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9:50 AM ET, June 19, 2022

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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 …
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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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.
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
Discussion: Metro.co.uk and The Sun
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 …
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.
Jeremy Beaman / Washington Examiner:
Defense Production Act: How Biden is using emergency powers for green energy  —  President Joe Biden has leaned heavily on the Defense Production Act since taking office to increase supplies of everything from COVID-19 tests to baby formula and insulation.  —  He's also tapping …
Matt Dixon / Politico:
DeSantis draws huge cash haul from Trump donors  —  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — As Ron DeSantis gears up for a likely 2024 White House bid — with or without Donald Trump in the race — the Florida governor is winning over some of the former president's biggest benefactors.
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
Clyde Haberman / New York Times:
Mark Shields, TV Pundit Known for His Sharp Wit, Dies at 85  —  A former campaign strategist, he became a fixture in American political journalism and punditry and was seen on “PBS NewsHour” for 33 years.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  Mark Shields, a piercing analyst …
Discussion: NBC News
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Nikki Schwab / Daily Mail:
After about 10 seconds on the ground, Biden was able to hoist himself up, telling the crowd that his ‘foot got caught’  —  Moments before the crash: Biden rode with his wife and several Secret Service agents before taking the widely seen tumble  —  As for federal legislation Biden ‘happy’ with the progress.
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Nandita Bose / Reuters:
Biden flubs bike dismount, falls, but uninjured
 
 
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Greg Hilburn / The Daily Advertiser:
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Edward Luce / Financial Times:
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