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7:55 AM ET, June 21, 2022

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Washington Post:
Speaker at meeting of Ginni Thomas group called Biden's win illegitimate long after Jan. 6, video shows  —  Two months after rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to help President Donald Trump stay in office, Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas …
Discussion: Raw Story and Washington Post
Politico:
Jan. 6 committee to highlight Trump's state-level pressure to overturn the 2020 election  —  Panel member Rep. Adam Schiff will lead much of Tuesday's presentation.  —  Donald Trump's attempt to overturn the 2020 election depended on one key thing that he never received: the blessing of Republican-controlled state legislatures.
Discussion: Washington Post
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: SCOOP: Jan. 6 panel subpoenas unseen Trump tapes  —  With help from Eli Okun and Garrett Ross  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  SCOOP: The House select committee investigating Jan. 6 sent a subpoena last week to ALEX HOLDER, a documentary filmmaker who was granted extensive access …
Discussion: The Hill and About Alexandria
Michael Luciano / Mediaite:   Trump Says Jan. 6 Rally-Goers ‘Were Well-Behaved’
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Pence says he won't let Dems use Jan. 6 ‘to distract’ from their ‘failed agenda,’ praises Trump record
Discussion: Axios, American Greatness and The Hill
Ken Meyer / Mediaite:
Trump Knocks ‘Foolish’ Kevin McCarthy for Not Having Anyone on Jan 6 Committee: ‘Bad Decision Was Made’
Terri Langford / The Texas Tribune:
“If there's kids in there, we need to go in”: Officers in Uvalde were ready with guns, shields and tools — but not clear orders  —  The Texas Tribune has reviewed law enforcement transcripts and footage that federal and state investigators are examining after the May 24 tragedy.  —  Copy link
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Austin American-Statesman:
Exclusive: Officers arrived at Uvalde school with rifles, ballistic shield 19 minutes after gunman  —  Tony Plohetski Chuck LindellAustin American-Statesman  —  Multiple police officers stood in a hallway at Robb Elementary School armed with rifles and at least one ballistic shield within 19 minutes …
Bobby Caina Calvan / Associated Press:
Nobel sold for Ukrainian kids shatters record at $103.5M  —  NEW YORK (AP) — The Nobel Peace Prize that Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov was auctioning off to raise money for Ukrainian child refugees sold Monday night for $103.5 million, shattering the old record for a Nobel.
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Kalia Richardson / New York Times:
Russian Journalist's Nobel Medal Sells for $103.5 Million  —  Dmitri A. Muratov, the editor of the independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta, will donate proceeds to UNICEF to help Ukrainian child refugees.  — Give this article- - - Read in app  —  The Nobel Peace Prize put up for auction …
Discussion: UPI
The Guardian:
Russian emails appear to show ‘network’ holding $4.5bn assets linked to Putin
Discussion: OCCRP and Hackwhackers
Chen Aizhu / Reuters:
China May oil imports from Russia soar to a record, surpass top supplier Saudi
Discussion: The Guardian
Liz Ruskin / Alaska Public Media:
Gross, a top four candidate for US House, calls it quits  —  Nonpartisan Al Gross, a leading contender in Alaska's U.S. House race, dropped out Monday without providing a reason.  —  “It is with great hope for Alaska's future that I have decided to end my campaign to become our state's next Congressman …
Discussion: Anchorage Daily News
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Becky Bohrer / Associated Press:
Independent Al Gross says he's ending Alaska House bid
Discussion: WTOP News
Kurt Erickson / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Missouri political group eyes former prosecutor to run as independent for U.S. Senate  —  JEFFERSON CITY — A former federal prosecutor currently serving as a top attorney on the congressional panel probing the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol is being urged to run for Missouri's U.S. Senate seat as an independent.
Daniel Desrochers / Kansas City Star:
Social media companies take down, flag Greitens' people-hunting video  —  Social media companies on Monday grappled with how to handle a campaign video by former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens that depicted him hunting members of the Republican party who he deemed inadequately conservative.
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Elena Schneider / Politico:
Inside the Democratic strategy sessions planning the post-Roe campaign  —  The party is working out how to make the expected Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade a top campaign issue amid economic worry.  —  In every poll running in every targeted House district around the country …
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Sophia Cai / Axios:
A record number of LGBTQ candidates are running for Congress … Yet there are only 11 out LGBTQ lawmakers serving in Congress. … Some of those campaigns have already ended, but as of last week, 57 candidates are still actively running, according to data provided to Axios by the Victory Fund, which supports and tracks LGBTQ leaders.
Associated Press:
Wife of WNBA's Griner tells AP scheduled call never happened  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — WNBA star Brittney Griner tried to call her wife nearly a dozen times through the American embassy in Russia on the couple's fourth anniversary Saturday, but they never connected since the phone line at the embassy …
Hugo Lowell / The Guardian:
Donald Trump plotted fake electors scheme, January 6 panel set to show  —  Committee also expected to probe Trump's pressure on officials in crucial states to corruptly reverse his election defeat  —  The House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol attack is expected to show …
Politico:
Stefanik vs. the chair: Inside the showdown roiling the New York GOP  —  Bad blood is brewing between Rep. Elise Stefanik and the head of her home-state GOP.  And the hotter it runs, the more it threatens to monopolize a Republican primary in her backyard.  —  The tiff between Stefanik …
Discussion: Raw Story
 
 
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Caroline O'Donovan / Washington Post:
Amazon drones are coming to town. Some locals want to shoot them.
John Solomon / Just The News:
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American detained in Venezuela has attempted suicide, his family says
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How Colbert show staffers got themselves hurled out of two House office buildings
Discussion: Washington Examiner
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Mensah M. Dean / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
As more people get guns and carry permits, Philly sees a sharp rise in homicides ruled justified
Discussion: RedState and Breitbart
Sarah Pulliam Bailey / Washington Post:
How Franklin Graham pushed a domestic abuse victim to return to her husband
Discussion: Raw Story and RELEVANT
David Reaboi / Late Republic Nonsense:
Why Did the Justice Department Cover Up John Allen's Illegal Lobbying for Qatar?
Kevin Liptak / CNN:
Biden says he's nearing decisions on gas tax holiday and student loans as he tries to tame costs
Frederic J. Frommer / Washington Post:
The 13th Amendment nearly preserved slavery — with Lincoln's support
Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon:
PRIDE MONTH: Here's How the Navy Is Training Sailors on Proper Gender Pronouns
Discussion: Twitchy
Caroline Kitchener / Washington Post:
This Texas teen wanted an abortion. She now has twins.
Discussion: LifeNews.com
 

 
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Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
Spotify reports Q1 revenue up 20% YoY to €3.6B, MAUs up 19% YoY to 615M, below 617.9M est., subscribers up 14% YoY to 239M, and a €168M operating income

Chris Morris / Fortune:
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Jennifer Schuessler / New York Times:
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