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7:45 AM ET, November 21, 2021


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Associated Press:
Rittenhouse lawyers' trial playbook: Don't ‘crusade,’ defend  —  (AP) - Soon after a Wisconsin jury acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse of all charges against him, defense attorney Mark Richards took a swipe at his predecessors, telling reporters that their tactics — leaning into Rittenhouse's portrayal …
Washington Examiner:
Joe Biden owes Kyle Rittenhouse an apology  —  Joe Biden tweeted out a video during his 2020 presidential campaign in which Kyle Rittenhouse's image was spliced with infamous images of tiki-torch-bearing white supremacist protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Kyle Rittenhouse verdict sends a chilling message to Wisconsin and the rest of the country
Discussion: HuffPost and Raw Story
Timothy Nerozzi / Washington Examiner:
State university offers race-segregated events after Rittenhouse trial, mistakenly saying Jacob Blake is dead
Discussion: RedState
Enes Kanter / Wall Street Journal:
Move the Olympics for Peng Shuai's Sake  —  The IOC shockingly echoes Beijing's rhetoric on the tennis star's disappearance.  —  Tennis champion Peng Shuai took to social media earlier this month to accuse a former top-ranking official in the Chinese Communist Party of sexually assaulting her.
Discussion: New York Times and Reuters
Ryan King / Washington Examiner:
Concern grows for tennis player who accused Chinese official of sexual assault  —  The apparent disappearance of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai has attracted the attention of the United Nations, Serena Williams, members of the U.S. Congress, and other international, high-profile individuals.
Looters and vandals strike San Francisco's Union Square  —  Video shows SFPD chasing down suspected Louis Vuitton robbery suspects  —  Raw video of eyewitnesses who saw the aftermath of the San Francisco Union Square Louis Vuitton store being ransacked.  Caution: Content has strong language and video may be disturbing to some.
Rachel Swan / San Francisco Chronicle:   One garage. Two days. Nine break-ins. S.F.'s surge in burglaries is driving residents ‘hopping mad’
Jennifer Smith / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: Virginia cop who was fired for anonymously donating $25 to Kyle Rittenhouse's defense fund after being outed by hackers demands his job back from woke police chief as jury acquits on ALL counts  — Lt. William Kelly, 42, was fired by Norfolk Police Department in April this year
Carrie Levine / Center for Public Integrity:
Pro-Trump nonprofit gives millions to groups boosting his agenda  —  Dollars flowed to groups registering voters and pushing restrictive election laws.  —  A nonprofit closely tied to former President Donald Trump and his administration gave millions of dollars in 2020 to an array of conservative groups …
Washington Post:
Biden and aides tell allies he is running in 2024 amid growing Democratic fears  —  President Biden and members of his inner circle have reassured allies in recent days that he plans to run for reelection in 2024, as they take steps to deflect concern about the 79-year-old president's commitment …
Joel Gehrke / Washington Examiner:
China and Russia vow not to let West divide them  —  Chinese and Russian nuclear-capable bombers conducted a “joint patrol” over the Sea of Japan in a military gesture that dramatized Russian President Vladimir Putin's vow to remain unified with his communist neighbor.
John Wright / Raw Story:
Proud Boy Capitol rioter wants charges dropped because he's ‘not unlike Kyle Rittenhouse’  —  An accused Capitol rioter and leader of the Proud Boys militia group is invoking Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse's case in arguing that charges against him should be dropped.
Selina Cheng / Hong Kong Free Press HKFP:
Exclusive: Hong Kong public libraries purge 29 titles about the Tiananmen Massacre from the shelves  —  Hong Kong's libraries now have 392 fewer copies of books about the June 4, 1989 massacre than they did in 2009, an HKFP review has found.  —  Hong Kong public libraries over the past 12 years …
Ben Gingell / The American Conservative:
