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1:40 AM ET, August 14, 2022

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New York Times:
Trump Lawyer Told Justice Dept. That Classified Material Had Been Returned  —  The lawyer signed a statement in June that all documents marked as classified and held in boxes in storage at Mar-a-Lago had been given back.  The search at the former president's home on Monday turned up more.
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Washington Post:
Trump's secrets: How a records dispute led the FBI to search Mar-a-Lago  —  As FBI agents pulled up to Donald Trump's Florida club Monday morning to conduct a search for top-secret government documents — approved by a federal judge and requested by the attorney general of the United States …
Alan Feuer / New York Times:
As Right-Wing Rhetoric Escalates, So Do Threats and Violence  —  Both threats of political violence and actual attacks have become a steady reality of American life.  Experts blame dehumanizing and apocalyptic language.  —  The armed attack this week on an F.B.I. office in Ohio by a supporter …
Discussion: Euphoric Recall
Matt Bai / Washington Post:
Inside Trump's chamber of secrets  —  National security being what it is, we may never know the exact contents of the documents that FBI agents carried out of Mar-a-Lago this week.  But we can already see what Donald Trump's defense will be.  —  These documents can't be classified …
Discussion: Insider, Vox, HuffPost and NPR
NBC News:
‘It worried people all the time:’ How Trump's handling of secret documents led to the FBI's Mar-a-Lago search  —  When it finally dawned on Donald Trump in the twilight of his presidency that he wouldn't be living in the White House for another four years, he had a problem: he had barely packed and had to move out quickly.
Gustaf Kilander / The Independent:
Trump asked Merrick Garland: ‘What can I do to reduce the heat?’ before FBI warrant was unsealed, report says  —  ‘The country is on fire,’ Trump allegedly told Garland  —  Related video: Trump lawyer does not ‘believe’ that secret nuclear documents found at Mar-a-Lago
CNN:
Armed Trump supporters outside Phoenix FBI office  —  Armed Trump supporters gathered outside the Phoenix FBI office after what they call the “unlawful” search of Mar-a-Lago.Source: CNN  —  FOLLOW CNN POLITICS
Associated Press:
Agent: Rushdie off ventilator and talking, day after attack  —  “The Satanic Verses” author Salman Rushdie was taken off a ventilator and able to talk Saturday, a day after he was stabbed as he prepared to give a lecture in upstate New York.  Rushdie remained hospitalized with serious injuries …
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New York Times:
Rushdie Stabbed 10 Times in Premeditated Attack, Prosecutors Say  —  The writer was gravely wounded and on a ventilator.  Neither the hospital treating him nor his agent had updates on his condition Saturday.  —  The author Salman Rushdie was stabbed 10 times as he prepared to speak …
Discussion: RedState, Al Jazeera and New York Post
Randy Boyagoda / The Atlantic:
To Support Salman Rushdie, Just Read Him
Discussion: Power Line
Josh Marcus / The Independent:
Whole Foods CEO says ‘socialists are taking over’ schools and gun control debate  —  The grocery store chain's CEO claims leftists are taking over schools and corporations  —  Purported Whole Foods voicemail to employees about coronavirus diagnosis … The CEO and co-founder of Whole Foods thinks …
Nicholas Wu / Politico:
Top House lawmakers ask intel officials to review national security damage from Trump document handling  —  Two top House lawmakers Saturday asked the nation's intelligence chief to review potential damage to national security stemming from former President Donald Trump's storage of classified documents at Mar-a-Lago.
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Jenny Goldsberry / Washington Examiner:
SEE IT: Donald Trump lashes out after FBI search warrant unsealed by calling it a ‘scam’
Discussion: Townhall
Jacob Magid / The Times of Israel:
Senior UN official loses her post after tweet condemning PIJ rocket fire at Israel  —  Jerusalem-based Sarah Muscroft to be assigned new role, spokesman says, after her statement panning rockets that ‘provoke Israeli retaliation’ met strong backlash from Palestinians
ABC News:
What forensic testing reveals about revolver in on-set ‘Rust’ shooting  —  The report is part of a criminal investigation into the deadly shooting.  —  The gun used in the fatal shooting on the “Rust” movie set could not have been fired without pulling the trigger, according to an FBI forensic report obtained Friday by ABC News.
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Jay Wallis / WFAA-TV:
‘He was literally throwing it back’ |  Texas man found guilty of child sexual assault drinks water during verdict reading, dies afterwards  —  Edward Leclair was facing 5 counts of child sexual assault related to one victim.  While the judge read his verdict, he drank from a water bottle and died soon after.
E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
The week that was: Trump screams.  Biden governs.  —  Among the many criticisms President Biden has had to grapple with, this one may be the most frustrating to him: Here he has been president for nearly two years, and Donald Trump remains the dominant figure in our public life.
Discussion: Patriot Bugler and Insider
Steven Walker / Sarasota Herald-Tribune:
Sarasota Schools freezes library book donations, purchases  —  The Sarasota County School District has halted all donations and purchases of library book material until at least January 2023, according to guidance sent to all schools.  —  The guidance was sent to school principals and shared …
New York Times:
The New York Times's Interview With Carolyn Maloney  —  The editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding values.  It is separate from the newsroom. … Jyoti Thottam: So, just to begin.
Discussion: The Daily Caller, Insider and The Hill
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New York Times:
The Times Endorses Jerrold Nadler for New York District 12
Discussion: The Hill
New York Times:
Dan Goldman N.Y. District 10  —  New York's chaotic primary elections for Congress, which will be held on Aug. 23, are the outcome of Democrats in Albany having tried to do an end run around the state Constitution's ban on partisan gerrymandering.  The courts smacked them down for that …
Discussion: New York Post and Bloomberg
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New York Times:
The Times Endorses Dan Goldman for New York District 10
Discussion: New York Magazine
 
 
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Laura Secor / Wall Street Journal:
Henry Kissinger Is Worried About ‘Disequilibrium’
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Discussion: The Hill and Fox News
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Defamation Suit About Election Falsehoods Puts Fox on Its Heels
 Earlier Items: 
Newt Gingrich / Newsweek:
Crossing the Rubicon at Mar-a-Lago
Andrew Solender / Axios:
Cracks emerge in GOP's Mar-a-Lago response
Discussion: b'Raw Story
Brian Slodysko / Associated Press:
Sinema took Wall Street money while killing tax on investors