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11:25 PM ET, July 17, 2021

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Alaina Demopoulos / The Daily Beast:
Gaetz and Greene Hold Bizarre Outdoors ‘Protest’ After Multiple Venues Bailed  —  Three venues in California bailed on the pair, leaving them with only the sidewalk outside the Riverside City Hall for their planned rally.  —  Republican Reps. Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene hoped …
Andrew Solender / Forbes:
Another California Venue Cancels Plans To Host Marjorie Taylor Greene And Matt Gaetz After Local Outcry
Discussion: Daily Kos, Mediaite and Insider
Austin American-Statesman:
3 Texas Democrats test positive for COVID-19 in Washington, D.C.  —  Nicole Cobler Madlin MekelburgAustin American-Statesman  —  WASHINGTON — Three Texas House Democrats have tested positive for COVID-19 from Washington, D.C., according to Texas House Democratic Caucus leadership.
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Jasper Scherer / Houston Chronicle:
3 Texas House Democrats test positive for COVID-19 in D.C.  —  Three Democratic state lawmakers who left the state for Washington, D.C., this week have tested positive for COVID-19, the Texas House Democratic Caucus announced Saturday.  —  All three members are fully vaccinated …
Guy Rosen / About Facebook:
Moving Past the Finger Pointing  —  At a time when COVID-19 cases are rising in America, the Biden administration has chosen to blame a handful of American social media companies.  While social media plays an important role in society, it is clear that we need a whole of society approach to end this pandemic.
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BBC:
Covid misinformation on Facebook is killing people - Biden
Andrew Demillo / Associated Press:
GOP governor's vaccination tour reveals depths of distrust  —  TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Free lottery tickets for those who get vaccinated had few takers.  Free hunting and fishing licenses didn't change many minds either.  And this being red-state Arkansas, mandatory vaccinations are off the table.
New York Times:
As Frozen Land Burns, Siberia Fears: 'If We Don't Have the Forest, We Don't Have Life'  —  Northeastern Siberia is a place where people take Arctic temperatures in stride.  But 100-degree days are another matter entirely.  —  MAGARAS, Russia — The call for help lit up villagers' phones …
Tampa Bay Times:
Florida leads nation in coronavirus infections in 2020-like surge  —  Nearly one-in-five of the nation's new COVID-19 infections comes from Florida, according to the White House.  —  Updated Earlier today  —  The coronavirus is surging in Florida in ways not seen since the pandemic summer of 2020.
Isaac Schorr / National Review:
National Review Says the Vaccines Are Good: A Collection  —  I interned at The Weekly Standard and harbor none of the same visceral anger toward Bill Kristol that his most vigorous critics do — even if I can't profess to fully understand or remotely agree with the increasingly sharp left turn he's taken.
Discussion: Twitchy, Mediaite and Raw Story
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Slip Sliding Away From History  —  WASHINGTON — It is a hoary tradition: Outfox history, if you can.  —  You might call this maneuver: I really wasn't the horrible person I was.  I want to be remembered as the person I want you to think I was.  —  Distancing from failure or embarrassment is part of every politico's skill set.
Discussion: CNN, Raw Story and Sputnik News
Ali Swenson / Associated Press:
FACT FOCUS: A false narrative of 74K extra votes in Arizona  —  Cyber Ninjas, the cybersecurity consulting firm hired by Arizona Senate Republicans to oversee a partisan review of the 2020 election, on Thursday pushed a false narrative that Maricopa County received thousands of mail-in ballots …
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Bloomberg Law:
Texas Senate Votes to Remove Required Lessons on Civil Rights  —  The Texas Senate on Friday passed legislation that would end requirements that public schools include writings on women's suffrage and the civil rights movement in social studies classes.  —  Among the figures whose works …
Discussion: The Root
James Pindell Globe / The Boston Globe:
At the kickoff event of the 2024 presidential race, Trump voters in Iowa say they are ready to move on  —  DES MOINES — If ever there was a political bloc that could be counted on to hold a candle for Donald Trump, it would seem to be white evangelical Christians, who maintained a near-uniform front …
Discussion: Raw Story, HotAir and CNN
Washington Post:
U.S. diplomats in Afghanistan face daunting, dangerous mission with little military backup  —  The conclusion of the Pentagon's two-decade effort in Afghanistan lays bare the challenges facing U.S. diplomats and aid workers who remain behind, as a modest civilian force attempts …
Jason Burke / The Guardian:
South Africa's leaders fear fresh wave of violence by Zuma loyalists  —  Attacks by supporters of jailed former president ‘are bid for pardon or to unseat government’  —  South African authorities fear a new wave of attacks aimed at undermining the economy, investment and the rule of law …
Discussion: HotAir
BBC:
‘Havana syndrome’-like mystery illness affects Vienna US diplomats  —  The US government is investigating a series of health incidents in the Austrian capital Vienna involving its diplomats and other administration staff.  —  More than 20 officials have reported symptoms similar to Havana Syndrome …
Victoria Bekiempis / The Guardian:
US justice department to appeal Daca court decision, says Biden  —  Texas federal judge's ruling prevents government from approving new applications but doesn't affect current recipients  —  Joe Biden has said the US Department of Justice intends on appealing a new court decision …
Discussion: Washington Post, ABC7 and Mother Jones
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The White House:
Statement by President Joe Biden on DACA and Legislation for Dreamers
 
 
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Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
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Reality TV Has Remade Our Politics. But Just for One Party.
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Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
GOP Candidate Lifts Language From Dem Opponent's Op-Ed
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Texas man who called vaccines ‘poison’ dies from COVID-19 after spending 17 days on a ventilator
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