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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 Chafetz / New York Times:
Don't Be Fooled, Trump Is a Winner in the Supreme Court Tax Case  —  His taxes will probably not become public before the election.  And that is what he most cares about.  —  Mr. Chafetz is a law professor.  —  The first reports on Thursday's Supreme Court decisions dealing with the subpoenas …
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Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court Rules Trump Cannot Block Release of Financial Records
Deanna Paul / Wall Street Journal:
Supreme Court Ruling Allows Hush-Payment Probe to Proceed
Discussion: Fox News
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court says Manhattan prosecutor may pursue Trump's financial records, denies Congress access for now
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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 …
Washington Post:
Michael Cohen taken back into federal custody
Discussion: CNBC, National Review and Breitbart
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 …
Discussion: Axios, The Hill and The Week
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.”
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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 …
Marc A. Thiessen / Washington Post:
An interview with President Trump: ‘The real hate is the hate from the other side’  —  This column is the first of two I'm writing based on my interview with President Trump on Wednesday.  —  As I walked into to the Oval Office, President Trump was going over new polls — some internal …
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Durham, under pressure to wrap up investigation, could ‘punt’ to after Election Day: source  —  Durham is working expeditiously to try to finish the probe by the end of summer  —  EXCLUSIVE: U.S. Attorney John Durham is under pressure to wrap up his investigation into the origins …
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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 …
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.
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Washington Post:
Judge asks appeals court to revive Michael Flynn case, permit review of DOJ dismissal
Discussion: The Western Journal
Gregg Re / Fox News:
Judge refuses to dismiss Flynn case, petitions full appellate court
Discussion: Power Line
Eric Levai / The Daily Dot:
White House press secretary's parents received millions in PPP loans  —  She's criticized ‘welfare recipients’ before.  —  White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany's parents received millions of dollars in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, according to data released by the Small Business Administration this week.
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Molly Jong-Fast / The Daily Beast:   Mary Trump's Book Gives ‘Crazy Uncle’ a Whole New Meaning
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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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.
Robin Wright / New Yorker:
Trump's Impeachment Revenge: Alexander Vindman Is Bullied Into Retiring  —  Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, in full-dress Army uniform and with a Purple Heart pinned to his chest, ended his opening statement during the impeachment hearings on President Trump last fall by addressing his father.
ABC News:
Ghislaine Maxwell given paper clothes at correctional center to avoid suicide attempt: Sources  —  Jeffrey Epstein, her associate, died by suicide in jail last August.  —  Ghislane Maxwell, the recently arrested confidant of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, was given paper clothes upon checking …
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Washington Post:
Investigation rebukes Commerce Department for siding with Trump over forecasters during Hurricane Dorian  —  Report confirms Commerce officials responded to orders from the White House.  —  The Commerce Department inspector general issued a delayed and harshly critical report laying …
Washington Post:
CDC feels pressure from Trump as rift grows 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” …
National Review:
It's Come to This — We Must Defend Matt Yglesias  —  Oh, for goodness' sake, they're going to make us defend Matthew @#$%&!ing Yglesias.  —  We can think of a dozen reasons to criticize Yglesias, but the Vox writer currently is under fire for signing a letter critical of “cancel culture.”
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 …
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.
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.
Olivia Nuzzi / New York Magazine:
The Unburdened Believer  —  On the morning of May 19, Larry Kudlow was booked as a guest on the Fox Business channel.  This in itself wasn't unusual.  As the National Economic Council director, the former CNBC host is a natural show pony in the stable of officials whose duties entail regular appearances …
KAJA-TV:
Nueces County Medical Examiners Office not taking COVID-19 victims  —  CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Nueces County Medical Examiners Office is not receiving the bodies of those who have died from COVID-19.  —  Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales said she received a letter yesterday …
Robert T. Garrett / Dallas Morning News:
As Texas sets 3 more single-day records on coronavirus, Gov. Greg Abbott predicts next week will ‘look worse’  —  Texans may not be accustomed to wearing masks, but that's ‘the only strategy we have left to avoid having our economy shut down again,’ he pleaded.
David Mack / BuzzFeed News:
Robert Fuller's Death Has Officially Been Declared A Suicide  —  Robert Fuller's body was found hanging from a tree in Palmdale, California, last month.  His case attracted national attention after his family said they didn't believe he was suicidal.  —  Copy
Discussion: Deseret News
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 …
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
New York Times:
Coronavirus Live Updates: The Surge in U.S. Cases Is Driven Largely by States That Reopened Early  —  Florida breaks its record for deaths in a single day.  The T.S.A. said more than a thousand of its employees had tested positive.  —  RIGHT NOW The interim president of Bolivia became …
Joshua Ceballos / Miami New Times:
Trump National Doral Could Become a Hurricane Shelter — Possibly Violating U.S. Constitution … In its ongoing efforts to plan for hurricane season amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Miami-Dade County is negotiating with Trump National Doral Miami to use the resort's hotel as an emergency shelter.
J. Edward Moreno / The Hill:
NYPD retirements surge over 400 percent amid tensions with mayor  —  The New York Police Department (NYPD) is reporting a surge in retirements amid tensions between officers and city officials including Mayor Bill de Blasio (D).  —  In the last week alone, 179 NYPD officers have filed …
Alexandra Sifferlin / Medium Coronavirus Blog:
This Is What Happens When You Can't Trust Official Coronavirus Advice  —  The U.S. has formal and informal coronavirus guidance — and it's confusing and dangerous  —  If trust is the currency of leadership, then the United States is running on overdraft — and it's costing American lives.
Discussion: HillReporter.com
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.
 
 
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Zack Budryk / The Hill:
Kentucky to mandate masks in public amid ‘explosion’ of coronavirus
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Cassandra Pollock / The Texas Tribune:
Texas GOP sues Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner over canceled in-person convention
Discussion: Off the Kuff, Raw Story and NPR
Ernesto Macias / Interview Magazine:
Ask a Sane Person: Jia Tolentino on Practicing the Discipline of Hope
David Weigel / Washington Post:
The Trailer: Joe Biden has shifted left
Discussion: NBC News, Breitbart and Fox News
Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Judge bars Richmond from removing more Confederate statues; Ashe family urges memorial's removal
Discussion: The Hill
Connor O'Brien / Politico:
Milley says Confederates committed ‘treason,’ backs review of Army base names
Bloomberg:
U.S. Daily Cases Top 60,000; Record Texas Deaths: Virus Update
U.S. Department of Justice:
Researcher Charged with Illegally Using U.S. Grant Funds to Develop Scientific Expertise for China
Discussion: Fox News and The Daily Caller
 Earlier Items: 
Andrew Buncombe / The Independent:
I was arrested, jailed and assaulted by a guard. My ‘crime’? Being a journalist in Trump's America
Dan Bongino / Media Matters for America:
Fox News contributor: “You can take your mask mandate, and shove it right up your ass”
Discussion: The Daily Beast
U.S. Department of the Treasury:
Treasury Sanctions Chinese Entity and Officials Pursuant to Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act
Ronald Brownstein / The Atlantic:
Trump's America Is Slipping Away
Discussion: Raw Story
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
I've Seen a Future Without Cars, and It's Amazing
Stella Morabito / The Federalist:
Why Do So Many White Women Hate Themselves?