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5:20 PM ET, June 13, 2021

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New York Times:
Apple Is Said to Have Turned Over Data on Trump's White House Counsel in 2018  —  The company notified Donald F. McGahn II last month that it had been subpoenaed for his account information three years ago.  —  WASHINGTON — Apple told Donald F. McGahn II, the White House counsel …
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Katelyn Polantz / CNN:
Apple informed former White House counsel Don McGahn and wife that their records were sought by DOJ in 2018  —  (CNN)Former Trump White House counsel Don McGahn and his wife received disclosures from Apple last month that their account records were sought by the Justice Department in February 2018 …
Washington Post:
Trump's Justice Department secretly sought data from Apple on former White House counsel McGahn  —  The tech company Apple recently notified former White House counsel Donald McGahn and his wife that the Justice Department had secretly requested their information in 2018, an individual familiar with the request said Sunday.
Discussion: Bloomberg
Axios:
Netanyahu is out as new Israeli government survives confidence vote  —  Israel has a new prime minister for the first time since 2009 after a power-sharing government led by Naftali Bennett survived a confidence vote on Sunday.  Bennett was sworn in as prime minister.
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Haaretz:
Pics: Noam Moskowitz/Knesset, Gil COHEN-MAGEN, Ariel Zandberg  — Benny Gantz bashes Netanyahu: No political move justifies the conflict you create with the U.S.  — Joint List's Odeh: This is a bad government  — Netanyahu: We must prevent a Palestinian state
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Israel Approves Coalition Government, Ending Netanyahu's 12-Year Reign  —  The departing prime minister defiantly vows to stay on as leader of the opposition against Naftali Bennett and his coalition.  —  RIGHT NOW Netanyahu loses office for the first time in 12 years, making way for Naftali Bennett.
Zack Beauchamp / Vox:
The fall of “King Bibi”
Patrick Kingsley / New York Times:
A history-making vote, but with a perilously thin margin.
Discussion: Washington Post, Bloomberg and Slate
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Morgan Chalfant / The Hill:
Biden explains decision to avoid joint press conference with Putin
Evie Fordham / Fox News:
Biden, first lady join Queen for tea at Windsor Castle
Discussion: ABC News
Jonathan Lemire / Associated Press:
After G-7, Biden says he's reestablishing US credibility
Jordyn Phelps / ABC News:
Biden says ‘America is back at the table’ as 1st foreign trip continues
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Jackie Calmes / Yahoo News:
Op-Ed: My front row seat to the radicalization of the Republican Party  —  Since before he became president, Joe Biden has told crowds, “Folks, this is not your father's Republican Party.”  As a political reporter, I'd been hearing that lament since the late 1990s, from far better sources …
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John Harwood / CNN:
Washington Republicans have just one move  —  What's the question?  Just about anything important a Democratic president is asking.  —  Last week the issue was infrastructure.  President Joe Biden asked a few Republican senators to compromise within shouting distance of his plan …
Mark Grabowski / Washington Examiner:
Most of the media will sleep through the Biden years
Discussion: CNN
Tom Boggioni / Raw Story:
‘Exploited the crazies’: How the GOP used Trump's election lies to hide the fact that they're losing power  —  According to a report from the Guardian's Sam Levine, Republicans who have always dabbled in playing to the red meat crowd are now ramping up their efforts to use that voting bloc …
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Eric Deggans / NPR:
Tom Hanks Is A Non-Racist.  It's Time For Him To Be Anti-Racist  —  First, I must note how much I love Tom Hanks as a performer, Hollywood citizen and all-around stand-up guy.  —  Of course, he's a consummate actor, with two Oscars and starring roles in landmark films such as Philadelphia and Forrest Gump.
Discussion: Fox News and New York Times
Associated Press:
U.K. churchgoers stunned as Bidens join them at Sunday service … Churchgoers in a seaside resort in England say they have been left “gobsmacked” when U.S. President Joe Biden and the first lady Jill Biden dropped in for a Sunday service.  —  The Bidens are in Cornwall, southwest England …
Discussion: NBC News
Olivia Reingold / Politico:
Pompeo insists Covid-19 leaked from a Chinese lab  —  Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted on Sunday that Covid-19 originated from a Chinese lab.  —  “There's a pile of evidence a hundred feet high,” Pompeo said on “Fox News Sunday,” without offering specifics.
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Anthony Ruggiero / Washington Examiner:   The Biden administration's investigation into COVID-19's origins misses half of the problem
Travis Andrews / Washington Post:
Can astrology make sense of cryptocurrency?  Maren Altman and a million TikTok followers think so.  —  Maren Altman isn't a huge fan of TikTok.  —  “I'm a really serious person,” she said.  She rarely scrolls through her feed.  She can't stand most of it.  “I'm not into the trends or the jokes.”
Discussion: Althouse
Carol Robinson / al.com:
Christopher Sign, Birmingham TV anchor and former Alabama football player, dead in apparent suicide  —  Veteran TV newsman and former University of Alabama football player Christopher Sign died Saturday morning in an apparent suicide, according to police.  —  At 8:13 a.m. Saturday …
Albert Hunt / The Hill:
Time will tell: Kamala Harris's presidential prospects  —  A head-turning cartoon in the Raleigh News & Observer pictures President Biden in the Oval Office with a big inbox marked “Voter Rights, Immigration and Broadband Expansion.”  Next to it is a sign that says: “The Bucks Stops with Kamala.”
Discussion: Townhall
 
 
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NATO allies seek clarity on maintaining secure facilities in Afghanistan following troop withdrawal
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Long underrepresented in film and TV, Latinos are falling further behind
cnalysis:
Poll: Democrats Hold Slight Leads in 2021 Virginia Elections
Discussion: Blue Virginia
ABC News:
‘This Week’ Transcript 6-13-21: Secretary Antony Blinken & Rep. Michael McCaul
Discussion: Politico
 Earlier Items: 
The White House:
CARBIS BAY G7 SUMMIT COMMUNIQUÉ
Politico:
Voting kicks off in a New York City mayor's race like no other
Discussion: The Atlantic
Lauren Weber / Wall Street Journal:
Forget Going Back to the Office—People Are Just Quitting Instead
Heath Druzin / The Daily Beast:
This Militia-Fighting GOP Sheriff Thinks Jan. 6 Was Just the Start
Discussion: Raw Story
Jonathan Turley / The Hill:
Supreme Court confounding its partisan critics
Washington Examiner:
Throw the book at IRS leakers and cancel any IRS budget increases
David Heath / USA Today:
In first federal ruling on vaccine mandates, judge sides with Houston hospital, dismissing claims from staff resisters
Discussion: Washington Post and Joe.My.God.