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10:40 AM ET, June 19, 2022

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New York Times:
Apple Workers at Maryland Store Vote to Unionize, a First in the U.S.  —  Roughly two-thirds of employees at the store in Towson, Md., voted to join the union.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  Apple employees at a Baltimore-area store have voted to unionize …
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Brian Chasnoff / San Antonio Express-News:
Source: Police never tried to open door to classrooms where Uvalde gunman had kids trapped  —  Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate  —  Surveillance footage shows that police never tried to open a door to two classrooms at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde in the 77 minutes between …
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Teresa Velasco / kens5.com:
Uvalde police never tried to open doors to classrooms where shooter was inside, Express-News reports  —  A source told the San Antonio Express-News that police may have assumed the doors were locked, according to a new report.  —  SAN ANTONIO — According to a new report by the San Antonio Express-News …
New York Times:
Despite Growing Evidence, a Prosecution of Trump Would Face Challenges  —  As House hearings highlighted testimony that could create more pressure to pursue a criminal case, the former president tried out a defense that strained credulity.  —  As new questions swirled this past week …
Coral Davenport / New York Times:
Republican Drive to Tilt Courts Against Climate Action Reaches a Crucial Moment  —  A Supreme Court environmental case being decided this month is the product of a coordinated, multiyear strategy by Republican attorneys general and conservative allies.  —  WASHINGTON — Within days …
The Texas Tribune:
Texas Republican Convention calls Biden win illegitimate and rebukes Cornyn over gun talks  —  Some 5,100 delegates and alternates voted on a party platform that also calls for ending the federal income tax, requiring education about fetal gestation and limiting the Legislature's right to regulate guns.
Meredith Deliso / ABC News:
6 in 10 Americans say Trump should be charged for Jan. 6 riot: POLL  —  A majority of Americans also think the Jan. 6 committee has been fair.  —  Former President Donald Trump gives the keynote address at the Faith & Freedom Coalition during their annual “Road To Majority Policy Conference” …
Caleb Howe / Mediaite:
UPDATES: Dan Crenshaw & Staff Assaulted by Right Wingers Shouting ‘Eyepatch McCain’ and Saying He Should be ‘Hung for Treason’  —  Rep. Dan Crenshaw and his staff were violently confronted at the Republican Party of Texas convention a short time ago, when far-right social media activist Alex Stein …
Sarah Ellison / Washington Post:
Fox News paid $15 million to former host who filed pay disparity claim  —  Melissa Francis alleged her male colleagues made far more than women.  She won an unusually large settlement, according to documents viewed by The Post.  —  Fox News agreed to a roughly $15 million settlement …
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Texas AG Paxton's shameful Uvalde cop-out: ‘God always has a plan’  —  When thoughts and prayers seem inadequate in the wake of a tragedy, you can always blame God.  —  That would seem to be how Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) sees it after a mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde …
Glen Owen / Daily Mail:
WHO chief ‘believes Covid DID leak from Wuhan lab’ after a ‘catastrophic accident’ in 2019 despite publicly maintaining ‘all hypotheses remain on the table’  — Director-general Tedros Adhanom confided to a senior European official: source  — The Mail on Sunday first revealed concerns about Wuhan's Institute of Virology
William Boston / Wall Street Journal:
Germany Steps Up Measures to Conserve Gas as Russia Slows Supply to Europe  —  Berlin to restart coal-fired plants and auction gas to reduce consumption  —  BERLIN—Germany will restart coal-fired power plants and offer incentives for companies to curb natural gas consumption …
Discussion: Bloomberg
Wall Street Journal:
Democrats Expect Joe Biden to Run in 2024.  They're Less Sure If He Should.  —  Vice President Kamala Harris is seen as early front-runner should the president decide not to seek re-election  —  in Columbia, S.C.  —  Democratic insiders in Washington and key primary states expect President Biden …
Discussion: Fox News
Gideon Levy / Haaretz:
Between Jamal Khashoggi and Shireen Abu Akleh  —  Jamal Kashoggi and Shireen Abu Akleh were well-known journalists who were killed in the line of duty.  There are many differences between the horrific, premeditated murder of the Saudi journalist and the killing of the Palestinian one …
Manu Raju / CNN:
Arizona House speaker, who resisted Trump pressure campaign, testifying at January 6 hearing Tuesday  —  (CNN)Rusty Bowers, a Republican and Arizona state House speaker, will testify at a Tuesday hearing focusing on former President Donald Trump's pressure on state officials to overturn Joe Biden's victory …
NBC News:
Heat waves and high energy costs are hitting some communities hard  —  High temperatures and humidity hitting large parts of the U.S. last week collided with the ongoing challenges many people face from inflation and high energy costs.  —  In Macon, Georgia, where temperatures were expected …
New York Times:
Odesa Opera House Reopens, Defying Putin's Barbarism  —  War is not far away, but a city that has always lived for the moment proclaims that culture will help Ukraine prevail.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  ODESA, Ukraine — In a nation at war, and a city aching for some semblance …
Discussion: Maddog's Newsletter
Nina Heller / Durango Herald:
Boebert seeks funding for Glenwood Springs bridge after voting against bill that would fund it  —  U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert is seeking funding from an infrastructure bill that she voted against in March.  —  Boebert wants $33.1 million for the South Bridge in Glenwood Springs, according to a newsletter from her office.
Politico:
Social conservative crowd cheers Herschel Walker after revelations of undiscussed kids  —  NASHVILLE — Herschel Walker received resounding applause from evangelical Christian activists on Saturday, following revelations he had fathered three children he had not previously discussed publicly.
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Jill Colvin / Associated Press:   Herschel Walker says he ‘never denied’ having 4 children
Nandita Bose / Reuters:
Biden flubs bike dismount, falls, but uninjured  —  U.S. President Joe Biden took a spill from his bike on Saturday as he stopped to greet supporters during a weekend trip to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.  —  He appeared to be uninjured after standing back up immediately.
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The Hill:
Midwest Democrats jockeying to come out on top in primary calendar shakeup
Lahav Harkov / Jerusalem Post:
Biden on the grill: Bennett looking for an iconic presidential photo op
Adrian Florido / NPR:
Former federal judge warns of danger to American democracy
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CNBC:
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Greg Hilburn / The Daily Advertiser:
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Washington Post:
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Benjamin Mullin / New York Times:
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Laurence Peter / BBC:
Russia's Ministry of Justice labels BBC Russian correspondent Ilya Barabanov and science reporter Asya Kazantseva as “foreign agents”; both now live abroad

Sahil Patel / The Information:
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