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The Independent:
Trump claims he never asked Pence to overturn the election on Truth Social after dramatic Jan 6 hearing  —  Jan 6 committee reveals rioters got within 40 feet of Pence  —  Former president Donald Trump denied that he tried to force vice president Mike Pence to overturn the 2020 presidential election results on January 6 last year.
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Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
A Day After a Portrait of Pence in Danger, Trump Attacks Him Again  —  In a speech, Donald J. Trump was undeterred by the Jan. 6 House committee's account of how his rioting supporters menaced the vice president, and the panel's dismantling of many of his election lies.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
Amid Jan. 6 Revelations, Election Lies Still Dominate the G.O.P.
John Bowden / The Independent:
Rioters got within 40 feet of Pence and informant reveals Proud Boys ‘were willing to kill vice president’
Discussion: Informed Comment
Fox News:
US Capitol Police arrest Stephen Colbert staffers at House office building, charged with illegal entry  —  The individuals associated with ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ were arrested at the US Capitol complex on Thursday night  —  Fox News Flash top headlines for June 17
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Michael Balsamo / Associated Press:
7 arrested in House office building linked to Colbert show  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Capitol Police said Friday that officers arrested seven unauthorized people in a congressional office building Thursday night and charged them with unlawful entry.  —  The people identified themselves …
Emily Baker-White / BuzzFeed News:
Leaked Audio From 80 Internal TikTok Meetings Shows That US User Data Has Been Repeatedly Accessed From China  —  For years, TikTok has responded to data privacy concerns by promising that information gathered about users in the United States is stored in the United States, rather than China …
Nico Grant / New York Times:
YouTube deleted a Jan. 6 committee video that included Trump's election lies.  —  The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot has been trying to draw more eyes to its televised hearings by uploading clips of the proceedings online.  But YouTube has removed one of those videos from its platform …
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Robby Soave / Reason:
YouTube Deleted a January 6th Committee Video for Spreading Election Misinformation
Discussion: Washington Post, Jacobin and Raw Story
Abby Livingston / The Texas Tribune:
Caught between an A+ NRA rating and a nation reeling from shootings, John Cornyn is key to whether gun safety deal advances  —  The bipartisan gun legislation could end up being a career definer for John Cornyn, Texas' senior senator.  He's shown a past willingness to compromise …
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Sky Palma / Raw Story:
Trump calls the Capitol riot a ‘simple protest that got out of hand’ and then brags about his Jan. 6 crowd size  —  During a speech at the Faith & Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority Policy Conference this Friday, former President Donald Trump said it's “no coincidence that the same people …
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Caroline Vakil / The Hill:
Trump says he would look ‘very, very seriously’ at pardons for Jan 6 defendants if reelected
Discussion: HuffPost and Political Wire
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Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Ginni Thomas-tied Facebook group ‘FrontLiners for Liberty’ could be a new focus in Jan. 6 investigation  — Trump attorney John Eastman on Thursday publicly posted a Dec. 4, 2020 email from Thomas asking him to speak to a gathering she called “Frontliners,” which she described as featuring “grassroots state leaders.”
New York Times:
Infighting Overshadows Big Plans at The Washington Post  —  The aim of Sally Buzbee, The Post's editor, is to broaden the newspaper's reach.  A year into the job, she's dealing with internal tumult over some longstanding grievances.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Jason Koebler / VICE:
Uvalde Hires Private Law Firm to Argue It Doesn't Have to Release School Shooting Public Records  —  Some of the records relating to the Robb Elementary School shooting could be “highly embarrassing,” involve “emotional/mental distress,” and are “not of legitimate concern to the public,” the lawyers argued.
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NBC News:
Uvalde police agree to cooperate with probe of response to school shooting, Texas lawmaker says
Discussion: Al Jazeera and RedState
J. David Goodman / New York Times:
Uvalde Officer Passed Up Shot at Gunman for Fear of Hitting Children  —  A police officer had a chance to shoot the gunman before he entered a school, according to a chief deputy sheriff.  The officer declined to take the shot, fearing injuries to others.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Discussion: The 74 and The Truth About Guns
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Stunning Trump revelations raise fears of a dark, violent future  —  As extraordinary revelations pour forth about Donald Trump's plot to destroy our political order after the 2020 election, an unsettling question arises: What does it mean that for most elected Republicans …
DeNeen L. Brown / Washington Post:
He discovered the Watergate break-in, then died destitute and forgotten  —  It was 30 minutes after midnight on June 17, 1972, when Frank Wills, a security guard patrolling the parking garage at the Watergate office complex in Washington, noticed masking tape covering locks on a stairwell door.
CNN:
US Capitol rioter who carried weapon loaded with hollow-point bullets pleads guilty  —  A January 6, 2021, rioter pleaded guilty Friday to carrying a loaded firearm on US Capitol grounds and assaulting police officers with one of their own batons during the insurrection.
Discussion: Mediaite
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Wall Street Journal:
Russian Escalations in Syria Risk Direct Conflict With U.S., Military Officials Warn  —  Recent Russian airstrikes and other operations in Syria raise alarms amid high tensions over Ukraine  —  AL-UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar—Russian forces have conducted a series of operations against the U.S.-led coalition …
Discussion: РИА …
Associated Press:
Gunman kills 3 seniors over potluck dinner at Alabama church  —  VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (AP) — The 71-year-old visitor had previously attended some services at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church before police say he showed up for a potluck dinner, pulled a handgun and fatally shot three …
Jason Del Rey / Vox:
Leaked Amazon memo warns the company is running out of people to hire  —  Unions might not be the tech giant's biggest labor threat.  —  Amazon is facing a looming crisis: It could run out of people to hire in its US warehouses by 2024, according to leaked Amazon internal research from mid-2021 that Recode reviewed.
Discussion: Engadget, New York Post and Breitbart
Andrew Romano / Yahoo News:
Poll: Biden disapproval hits new high as more Americans say they would vote for Trump  —  45th president of the United States from 2017 to 2021  —  46th and current president of the United States  —  As inflation keeps rising and recession fears loom, a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows …
Discussion: Breitbart and Twitchy
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Police Error Led to Trump-Era Subpoena to Twitter About a Devin Nunes Critic  —  Newly disclosed files show a Capitol Police analyst misidentified which Twitter account had posted a threatening message about Mitch McConnell.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
New York Times:
Russians Breached This City, Not With Troops, but Propaganda  —  As they batter towns and cities in Ukraine with artillery, the Russians are also bombarding them with messaging aimed at eroding Ukrainians' trust in their military and their government.  —  LYSYCHANSK, Ukraine …
Bloomberg:
Biden Team Negotiates Fresh Economic Plan as Inflation Antidote  —  The White House and congressional Democrats are in advanced talks on legislation that aims to fight inflation, rein in the deficit and revive parts of President Joe Biden's stalled economic agenda.
Anna Massoglia / OpenSecrets.org:
Trump's political operation and Republican Party committees have paid over $12.6 million to Jan. 6 rally organizers since the 2020 election cycle  —  Former President Donald Trump's political operation and Republican Party committees have paid over $12.6 million to individuals and firms …
Discussion: USA Today and Political Wire
 
 
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Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
Spotify reports Q2 revenue up 20% YoY to €3.8B, MAUs up 14% YoY to 626M, subscribers up 12% YoY to 246M, above est., and €266M operating income; SPOT jumps 12%+

Georg Szalai / The Hollywood Reporter:
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