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3:35 PM ET, July 4, 2022

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Lynn Sweet / Chicago Sun Times:
Highland Park Fourth of July parade disrupted by gunfire, multiple people shot  —  Several witnesses said they heard multiple shots fired.  As they fled the parade route on Central Street in downtown Highland Park, parade-goers left behind chairs, baby strollers and blankets.
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Washington Post:
Gunman at large after killing at least five at Chicago-area parade  —  GLENCOE, Ill. — At least five people were dead, 16 were hospitalized and a gunman was at large Monday afternoon in a mass shooting that targeted Fourth of July paradegoers in Highland Park, Ill., a Chicago suburb, authorities said.
Chicago Tribune:
Highland Park parade shooting: ‘This appears to be completely random,’ Lake County sheriff's office says amid reports of 6 dead, 2 dozen others likely shot  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 10  —  A Lake County police officer walks down Central Avenue on July 4, 2022, after a shooter fired on the northern suburb's Fourth of July parade.
Mitt Romney / The Atlantic:
America Is in Denial  —  Even as we watch the reservoirs and lakes of the West go dry, we keep watering our lawns, soaking our golf courses, and growing water-thirsty crops.  —  As inflation mounts and the national debt balloons, progressive politicians vote for ever more spending.
Washington Post:
Visual: Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony from the Jan. 6 hearing  —  Like no witness before her, Cassidy Hutchinson brought the public inside the West Wing on Jan. 6 and in the days surrounding it.  In live testimony and clips from her videotaped deposition, she used vivid detail …
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New York Times:
How Can We Still Be Talking About Trump?
Discussion: Althouse
Peter Baker / New York Times:
New Insights Into Trump's State of Mind on Jan. 6 Chip Away at Doubts
United States Department of State:
On the Killing of Shireen Abu Akleh  —  After an extremely detailed forensic analysis, independent, third-party examiners, as part of a process overseen by the U.S. Security Coordinator (USSC), could not reach a definitive conclusion regarding the origin of the bullet that killed Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.
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Katelyn Caralle / Daily Mail:
‘Get the f*** out of here’: Squad member Ilhan Omar is booed by 10,000-strong Somali music festival crowd in her OWN district - days after she suggested Minnesota is worse than a refugee camp  — Ilhan Omar struggled to speak over a crowd booing her at a concert Saturday
Washington Post:
Trump cracks down on deceptive fundraising by others using his name  —  While being known for his own false and misleading emails, Trump faces armies of unaffiliated fundraisers who ape his message and sometimes threaten Republicans in Trump's name  —  Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich …
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Raw Story
Zachary Petrizzo / The Daily Beast:
Right-Wing Protesters Carry Out Short-Lived July 4 ‘Attack’ On D.C. Area Highways  —  NOTHING SAYS FREEDOM LIKE WASTING GAS  —  Early Monday morning, members of the right-wing anti-vax group the 1776 Restoration Movement, formerly called The People's Convoy, launched their “attack” on Washington D.C. highways.
Discussion: Raw Story
Dustin Jones / NPR:
The abortion ruling has troops and veterans speaking out, some for the first time  —  For the first time in her life, Marine Corps Capt. Meleah Martin is refusing to wear American flag attire this Independence Day.  Instead, she told her family that she will only wear pride colors and apparel.
Michael Tracey:
The NATO Summit: a Historic, Triumphant Exercise in Media Fakery  —  Lo and behold, I was able to attend the NATO Summit in Madrid this week.  There's plenty to discuss on a substantive level about what emerged from the grandiose gathering — for one thing, the contours of what could very …
Adam Gabbatt / The Guardian:
Fox and friends confront billion-dollar US lawsuits over election fraud claims  —  Rightwing networks Fox News, OAN and Newsmax could be found liable in cases brought by voting machine company Dominion  —  In the months following the 2020 US presidential election, rightwing TV news in America …
Discussion: Raw Story and The Full Belmonte
Daily Mail:
Woke Guardian US news reporter is blasted over Twitter declaration that anyone who questions transgender ideology is a FASCIST  — Julia Carrie Wong tweeted that people who question trans ideology are ‘fascists’  — She was commiserating over a New York Times op-ed that has stirred the left
Discussion: New York Post
 
 
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Chris Cameron / New York Times:
Army Bases That Honor Confederate Traitors Could Soon Be Renamed for These Heroes
Howard Bryant / ESPN:
Baseball, barbecue and losing freedom this Fourth of July
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Washington Post:
Inflation is making homelessness worse
Ken Burns / New York Times:
America Is Failing Refugees, and Itself
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Ryan Dezember / Wall Street Journal:
Falling Commodity Prices Raise Hopes That Inflation Has Peaked
NBC News:
McConnell wants to win the suburbs by defusing cultural hot buttons. Trump and his own party have other ideas.
Washington Post:
Judge asks U.S. if Saudi crown prince should be immune from suit
Discussion: priscil lari