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11:35 PM ET, June 30, 2021

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New York Times:
Trump Organization and Top Executive Are Indicted in Tax Investigation  —  The former president's family business and its chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, are expected to appear in court on Thursday.  —  A grand jury in Manhattan has indicted Donald J. Trump's family business …
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Corinne Ramey / Wall Street Journal:
Trump Organization and CFO Allen Weisselberg Expected to Be Charged Thursday  —  The Manhattan district attorney's first charges in three-year probe will focus on alleged tax-related crimes at former president's company  —  The Manhattan district attorney's office is expected to charge …
Washington Post:
N.Y. grand jury said to return criminal indictments against Trump's company and its CFO, the first from prosecutors probing the former president's business dealings  —  NEW YORK — A grand jury in Manhattan filed criminal indictments Wednesday against former president Donald Trump's company …
CNBC:
Trump Organization and its CFO indicted by Manhattan grand jury, report says  — The Trump Organization and Allen Weisselberg, its longtime finance chief, were indicted Wednesday by a grand jury in Manhattan, The Washington Post reported.  — The charges reportedly center around allegations …
New York Times:
Inside the Capitol Riot: An Exclusive Video Investigation  —  The Times analyzed thousands of videos from the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol Building to understand how it happened — and why.  Here are some of the key findings.  —  In the six months since an angry pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol …
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New York Times:
Day of Rage: An In-Depth Look at How a Mob Stormed the Capitol  —  “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic, for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”  [cheering] They came from all 50 states …
Sarah Doiron / WPRI-TV:
Seekonk man accused of stomping on media equipment during Capitol riots  —  SEEKONK, Mass. (WPRI) ─ A Seekonk man was among two Massachusetts residents arrested for participating in the riots at the U.S. Capitol earlier this year.  —  Chase Kevin Allen, 25, of Seekonk was apprehended …
Discussion: CBS Boston
George Packer / The Atlantic:
How Rumsfeld Deserves to Be Remembered  —  In 2006, soon after I returned from my fifth reporting trip to Iraq for The New Yorker, a pair of top aides in the George W. Bush White House invited me to lunch to discuss the war.  This was a first; until then, no one close to the president would talk to me …
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Robert D. McFadden / New York Times:
Donald Rumsfeld, Defense Secretary During Iraq War, Is Dead at 88
Robert Burns / Associated Press:
Donald Rumsfeld, a cunning leader undermined by Iraq war
Discussion: The Guardian
Politico:
‘Not a healthy environment’: Kamala Harris' office rife with dissent  —  When Vice President Kamala Harris finally made the decision to visit the Mexico border last week, people inside her own office were blindsided by the news.  —  For days, aides and outside allies had been calling …
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Allahpundit / HotAir:
Insiders to Politico: Kamala Harris's office is dysfunctional, abusive, “not healthy”
Discussion: Instapundit and Fox News
Pew Research Center:
Behind Biden's 2020 Victory  —  An examination of the 2020 electorate, based on validated voters  —  Pew Research Center conducted this study to understand how Americans voted in 2020 and how their turnout and vote choices differed from 2016 and 2018.  For this analysis …
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Danielle Kurtzleben / NPR:
We Just Got Our Clearest Picture Yet Of How Biden Won In 2020
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Steven Shepard / Politico:
New poll shows how Trump surged with women and Hispanics — and lost anyway
Discussion: NBC News
Amanda Becker / The 19th:
Nikole Hannah-Jones receives tenure offer from UNC after backlash  —  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's board of trustees voted on Wednesday to grant tenure to Nikole Hannah-Jones after initially delaying the customary job protection for the incoming journalism professor …
Discussion: Washington Post
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David Folkenflik / NPR:
After Contentious Debate, UNC Grants Tenure To Nikole Hannah-Jones
Discussion: The Hill and The Root
Washington Post:
Majority of Florida condo board quit in 2019 as squabbling residents dragged out plans for repairs  —  The president of the board of the Florida condominium that collapsed last week resigned in 2019, partly in frustration over what she saw as the sluggish response to an engineer's report …
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Mary Harris / Slate:
The Dream of Florida Is Dead … Danny Rivero was one of the first reporters on the scene of the Champlain Towers South condo collapse in the town of Surfside, Florida, not too far from Miami Beach.  He's been there almost every day since, chronicling what is still, technically, a search and rescue mission.
Discussion: E&E News, New York Times and The Sun
Cat Zakrzewski / Washington Post:
Federal judge blocks Florida law that would penalize social media companies  —  A federal judge on Wednesday blocked a Florida law that would penalize social media companies for blocking a politician's posts, a blow to conservatives' efforts to respond to Facebook and other websites' suspension of former President Donald Trump.
