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New York Times:
Lawyers Unable to Find Document Trump Discussed in Recorded Conversation  —  Prosecutors issued a subpoena for a description of military options for Iran mentioned by the former president during an interview.  But Mr. Trump's legal team said they could find no such document.
Discussion: The Messenger
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CNN:
Exclusive: Trump attorneys haven't found classified document former president referred to on tape following subpoena  —  Attorneys for Donald Trump turned over material in mid-March in response to a federal subpoena related to a classified US military document described by the former president …
Brett Samuels / The Hill:
Trump says 'I'm at least as innocent as he is' after Pence won't face charges on classified documents
CNN:
Justice Department will not seek criminal charges in Pence classified document probe
Wall Street Journal:
Twitter Loses Second Safety Executive Within Days  —  A.J. Brown's departure comes after Ella Irwin, company's head of trust and safety, left Thursday  —  Twitter lost its head of brand safety and ad quality, people familiar with the matter said, the second departure of a top safety executive …
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Prem Thakker / New Republic:
Elon Musk Personally Elevates Transphobic Video Originally Flagged as Hate Speech  —  “Every parent should watch this.”  This is what Elon Musk—one of the world's most powerful elites—said about The Daily Wire's transphobic documentary What Is a Woman? hosted by the vicious and intellectually dull Matt Walsh.
Sheila Dang / Reuters:
Twitter's head of trust and safety says she has resigned  —  Twitter's head of trust and safety, Ella Irwin, told Reuters on Thursday that she has resigned from the social media company, which has faced criticism for lax protections against harmful content since billionaire Elon Musk acquired it in October.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Scoop: YouTube reverses misinformation policy to allow U.S. election denialism  —  In a reversal of its election integrity policy, YouTube will leave up content that says fraud, errors or glitches occurred in the 2020 presidential election and other U.S. elections, the company confirmed to Axios Friday.
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YouTube Official Blog:
An update on our approach to US election misinformation … When we craft our policies, we always keep two goals in mind: protecting our community, and providing a home for open discussion and debate.  These goals are sometimes in tension with each other, and there is perhaps no area …
Logan Stefanich / KSL-TV:
Davis District pulls Bible from elementaries, junior highs ‘due to vulgarity or violence’  —  FARMINGTON — The Bible has been removed from all elementary and middle school libraries throughout the Davis School District after someone challenged its contents.
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Courtney Tanner / Salt Lake Tribune:
The Bible is banned in these Utah elementary and middle schools now for ‘vulgarity or violence’  —  Davis School District's book review committee made the determination, though it's already being appealed by another parent.  —  In the beginning, a parent filed a challenge to have the Bible removed …
Decca Muldowney / The Daily Beast:
Violence Erupts at Anti-Pride School Assembly Protest in North Hollywood  —  One man was beaten and left unresponsive on the ground as an anti-Pride protester yelled “he has to suffer.”  —  Heated clashes between protesters angry about a Pride assembly at a North Hollywood school …
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Tim Alberta / The Atlantic:
Inside the Meltdown at CNN  —  This article was featured in One Story to Read Today, a newsletter in which our editors recommend a single must-read from The Atlantic, Monday through Friday.  Sign up for it here.  —  “How are we gonna cover Trump?  That's not something I stay up at night thinking about,” Chris Licht told me.
Joe Drape / New York Times:
Churchill Downs to Cease Racing as It Investigates Deaths of Horses  —  The track, the home of the Kentucky Derby, is moving races to another location while officials look into why 12 thoroughbreds have died at Churchill Downs in recent weeks.  —  Horse racing will be suspended at Churchill Downs …
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CNN:
Churchill Downs to suspend all racing operations to further evaluate safety measures amid increase in horse deaths  —  The owner of Churchill Downs, the racetrack that hosts the Kentucky Derby, is set to temporarily suspend all racing operations at its legendary namesake track to review protocols …
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Alayna Treene / CNN:
FBI to bring internal Biden-related document to Capitol Hill and brief House Oversight leaders
Tori Otten / New Republic:
Is James Comer Lying About His Biden Probe Sources?
