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8:20 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 — 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  —  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 and Politico
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Jordyn Phelps / ABC News:
Biden says ‘America is back at the table’ as 1st foreign trip continues
Discussion: RedState
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. and New York Times
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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.
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”
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Israel Approves Coalition Government, Ending Netanyahu's 12-Year Reign
Joseph Krauss / Associated Press:
Israel to swear in government, ending Netanyahu's long rule
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: KVIA-TV and The Gateway Pundit
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 …
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.
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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Fred Hiatt / Washington Post:
This is the Republicans' back-up plan in case they can't suppress enough votes  —  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
David Wallace-Wells / New York Magazine:
The Implications of the Lab-Leak Hypothesis  —  Nothing has changed but the narrative.  A majority of Americans now believe that the coronavirus emerged from a lab, not nature, and in recent weeks a new openness to the lab-leak theory has taken over “nearly all mainstream media,” as my colleague Jonathan Chait put it.
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
Lachlan Markay / Axios:
Police union PACs launch text attacks on The Squad  —  A national police union is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars attacking The Squad, records show.  —  Why it matters: The $510,000 in spending by two PACs associated with the International Union of Police Associations …
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 …
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.
 
 
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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
New York Times:
Why the Mexico City Metro Collapsed
Travis Andrews / Washington Post:
Can astrology make sense of cryptocurrency? Maren Altman and a million TikTok followers think so.
Discussion: Althouse
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
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: 
Lauren Weber / Wall Street Journal:
Forget Going Back to the Office—People Are Just Quitting Instead
Jonathan Turley / The Hill:
Supreme Court confounding its partisan critics
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.