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7:45 PM ET, October 23, 2021

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Washington Post:
Ahead of Jan. 6, Willard hotel in downtown D.C. was a Trump team ‘command center’ for effort to deny Biden the presidency  —  They called it the “command center,” a set of rooms and suites in the posh Willard hotel a block from the White House where some of President Donald Trump's …
Wall Street Journal:
Facebook Services Are Used to Spread Religious Hatred in India, Internal Documents Show  —  Company researchers say anti-Muslim material is rife and calls to violence coincided with deadly riots last year.  Facebook says it's working to improve enforcement.
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New York Times:
In India, Facebook Struggles to Combat Misinformation and Hate Speech
Mel Leonor / Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Youngkin calls for police in all Virginia schools, tapping into heated school issues to close his campaign  —  1 of 11  —  As many Virginia localities examine the role of police in schools, Republican Glenn Youngkin is calling on every school in the state to have a law enforcement officer on its campus …
Discussion: Breitbart and Fox News
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Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Virginia's gubernatorial race tests the fear-of-Trump factor as a political motivator
Discussion: Shore News Network and Reuters
Daniel Boguslaw / The Intercept:
As Sen. Joe Manchin's Star Rose in West Virginia, the FBI and IRS Probed His Closest Allies … In June 2010, the body of Sen. Robert Byrd lay in repose on the floor of the U.S. Senate, offering his colleagues a final opportunity to pay their respects.  For years, Byrd had lorded …
Discussion: Raw Story and Common Dreams
Samuel Chamberlain / New York Post:
National School Boards Association disavows letter that led to FBI parent crackdown  —  The National School Boards Association board of directors repudiated a letter its two top officials sent to President Biden that precipitated Attorney General Merrick Garland's order the FBI to investigate complaints …
Discussion: The College Fix and Breitbart
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Peter King / The Hill:
The battle over school boards is a disaster for Democrats
Daren Butler / Reuters:
Turkey to expel U.S. envoy and nine others, Erdogan says  —  Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that he had told his foreign ministry to expel the ambassadors of the United States and nine other Western countries for demanding the release of philanthropist Osman Kavala.
Chelsea Janes / Washington Post:
Travis Tritt, who is against vaccine mandates, to sing national anthem before Game 6 of NLCS  —  ATLANTA — If Game 6 of the National League Championship Series were held at Dodger Stadium, country star Travis Tritt likely would not be willing to perform the national anthem.
Discussion: Twitchy
Christian Spencer / The Hill:
Bipartisan legislators demand answers from Fauci on ‘cruel’ puppy experiments  —  “Our investigators show that Fauci's NIH division shipped part of a $375,800 grant to a lab in Tunisia to drug beagles and lock their heads in mesh cages filled with hungry sand flies so that the insects could eat them alive,” White Coat Waste said.
Bill McCarthy / PolitiFact:
Newsmax, Fox News air outdated, out-of-context photos of empty shelves in segments bashing Biden  — ECONOMY - FOOD - PUNDITS - TRADE - FACEBOOK FACT-CHECKS - PUNDITFACT - CORONAVIRUS  —  In recent segments, both Newsmax and Fox News displayed old, out-of-context photos in a misleading …
The Hill:
Biden remarks on Taiwan leave administration scrambling  —  President Biden's public remarks Thursday that the United States would come to Taiwan's defense if it were attacked by China left White House officials scrambling to explain it did not represent a shift in U.S. policy.
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Reuters:
Fact Check-Biden talked about corporations not paying ‘a cent’ in town hall hand gesture moment  —  A hand gesture U.S. president Joe Biden made during a CNN town hall in Baltimore on Oct. 21 was in reference to corporations not paying taxes.  Some social media users are isolating a screenshot …
Christine Jordan Sexton / Florida Politics:
Surgeon General asked to leave Tina Polsky's office after refusing to wear mask  —  Polsky will begin radiation therapy treatment for cancer next week.  —  Florida's top public health official was asked to leave a state Senator's office this week after refusing to don a mask in her office.
Washington Post:
Biden's critics hurl increasingly vulgar taunts  —  BOISE — On a quiet street south of downtown Boise, Michael Dick has festooned his front yard with homemade signs, including a large yellow placard that facetiously thanks President Biden for a growing list of grievances — $4-a-gallon gas, inflation, Afghanistan, covid-19.
