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8:15 PM ET, February 4, 2023

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Washington Post:
U.S. military downs Chinese balloon over Atlantic Ocean  —  A U.S. military aircraft on Saturday downed the suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that had been floating over the United States for several days, according to a U.S. official and eyewitness videos circulating on social media.
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Melina Delkic / New York Times:
The Chinese spy balloon moved from Alaska to South Carolina, prompting fear, jokes and political debate.  —  The Chinese government said the downing of the “civilian” aircraft was an “excessive reaction,” and that it “retains the right to respond further.”  —  The Chinese foreign ministry declared its …
CNN:
US fighter jets shoot down Chinese spy balloon off East Coast  —  US military fighter jets shot down the suspected Chinese surveillance balloon over the Atlantic Ocean off the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin confirmed Saturday.
Associated Press:
China balloon: Many questions about suspected spy in the sky  —  What in the world is that thing?  The massive white orb drifting across U.S. airspace has triggered a diplomatic maelstrom and is blowing up on social media.  —  China insists the balloon is just an errant civilian airship used mainly …
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Shoots Down Suspected Chinese Spy Balloon  —  U.S. Shoots Down Suspected Chinese Spy Balloon Over Atlantic  —  WASHINGTON- U.S. fighter planes shot down a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon over the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday, days after it was spotted crossing the U.S. and leading to renewed tensions with Beijing.
Lily Kuo / Washington Post:
China rushes to cap damage over suspected spy balloon as Blinken delays trip
New York Times:
U.S. Close to Shooting Down Chinese Spy Balloon Over the East Coast
Associated Press:
China plays down Blinken's canceled visit over balloon
Bloomberg:
From China to Big Sky: The Balloon That Unnerved the White House
Chris Pandolfo / Fox News:
Biden speaks about Chinese spy balloon on camera for first time, says 'we're gonna take care of it'
James Kirchick / Air Mail:
Armie Hammer Breaks His Silence  —  Two years after some of the most shocking allegations of the #MeToo era lit up the Internet and destroyed his career, the actor has finally decided to tell his side of the story  —  For the vast majority of humanity, January 1, 2021—a year into the coronavirus pandemic …
Ariane de Vogue / CNN:
Exclusive: Supreme Court justices used personal emails for work and ‘burn bags’ were left open in hallways, sources say  —  Long before the leak of a draft opinion reversing Roe v. Wade, some Supreme Court justices often used personal email accounts for sensitive transmissions instead …
Katie Glueck / New York Times:
Democrats Overhaul Party's Primary Calendar, Upending a Political Tradition  —  The proposal radically reshapes the way the party picks its presidential nominees, putting more racially diverse states at the front of the line.  —  PHILADELPHIA — Upending decades of political tradition …
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Sara Boboltz / HuffPost:
Ron DeSantis Moves To Strip Florida Venue's Liquor License For Christmas Drag Show  —  The Orlando Philharmonic Plaza Foundation is the Florida governor's latest target as he wages war against drag performers.  —  Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' administration moved on Friday to strip …
Philip Marcelo / Associated Press:
Florida weighs mandating menstrual cycle details for female athletes  —  CLAIM: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is requiring all female student-athletes in the state to provide detailed information about their periods in order to compete in organized sports.  —  AP'S ASSESSMENT: False.
Duncan Campbell / Byline Times:
Russia and the US Press: The Article the CJR Didn't Publish  —  Two and a half years ago, the Columbia Journalism Review refused to publish Duncan Campbell's investigation into The Nation magazine and its apparent support for Vladimir Putin.  It is published here in full
Julia Angwin / The Markup:
Journalistic Lessons for the Algorithmic Age … Hello, friends,  —  I'm sad to inform you that this is my last missive to you.  After founding The Markup five years ago, I am departing this newsroom to pursue other projects.  It's been an honor to correspond with all of you, dear readers …
S.V. Date / HuffPost:
Much-Touted Trump Era Fundraising Platform WinRed Lost Millions In Midterm Elections  —  The loss came after Republicans pressured WinRed to lower its costs after complaints that the company generated millions for a handful of investors in 2020.  —  WASHINGTON — The GOP's much-touted …
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David Siders / Politico:
Dianne Feinstein's extremely awkward, very uncomfortable exit from the political stage  —  LOS ANGELES — Several of her House colleagues are already running for her Senate seat.  She isn't raising real money.  And it's so widely assumed that Sen. Dianne Feinstein is on her way out that Nancy Pelosi …
Daniella Silva / NBC News:
Family found dead in Pennsylvania made a ‘joint decision’ to kill themselves, police say  —  A Pennsylvania family found shot dead in their backyard last week in what police say appears to be a suicide pact, included a mother and daughter who loved bowling and were devout Christian conservatives, people who knew them said.
 
 
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