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1:30 AM ET, June 19, 2022

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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.
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Breitbart:   Log Cabin Republicans Denied Booth at Texas GOP Convention
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 …
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Washington Post:
Apple store approves union, the first in the U.S.  —  Apple workers in the Baltimore area voted to join a union Saturday, becoming the first of the tech giant's U.S. retail stores to do so.  —  The vote means workers at the Towson, Md., store plan to join the International Association …
Discussion: The Hill, CNBC and Raw Story
Caitlin McFall / Fox News:
Biden falls off bike on Delaware ride with first lady, says 'I'm good'  —  Biden says 'I'm good' after taking a tumble from his bike in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware  —  President Biden took a tumble off his bike Saturday morning after he stopped by a group of reporters and members of the public …
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Nandita Bose / Reuters:
Biden flubs bike dismount, falls, but uninjured
Aamer Madhani / Associated Press:
Biden takes spill while getting off bike after beach ride
Discussion: National Review
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
Discussion: Washington Examiner
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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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.
Edward Luce / Financial Times:
Hillary Clinton: ‘We are standing on the precipice of losing our democracy’ … Lunching with Hillary Clinton is no routine affair.  When I arrive at Washington's sleek Park Hyatt hotel, the somewhat jittery manager steers me to a discreet side door to await her arrival.
Lahav Harkov / Jerusalem Post:
Biden on the grill: Bennett looking for an iconic presidential photo op  —  One option Bennett has considered, thinking that Biden would be game, is for them to roll up their shirtsleeves for a favorite activity of Israeli and American dads: Barbecuing.  —  Prime Minister Naftali Bennett …
New York Times:
‘Late Show’ Production Team Arrested at U.S. Capitol While Filming Television Stunt  —  The production team members had been recording interviews at the Capitol building for a comedy segment on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”  They were charged with unlawful entry.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
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New York Times:
Gun Sellers' Message to Americans: Man Up  —  The number of firearms in the U.S. is outpacing the country's population, as an emboldened gun industry and its allies target buyers with rhetoric of fear, machismo and defiance.  —  Last November, hours after a jury acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse …
CNBC:
Bitcoin dropped below $17,800 as sell-off accelerates — here's what happened  — Bitcoin fell to about $17,749, and ether fell to about $897 on Saturday afternoon, as the sell-off in the crypto market accelerates.  — The world's two most popular cryptocurrencies are down more than 35% …
Ryan Goodman / Just Security:
8 Top Former Prosecutors, Senior DOJ Officials on Key New Evidence in Effort to Pressure Pence  —  I asked several former federal prosecutors and senior Justice Department officials their views on specific new evidence presented by the January 6 Select Committee.  I asked each of them independently.
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Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
All the Jan. 6 evidence that Trump and Co. knew their plot was corrupt
Discussion: Occupy Democrats
 
 
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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’
Discussion: The Sun
Adrian Florido / NPR:
Former federal judge warns of danger to American democracy
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Caitlin Flanagan / The Atlantic:
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Robert Draper / New York Times:
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Dhruv Khullar / New Yorker:
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Greg Hilburn / The Daily Advertiser:
Federal judge will draw new Louisiana congressional map after Legislature fails to act
Discussion: Louisiana Illuminator
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Washington Post:
CDC endorses coronavirus vaccines for children under 5
KSAT-TV:
How Texas lawmakers have failed to respond to mass shootings, according to a gun violence prevention advocate
Ed Pilkington / The Guardian:
The ‘big rip-off’: how Trump exploited his fans with ‘election defense’ fund
Christopher Mathias / HuffPost:
The Far-Right's Assault On An Idaho Pride Event Was Meticulously Planned
Discussion: Grid News and Daily Kos
Garry Kasparov / Wall Street Journal:
Awakened to Putin's Threat, Biden and the West Nod Off Again
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Lauren Feiner / The Verge:
The House passes a TikTok divestiture bill with a longer sale deadline as part of a package of Ukraine/Israel aid bills, pressuring the Senate to vote on TikTok

Gaby Del Valle / The Verge:
President Biden signs the bill reauthorizing FISA's Section 702, extending the controversial warrantless surveillance program through 2026

Financial Times:
Sources: seeking an edge over China in AI deals, the Biden administration is brokering talks between US companies and the UAE, including Microsoft's G42 deal

 
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