Discussion: Politico, USA Today and Gizmodo
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David Ingram / NBC News:
Federal judge puts Florida ‘deplatforming’ law on hold, citing First Amendment
Zac Houston / House Republican Leader:
McCarthy Statement on the National Security Agency  —  Washington, D.C. - House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on why he's asked House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Ranking Member Devin Nunes (CA-22) to investigate the National Security Agency:
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John Schindler / TOP SECRET UMBRA:   NSA to Tucker: Drop Dead
Elizabeth Wagmeister / Variety:
Judge Denies Britney Spears' Request to Remove Father From Conservatorship Again … New court documents that were filed by the Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday show that the judge has denied the request by Spears' attorney, Samuel Ingham III, to remove her father, Jamie Spears, as her sole conservator.
Discussion: TMZ.com, WGN-TV, Fox News and Insider
ABC News:
‘Perfect storm’: Bulletin warns of extremist violence as pandemic restrictions lift  —  No specific threat was mentioned for Independence Day.  —  Federal authorities are deeply concerned about the possibility of domestic terror and violence, including mass shootings, as the Fourth …
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CNN:
DHS raises alarms over potential for summer violence pegged to August conspiracy theory
Discussion: Raw Story
John Sexton / HotAir:
CNN: Biden should probably stop telling this story about Amtrak that can't possibly be true  —  President Biden gave a speech in Philadelphia at the end of April as part of a celebration of Amtrak's 50th anniversary.  During the speech he told a particular story about something that had happened …
Discussion: Instapundit
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Daniel Dale / CNN:
Fact check: Biden keeps repeating a false story about an Amtrak conductor he knew
Chris McGreal / The Guardian:
ExxonMobil lobbyists filmed saying oil giant's support for carbon tax a PR ploy  —  Undercover reporter hears company worked to undermine Biden efforts and funded shadow groups to deny global heating  —  Lobbyists for ExxonMobil have described the oil giant's backing for a carbon tax …
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Washington Post:
New York City primary meltdown deals new setback to nation's strained electoral system  —  The nation's electoral system, already under strain amid false claims about the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election, faced a new setback this week as New York City officials acknowledged making …
Discussion: Politico
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Zoe Kleinman / BBC:
Flying car completes test flight between airports  —  A prototype flying car has completed a 35-minute flight between international airports in Nitra and Bratislava, Slovakia.  —  The hybrid car-aircraft, AirCar, is equipped with a BMW engine and runs on regular petrol-pump fuel.
Discussion: Ace of Spades HQ and WGN-TV
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
Kristi Noem Is Activating Forces That She Does Not Understand and Will Never Be Able to Control  —  It's one thing for the wingnut welfare apparatus to fund think tanks and cultivate the Ben Shapiros.  This is a step down a road other republics have traveled, never to be seen again.
Discussion: HuffPost and Washington Post
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Maryclaire Dale / Associated Press:
Bill Cosby's sex assault conviction overturned by court
Mallory Simon / CNN:
Not just neo-Nazis with tiki torches: Why Jewish students say they also fear cloaked anti-Semitism  —  (CNN)As Julia Jassey packed up her things before flying off to college in Chicago, she had the usual concerns — beginning her life as an adult, making friends and getting her work done.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Ron Johnson's anti-science crusade sets back the drive to vaccinate more people in Wisconsin  —  COVID-19 is still killing people in Wisconsin — nearly all of them people who have not been fully vaccinated, state health officials say.  —  And that's why Ron Johnson's news conference Monday was so disheartening.
Sarah Miller / Nieman Lab:
All the right words on climate have already been said  —  What kind of awareness quotient are we looking for?  What more about climate change does anyone need to know?  What else is there to say? … Sometime last week, an editor who semi-ghosted me on an article I wrote several months ago texted me saying she wanted to talk.
Katherine Doyle / Washington Examiner:
DeSantis feuds with Trump over Florida rally amid search for survivors in Surfside  —  Former President Donald Trump is rejecting pleas from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to postpone a campaign-style rally this weekend some 200 miles from the Miami suburb where an international search-and-rescue mission …
Andrew Solender / Forbes:
Trump Ranks 41st Of 44 Presidents In Survey Of Historians As Obama Cracks Top 10  —  Former President Donald Trump came just short of being ranked dead last among America's presidents in a newly released survey of presidential historians as his predecessor, former President Barack Obama made his way into the top 10.
Ryan J. Reilly / HuffPost:
‘Sedition Hunters’: Meet The Online Sleuths Aiding The FBI's Capitol Manhunt  —  Six months and 500 arrests into the Jan. 6 probe, a motley crew of online sleuths is generating leads, making connections, and keeping the feds on their toes.  —  There's a mother and former teacher …
 
 
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