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9:20 AM ET, July 9, 2020

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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 …
Discussion: Axios, TVNewser, Mediaite, Twitchy and Variety
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Jeremy Barr / Washington Post:
Joy Reid named new MSNBC host for 7 p.m. hour  —  MSNBC has picked Joy Reid to fill one of the network's most important pieces of real estate, the 7 p.m. hour that was vacated by longtime host Chris Matthews in early March.  —  When Reid debuts her new show, “The ReidOut,” on July 20 …
NBC Universal:
MSNBC NAMES JOY REID AS THE HOST OF “THE REIDOUT” - WEEKNIGHTS AT 7PM ET ON MSNBC  —  New Evening Program Premieres Monday, July 20  —  MSNBC anchor Joy Reid has been named host of “The ReidOut,” a new weeknight evening program at 7 p.m. ET that will premiere Monday, July 20 on MSNBC.
Sean Murphy / Associated Press:
Health official: Trump rally ‘likely’ source of virus surge  —  FILE - In this March 17, 2020, file photo, Tulsa Health Department director Dr. Bruce Dart takes part in a news conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa that drew thousands of people in late June …
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CNN:
Tulsa sees Covid-19 surge in the wake of Trump's June rally  —  (CNN)The city of Tulsa is experiencing a surge in coronavirus cases, a little over 2 weeks after President Donald Trump held a campaign rally in an indoor arena there.  —  Dr. Bruce Dart, Executive Director of the Tulsa Health Department …
NBC New York:
Street in Front of Trump Tower Closes for Black Lives Matter Mural  —  Work on what President Trump called a “symbol of hate” was supposed to start last week before being postponed abruptly  —  New York City will start painting “Black Lives Matter” on Fifth Avenue directly in front …
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David Maddox / Daily Express:
Trump SHOCK election poll: Black Lives Matter protests will get Trump re-elected
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Ella Torres / ABC News:   California couple charged with hate crime for allegedly vandalizing Black Lives Matter mural
William Wan / Washington Post:
America is running short on masks, gowns and gloves.  Again.  —  Health-care workers are scrambling for supplies and reusing equipment as the coronavirus pandemic surges  —  Health-care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic are encountering shortages of masks, gowns …
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Washington Post:   Surge in virus hospitalizations strains hospitals in several states
Andrew Jacobs / New York Times:
Grave Shortages of Protective Gear Flare Again as Covid Cases Surge
Discussion: Deadline
Wall Street Journal:
Biden Looks to Curb Covid-19 Economic Damage With ‘Buy American’ Plan  —  Presumptive Democratic nominee to propose in Pennsylvania speech limiting dependence on imports for critical medical supplies  —  WASHINGTON—Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected Thursday to outline a plan …
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Maegan Vazquez / CNN:
Trump granted another 45-day extension to file annual financial disclosure  —  (CNN)President Donald Trump has been granted a second 45-day extension to submit his annual financial disclosure form, a White House official told CNN on Wednesday.  —  “The President has a complicated report …
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Wall Street Journal:
FBI Probes Chinese Exile, Including Work With Former Trump Aide Steve Bannon  —  Feds question source of funds for media company tied to Guo Wengui  —  The FBI is examining exiled Chinese businessman Guo Wengui and the money used to fund his media efforts in the U.S., including his work with Steve Bannon …
Discussion: Raw Story
Henry Olsen / Washington Post:
This year's Senate races spell disaster for the Republican Party  —  Republicans are beginning to gird themselves for a landslide defeat for President Trump that drags the entire party down.  It could be even worse than they think.  —  Elections in both the House and Senate are increasingly syncing with broader presidential races.
Discussion: CNN and Raw Story
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Seung Min Kim / Washington Post:
Trump who?  Senate GOP candidates in tight races avoid any mention of the president in campaign ads.  —  In his most recent television ad, Colorado's Cory Gardner cheerfully touts an outdoor conservation bill he recently wrote.  Arizona's Martha McSally denounces “communist China” in her 30-second clips.
Marja Novak / Reuters:
U.S. first lady Melania Trump statue set on fire in Slovenia  —  ROZNO, Slovenia (Reuters) - A wooden sculpture of U.S. first lady Melania Trump was torched near her hometown of Sevnica, Slovenia, on the night of July Fourth, as Americans celebrated U.S. Independence Day, said the artist who commissioned the sculpture.
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Rebecca Klar / The Hill:
Statue of Melania Trump set on fire in Slovenia
Discussion: New York Post and The Daily Caller
Heather Mac Donald / Wall Street Journal:
I Cited Their Study, So They Disavowed It  —  If scientists retract research that challenges reigning orthodoxies, politics will drive scholarship.  —  The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is a peer-reviewed journal that claims to publish “only the highest quality scientific research.”
Discussion: TheBlaze
Abid Rahman / Hollywood Reporter:
Rudy Giuliani Calls New York Police After Being Pranked by Sacha Baron Cohen  —  Just a few weeks after the ‘Who is America?’ star made a clandestine appearance at a far-right rally, he managed to trick Donald Trump's personal attorney into an interview.  —  Sacha Baron Cohen strikes again.
