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7:35 AM ET, July 20, 2021

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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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Politico:
Senior House Dem trashes Senate's bipartisan infrastructure talks  —  The “whole thing falling apart is probably the best thing,” Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) said, according to two sources.  —  A top House Democrat scorched the Senate's bipartisan infrastructure negotiations during a private call Monday …
Discussion: Fox News
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: CBS News and The Nation
Aamer Madhani / Associated Press:
AP source: Biden looks to increase staffing of Cuba embassy
Discussion: The Daily Caller, Fox News and CNN
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 …
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 …
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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Quinn Klinefelter / Michigan Radio:
Federal appeals court to consider whether Michigan students can be required to wear masks
Discussion: Raw Story
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 and Raw Story
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
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Marco Aquino / Reuters:
Peru election authority confirms it will name socialist Castillo as next president
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.
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Laurence H. Tribe / The Boston Globe:   Merrick Garland's insurrection ruling and democracy's destiny
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.
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.”
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) …
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
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
Discussion: The Hill and Raw Story
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.
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 …
U.S. Department of Justice:
Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Destruction of Property in Burning of Banner Taken from Church  —  Defendant Also Pleads Guilty in a Separate Firearms Case  —  WASHINGTON - Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, 37, of Miami, Fla., pleaded guilty today to charges in two cases, including one involving the burning …
Rory Cooper / Washington Post:
In Fairfax County, parents are taking back the power  —  A battle has been brewing in the school districts around our nation's biggest cities for the past year.  On one side are parents who saw incompetent school boards and administrators harming children by ignoring science and keeping children locked …
Brian Mann / NPR:
Justice Department Blasts Purdue Pharma's Bankruptcy Plan  —  The U.S. Justice Department is condemning a proposed bankruptcy settlement for Purdue Pharma, the maker of Oxycontin.  In court filings Monday, two divisions of the DOJ described the plan as fatally flawed.
Washington Post:
Key question for Americans overseas: Can their phones be hacked? … Israeli spyware company NSO Group has said repeatedly that its surveillance tools do not work against smartphones based in the United States, but Americans traveling overseas and using foreign cellphones may not enjoy that protection.
Jamie Hopkins / Center for Public Integrity:
Q&A with Paul Cheung: ‘Who is journalism really serving?’  —  An interview with the new Public Integrity CEO, where he shares his vision for investigative reporting that dismantles inequality.  —  Paul Cheung will take over as CEO of the Center for Public Integrity on Aug. 9.
 
 
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Henry Olsen / Washington Post:
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Los Angeles Times:
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Associated Press:
New chief selected for Capitol Police after 1/6 insurrection
Laura Field / The Constitutionalist:
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The White House:
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Politico:
Senate Democrats propose requiring women to register for military draft
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Marty Makary / Wall Street Journal:
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Robert Snell / Detroit News:
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