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11:40 PM ET, June 12, 2021

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Tony Plohetski / Austin American-Statesman:
Austin police arrest one of two suspects involved in downtown shooting that left 14 injured  —  Editor's note: Due to the magnitude of this shooting as a matter of public safety, the Statesman is making this story free for everyone to read.  Statesman journalists are working to find …
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Alta Spells / CNN:
At least 13 people were injured in a shooting in downtown Austin, authorities say  —  (CNN)At least 13 people were injured early Saturday morning in a shooting in downtown Austin, Texas, officials said.  —  Two of the people injured are in critical condition, Austin Interim Chief …
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E.J. Dionne / Washington Post:
There's no escape from holding Trump accountable  —  It was inevitable that the Trump administration's politically motivated misuse of the investigative arms of government would burst into public view and demand accountability.  That moment is upon us.  —  The revelation that the Trump …
Discussion: The Hill, The Canary and UPI
Charlie Savage / New York Times:   Garland Confronts Long-Building Crisis Over Leak Inquiries and Journalism
Washington Post:
Trump's shadow still looms over cloudy skies at G-7 summit  —  CARBIS BAY, England — Addressing U.S. troops shortly after his arrival in England this past week, President Biden took pains to stress the importance of working with allied nations, emphasizing a partnership “grounded on democratic ideals and a shared vision of the future.”
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CNN:
Biden causes sighs of relief among world leaders even as G7 divisions linger  —  (CNN)When President Donald Trump used his elbows at international summits, it was to throw them — on trade, on Russia and, once, they helped him remove the Montenegrin prime minister from his path to a photo-op.
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
G7 Live Updates: Biden and Putin Won't Hold a Joint News Conference
Anita Kumar / Politico:
Biden revels in Trump's absence from the world stage
Associated Press:
The Latest: Climate change protests hit beach near G7 summit
Tom Nichols / USA Today:
I said I couldn't stand Indian food.  Then a Twitter friend took me to dinner.  —  This is a story about the internet, the spontaneous generosity of thousands of people and the healing power of food.  Or, the healing power of lamb.  —  This is a story about how the internet and social media …
Kaitlan Collins / CNN:
New book suggests Birx wanted Trump to lose presidential election  —  (CNN)A new book written by one of President Joe Biden's top coronavirus advisers suggests Dr. Deborah Birx hoped former President Donald Trump would lose the 2020 presidential election.  —  In “Preventable,” …
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Republican attacks on Biden agenda can't break through conservative media's culture wars  —  Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) started off talking about the cancellation of a domestic oil pipeline, the job losses and higher gas prices, key kitchen-table items that Republicans believe will be critical to winning back the majority next year.
Discussion: Raw Story and Hackwhackers
Molly McKew / Great Power:
Belarus sharpens a weapon of “irregular migration” against Lithuania  —  As Lukashenko cracks down, Lithuania steps up to help the Belarusian opposition — and finds itself the target of new hybrid measures from Minsk  —  Over the past few weeks, hundreds of migrants, primarily from Iraq …
Erin Doherty / Axios:
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she doesn't “believe in evolution”  —  Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said this week she does not “believe in evolution,” adding, “I don't believe in that type of so-called science.”  —  What she's saying: Greene leaned on religion to explain the origins of the coronavirus.
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Steve Contorno / Tampa Bay Times:   Marjorie Taylor Greene to headline Hillsborough GOP dinner this summer
Josh Boak / Associated Press:
Biden to name Pulse Nightclub a national memorial  —  President Joe Biden said on the fifth anniversary of a mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that he will sign a bill naming the site as a national memorial.  —  The deadliest attack on the LGBTQ community …
W. James Antle III / MSN:
Democrats claim to care about truth — until it's something they got wrong about Trump  —  Since June 1 last year, it has been accepted as an article of faith that then-President Donald Trump ordered a group of peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters to be cleared from Lafayette Square across …
Discussion: Breitbart and The Daily Signal
BuzzFeed News:
Trump's State Department Officials Fought Over Whether The Coronavirus Was A Chinese Bioweapon  —  In the final days of the Trump administration, the State Department was embroiled in a bitter dispute over China's role in the origins of COVID-19 that's now spilling into public view.
Discussion: Raw Story and Nuclear Diner
Harry Enten / CNN:
Most blue states will make Biden's July 4 vaccine goal.  The red ones won't.  —  (CNN)The United States looks increasingly unlikely to reach President Joe Biden's July 4 vaccine goal.  We need at least 70% of all adults to have one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, and we're on pace to have somewhere between 67% and 68%.
Discussion: RedState, ABC News and KVIA-TV
 
 
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YouTube Suspends Sen. Ron Johnson for Spreading Coronavirus Misinformation
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