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Cleve R. Wootson Jr / Washington Post:
Biden signs debt ceiling bill, averting government default  —  Two days before the Treasury Department estimated it would run out of money to pay the nation's debts, President Biden signed into law on Saturday a bill that suspends the debt ceiling, cuts federal spending and avoids …
Dan Balz / Washington Post:   Two cheers for bipartisanship, but debt ceiling is no way to govern
Jon Levine / New York Post:
Donald Trump's campaign hit with blizzard of Twitter ‘community notes’  —  Donald Trump's 2024 election campaign's claims are already being hit with Twitter's new “community notes,” which fact-check or offer context to dubious posts.  —  In May alone, Team Trump and their surrogates …
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Nicholas Nehamas / New York Times:
5 Takeaways From Ron DeSantis's First Campaign Trip  —  He swung back at Donald Trump.  He vowed to vanquish the “woke mob” and turn the country into mega-Florida.  He had normal encounters with voters that didn't become memes.  —  After his unusual, buzzy and ill-fated presidential debut …
NBC News:
Musk's response to an anti-trans video sparks 24 hours of chaos at Twitter  —  A conservative pressure movement built against Twitter's CEO, resulting in high-level departures from the company.  —  A week ago, Elon Musk's Twitter seemed to be taking shaky footsteps toward a new phase …
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Prem Thakker / New Republic:
Elon Musk Calls to Imprison Therapists Helping Trans Kids  —  Elon Musk wants to criminalize gender-affirming care, and he supports imprisoning any therapists and medical professionals involved.  —  The Twitter CEO on Friday morning promoted a transphobic documentary produced by the petulant …
Discussion: TheBlaze
Wall Street Journal:
Twitter Loses Second Safety Executive Within Days
Giselle Ruhiyyih Ewing / Politico:
Federal judge rules Tennessee drag law unconstitutional  —  At least 26 bills have been introduced nationwide this year aiming to limit drag performances.  —  A federal judge ruled that a first-in-the-nation Tennessee law strictly limiting drag shows in public or in places where children could be present is unconstitutional.
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Chris Geidner / Law Dork with Chris Geidner:
Breaking: Federal judge rules Tennessee drag restrictions unconstitutional after trial  —  A federal judge appointed by Donald Trump ruled late Friday night that Tennessee's Adult Entertainment Act (AEA), which would restrict drag performances in the state and threaten performers who violate …
New York Times:
Trump Lawyer's Notes Could Be a Key in the Classified Documents Inquiry  —  M. Evan Corcoran recorded recollections of his legal work last year for Donald Trump.  The recording is now in the hands of prosecutors, unnerving some aides to the former president.
Wall Street Journal:
Ukraine's Zelensky: We Are Ready for Counteroffensive  —  Ukrainian president also discusses U.S. elections, NATO and China in wide-ranging interview  —  ODESA, Ukraine—Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he was now ready to launch a long-awaited counteroffensive but tempered …
CNN:
Secret Service implements tougher penalties after probe finds agents were on phones and missed intruder at national security adviser's home  —  The US Secret Service implemented tougher disciplinary measures after preliminary findings from an internal investigation found agents missed an intruder …
Discussion: Insider and The Daily Caller
Sam Metz / Associated Press:
Utah district bans Bible in elementary and middle schools ‘due to vulgarity or violence’  —  The Good Book is being treated like a bad book in Utah after a parent frustrated by efforts to ban materials from schools convinced a suburban district that some Bible verses were too vulgar or violent for younger children.
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Logan Stefanich / KSL-TV:
Davis District pulls Bible from elementaries, junior highs ‘due to vulgarity or violence’
Associated Press:
More People Want To Live in Florida, Despite Bad Drivers  —  Exceptional citrus, abundant sunshine, beautiful beaches: there's a lot to love about Florida.  In 2022, approximately 320,000 people packed their bags and flocked to the Sunshine State, boosting its population by nearly 2%, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
New York Times:
More Than 260 Dead and 900 Injured in Train Crash in India  —  The rail disaster, in the eastern state of Odisha, was among the deadliest in a nation with a history of rail safety problems.  —  More than 260 people were killed and hundreds more injured when a passenger train derailed …
Jared Gans / The Hill:
Hutchinson vows to meet ‘whatever is set’ as criteria for first GOP debate  —  Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, a GOP presidential candidate, vowed on Friday to meet “whatever is set” as the criteria for making the stage for the Republican debates starting at the end of the summer.
Andrea Salcedo / Washington Post:
Fort Bragg drops Confederate name to become Fort Liberty  —  Fort Bragg, one of the largest military bases in the United States, has officially been renamed Fort Liberty, following a ceremony Friday.  The North Carolina post's new name is part of a congressionally mandated plan to rename military bases …
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
California Democrat who opposed anti-tech bills is top contender for key role on antitrust subcommittee  — A California Democrat who has opposed efforts to reform competition laws to crack down on the tech industry is the leading contender to become the highest ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust.
Daniel Trotta / Reuters:
Texas becomes largest state to ban transgender care for minors  —  Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday signed a bill that bans transgender healthcare including puberty blockers and hormone therapy for minors, making Texas the largest of the 20 states to have outlawed gender-affirming care.
 
 
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