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10:40 PM ET, July 3, 2022

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Henry Rodgers / The Daily Caller:
EXCLUSIVE: Text Messages Show Cassidy Hutchinson Referring To January 6 Committee As ‘BS’  —  The January 6 committee's key witness, Cassidy Hutchinson, called the committee “bs” in a text message obtained exclusively by the Daily Caller.  —  On Feb 1.  Hutchinson sent a text …
Discussion: RedState and The Daily Wire
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Peter Baker / New York Times:
New Insights Into Trump's State of Mind on Jan. 6 Chip Away at Doubts  —  Former President Donald J. Trump has weathered scandals by keeping his intentions under wraps, but recent testimony paints a stark portrait of a man willing to do almost anything to hang onto power.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Discussion: Raw Story, CBS News and HuffPost
Hope Yen / Associated Press:
GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger: More Witnesses, Evidence Surface In Jan. 6 Probe  —  Kinzinger says more evidence is emerging that supports testimony that President Trump wanted to join an angry riot that marched to the Capitol.  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — More evidence is emerging in the House's Jan. 6 investigation …
ABC News:
Not prosecuting Trump for Jan. 6 would fuel a ‘much graver threat,’ Liz Cheney says  —  A criminal case could be “difficult” but necessary, Cheney said on “This Week.”  —  ABC News chief Washington correspondent Jonathan Karl interviews Congresswoman Liz Cheney at The Reagan Library in Simi Valley, Calif. June 29, 2022.
Ruth Graham / New York Times:
‘The Pro-Life Generation’: Young Women Fight Against Abortion Rights  —  Many American women mourned the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe, but for others it is a moment of triumph and a matter of human rights.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Discussion: Digby's Hullabaloo
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Washington Post:
Trust in Supreme Court falters after Roe decision
Discussion: Forbes
Carlos Lozada / Washington Post:   How three major abortion rulings reveal a fractured culture
Washington Post:
Akron police release video of officers shooting Black man dozens of times  —  AKRON, Ohio — Police on Sunday released footage showing officers firing dozens of rounds at a Black man who left his car to flee a traffic stop last week.  —  Akron Police Chief Stephen Mylett …
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Amanda Holpuch / New York Times:
Akron Police Officers Placed on Leave After Fatal Shooting of Black Man
Anders Hagstrom / Fox News:
100-year-old WWII vet breaks down, says this isn't the ‘country we fought for’: ‘I am so upset’  —  Carl Spurlin Dekel served in the U.S. Marines during World War II  —  Coming up on ‘Fox News Sunday’: July 3  —  Much of what American soldiers fought for in World War II has “gone down the drain …
Pamela Paul / New York Times:
The Far Right and Far Left Agree on One Thing: Women Don't Count  —  Perhaps it makes sense that women — those supposedly compliant and agreeable, self-sacrificing and everything-nice creatures — were the ones to finally bring our polarized country together.
Mike McIntire / New York Times:
An American's Murky Path From Russian Propagandist to Jan. 6  —  Charles Bausman, a former financial executive who runs websites that promote far-right views, recorded footage in the Capitol for a Russian television producer.  Soon after, he fled to Moscow as a “political refugee.”
Lawrence Freedman / Comment is Freed:
Can Ukraine Win?  —  A Ukrainian soldier shows off a HIMARS multiple rocket launcher - part of the package of US military aid (Photo by Anastasia Vlasova for The Washington Post via Getty Images)  —  ‘Despise the enemy strategically, but respect him tactically’
Discussion: CNN, Balloon Juice and Washington Post
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John Ismay / New York Times:   How a Military Base in Illinois Helps Keep Weapons Flowing to Ukraine
Charlie Smart / New York Times:
How the Russian Media Spread False Claims About Ukrainian Nazis
Discussion: The Guardian
Matt Labash / Slack Tide:
Happy(?) Fourth of July  —  Cheer up.  We're still America.  There are worse things to be.  —  Warning: this isn't exactly a fully-formed essay.  Just a grab-bag of Fourth of July sentiments, poetry, and song.  Neither, despite the photo above, is it intended to be some concentrated meditation on Johnny Cash.
Walter Kirn / Common Sense:
The Holy Anarchy of Fun  —  In our era of high vigilance, emergency measures and vast decrees, Walter Kirn makes the case for fun.  —  Writes Unbound  · Subscribe … So, a little late as always, because I like my pop culture to ferment some before I swill it down, I saw the sequel to Top Gun.
Glenn Thrush / New York Times:
Justice Dept. Braces for Summer of Violent Crime  —  Top officials at the department met with prosecutors and the local police in Philadelphia in an effort to help cities prepare for a hot-weather crime wave marked by the Fourth of July.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Why Glenn Youngkin — or someone like him — must run in 2024  —  Virginia's new Republican governor is seriously thinking of running for president in 2024.  And that's good news.  —  My Richmond-based Post colleagues Laura Vozzella and Gregory S. Schneider wrote last week of the telltale clues …
Eve Simmons / The Mail:
How California's legal cannabis dream became a public health nightmare  —  A ROW of luxury ‘healing’ creams is guarded by a locked glass cabinet, gilded in gold trim.  —  The packaging is stylishly minimal - clean and white with small black typeface - and beside the tubs sit decorative …
Douglas E. Schoen / The Hill:
Now more than ever, Democrats need Hillary Clinton  —  THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL  —  Earlier this year, I co-authored a piece for The Wall Street Journal that argued that a perfect storm in the Democratic Party is making a once unfathomable scenario …
Discussion: Newsweek
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Stephanie Kirchgaessner / The Guardian:
Judge puts Biden on the spot over immunity for Saudi crown prince
Discussion: Washington Post
Kim Bellware / Washington Post:
Oklahoma plans to execute an inmate nearly every month until 2025
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Max Boot / Washington Post:
Don't venerate or vilify the Founders. Vindicate their radical vision.
Vaughan Jones / KJZZ:
Top election officials in Yavapai County leave amid threats
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Raw Story
New York Post:
NYPD veteran of 20 years gives department the finger as he retires
Discussion: BizPac Review and Breitbart
 Earlier Items: 
Washington Post:
Summer in America is becoming hotter, longer and more dangerous
Discussion: Cafe Hayek
David French / The Dispatch:
This July Fourth, Meet Three Americas
Kathy Gannon / Associated Press:
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