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8:35 PM ET, June 19, 2022

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Julie Turkewitz / New York Times:
Gustavo Petro wins the Colombian election, becoming the country's first leftist president.  —  For the first time, Colombia will have a leftist president.  —  Gustavo Petro, a former rebel and a longtime senator who has pledged to transform the country's economic system, has won Sunday's election …
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Gideon Long / Financial Times:
Leftist Gustavo Petro wins Colombian presidency  —  Victory for the former guerrilla gives South American country its first truly leftwing leader in recent history  —  Gustavo Petro, a leftwing former guerrilla, won Colombia's presidential election on Sunday, beating populist businessman …
Discussion: Associated Press
BBC:
France's Macron set to lose majority - projection  —  Less than two months after he was re-elected president, Emmanuel Macron is on course to lose control of the French National Assembly after a strong performance by rival parties.  —  His centrist Ensemble coalition is on course …
Discussion: UPI
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France 24:   French legislative elections: Voter turnout at 38.11% at 5pm, slightly down from first round
New York Times:
What Hundreds of Photos of Weapons Reveal About Russia's Brutal War Strategy  —  Reflecting a shockingly barbaric and old-fashioned wartime strategy, Russian forces have pummeled Ukrainian cities and towns with a barrage of rockets and other munitions, most of which can be considered relatively crude relics …
Jose A. Del Real / Washington Post:
A recession ‘is not inevitable,’ White House says — again  —  There are growing fears across the country that aggressive actions to curb inflation could trigger an economic downturn  —  Key members of the Biden administration on Sunday stressed their message that “a recession is not inevitable …
Discussion: The Hill
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ABC News:
‘This Week’ Transcript 6-19-22: Secretary Janet Yellen & Rep. Adam Kinzinger
Discussion: Insider and UPI
Livia Albeck-Ripka / New York Times:
FINA Restricts Transgender Women From Competing at Elite Level  —  The international swimming federation said transgender women who had experienced male puberty could not compete in women's events.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  FINA, the international swimming federation …
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Associated Press:
World swimming bans transgender athletes from women's events
Discussion: TMZ.com
Michelle Garcia / NBC News:
Juneteenth was finally recognized as a federal holiday.  Then came commercialization.  —  “Companies that are having these picnics for their employees and feeding them fried chicken and watermelon — who made that call?”  Torrina Harris of Galveston, Texas, quipped.
Discussion: Mother Jones, Axios and New York Times
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Daniel Chaitin / Washington Examiner:
Trump corrects record, says he hasn't endorsed McCarthy for speaker  —  Former President Donald Trump made it clear that he has not endorsed anyone, including Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), for speaker of the House.  —  Towards the end of a recent interview, Trump interjected …
Discussion: PoliticusUSA
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Steady:   The Coup Continues  —  There is nothing past tense about January 6, 2021
E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Thanks, Kevin McCarthy, for making the Jan. 6 hearings worthwhile
Discussion: The Hill
Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
GOP member of Jan. 6 committee warns that more violence is coming  —  One of two Republican members of the House committee investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, starkly warned Sunday that his own party's lies could feed additional violence.
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” …
Peter Wade / Rolling Stone:
‘Can You Believe I Lost to This Guy?’  Trump Admitted He Lost Election, Former Aide Says  —  Alyssa Farah Griffin revealed that the former president acknowledged privately that Biden won, despite his public claims to the contrary  —  In private, former President Donald Trump admitted that he lost the 2020 election to Joe Biden.
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 …
Cathy Young / Morning Shots:
Has the Tide Really Turned in Ukraine?  —  Plus: It's all about the gays  —  In the past month or so, the dominant Ukraine narrative in the media has shifted from “heroic Ukrainians repelling a mismanaged Russian invasion” to “badly outgunned Ukrainians unable to hold back Russian advances in the East” …
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Peter Stone / The Guardian:
Searing testimony increases odds of charges against Trump, experts say  —  Former prosecutors say January 6 hearings have delivered ‘compelling evidence that Trump committed crimes’  —  The searing testimony and growing evidence about Donald Trump's central role in a multi-pronged conspiracy …
Catherine Rampell / Washington Post:
Here's what voters will get if they cast their ballots based on gas prices  —  Americans are mad about inflation.  They're especially outraged that gasoline averages $5 per gallon nationwide.  And history suggests they may act on that furor by voting the bums out.
Discussion: The Welcome Party and Townhall
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 …
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
Peter Thiel helped build big tech.  Now he wants to tear it all down.  —  Inside the billionaire investor's journey from Facebook board member to an architect of the new American right  —  On a summer morning in 2019, Rep. Matt Gaetz was having breakfast at the Los Angeles mansion …
Jonathan Cohn / HuffPost:
An Elite Christian College Has Become The Latest Battleground In America's Culture Wars  —  The saga that unfolded after a professor officiated a same-sex wedding has exposed deep rifts over how the school treats members of the LGBTQ community — and how its church interprets the Bible.
 
 
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CNN:
Tuesday's January 6 hearing will show evidence of Trump's role in fake electors scheme, Schiff says
Edward-Isaac Dovere / CNN:
US is worried about Russia using new efforts to exploit divisions in 2022 midterms
Discussion: MindWar
David Koenig / Associated Press:
Buttigieg: US may act against airlines on consumers' behalf
Enrico Dela Cruz / Reuters:
Duterte's daughter sworn in as Philippines vice president
Associated Press:
Inflation taking bite out of new infrastructure projects
Discussion: Insider
Zack Colman / Politico:
Justice or overreach?: As crucial test looms, Big Greens are under fire
Salvador Rodriguez / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Employees at Maryland Store Vote to Unionize
 Earlier Items: 
NBC News:
Heat waves and high energy costs are hitting some communities hard
Wall Street Journal:
Democrats Expect Joe Biden to Run in 2024. They're Less Sure If He Should.
Discussion: Power Line and Fox News
Noam Scheiber / New York Times:
Why a Rhodes Scholar's Ambition Led Her to a Job at Starbucks
Discussion: WBOY-TV
William Boston / Wall Street Journal:
Germany Steps Up Measures to Conserve Gas as Russia Slows Supply to Europe
Matt Dixon / Politico:
DeSantis draws huge cash haul from Trump donors
Discussion: Raw Story
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Texas AG Paxton's shameful Uvalde cop-out: ‘God always has a plan’
New York Times:
Odesa Opera House Reopens, Defying Putin's Barbarism
Discussion: Maddog's Newsletter
Teresa Velasco / kens5.com:
Uvalde police never tried to open doors to classrooms where shooter was inside, Express-News reports
 

 
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Matthew Keys / The Desk:
Federal prosecutors charge Marco Gaudino with one count of conspiracy for allegedly giving Tim Burke credentials to access systems used by Fox News and others

Aaron Fritschner / @fritschner:
[Thread] Uri Berliner's essay on NPR bias has significant problems, including verifiable falsehoods, flawed arguments, and questionable voter registration data

Dylan Byers / @dylanbyers:
Sources: former Disney TV chief Ben Sherwood and former Hearst Magazines exec Joanna Coles will buy a 49% stake in The Daily Beast; Barry Diller will retain 51%

 
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