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11:45 AM ET, July 13, 2020

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Washington Post:
Redskins to retire team name Monday; new name to be revealed later  —  The Washington Redskins plan to announce Monday morning that they will change their team name, three people with knowledge of the situation confirmed Sunday night.  The team is not expected to reveal a new name until a later date.
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USA Today:   Washington NFL team to announce retirement of ‘Redskins’ nickname, reveal new name Monday
Robert McCartney / Washington Post:
Corporate money, Black Lives Matter protests and elites' opinion drove Redskins name change
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Trump's rage at Fauci just boomeranged back on him  —  President Trump was probably thrilled when he learned that aides sent reporters opposition-research-style bullet points about Anthony S. Fauci.  After all, we're told, Trump is a “counter-puncher,” and Fauci has made him look bad …
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ABC News:
White House seeks to discredit Fauci in memo leaked to reporters  —  Administration sources say he's sometimes referred to as “Dr. Gloom and Doom.”  —  The White House has taken the unusual step of attacking a member of its coronavirus task force, by providing a document to several media outlets …
Discussion: The Hill, NBC News and The Mahablog
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
The White House's maligning of Anthony Fauci, annotated
Discussion: Vanity Fair, The Hill and The Guardian
Hillel Italie / Associated Press:
Former Mueller prosecutor writing book on investigation  —  NEW YORK (AP) — A top prosecutor for special counsel Robert Mueller has a book coming out this fall about the two-year investigation into the alleged ties between Russia and the 2016 campaign of President Donald Trump.
Discussion: Axios and The Daily Caller
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Martin Pengelly / The Guardian:
Top Mueller lawyer to publish insider account of Trump-Russia investigation
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Political Wire
New York Times:
Choke Point for U.S. Coronavirus Response: The Fax Machine  —  Before public health officials can manage the pandemic, they must deal with a broken data system that sends incomplete results in formats they can't easily use.  —  Public health officials in Houston are struggling to keep …
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows lays traps to find suspected leakers  —  President Trump's chief of staff, Mark Meadows, has told several White House staffers he's fed specific nuggets of information to suspected leakers to see if they pass them on to reporters — a trap that would confirm his suspicions.
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Ian Sample / The Guardian:
Immunity to Covid-19 could be lost in months, UK study suggests  —  Exclusive: King's College London team found steep drops in patients' antibody levels three months after infection  —  People who have recovered from Covid-19 may lose their immunity to the disease within months …
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D. Clay Ackerly / Vox:   My patient caught Covid-19 twice. So long to herd immunity hopes.
Alison Flood / The Guardian:
Donald Trump Jr's new anti-Biden book misplaces apostrophe in title  —  Liberal Privilege, which he is self-publishing in August, is subtitled 'Joe Biden and the Democrat's Defense of the Indefensible'  —  Donald Trump Jr appears to have forgotten one of the cardinal rules of the apostrophe …
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Zeke Miller / Associated Press:
Trump's reelection operation hires 1,500 field staffers
Discussion: The Hill
Chris McGreal / The Guardian:
'He's in trouble here': can Trump win this critical swing state again?  —  If he's to stay in power, Trump needs to repeat his victory in Wisconsin.  But the landscape is very different now - and support is shrinking  —  Donald Trump claimed to have done so much for African Americans …
Discussion: Raw Story
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Richard North Patterson / The Bulwark:
Trump Is Cornered. Here's Why.
Discussion: Raw Story and Daily Kos
Mick Mulvaney / CNBC:
Op-ed: The next stimulus bill should focus on dealing with Covid-19  — If we are going to borrow hundreds of billions of dollars, let's do it to treat the cause of our economic illness, not just the symptoms, writes Mick Mulvaney.  —  By now everyone expects that Congress will pass another stimulus package.
Pam Fessler / NPR:
Signed, Sealed, Undelivered: Thousands Of Mail-In Ballots Rejected For Tardiness  —  Toggle more options  —  Mail-in voting, which tens of millions of Americans are expected to use this November, is fraught with potential problems.  Hundreds of thousands of ballots go uncounted each year …
Wall Street Journal:
Connecticut Bet Big on the Suburbs.  That Might Finally Pay Off.  —  One of the nation's most troubled states hopes to capitalize on interest from New Yorkers looking to escape the city  —  WESTON, Conn.—It took a global pandemic and a severe economic downturn to do what once seemed impossible …
Megan Brenan / Gallup:
Americans' Face Mask Usage Varies Greatly by Demographics  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — It has been more than three months since the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reversed course and recommended that Americans wear face masks in public to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
Politico:
‘Adapt immediately or find a new job’: Senate GOP confronts fundraising emergency  —  Last month, the National Republican Senatorial Committee prepared a slideshow for Senate chiefs of staff full of bleak numbers about the party's failure to compete with Democrats on digital fundraising.
