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1:05 PM 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
New York Times:
Redskins to Drop Name, Yielding to Pressure From Sponsors and Activists
Discussion: The Hill, Axios and The Root
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 …
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Trump's attacks on Fauci and other experts reinforce that he'd rather Americans be confused than concerned
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: IJR, POLITICUSUSA and Political Wire
John Bowden / The Hill:
Top Mueller prosecutor: ‘We could have done more’ in Russia investigation
Richard North Patterson / The Bulwark:
Trump Is Cornered.  Here's Why.  —  The pandemic.  Race relations.  Unemployment.  And more—including his own unlikable self.  —  The electoral dynamics have already hardened.  Donald Trump will lose if everyone who wants to vote can.  His remaining hope is to choose his own electorate.
Discussion: Raw Story and Daily Kos
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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 …
Chris McGreal / The Guardian:
'He's in trouble here': can Trump win this critical swing state again?
Discussion: Raw Story
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 …
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 …
Discussion: The Daily Caller and New York Post
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D. Clay Ackerly / Vox:   My patient caught Covid-19 twice. So long to herd immunity hopes.
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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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.
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 …
Discussion: IJR
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
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Trump Warns That Biden Presidency Would Be Disaster (for Ratings)  —  Last month, when asked what new goals he would accomplish in a second term, President Trump rambled so incoherently his allies responded with public distress.  The answer was so bad that his unofficial spokesperson Sean Hannity offered …
Kyle Daly / Axios:
Online conspiracy theory links child trafficking to Wayfair furniture sales  —  Platforms including Reddit, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube have been playing host to a baseless conspiracy theory that picked up steam over the weekend claiming that furniture e-tailer Wayfair is a front for human trafficking.
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.
Elizabeth Doran / Syracuse Post-Standard:
At least 16 sick after coronavirus exposure at DeWitt in-home day care: ‘Take this seriously ... stay home if sick at all’  —  DeWitt, N.Y. — At least 16 children and adults have come down with the coronavirus after it spread from contact at a DeWitt family in-home child care.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Jane Mayer / New Yorker:
How Trump Is Helping Tycoons Exploit the Pandemic  —  The secretive titan behind one of America's largest poultry companies, who is also one of the President's top donors, is ruthlessly leveraging the coronavirus crisis—and his vast fortune—to strip workers of protections.
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.
CBS New York:
1-Year-Old Boy Shot To Death In Stroller Outside Brooklyn Playground: ‘When Does This Stop?’  —  NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - A 1-year-old boy was shot to death overnight near a playground in Brooklyn.  —  Police said the child was sitting in a stroller with a group of people having a barbecue when gunfire erupted.
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 …
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 …
 
 
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Michael R. Gordon / Wall Street Journal:
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Bryan Pietsch / New York Times:
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New York Times:
Coronavirus Live Updates: 17 States Sue Trump Administration Over Rule That Could Revoke Visas for Foreign Students
Matt Gertz / Media Matters for America:
STUDY: Trump live-tweeted his television nearly 300 times in the first six months of 2020
Patrick Rucker / ProPublica:
Trump Financial Regulator Quietly Shelved Discrimination Probes Into Bank of America and Other Lenders
Jim Geraghty / National Review:
The Case for Reopening Schools
Discussion: Louder With Crowder
Daniel Horowitz / Conservative Review:
Man accused of murdering 11-year-old at July 4 BBQ in DC was released under coronavirus jailbreak
 Earlier Items: 
Kevin Draper / New York Times:
ESPN Employees Say Racism Endures Behind the Camera
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
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
Mike Allen / Axios:
Roger Stone says he plans to campaign for Trump
Washington Post:
President Trump has made more than 20,000 false or misleading claims
Discussion: The Guardian