Discussion: RedState, Twitchy and Althouse
New York Post:
Alec Baldwin ignored the No. 1 rule of gun safety: Hollywood weapons expert  —  Alec Baldwin failed to follow the No. 1 rule of gun safety before the fatal shooting on the set of “Rust,” a Hollywood weapons expert tells The Post.  —  “Loaded or unloaded, a weapon never gets pointed at another human being …
Discussion: Breitbart, Daily Mail, HotAir and TMZ.com
Washington Post:
Sinema's silence on spending bill vexes many Democrats while she digs in on talks out of public view  —  Senate Democrats left their weekly lunch on Tuesday proclaiming that every person in the room — from Vermont's Bernie Sanders to West Virginia's Joe Manchin III — was unified on the urgency …
Discussion: HotAir, PolitiFact and AM New York
New York Times:
What Kind of Mayor Might Eric Adams Be?  No One Seems to Know.  —  The vegan, meditating ex-police officer is on the cusp of becoming New York's new mayor.  Which version of him would show up at City Hall?  —  Eric Adams could not resist the story.  —  In a 2019 commencement address …
Ed Yong / The Atlantic:
How Public Health Took Part in Its Own Downfall  —  The field's future lies in reclaiming parts of its past that it willingly abandoned.  —  There was a time, at the start of the 20th century, when the field of public health was stronger and more ambitious.
Natalie Allison / Politico:
‘My god what an idiot’: J.D. Vance gets whacked for past Trump comments  —  Two super PACs have launched a nearly $1 million coordinated ad buy attacking “Hillbilly Elegy” author J.D. Vance in Ohio, aiming to tear him down for his previous opposition to Donald Trump.
Discussion: The Hill, Raw Story and Mediaite
Amy B Wang / Washington Post:
Biden postpones release of JFK assassination files, citing pandemic-related delays  —  President Biden has further postponed the release of secret government files related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, citing delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Discussion: Breitbart, Slate, CBS News, Insider and CNN
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
License plate scanners were supposed to bring peace of mind.  Instead they tore the neighborhood apart.  —  A battle among homeowners in the Colorado mountains shows how a new generation of surveillance technology is reshaping American neighborhoods  —  The Paradise Hills neighborhood sits …
Thomas Fleming / KFOR-TV:
Oklahoma senator receiving backlash after referring to Asian-American families as ‘yellow’  —  OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) - A state senator is receiving backlash after referring to Asian Americans as “yellow families” during a recent interim study focused on racial inequality.
Discussion: Insider, Rolling Stone and Raw Story
Gregory Zuckerman / Wall Street Journal:
The Unlikely Outsiders Who Won the Race for a Covid-19 Vaccine  —  Uğur Şahin and Stéphane Bancel were long underestimated by investors and scientists.  But when Covid-19 threatened the globe, these two unknowns had a solution.  —  It was early October 2019 and Uğ …
Sam Baker / Axios:
Anti-abortion activists' Supreme Court dreams are coming true  —  This is the moment the conservative legal movement has been building toward for decades: The solidly conservative Supreme Court is about to hear two major abortion cases within a month of each other.
 
 
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Rachel Hopmayer / WGBA-TV:
Wisconsin Senate approves bill extending workday for teens
Fox News:
Organized migrant caravan moves toward US, surging past Mexican forces
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Wall Street Journal:
Trump's Social-Media Platform Joins Crowded Conservative Media Field
Discussion: Raw Story
Katie Glueck / New York Times:
Letitia James Isn't Saying Whether She's Running for Governor. But She Is Hiring.
CNN:
January 6 defendant spoke at far-right rally attended by Proud Boys, despite court order against associating with the group
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 Earlier Items: 
Washington Post:
Residents in decaying public housing see futures on the line as Democrats trim spending bill
Arthur Delaney / HuffPost:
‘New Democrats’ Break With Their Anti-Welfare Past And Back Biden's Agenda
Discussion: Bloomberg
Democracy Docket:
Virginia USPS Challenge
Discussion: CNN, Bipartisan Report and Fox News
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Biden the Dealmaker Finds That Compromise Can Have Consequences
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
The Pessimistic Electorate Behind Biden's Approval Ratings
Discussion: Insider and Washington Examiner
Harry Litman / Los Angeles Times:
Don't be too sure about the Justice Department's ‘duty’ to indict Bannon
Katherine Eban / Vanity Fair:
In Major Shift, NIH Admits Funding Risky Virus Research in Wuhan
Discussion: Roll Call, TheBlaze and National Review