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8:20 PM ET, July 11, 2021

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Frances Robles / New York Times:
Cubans Denounce ‘Misery’ in Biggest Protests in Decades  —  The rallies, widely viewed as astonishing for a country that limits dissent, were set off by economic crises worsened by the pandemic.  —  MIAMI — Shouting “Freedom” and other anti-government slogans, hundreds of Cubans took …
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Miami Herald:
‘Freedom!’  Thousands of Cubans take to the streets to demand the end of dictatorship  —  Thousands of people took to the streets at several locations in Cuba including the capital Havana on Sunday to call for the end of the decades-old dictatorship and to demand food and vaccines as shortages …
Discussion: RedState
CBS Miami:
‘We Are Not Afraid’: Thousands Of People Protesting On The Streets Of Cuba  —  MIAMI (CBSMiami) - Chanting “we are not afraid,” thousands of Cubans took to the streets Sunday to demand the end of the communist dictatorship.  —  The COVID crisis has only exacerbated the unrest on the island nation …
TheDenverChannel.com:
4 arrested at Maven Hotel, police feared a ‘Las Vegas-style shooting’ during All-Star Game in Denver  —  Sources tell Denver7 16 long guns, body armor and 1,000+ rounds of ammo found inside hotel room  —  DENVER - Police feared a “Las Vegas-style shooting” during the All-Star Game in Denver …
David Cohen / Politico:
Trump on Jan. 6 insurrection: ‘These were great people’  —  Former President Donald Trump on Sunday widely praised those who attended the Jan. 6 rally that preceded the insurrection at the Capitol, repeatedly using the word “love” to describe the tone of the event.
Melissa Ryan / CtrlAltRightDelete:
Six months out of the White House and Trump's power, reach, and stature continues to shrink.  —  Donald Trump returns to CPAC today, to give a headline speech.  It's the biggest opportunity he'll have to command mainstream media attention in quite some time, in front of a crowd that adores him.
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Josh Kraushaar / National Journal:
New polling shows Democrats alarmed about crime, too  —  By listening to activists more than their own party's voters, Democrats have been complacent in dealing with rising violence in American cities.  —  In our tribal times, it's very rare to find a situation where voters of opposing parties agree on anything.
Discussion: Power Line
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Kelly Hooper / Politico:
Eric Adams says national Dems' priorities on gun laws are ‘misplaced’
Discussion: Breitbart and New York Post
Jake Dima / Washington Examiner:
Eric Adams cautions Democrats not to be ‘so idealistic’ that they're ‘not realistic’
Discussion: The Hill and IJR
Washington Post:
Texas Republicans advance voting restrictions in special session  —  AUSTIN — New voting restrictions in Texas moved a step closer to becoming law this weekend after two committees advanced the legislation in a special session, setting up a floor vote in the coming days on a GOP proposal …
Discussion: Insider
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Keith Naughton / The Hill:
The Democrats are stuck with Kamala Harris, like it or not  —  For vice president, Kamala Harris checked all the boxes.  But just because she made perfect political sense as President Biden's running mate did not mean her elevation would work out for the Democrats.  So far, the reviews are not good.
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Voters Chose Boring Over Bombast.  They Got Biden's Penchant for Pontificating.  —  Even the president labeled a speech boring recently, an admission that highlights a tendency toward delivering minutiae-filled discourse over scaling oratorical heights.  —  CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. — Even President Biden thought he had been ponderous.
Samantha Davenport / Anchorage Daily News:
Alaska Republican Party leaders endorse Tshibaka in U.S. Senate race  —  The Alaska Republican State Central Committee on Saturday endorsed Kelly Tshibaka in the 2022 race for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Lisa Murkowski.  —  The committee approved Tshibaka's endorsement …
David French / The Dispatch:
Lost Friendships Break Hearts and Nations  —  We were not created for power and prosperity, but for community and fellowship.  —  5 hr ago  —  I want to start by talking about a friend.  His name is Leo, and it's hard to imagine a person more different from me.
Jeff Greenfield / Politico:
The Democrats Need a Reality Check  —  If you're looking for a microcosm of the burdens weighing on Democrats, look at what happened last week when the Supreme Court upheld Arizona's new voting laws.  A state legislature and a Republican governor passed those rules into law.
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Washington Post:
Vacancies remain in key Biden administration positions
Joseph Choi / The Hill:
‘U-S-A’ chants drown out boos as Trump enters arena for UFC match  —  Loud chants of “U-S-A” drowned out scattered boos at the UFC fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier late Saturday as former President Trump entered the arena.  —  As can be heard in videos shared online …
John L. Dorman / Insider:
The Trump team was anxious about a ‘delay’ with the Wisconsin election results, but they had the time zones wrong: book  — Trump waited earnestly for updated results from Wisconsin on election night, per a forthcoming book.  — White House attendees thought there was a “delay” in the election results from the Midwestern state.
Discussion: Raw Story
Maya Wiley / Washington Post:
I lost the NYC mayoral race, but women and minorities win with ranked-choice voting  —  Maya Wiley is a civil rights lawyer and a former candidate for New York mayor.  —  A Black middle-aged woman, slender and with a purposeful walk, approached me on a Harlem street corner.
Lauren Lumpkin / Washington Post:
Nikole Hannah-Jones, Ta-Nehisi Coates appointments signal new era for Howard University  —  The recent growth at Howard University comes a few years after students waged a nine-day protest over conditions at the school and called for their president's resignation  —  The past year has been very good to Howard University.
 
 
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Celine Castronuovo / The Hill:
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Jessica Anderson / National Review:
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Emma Graham-Harrison / The Guardian:
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 Earlier Items: 
Steve Cuozzo / New York Post:
Eric Adams' win in high-crime areas proves liberals are out of touch
Human Rights Watch:
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Washington Post:
In Haiti, rivals claw for power as crisis escalates after assassination
Discussion: New York Times
Wall Street Journal:
Young Americans Aren't Getting Vaccinated, Jeopardizing Covid-19 Fight
Discussion: HotAir and Mock Paper Scissors
Tommy Hicks / Washington Examiner:
Over 100 days of failure at the border
Shannon Prince / The Hill:
Moves to silence critical race theory have only amplified its virtues
Rogerlsimon / theepochtimes.com:
A Defeat in the Courts for Biden's Racist ‘Equity’ Policies
Anna Gronewold / Politico:
‘We all wait with bated breath’: Secretive Cuomo inquiry leaves New York politics in limbo