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7:00 AM ET, June 3, 2023

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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: Joe.My.God., The Messenger and UPROXX
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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
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.
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 …
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 …
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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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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
Discussion: OutKick
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:
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.”
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.
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Marc Caputo / The Messenger:
GOP Issues Debate Rules, But Will Trump Bother to Show Up?
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.
Tyler Durden / ZeroHedge:
AI-Controlled Drone Goes Rogue, “Kills” Human Operator In Simulated US Air Force Test  —  Authored by Caden Pearsen via The Epoch Times,  —  An AI-enabled drone turned on and “killed” its human operator during a simulated U.S. Air Force (USAF) test so that it could complete its mission …
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.
Block Club Chicago:
Man With Gun, Swastika Flag, Flamethrower Prompts SWAT Team Response In West Humboldt Park  —  Police said they'd closed off a portion of Chicago Avenue near Pulaski Road, but they didn't immediately provide other details.  —  Original Reporting  —  On the Ground  —  Sources Cited
Discussion: Chicago Sun Times, WGN-TV and ABC7
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 …
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
Misty Severi / Washington Examiner:
New Hampshire man arrested for making death threats against unidentified senator  —  A New Hampshire man has been charged with threatening to assault, kidnap, or murder an unnamed U.S. senator, a federal prosecutor announced Friday.  —  Brian Landry, a 66-year-old from Franklin, New Hampshire …
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Person alleging Biden criminal bribery scheme is a ‘highly credible’ FBI source used since Obama admin: Source  —  Accuser alleges Biden involved in a $5 million bribery scheme with a foreign national  —  EXCLUSIVE: The individual behind the information that then-Vice President Joe Biden …
Alex Henderson / Raw Story:
‘Judicial power grab’: Georgetown law professor details the Roberts Court's overt ‘contempt’ for America  —  A long list of polls from 2022 and 2023 have shown the United States' reputation continuing to suffer.  Gallup, for example, found that approval of the High Court has sunk to only 40 percent.
Discussion: New York Times
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
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
Erin Alberty / Axios:
Utah governor removes LGBTQ+ references from Pride Month declaration  —  Utah.  Gov. Spencer Cox came under fire Thursday after his 2023 Pride Month declaration eliminated all mention of LGBTQ+ people.  — Meanwhile, conservatives lambasted Cox as “woke” for making the declaration in the first place.
 
 
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Corey G. Johnson / ProPublica:
Former Gun Company Executive Explains Roots of America's Gun Violence Epidemic
Discussion: CBS News
Pete Schroeder / Reuters:
US SEC to dismiss 42 enforcement cases after internal data mishap
Mary Kekatos / ABC News:
Cancer drug shortage is forcing doctors to decide which patients get treatment
Discussion: New York Times and WHTM-TV
Meaghan Darwish / TV Insider:
Harris Faulkner to Host ‘Fox News Tonight’ Next Week
Discussion: Fox News
David Pepper / New Republic:
Extremists Are Running America Because No One Runs Against Them
 Earlier Items: 
Stuart Mackintosh / The Hill:
Insurers are fleeing states due to climate realities, not ‘anti-woke’ bullies
Chris D'Angelo / HuffPost:
Biden Administration Bans New Oil Drilling Near ‘Irreplaceable’ Tribal Cultural Site In New Mexico
Alex Shephard / New Republic:
Nancy Mace Is Just Another Republican
Jack Elbaum / Washington Examiner:
Walk before you run: How Biden's tumble disqualifies him from 2024 bid
CNN:
Judge in Disney's case against DeSantis disqualifies himself and accuses governor's legal team of ‘rank judge-shopping’
 

 
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Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Sources: EU may accept Apple's proposal to open its NFC payments tech to rivals, and may close its antitrust probe in May, letting Apple avoid hefty fines

Ryan Browne / CNBC:
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