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11:20 AM ET, August 2, 2020

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Kyle Swenson / Washington Post:
Ten bucks left, no place to go: How the pandemic and a broken unemployment system are upending people's lives  —  He had five days to move out of the house in Brightwood Park, and now Daniel Vought stood looking at the plastic crates stacked in the living room holding his things.  T-shirts.
Holly Otterbein / Politico:
'Hating Joe Biden doesn't juice up their base': Key swing state slips away from Trump  —  PHILADELPHIA — Senior citizens and suburban voters are sinking President Donald Trump's campaign across the country.  —  But here in Pennsylvania — home to one of the largest populations of residents age 65 …
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Washington Post:
Trump's campaign in crisis as aides attempt August reset before time runs out
Discussion: Raw Story and New York Times
Associated Press:   Biden eyes major foreign policy shifts if he wins
Kevin Freking / Associated Press:
GOP: Renomination of Trump to be held in private  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The vote to renominate President Donald Trump is set to be conducted in private later this month, without members of the press present, a spokeswoman for the Republican National Convention, citing the coronavirus.
Discussion: Axios
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Eli Saslow / Washington Post:
'I'm sorry, but it's a fantasy' … This is my choice, but I'm starting to wish that it wasn't.  I don't feel qualified.  I've been a superintendent for 20 years, so I guess I should be used to making decisions, but I keep getting lost in my head.  I'll be in my office looking at a blank computer screen …
Isaac Stanley-Becker / Washington Post:
How the Trump campaign came to court QAnon, the online conspiracy movement identified by the FBI as a violent threat  —  Outside the Las Vegas Convention Center, Kayleigh McEnany raised a microphone to a mega-fan and asked what it felt like to be acknowledged by President Trump at his February rally in Sin City.
Reuters:
Pelosi says she has no confidence in White House coronavirus adviser Birx  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday she does not have confidence in White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx, linking her to disinformation about the virus spread by President Donald Trump.
Discussion: Politico, ABC News and The Daily Caller
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Wilford Brimley Dead / TMZ.com:
Wilford Brimley, Face of Quaker Oats & Diabetes Campaigns, Dead at 85  —  Wilford Brimley — an iconic actor who was the face of Quaker Oats for years, as well as a spokesperson for diabetes education — has died ... a rep tells TMZ.  —  We're told Brimley passed away Saturday morning at his home in Utah.
Christina Goldbaum / New York Times:
Is the Subway Risky?  It May Be Safer Than You Think  —  New studies in Europe and Asia suggest that riding public transportation is not a major source of transmission for the coronavirus.  —  Five months after the coronavirus outbreak engulfed New York City, riders are still staying away …
Discussion: Gothamist
Nic Robertson / CNN:
Trump's Germany troops pullout may be his last gift to Putin before the election  —  Biden adviser: Trump is trying to take digs at Merkel  —  London (CNN)Since he came to office, US President Donald Trump has obsessively picked at the ties that bind America to its allies.
Discussion: Raw Story
Washington Post:
Trump keeps promising an overhaul of the nation's health-care system that never arrives  —  It was a bold claim when President Trump said that he was about to produce an overhaul of the nation's health-care system, at last doing away with the Affordable Care Act, which he has long promised to abolish.
Jon Brown / The Daily Wire:
DC Mayor Exempts John Lewis Funeral Attendees From City's Quarantine Restrictions  —  Lawmakers who attended the funeral of late Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) in Atlanta earlier this week are exempt from Washington, D.C.'s, self-quarantine restrictions, according to District Mayor Muriel Bowser's office.