Discussion: The Week and Raw Story
CNN:
New York should prosecute Roger Stone  —  Opinion by Gerald B. Lefcourt and Robert C. Gottlieb  —  Gerald B. Lefcourt is past president of the National Association of Criminal Lawyers, a founder of the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, founder and past president of the New York Criminal Bar Association.
David Marchese / New York Times:
Oliver Stone thinks Hollywood has gone crazy.  —  Beginning in 1986 with the release of his films “Salvador” and “Platoon,” Oliver Stone kicked off a decade-long run of remarkable success.  Many of the controversial and stylistically brash films that he made during this era were box-office hits …
Daniel Horowitz / Conservative Review:
Man accused of murdering 11-year-old at July 4 BBQ in DC was released under coronavirus jailbreak  —  The same flat-earth “science” being used as a pretext to criminalize Americans for not wearing masks has been used to release violent criminals.  Now, another one of those released …
Lawrence Wright / New Yorker:
How Pandemics Wreak Havoc—and Open Minds  —  The plague marked the end of the Middle Ages and the start of a great cultural renewal.  Could the coronavirus, for all its destruction, offer a similar opportunity for radical change?  —  Great crises tend to bring profound social change …
Michael Kruse / Politico:
‘He Is and Always Will Be a Terrified Little Boy’  —  Donald Trump is the damaged product of an absent mother and a sociopathic father.  —  That's in essence Mary Trump's assessment in her ultra-anticipated instant bestseller that's due out Tuesday—Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man.
Discussion: Deadline
New York Post:
NYC sees 15 shootings in 15-hour span as gun violence surge continues  —  New York City's plague of gun crime continued this weekend — with 15 people shot in the same number of hours since midday Saturday, police sources told The Post.  —  The shootings — including a 21-year-old man left fighting …
NBC New York:
New York City Without Coronavirus Deaths Four Months After First Report  —  New York City health officials reported zero deaths related to the novel coronavirus four months after the state's first official death was recorded on March 11.  —  According to initial data reported by the NYC Department …
Discussion: Axios, The Hill, Twitchy, Bloomberg and Fox News
Jim Geraghty / National Review:
The Case for Reopening Schools  —  On the menu today: My reader who is the head of research for a top-ten hospital weighs in on how to get kids back into classrooms safely this fall, a blathering Biden comment I missed that could have gotten his Twitter account suspended …
Discussion: Louder With Crowder
Nomaan Merchant / Associated Press:
Court refuses to order Houston to host Texas GOP gathering  —  HOUSTON (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court on Monday upheld Houston's refusal to allow the state Republican convention to hold in-person events in the city due to the coronavirus pandemic.  —  The court dismissed an appeal …
Bloomberg Law:
Covid-19 Reinvades U.S. States That Already Beat It Back Once  —  Listen  —  The first states to endure the coronavirus this spring hoped the worst would be behind them.  —  Instead, the virus is coming back.  —  Many places that suffered most in the first wave of infections …
Kevin Draper / New York Times:
ESPN Employees Say Racism Endures Behind the Camera  —  In meetings and conversations among colleagues, ESPN employees have criticized the career pipeline and diversity of top leadership, eliciting a promise from executives to do better.  —  The nationwide conversation over systemic racism …
 
 
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Hugh Hewitt / Washington Post:
Biden is the wrong choice to lead the West through Cold War 2.0
Susannah Bryan / Sun-Sentinel:
Florida's 15,300 new COVID-19 cases sets a new U.S. pandemic record, topping New York's April 4 peak
Discussion: Redstate and Raw Story
James Downie / Washington Post:
Betsy DeVos wants you to ignore reality
Discussion: The Guardian, CNN and Fox News
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Understanding the mysterious group of Never Trumpers
Vik Khanna / The Federalist:
How Hospitals' Refusal To Prepare For A Pandemic Screwed America
Dana Rubinstein / New York Times:
Rich New Yorkers Aren't Filling Out the Census. Poor New Yorkers May Suffer.
Elizabeth Doran / Syracuse Post-Standard:
At least 16 sick after coronavirus exposure at DeWitt in-home day care: 'Take this seriously …
 Earlier Items: 
Astead W. Herndon / New York Times:
George Soros's Foundation Pours $220 Million Into Racial Equality Push
Lawrence Krauss / Wall Street Journal:
The Ideological Corruption of Science
Discussion: National Review
New York Times:
Inside the White House, a Gun Industry Lobbyist Delivers for His Former Patrons
Washington Post:
President Trump has made more than 20,000 false or misleading claims
Washington Post:
Long delays in getting test results hobble coronavirus response
Ben Smith / New York Times:
While America Looks Away, Autocrats Crack Down on Digital News Sites