Discussion: Washington Examiner and CBS News
Washington Post:
Georgia probe of Trump broadens to activities in other states  —  An Atlanta-area investigation of alleged election interference by former president Donald Trump and his allies has broadened to include activities in Washington, D.C., and several other states, according to two people with knowledge …
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Nikki McCann Ramirez / Rolling Stone:   Signs Are Pointing to Racketeering Charges in Georgia Trump Probe
Jared Gans / The Hill:
Greene flips on public release of Jan. 6 tapes, claims it could ‘put the security of the Capitol at risk’  —  Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) has changed her position on the public release of the tapes documenting the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection, warning Friday that their release could “put the security of the Capitol at risk.”
Gabriel T. Rubin / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Labor Market Shows Resilience With Strong May Hiring  —  Employers added 339,000 jobs last month; unemployment rate rose to 3.7%  —  Hiring surged this spring, the latest sign the U.S. economy maintains momentum in the face of rising interest rates and complicating the Federal Reserve's decision …
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Alex Gangitano / The Hill:
Biden commends McCarthy for debt ceiling deal: ‘We were able to get along and get things done’  —  President Biden on Friday commended Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) for his role in reaching an agreement on the debt ceiling, highlighting a rare moment of bipartisanship between the White House and the GOP-controlled House.
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Dan Pfeiffer / The Message Box:
Hey Media: Stop Grading Republicans on a Curve
Isaac Chotiner / New Yorker:
Ted Koppel on Covering—and Befriending—Henry Kissinger  —  Did the veteran newscaster give Kissinger a pass on his hundredth birthday?  —  For a quarter century, Ted Koppel hosted “Nightline,” one of the most popular newscasts in the United States.  Famous for his interviews …
Discussion: Washington Post
Radek Sikorski / Washington Post:
Poland's government will tell you I'm a Russian stooge.  Don't believe it.  —  Radek Sikorski is a member of the European Parliament.  —  In the 1980s, as a young political exile from Communist Poland, I traveled to Soviet-occupied Afghanistan, where I reported on Moscow's battlefield atrocities and the triumphs of the mujahideen.
Discussion: Bloomberg and Politico
Alex Shephard / New Republic:
Nancy Mace Is Just Another Republican  —  Speaking to Vanity Fair this spring, South Carolina Representative Nancy Mace made the case that she was the last real Republican.  Her caucus, she said, was overrun with fire-breathing, MAGA-hat-wearing vandals and governed by leaders who were either too inept or too stupid to rein them in.
Discussion: Roll Call
Kelly Weill / The Daily Beast:
Pissed Librarians Come for Sarah Huckabee Sanders' Kids Book Ban  —  A new law threatens prison for Arkansas librarians who let kids access books deemed objectionable.  A coalition of book lovers is suing.  —  A coalition of librarians, booksellers, readers, and authors are filing suit against Arkansas …
Michael Schaffer / Politico:
Autism Advocates Are Dreading a Campaign Season of Insinuations About Ron DeSantis  —  Stereotypical ideas about autistic people are already showing up in the GOP primary, and advocates worry they'll go mainstream.  —  Jessica Benham is a state legislator in Pennsylvania …
Discussion: RedState
CNN:
Judge in Disney's case against DeSantis disqualifies himself and accuses governor's legal team of ‘rank judge-shopping’  —  A federal judge who was presiding over the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts case against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday disqualified himself from further participation in the case …
Jack Elbaum / Washington Examiner:
Walk before you run: How Biden's tumble disqualifies him from 2024 bid  —  President Joe Biden is 80 years old.  That alone should be enough information to conclude that he should refrain from running in 2024.  However, if one still wasn't convinced, then the video of him falling …
Pete Schroeder / Reuters:
US SEC to dismiss 42 enforcement cases after internal data mishap  —  The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced Friday it had dismissed 42 pending enforcement cases after discovering enforcement staff had improper access to materials meant for commission officials ruling on those cases.
 
 
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