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Kate Conger / New York Times:
Twitter Suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene for Posting Coronavirus Misinformation  —  The Republican lawmaker from Georgia cannot tweet for 12 hours, after the White House criticized social media sites for amplifying vaccine lies.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter said on Monday …
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Sheera Frenkel / New York Times:
White House Dispute Exposes Facebook Blind Spot on Misinformation  —  The company doesn't know some specifics about how falsehoods about Covid-19 and vaccines for the virus spread on its social network.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — At the start of the pandemic, a group of data scientists at Facebook held …
Politico:
McCarthy makes his 5 GOP picks for Jan. 6 select committee  —  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has chosen his five GOP appointees for the Democrat-led select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.  —  While the California Republican took his time deciding between naming …
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Washington Post:
Jim Jordan, four other Republicans chosen by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to serve on panel investigating Jan. 6 riot  —  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) announced Monday that he will recommend five Republicans to serve on the select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack …
CNN:
Jim Jordan among 5 House Republicans selected by McCarthy for January 6 select committee  —  (CNN)House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has made his selection of five Republicans to join the select committee investigating January 6, ensuring that Republicans will have input in the investigation run by Democrats.
Seung Min Kim / Washington Post:
Infrastructure deal in precarious state as endgame nears  —  President Biden on Monday took a subtle yet unmistakable dig at Republicans who have backed away from a major funding component in a bipartisan infrastructure package that is now starting to fray, saying pointedly that …
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Jacob Fischler / Daily Montanan:
Senate schedules Thursday vote for Stone-Manning
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Margaret Talev / Axios:
Axios-Ipsos poll: Most unvaccinated Americans won't get the shot for any reason  —  Many won't budge even if their own doctor gives the shot, a celebrity endorses it or they get paid time off.
Henry Fountain / New York Times:
How Bad Is the Bootleg Fire?  It's Generating Its Own Weather.  —  Unpredictable winds, fire clouds that spawn lightning, and flames that leap over firebreaks are confounding efforts to fight the blaze, which is sweeping through southern Oregon.  —  A towering cloud of hot air …
Miami Herald:
Biden orders review of Havana embassy staff, remittances after Cuba protests  —  President Joe Biden took steps on Monday to respond to a historic wave of protests in Cuba, ordering the State Department to review an increase in staff at the U.S. Embassy in Havana and forming a working group …
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Reuters:
EXCLUSIVE U.S. expected to take initial steps soon in aftermath of Cuba protests
Discussion: The Nation and CBS News
Aamer Madhani / Associated Press:
AP source: Biden looks to increase staffing of Cuba embassy
Discussion: The Daily Caller, CNN and Fox News
Stephanie Saul / New York Times:
A federal judge upholds Indiana University's vaccination requirement for students.  —  In what appeared to be the first ruling upholding a coronavirus vaccine mandate by a university, a federal judge affirmed on Monday that Indiana University could require that its students be vaccinated against the virus.
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Shannon Pettypiece / NBC News:   Vaccine mandates more likely once FDA grants full approvals, health experts say
Oliver Darcy / CNN:
Fox has quietly implemented its own version of a vaccine passport while its top personalities attack them  —  New York (CNN Business)Tucker Carlson has called the idea of vaccine passports the medical equivalent of “Jim Crow” laws.  And other Fox News personalities have spent months …
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream:
Ben & Jerry's Will End Sales of Our Ice Cream in the Occupied Palestinian Territory  —  We believe it is inconsistent with our values for Ben & Jerry's ice cream to be sold in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT).  We also hear and recognize the concerns shared with us by our fans and trusted partners.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Republicans Have Their Own Private Autocracy  —  I'm a huge believer in the usefulness of social science, especially studies that use comparisons across time and space to shed light on our current situation.  So when the political scientist Henry Farrell suggested that I look at his field's literature …
Discussion: HuffPost, Daily Kos and Raw Story
New York Times:
Biden Legal Team Decides Inmates Must Return to Prison After Covid Emergency  —  When the pandemic ends, thousands in home confinement will be recalled unless Congress acts or Biden issues mass commutations.  —  WASHINGTON — The Biden administration legal team has decided that thousands …
BBC:
Pedro Castillo declared president-elect of Peru  —  Pedro Castillo has been declared president-elect of Peru, weeks after winning the popular vote in a tightly-contested run-off election.  —  The country's election authority announced its verdict after reviewing claims of electoral fraud by his right-wing rival, Keiko Fujimori.
Discussion: The Guardian, Al Jazeera, WTOP and KTAR.com
Lisa Black / services.aap.org:
American Academy of Pediatrics Updates Recommendations for Opening Schools in Fall 2021 … For Release: Media Contact:  —  630-626-6084  —  lblack@aap.org  —  The nation's pediatricians call for prioritizing in-person learning and advise schools to prepare to address students' mental health needs
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Ryan J. Reilly / HuffPost:
Judge Guts Trump-Era Case Against Rocker Raided For Photo Shoot Promoting His Band  —  Justin Coffman spent a month behind bars and had his home raided because of his band's promotional photo shoot.  —  A senior federal judge has gutted a criminal case championed by a Trump-appointed top federal prosecutor …
Washington Post:
Indicted Trump Organization executive may have defended his Mercedes perks in custody, court documents show  —  NEW YORK — Indicted Trump Organization executive Allen Weisselberg may have offered an unprompted early defense to investigators on the day he was charged in a 15-year tax avoidance …
Discussion: Raw Story and Vanity Fair
Karoun Demirjian / Washington Post:
Bipartisan bill aims to assert Congress's power over arms sales, emergencies and military operations  —  A bipartisan group of senators is unveiling legislation Tuesday to give Congress a more active role in approving arms sales, authorizing the use of military force and declaring national emergencies …
Orlando Sentinel:
We're begging you, Gov. DeSantis, stop messing in Texas and save Florida from COVID  —  That's what DeSantis told the conservative TPUSA crowd on Sunday.  —  We agree.  Completely.  —  Please, governor, we're begging you, handle the COVID problem.  Be a leader.
