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11:55 AM ET, October 15, 2021

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BBC:
Tory MP Sir David Amess dies after stabbing  —  Conservative MP Sir David Amess has died after being stabbed at his constituency surgery in Essex.  —  Police said a man was arrested on suspicion of murder after the stabbing at a church in Leigh-on-Sea.  —  They said they recovered a knife …
Discussion: The Guardian and Metro.co.uk
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Alan McGuinness / Sky News:
Conservative MP Sir David Amess stabbed multiple times in incident at constituency surgery  —  Sir David Amess, who represents Southend West in Essex, was attacked on Friday at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea.  Sky News understands a man walked into his constituency surgery and stabbed him multiple times.
Alan McGuinness / Sky News:
Conservative MP Sir David Amess dies after being stabbed at constituency surgery, police say
Washington Post:
Trump asserts his dominance inside GOP, pushing Republicans to embrace his false claims of fraud  —  Former president Donald Trump has in the last week threatened electoral defeat for Republicans who dismiss his election falsehoods, inserted himself into the Virginia governor's race to the delight …
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Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
The Trump Presidency Is Still an Active Crime Scene  —  It's hard to consign the Trump years to the history books when we remain in the middle of the crisis that it sparked.  —  Every Administration produces a shelf full of memoirs, of the score-settling variety and otherwise.
Wall Street Journal:
Donald Trump's Hostage Politics
Nick Miroff / Washington Post:
Biden administration says it's ready to restore ‘Remain in Mexico’ along border next month  —  The Biden administration is prepared to reimplement the Trump-era border policy known as the Migrant Protection Protocols in mid-November if the Mexican government agrees to accept the return …
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Ed Morrissey / HotAir:
CNN, Reuters: Get ready for the return of ... Remain in Mexico?
The Hill:
Biden's Supreme Court reform study panel notes ‘considerable’ risks to court expansion
Alex Pareene / The AP (Alex Pareene) Newsletter:
What Is Kyrsten Sinema Doing?  —  In one respect, that's an easy question to answer: Kyrsten Sinema is attempting to derail the reconciliation bill, or, failing that, to at least vastly pare back its more progressive elements, on behalf of the donors and lobbyists whose interests she represents.
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Manu Raju / CNN:
Manchin and Sinema detail key disagreements over Biden agenda
Wall Street Journal:
Federal Judges or Their Brokers Traded Stocks of Litigants During Cases  —  Dozens of judges have reported share purchases and sales made while they presided in suits involving those companies, a WSJ investigation found  —  Mary Geiger Lewis acquired Walmart Inc. stock.
Zolan Kanno-Youngs / New York Times:
Vaccinated travelers from abroad can enter the U.S. on Nov. 8.  —  International travelers fully vaccinated against the coronavirus who have been barred from entering the United States during the pandemic will be able to enter the country on Nov. 8, according to a White House official …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and The Hill
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David Shepardson / Reuters:
U.S. to lift curbs from Nov. 8 for vaccinated foreign travelers - official
Jamie Gangel / CNN:
Former President Bill Clinton hospitalized for infection but ‘on the mend’  —  (CNN)Former President Bill Clinton was admitted to the University of California Irvine Medical Center's intensive care unit for a urinary tract infection that spread to his bloodstream, his doctors told CNN on Thursday.
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Weizhen Tan / CNBC:
Former President Bill Clinton admitted to hospital with non-Covid related infection
Discussion: Times of San Diego
Zeynep Tufekci / New York Times:
The Unvaccinated May Not Be Who You Think  —  Back when a viral pandemic killing millions around the world was just the plot of a scary movie, the film “Contagion” was lauded for how accurately it depicted the way such an outbreak would occur.  —  On the science of viral contagion …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Carrie Johnson / NPR:
Fired FBI official Andrew McCabe wins retirement benefits and back pay in settlement  —  The Justice Department has agreed to restore full law enforcement benefits and provide some attorney fees for former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who was fired by the Trump administration only hours before his retirement three years ago.
Victoria Balara / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Schools, economy driving close Virginia governor's race  —  57 percent of Virginia parents think they should get a say in what schools teach  —  Youngkin: McAuliffe is telling parents 'sit down, be quiet, I don't care what you think'  —  Virginia voters give better personal ratings …
Discussion: Blue Virginia, USA Today and Twitchy
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Hugo Gurdon / Washington Examiner:
McAuliffe doesn't deserve reelection
Discussion: The Hill
James Clayton / BBC:
Apple takes down Koran app in China  —  Apple has taken down one of the world's most popular Koran apps in China, following a request from officials.  —  Quran Majeed is available across the world on the App Store - and has nearly 150,000 reviews.  It is used by millions of Muslims.
