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6:45 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 — The Justice Department subpoenaed Apple for information in February 2018 …
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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
Discussion: Bloomberg
Michael Balsamo / Associated Press:
AP source: Justice Dept secretly subpoenaed McGahn's records
Discussion: USA Today, RedState and Breitbart
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: New York Times and Joe.My.God.
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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.
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Israel Approves Coalition Government, Ending Netanyahu's 12-Year Reign
David M. Halbfinger / New York Times:
Netanyahu, ‘King of Israel,’ Exits a Stage He Dominated
Discussion: NPR and Al Jazeera
Zack Beauchamp / Vox:
The fall of “King Bibi”
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 and The Gateway Pundit
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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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Ryan Heath / Politico:
Biden heads to Brussels after global win  —  Queen Elizabeth II received her 13th American president this afternoon — Joe from Scranton — her first in-person bilateral meeting with a head of state since the death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.  Ahead of the visit …
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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.
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
Jay Mathews / Washington Post:
Big hole in popular view that China beats U.S. in education  —  First thing every morning I eat my breakfast and read the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal spread before me.  It is a great newspaper, and not just because it has employed three family members.
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 …
Ned Beatty Dead / TMZ.com:
‘Network’ & ‘Superman’ Actor Ned Beatty Dead at 83  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  REMEMBERING NED BEATTY  —  3:28 PM PT — Ned's manager tells us ... his client died around 7:30 AM this morning of natural causes, surrounded by friends and loved ones.  —  Ned Beatty — a veteran character actor …
Fred Hiatt / Washington Post:
Republicans are gnawing at the foundations of America's free and fair elections  —  Like termites, destructive but largely unseen, anti-democracy forces around the country are gnawing at the foundations of America's free and fair elections.  —  State by state, the termites are trying to change …
Discussion: Vanity Fair
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
New York Times:
Why the Mexico City Metro Collapsed  —  A Times investigation shows the serious construction flaws and political pressure behind a tragedy that threatens two of Mexico's most prominent figures.  —  On a balmy night in May, Tania Lezama Salgado hopped on the metro with her sister Nancy …
 
 
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David Wallace-Wells / New York Magazine:
The Implications of the Lab-Leak Hypothesis
Anthony Izaguirre / Associated Press:
Exodus of election officials raises concerns of partisanship
Discussion: Political Wire
Matthew Neale / NME:
Watch Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and John Mulaney open for The Strokes at Maya Wiley fundraiser
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Insider
Albert Hunt / The Hill:
Time will tell: Kamala Harris's presidential prospects
Discussion: Townhall
Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
NATO allies seek clarity on maintaining secure facilities in Afghanistan following troop withdrawal
Evie Fordham / Fox News:
Biden, first lady join Queen for tea at Windsor Castle
Discussion: ABC News
Vanessa Martínez / Los Angeles Times:
Long underrepresented in film and TV, Latinos are falling further behind
cnalysis:
Poll: Democrats Hold Slight Leads in 2021 Virginia Elections
Discussion: Blue Virginia
 Earlier Items: 
The White House:
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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.
 

 
From Mediagazer:

David Folkenflik / NPR:
NPR suspended Uri Berliner for five days without pay, starting on April 12, after he wrote an essay accusing NPR of losing the public's trust

Todd Spangler / Variety:
TikTok signs a deal with ticketing provider AXS to let users buy tickets to live events in the US, UK, and more; TikTok has had a Ticketmaster deal since 2022

Lucy Craymer / Reuters:
New Zealand's Stuff Group signs a deal with WBD to provide WBD's New Zealand TV channel with a 6PM daily news program; WBD plans to close Newshub on July 5

 
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