Aaron Keller / Law & Crime:
Ghislaine Maxwell Bashes the Miami Herald as Appeals Court Delays Upcoming Document Dump  —  Ghislaine Maxwell, who faces federal criminal charges of enticement of a minor to engage in illegal sex acts, transportation of a minor to engage in illegal sex acts, conspiracy, and perjury …
Jason Owens / Yahoo Sports:
Thunder players all kneel during anthem after threat from Oklahoma lawmaker  —  By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's  —  Oklahoma City Thunder players did not heed a lawmaker's threat about kneeling during the national anthem.  —  All the Thunder players knelt on Saturday alongside
Discussion: INSIDER and KRON4
New York Times:
After Plummeting, the Virus Soars Back in the Midwest  —  States like Missouri, Illinois and Wisconsin are riding a frustrating seesaw during the pandemic, with new coronavirus cases rising again after apparent progress.  —  CHICAGO — First, the Pacific Northwest and the Northeast …
Discussion: Common Dreams
CBS News:
Biden has edge in North Carolina and race is tight in Georgia - CBS News Battleground Tracker poll  —  It's another two states and another two competitive contests, as concern about President Trump's handling of coronavirus continues to take a political toll on him.
Betsy Woodruff Swan / Politico:
Cuccinelli relaxed oversight of DHS intel office  —  Before the Department of Homeland Security's intelligence arm put together intelligence reports about journalists, its leaders advocated for less internal oversight of the office.  —  Several months ago, the leadership of the Office …
Richard Wolffe / The Guardian:
Could this anti-Trump Republican group take down the president?  —  Savage attack ads from a well-funded group of dissident Republicans are aiming to sway a key sliver of opinion in swing states  —  Amid all the noise of an election involving Donald Trump - all the inflammatory tweets …
Discussion: Raw Story
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Roxanne Roberts / Washington Post:
The Lincoln Project's plan for preserving the union: Drive Trump out of office by driving him nuts
Discussion: Mediaite
Jordan Davidson / The Federalist:
As They Turn To Burning Bibles, Portland Rioters Show Their True Colors  —  While rioters previously attacked federal buildings, businesses, and even officers, this weekend, they found a new target: Bibles.  —  A video posted to Twitter on Saturday shows rioters holding Black Lives Matter signs tossing Bibles into a fire.
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Isabel Vincent / New York Post:
Protesters burn Bible, American flag as tensions rise in Portland
Discussion: The Daily Caller and KOIN-TV
12news.com:
Arizona Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva tests positive for coronavirus  —  Grijalva, 72, said in a statement that he has no symptoms and feels fine, but will self quarantine.  —  WASHINGTON — Arizona Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva announced Saturday he has tested positive for coronavirus while in Washington D.C.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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Jack Brewster / Forbes:
Twitter Cracked Down On QAnon—But Candidates Touting The Conspiracy Still Thrive There
Discussion: The Guardian
James Arkin / Politico:
GOP dread over possible Kobach nomination in Kansas
Discussion: Raw Story
New York Times:
Voting by Mail Is Crucial for Democracy
Discussion: CNN, Raw Story and Daily Kos
USA Today:
Trump meets with Florida sheriffs who had attended conference with COVID-positive colleague
Libby Cathey / ABC News:
The voice of the late Rep. John Lewis echoes in the Capitol during ceremony
Geir Moulson / Associated Press:
Thousands protest in Berlin against coronavirus restrictions
Discussion: DW.COM, Power Line and Axios
Courier-Journal:
Cuban community plans rally at NuLu restaurant in response to Black Lives Matter demands
 Earlier Items: 
CNN:
I'm ready to call our sister in the movement for justice Madam Vice President Kamala Harris
Discussion: The Hill
Sarah Lyall / New York Times:
In Trumpworld, the Grown-Ups in the Room All Left, and Got Book Deals
Daniel Goldman / Washington Post:
Barr would fire Barr if he were any other Justice Department lawyer
Kate Bennett / CNN:
Private school attended by Barron Trump prohibited from in-person learning until October as President pushes openings
Discussion: WTOP
Ben Jacobs / New York Magazine:
Kanye West Is Still Trying to Get on the Ballot
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Kelly Loeffler takes BLM criticism to host with white supremacist ties
Discussion: Raw Story
Karoun Demirjian / Washington Post:
Democrats demand answers from U.S. ambassador after reports he asked Brazil for favor to help Trump in 2020