Washington Post:
Inflation in the economy today is different.  Here are four charts that can explain why.  —  The delta variant and supply chain backlogs have kept prices elevated.  When will that change?  —  The bumpy economic recovery has policymakers, economists and Americans at large grappling …
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Jennifer Calfas / Wall Street Journal:   Close to 40% of U.S. Households Say They Face Financial Difficulties as Covid-19 Pandemic Continues
Tara Palmeri / Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Models and bottles: When Melania's pal Paolo blew through D.C.  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  This is the story of what happened when a notorious New York City playboy not named DONALD TRUMP tried to replicate his act in Washington.  —  Few people are more intertwined with Donald and MELANIA TRUMP than PAOLO ZAMPOLLI.
Discussion: Raw Story
Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
At Yale Law School, a party invitation ignites a firestorm  —  Maoist reeducation camps have nothing on Yale Law School.  If you think this is an exaggeration, okay, it is, but keep reading.  —  Last month, a second-year law student sent some classmates an invitation to a party — to celebrate Constitution Day, of all things.
New York Times:
N.F.L.'s Top Lawyer Had Cozy Relationship With Washington Team President  —  Jeff Pash, the N.F.L.'s general counsel, brokered penalties, discussed a cheerleading scandal and arranged perks in emails with the former president of the Washington Football Team.
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Melanie Coburn / USA Today:
‘We feel invisible’: Washington Football Team employees experienced decades of abuse, sexual harassment
Discussion: The Guardian and The Daily Beast
Politico:
Can Pete Buttigieg have it all?  —  Welcome to POLITICO's West Wing Playbook, your guide to the people and power centers in the Biden administration.  With Allie Bice.  —  PETE BUTTIGIEG has been MIA.  —  While U.S. ports faced anchor-to-anchor traffic and Congress nearly melted …
Jay Nordlinger / National Review:
‘Be Human’  —  Notes on a gathering of democracy leaders and human-rights activists  —  Someone says to me, “Jay, this is Andrei.”  I say, “Hi, Andrei.”  Then I look at his name tag, which includes his last name.  My eyes widen.  My heart skips a beat or two.
NBC News:
Southlake school leader tells teachers to balance Holocaust books with ‘opposing’ views  —  New flare-up in fight over books at Southlake school  —  SOUTHLAKE, Texas — A top administrator with the Carroll Independent School District in Southlake advised teachers last week that if they have a book …
HuffPost:
He Attacked Cops At The Capitol.  The FBI Interviewed Him.  Then He Rejoined The Army.  —  James Mault was caught on film attacking officers during the Jan. 6 attack and lost his civilian job.  So he rejoined the military while under FBI investigation.  —  On Jan. 6, 2021 …
Discussion: Washington Post and Raw Story
Minnie Chan / South China Morning Post:
Upgrades for Chinese military airbases facing Taiwan hint at war plans  —  Satellite images show work began last year to expand and reinforce three PLA air force bases in Fujian province The improvements will give air combat support but also strengthen defences against potential strike …
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Warnock raises $9.5M over 3 months in bid to defend Senate seat  —  U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock raised more than $9.5 million during the latest fundraising quarter, an enormous sum that highlights the extensive fundraising infrastructure the Democrat has built for a re-election bid …
Discussion: CNN, Just Security and Forbes
 
 
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Fox News:
Scheller, Marine who criticized Afghanistan withdrawal, sentenced to reprimand, forfeiture of $5K in pay
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Christian Spencer / The Hill:
After white students displayed Confederate flag at school, Black students suspended for planning protest
Discussion: TheGrio
David Harrison / Wall Street Journal:
Retail Sales Rise, Showing Resilient U.S. Consumers
Peter Navarro / New York Post:
Welcome back to '70s-style stagflation misery, thanks to Uncle Joe
Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
Biden down to 36%, ‘sinking like the Titanic’
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Maxine Joselow / Washington Post:
Abandoned wells are a huge climate problem
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 Earlier Items: 
David Siders / Politico:
‘Really embarrassing’: GOP erupts into swing state civil war
Washington Examiner:
Portland and other ‘defund’ cities are destroying their own livability
Dominic Gates / The Seattle Times:
Boeing's former chief technical pilot on 737 MAX indicted on fraud charges
Brent Kendall / Wall Street Journal:
Texas Abortion Restrictions Can Continue During Litigation, Appeals Court Rules
Colby Itkowitz / Washington Post:
Texas Republicans' congressional map carves up Rep. Jackson Lee's district, siphoning off thousands of Black constituents
Discussion: Raw Story
Ed Morrissey / HotAir:
Barrett to Biden admin: Why are you asking for a death penalty you won't carry out?
David Zucker / Commentary Magazine:
Destroying Comedy … Last year marked the 40th anniversary of the release of Airplane! …