Antifa and its Origins  —  In his latest, Paul Gottfried explains how “fascism” became uprooted from time and place in our political parlance. … In this sequel to his 2016 book Fascism: Career of a Concept, Paul Gottfried turns his attention to antifascist critics and movements …
Katherine Shaver / Washington Post:
Single-family zoning preserves century-old segregation, planners say.  A proposal to add density is dividing neighborhoods.  —  In Montgomery County and some U.S. cities, planners say allowing for duplexes and triplexes would help correct racist zoning policies.
Gromer Jeffers Jr / Dallas Morning News:
Eddie Bernice Johnson says she will retire from Congress after almost 30 years  —  Johnson's retirement sets off a frenzy of political activity among would-be successors.  —  U.S. Rep Eddie Bernice Johnson said Saturday she is retiring from Congress after almost 30 years …
An accidental weapon discharge at Atlanta airport caused panic and halted flights  —  (CNN)The accidental discharge of a weapon near the main screening area of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport caused widespread panic Saturday afternoon, prompting a brief halt of departing flights over the busy travel weekend.
Sarah Maslin Nir / New York Times:
Inside Fentanyl's Mounting Death Toll: ‘This Is Poison’  —  While a rise in overdose deaths shows the devastating consequences of the opioid's spread, less is understood about how the drug has proliferated.  —  Dark heroin cut with so much white powdered fentanyl that it's known on the street as “gray.”
Ellen Uchimiya / CBS News:
Biden is the first president to turn 79 while in office  —  Joe Biden became the oldest man to occupy the White House when he was inaugurated earlier this year.  Now, he's the first president ever to turn 79 years of age while in office.  —  Born on November 20, 1942, Mr. Biden's birthday is Saturday.
Discussion: RedState
Steve King / WPBF:
Andrew Coffee IV found not guilty on all counts of murder, attempted first degree murder  —  Hide Transcript Show Transcript  —  The latest breaking updates, delivered straight to your email inbox.  —  Your Email Address  —  Submit  —  Privacy Notice  —  VERO BEACH, Fla. —
Discussion: The Western Journal and WPTV
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Nicholas Fondacaro / Newsbusters:
Itching for Defamation Suit: Cuomo Smears Rittenhouse as Out to Kill
Discussion: Townhall
Kansas City Star:
Judge announces verdict in Kansas City police shooting trial
Discussion: New York Times
David Rothkopf / The Daily Beast:
The Republicans Have Turned Congress Into Arkham Asylum
Chuck Jones / Forbes:
Biden Has More S&P 500 Records Than Trump
Discussion: Raw Story
New York Times:
How Roundabouts Help Lower Carbon Emissions
Jasmine Wright / CNN:
Second family becomes first to affix a mezuzah on executive home
Sarah Chaney Cambon / Wall Street Journal:
At 1.9%, Nebraska Now Has the Lowest Unemployment Rate of Any State, Ever
 Earlier Items: 
Karen Hao / MIT Technology Review:
How Facebook and Google fund global misinformation
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
How Nancy Pelosi Got Biden's Build Back Better Bill Back on Track
Nancy A. Youssef / Wall Street Journal:
Putin Dispatches Russian Vessels to Shadow U.S. Warships During Flare-Up
Discussion: Associated Press
John Blake / CNN:
There's nothing more frightening in America today than an angry White man
Discussion: Twitchy and Raw Story
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Covid-19 Deaths in 2021 Surpass 2020
Discussion: Mother Jones and The Guardian
Andrew J. Tobias / Plain Dealer:
Gov. Mike DeWine approves Ohio congressional map bill that likely strengthens GOP share
Discussion: Ohio Capital Journal

From Mediagazer:

Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
Spotify reports Q1 revenue up 20% YoY to €3.6B, MAUs up 19% YoY to 615M, below 617.9M est., subscribers up 14% YoY to 239M, and a €168M operating income

Sara Fischer / Axios:
Puck hires veteran journalist and TV commentator John Heilemann as its chief political columnist and partner, as the outlet expands its presence in Washington

Jennifer Schuessler / New York Times:
PEN America cancels its 2024 literary awards ceremony, set for April 29, after months of protests over the organization's response to the war in Gaza

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