Discussion: Page Six, Mediaite and Deadline
Elaine Glusac / New York Times:
On Some Planes, Empty Rows While Passengers Crowd Together  —  Airlines vowed to bring social distancing to the air.  In practice, some are and some aren't.  —  On a June 30 flight on American Airlines from Dallas to Newark, Joy Gonzalez, an aviation engineer based in Seattle …
Discussion: Raw Story
New York Post:
NYPD limits retirement applications amid 400 percent surge this week  —  New York's Finest are putting in for retirement faster than the NYPD can handle — citing a lack of respect and the loss of overtime pay, The Post has learned.  —  A surge of city cops filing for retirement during …
Discussion: Townhall
NBC News:
As coronavirus surges, Houston confronts its hidden toll: People dying at home … HOUSTON — When Karen Salazar stopped by to check on her mother on the evening of June 22, she found her in worse shape than she expected.  Her mother, Felipa Medellín, 54, had been complaining …
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
Discussion: The Sun
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John Santucci / ABC News:
Widow of Trump's friend pushes back against Mary Trump SAT allegation, calls it false
Discussion: Raw Story
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.
Richard A. Oppel Jr / New York Times:
New Transcripts Detail Last Moments for George Floyd  —  “They'll kill me.  They'll kill me,” Mr. Floyd said, according to a body camera transcript in court filings by Thomas Lane, a former officer who wants the charges against him dismissed.  —  George Floyd told officers more than 20 times …
Discussion: Power Line, Law & Crime, Axios and The Week
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Holly Bailey / Washington Post:
George Floyd warned police he thought he would die because he couldn't breathe, according to body camera transcripts
Discussion: The Hill
Nancy Cook / Politico:
Trump's culture wars worked in 2016.  His aides worry the world has changed.  —  Donald Trump's team can agree on one thing: The president's latest Twitter outbursts and off-script grievances are hurting his reelection prospects.  —  That's about where the agreement ends.
Discussion: Raw Story
U.S. Department of Justice:
Attorney General William P. Barr Announces Launch of Operation Legend  —  Today, Attorney General William P. Barr announced the launch of Operation Legend, a sustained, systematic and coordinated law enforcement initiative across all federal law enforcement agencies working in conjunction …
CNN:
Manhattan federal prosecutor ousted by Barr to testify before House panel  —  White House now says Trump was involved in firing US attorney  —  (CNN)Geoffrey Berman, the former US attorney in Manhattan fired last month following a tense standoff with Attorney General William Barr …
CNN:
Jacksonville attorneys file lawsuit to block city from hosting Republican National Convention amid pandemic  —  Hahn: ‘Too early to tell’ if GOP convention will be safe  —  Washington (CNN)Several attorneys in Jacksonville, Florida, filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the city in an attempt …
Gregg Re / Fox News:
Obama admin shut down H1N1 testing, complicating Biden's attacks on Trump's coronavirus screening  —  Public health officials disagreed with Obama CDC's decision  —  Joe Biden is stepping up his attacks on the Trump administration's coronavirus testing management, saying Wednesday that …
Discussion: KNXV
Angelo Codevilla / The American Mind:
Scamocracy in America  —  How a fraudulent ruling class plundered our most precious inheritance.  —  Over the past fifty years the rules of public and even of private life in America have well-nigh reversed, along with the meaning of common words, e.g. marriage, merit, and equality.
Noga Tarnopolsky / The Daily Beast:
‘The Second Wave’ of COVID Hits Israel Like a Tsunami  —  Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, Israel has lost control of the contagion, the economy is cratering, unemployment's at 23 percent, and the new government is crumbling.  —  JERUSALEM—Like beachgoers informed there is no danger …
Margaret Wente / Quillette:
It Wasn't My Cancelation That Bothered Me.  It Was the Cowardice of Those Who Let It Happen  —  It doesn't take much to get cancelled these days.  Last month, my turn came around.  The experience was unpleasant, but also completely ludicrous.  And I learned a lot.  I learned how easily an institution will cave to a mob.
 
 
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Tom LoBianco / Business Insider:
GOP insiders say the Trump campaign has decided to lean into culture war because it can't make attacks on Biden stick
Danielle Wallace / Fox News:
Seattle held ‘segregated’ training session on ‘undoing whiteness,’ encouraged staffers …
Discussion: Althouse and Clayton Cramer
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
Congress's bipartisan national-service bill would be a powerful tonic for what's ailing America
Associated Press:
‘A hot mess’: Americans face testing delays as virus surges
Jenny Gross / New York Times:
Boeing Communications Chief Resigns Over 33-Year-Old Article
Discussion: Mother Jones
Politico:
Florida Democrats return PPP money amid scandal
Jake Offenhartz / Gothamist:
“You Seem To Have No Conscience”: Activists Stop Crown Heights Landlords From Evicting Tenants
Discussion: New York Post
Lindsey Ellefson / The Wrap:
Newsmax Whiffs in Nielsen Ratings Debut, Averages Just 21,000 Viewers in First Week
 Earlier Items: 
Politico:
Supreme Court set to decide who can see Trump's tax returns, financial records
Discussion: Washington Post
Zachary Folk / New York Post:
Oregon man driving stolen car crashes into woman driving another stolen car
Peter Beinart / New York Times:
I No Longer Believe in a Jewish State
Discussion: Jewish Insider
Alicia Adamczyk / CNBC:
32% of U.S. households missed their July housing payments
Discussion: Raw Story and Vox
Gabriel Sherman / Vanity Fair:
“We Have to Be Prepared for Trump Losing”: As Chaos Engulfs Trump Campaign, Ingraham …
Discussion: Raw Story and The Hill
About Facebook:
Removing Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior
Monmouth University Polling Institute:
Partisanship Drives Latest Shift in Race Relations Attitudes
Discussion: Washington Post