer and fixer …
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Michael Cohen taken back into federal custody
Discussion: The Week
Jacob Knutson / Axios:
Joint Chiefs chairman condemns Confederate symbols
Discussion: Politico
Washington Post:   Justice Department says Roger Stone should report to prison Tuesday
Katelyn Polantz / CNN:   Justice Department supports Roger Stone going to prison on Tuesday
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.
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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.
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 …
Lawfare:
The Durham Investigation: What We Know and What It Means  —  In May 2019, Attorney General William Barr tapped Connecticut's U.S. Attorney John Durham to look into issues related to the origins of the FBI's Trump-Russia investigation.  Durham is a longtime federal prosecutor in Connecticut known …
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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
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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
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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Washington Post:
Trump sidelines public health advisers in growing rift over coronavirus response  —  The June 28 email to the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was ominous: A senior adviser to a top Health and Human Services Department official accused the CDC of “undermining the President” …
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.
Tammy Duckworth / New York Times:
Tucker Carlson Doesn't Know What Patriotism Is  —  Neither does President Trump.  —  Ms. Duckworth is a Democratic senator from Illinois.  —  A little over 240 years ago, two of my ancestors put on the uniform of George Washington's Continental Army and marched into battle …
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.
ABC News:
Attorney General Bill Barr's interview with ABC News: Transcript  —  Barr spoke Wednesday with ABC News Chief Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas.  —  Attorney General William Barr sat down Wednesday for an exclusive and wide-ranging interview with ABC News Chief Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and The Hill
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.
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
U.S. Department of Justice:
Researcher Charged with Illegally Using U.S. Grant Funds to Develop Scientific Expertise for China  —  A rheumatology professor and researcher with strong ties to China has been ordered held without bond to face a charge of grant fraud for not disclosing that he was engaged in a sophisticated scheme …
Steve Martin / New York Times:
Carl Reiner, Perfect  —  The director and funnyman taught Steve Martin about film and comedy, but it's Reiner's advice on a completely different subject that he cherishes.  —  I've known only two perfect people in my life.  One is that son of a bitch Martin Short; the other is Carl Reiner.
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: Sputnik News, Disrn and Law & Crime
NBC News:
New audio of police interviews sheds light on police probe of fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor  —  LOUISVILLE — Previously unheard audio of interviews from the investigation of the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor reveals new details about the events leading to her death …
Discussion: Courier-Journal and The Root
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.”
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.
Bloomberg:
U.S. Daily Cases Top 60,000; Record Texas Deaths: Virus Update  —  New U.S. virus cases topped 60,000 in a day for the first time.  Texas, California and Florida all reported a record number of deaths, while Arizona added 4,057 new cases, the most in six days.
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
 
 
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Andrew O'Reilly / Fox News:
Trump signs executive order to expand school choice for Hispanic students
Discussion: The Hill
National Review:
It's Come to This — We Must Defend Matt Yglesias
Politico:
European Parliament clashes with Merkel over rule of law in budget talks
Adam Edelman / NBC News:
Biden, in economic speech, blasts Trump as ‘exactly the wrong person to lead us’
Discussion: Politico and MSNBC
Andrew Buncombe / The Independent:
I was arrested, jailed and assaulted by a guard. My ‘crime’? Being a journalist in Trump's America
Reuters:
Exclusive: Biden to review Trump decision to cut troops in Germany if elected
NBC News:
Gen. Milley tells Congress U.S. ‘perhaps’ not doing enough to stop Russia in Afghanistan
Discussion: Associated Press
Rebecca Rainey / Politico:
SEIU endorses Biden, boosting Democrat's 2020 ground game
Discussion: The Hill
 Earlier Items: 
Wall Street Journal:
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Sam Biddle / The Intercept:
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Daniel Marans / HuffPost:
Israel Hawks Are Spending Big To Unseat Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar
U.S. Department of the Treasury:
Treasury Sanctions Chinese Entity and Officials Pursuant to Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act
Edward Luce / Financial Times:
The humbling of the Anglo-American world