Discussion: Raw Story and Breaking News USA
NBC News:
As many as 200 Americans have now reported possible symptoms of ‘Havana Syndrome,’ officials say  —  WASHINGTON — As many as 200 Americans have come forward to describe possible symptoms of directed energy attacks, part of a wave of fresh reports that includes newly identified incidents around the world, Western officials say.
Tess Owen / VICE:
American Dental Association Bares Teeth, Extracts Funding for Paul Gosar  —  The ADA was the controversial Republican congressman's biggest donor.  —  Turns out the American Dental Association might have teeth after all.  They've finally cut their longtime pal, onetime “Dentist of the year” …
Discussion: Raw Story
travel.state.gov:
United Kingdom Travel Advisory  —  Do not travel to the United Kingdom due to COVID-19.  Exercise increased caution due to terrorism.  —  Read the Department of State's COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.  —  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) …
ABC News:
Biden faces multi-front COVID war: The Note  —  Biden's White House now faces what could prove a more problematic stretch ahead.  —  Six months ago exactly, President Joe Biden used a portion of his inaugural address to plead with his fellow Americans: “We must set aside the politics and finally face this pandemic as one nation.”
Politico:
Senior House Dem trashes Senate's bipartisan infrastructure talks  —  A top House Democrat scorched the Senate's bipartisan infrastructure negotiations during a private call Monday, saying he hopes the talks fail 48 hours before a high-profile test vote in the upper chamber.
Rian Malan / New York Post:
How ‘equity’ ideology plunged South Africa into inequality and chaos  —  Van Wyksdorp, South Africa - As South Africa erupted into chaos, my thoughts turned to the United States — a great country brought low by the same toxic and demented racial politics that set afire my homeland last week.
Lance Morrow / Wall Street Journal:
The Hedgehogs of Critical Race Theory  —  They start with important truths—slavery was wicked—and get carried away into monomania.  —  The political philosopher Isaiah Berlin turned an obscure fragment by the ancient Greek poet Archilochus ("The fox knows many things …
Wall Street Journal:
Facebook Is Biden's Vaccine Scapegoat  —  Democrats attack tech firms to deflect from Covid setbacks.  —  By The Editorial Board  —  When a bully gets what it wants, it comes back for more.  Facebook has spent the last year acquiescing to increasingly aggressive liberal demands to suppress content.
Discussion: Newsbusters and TheBlaze
Mike Schneider / Associated Press:
Watchdog: Ross misled on reason for citizenship question  —  President Donald Trump's commerce secretary misled Congress about why he sought to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, according to an investigation from the Office of Inspector General, but President Joe Biden's Justice Department has decided not to prosecute.
Dan Alexander / Forbes:
Trump's Business Hauled In $2.4 Billion During Four Years He Served As President  —  Forbes estimates the pandemic helped wipe about $200 million off Trump's top line last year.  —  In April 2017, Press Secretary Sean Spicer took the podium in the White House briefing room and announced …
Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
A House Race in Cleveland Captures the Democrats' Generational Divide  —  Nina Turner's move from Bernie Sanders's campaign co-chairwoman to House candidate has highlighted a Democratic divide between impatient young activists and cautious older voters.  —  WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, Ohio …
Fred Kaplan / Slate:
The National Security Disaster You Probably Missed Last Week  —  It may seem a wonky piece of trivia that a man named Michael Brown withdrew his nomination last week to be the Pentagon's acquisitions chief.  But in fact, it's a national security disaster, a retreat from a promise of major reform …
Charlotte Klein / Vanity Fair:
“The Forever War Doesn't End With Afghanistan”: Joining the Substack Parade, Spencer Ackerman Wants to Reimagine National Security Coverage  —  The veteran journalist is launching “Forever Wars,” a newsletter (with an editor!) that will combine original reporting, history …
Matthew Yglesias / Slow Boring:
Let's get more people vaccinated  —  It all starts with actually approving the vaccine....  One great piece of news about life in the United States of America in July of 2021 is that widely available mRNA vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna are highly effective against the SARS-Cov-2 virus.
 
 
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BBC:
Covid: Boris Johnson resisted autumn lockdown as only over-80s dying - Dominic Cummings
Discussion: Insider
Brian Mann / NPR:
Justice Department Blasts Purdue Pharma's Bankruptcy Plan
Henry Olsen / Washington Post:
Illegal border crossings just keep rising. Biden must stem the tide.
Los Angeles Times:
L.A. County coronavirus spike hits alarming levels, with 10,000 infected in a week, as Delta variant spreads
Jamie Hopkins / Center for Public Integrity:
Q&A with Paul Cheung: ‘Who is journalism really serving?’
 Earlier Items: 
Associated Press:
New chief selected for Capitol Police after 1/6 insurrection
Laura Field / The Constitutionalist:
The GOP's Minoritarian Defense and Justificatory Schema
Rory Cooper / Washington Post:
In Fairfax County, parents are taking back the power
The White House:
President Biden Announces Three Key Nominations
Politico:
Senate Democrats propose requiring women to register for military draft
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Robert Snell / Detroit News:
FBI agent in Whitmer kidnap case arrested following domestic incident
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit