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10:05 AM ET, June 7, 2023

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Dylan Byers / Puck:
Licht's Out  —  The embattled CNN C.E.O. will be leaving the company, and long-time beloved top executive Amy Entelis will steady the ship until Zaz picks a new leader.  It's been a hell of a week since The Atlantic story dropped, and yet here goes another reinvention.
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New York Times:
Chris Licht Is Out at CNN  —  Mr. Licht had a turbulent tenure that lasted slightly more than a year.  —  Chris Licht, the former television producer who oversaw a brief and chaotic tenure as the chairman of CNN, is out at the network, according to a person briefed on the decision.
Oliver Darcy / CNN:
CNN Chairman and CEO Chris Licht is out  —  New York CNN —  Chris Licht, the embattled chief executive and chairman of CNN, whose brief one-year tenure at the network was stained by a series of severe missteps, will depart the company.  —  “I met with Chris and he will be leaving CNN …
New York Times:
Grand Jury in Florida Hints at Unknown Complexities in Trump Documents Inquiry  —  Prosecutors have started calling witnesses to a federal grand jury in Miami after months in which activity in the investigation was centered on a separate grand jury in Washington.
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The Hill:
Political world braces for possible federal indictment of Trump  —  The political world is bracing for the possibility of a federal indictment of former President Trump, the leading candidate for the Republican presidential election next year.  —  A flurry of recent activity and posturing related …
Washington Post:
If the DOJ indicts Trump, the message would be in the details  —  Andrew Weissmann, a law professor at New York University, previously served as general counsel of the FBI and as a senior prosecutor in the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Discussion: RedState
New York Times:
Mark Meadows Testified to Grand Jury in Special Counsel Investigation of Trump  —  Mr. Meadows, the final White House chief of staff under Donald Trump, is seen as a potentially key witness in the documents and Jan. 6 inquiries.  —  Mark Meadows, the final White House chief …
ABC News:
7 people shot following high school graduation in Richmond, Virginia: Police  —  Six people were also injured in the aftermath of the shooting, police said.  —  Seven people were shot following a high school graduation in Richmond, Virginia, on Tuesday, police said.
Robinson Meyer / Heatmap News:
The East Coast's Wildfire Smoke Is On Par With the West's Worst Days  —  “I pulled the data for the past 18 years, and it's almost off the charts.”  —  Air pollution in New York and across the eastern United States, driven by an outbreak of wildfires across Quebec and Nova Scotia …
Discussion: Bloomberg, CNN, Rolling Stone and ABC7
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New York Times:
Wildfire Smoke Blots Sun and Prompts Health Alerts in Much of U.S.
Ian Livingston / Washington Post:
Smoke invaded the D.C. area yet again Tuesday and could get worse
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Matthew Rodriguez / CBS News:
Fights break out outside Glendale school district meeting as protesters battle over gender studies  —  Protests outside a Glendale school district meeting turned violent as groups began several brawls as administrators discussed recognizing Pride Month, while the public debated gender and sexual identity studies.
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Brody Levesque / Los Angeles Blade:   Glendale school district meeting about LGBTQ studies gets violent
Joel B. Pollak / Breitbart:   WATCH: Fights Outside California School Board Meeting over LGBT Curriculum
Nick Corasaniti / New York Times:
Doug Burgum, Wealthy North Dakota Governor, Enters Presidential Race  —  As the leader of a deep-red state, Mr. Burgum has promoted staunchly conservative policies, signing into law a near-total ban on abortion.  —  Gov. Doug Burgum, the Republican governor of North Dakota who rose …
Discussion: CNN and The Hill
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Doug Burgum / Wall Street Journal:
Why I'm Running for President in 2024  —  America needs new leadership to unleash our people's potential.  —  When Joe Biden released his video announcing his re-election campaign, it was shocking what was missing.  He failed to articulate any economic vision for the country …
Associated Press:
White woman who fatally shot Black neighbor is arrested in Florida  —  A Florida woman accused of fatally shooting her neighbor last week in the violent culmination of what the sheriff described as a 2½-year feud was arrested Tuesday, the Marion County Sheriff's Office said.
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Noah Berlatsky / Public Notice:
An uncomfortable truth about GOP anti-trans bigotry  —  This is how genocide begins.  —  At her CNN town hall on Sunday, GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley joined in her party's vicious anti-trans campaign.  —  “How are we supposed to get our girls used to the fact that biological boys …
Nicholas Nehamas / New York Times:
DeSantis Stays Silent on Whether Florida Arranged Migrant Flights to California  —  The silence from Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican running for president, on such a high-profile incident is unusual.  —  Reporting from Miami  —  In his first public appearance since officials in California accused …
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Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Newsom's feud with DeSantis turns ugly
Edwin Flores / NBC News:
Migrants flown to California get assistance as state weighs charges against DeSantis administration
Perry Bacon Jr / Washington Post:
CNN's Chris Licht showed the problem with anti-woke centrism  —  In a roughly 15,000-word profile published last week by the Atlantic, CNN chief executive Chris Licht, who has complained that the network's journalists were too opinionated when Donald Trump was president, gave a lot of, well, opinions.
Politico:
Conservatives surprise McCarthy with floor rebellion over debt deal anger  —  A band of House conservatives derailed a bill that takes aim at gas stove regulation.  It could be just the beginning of moves to undercut the speaker.  —  A band of House conservatives mounted an extraordinary rebellion …
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Rachel Pannett / Washington Post:
A Ukrainian zoo survived through war.  The Kakhovka flood ended it.  —  Over the past year, the keepers at the Kazkova Dibrova zoo in southern Ukraine battled to safeguard their charges under Russian occupation.  —  The park surrounding the zoo was mined and access routes blocked, making evacuating the animals impossible.
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Benjamin Parker / Bulwark+:
Ukraine Dam Disaster: What Does It Mean for the War?
New York Times:
Chris Christie Announces '24 Run, Taking Square Aim at Trump  —  At his New Hampshire kickoff, the former New Jersey governor called Donald Trump “a bitter, angry man” and said his time in office was a failure.  —  Trip Gabriel reported from Goffstown, N.H.
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Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
How Christie and Trump's Friendship Flourished, Then Deteriorated
National Review:
Mike Pence's Leap of Faith  —  Mike Pence is the latest entrant to the 2024 presidential race.  He is a good man, a solid conservative, and as qualified and prepared for the job as anyone in the field, including the current and former president.  He undoubtedly would make a fine president.
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Veronica Stracqualursi / CNN:
Pence announces presidential run: ‘Different times call for different leadership’
Io Dodds / The Independent:
Tucker Carlson calls Ukraine's Jewish leader ‘rat-like’ as he launches new Twitter show with pro-Kremlin rant  —  The far-right former Fox News host also questioned the official story about 9/11 and claimed that the US media are covering up evidence of alien life
NBC News:
How Ron DeSantis found a home in Florida's swamp  —  The governor has ushered in sweeping changes to state institutions, some of which run contrary his self-described small government philosophy.  —  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Ron DeSantis promised to drain the swamp in Tallahassee.
Discussion: Raw Story and Washington Examiner
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Radley Balko / The Daily Beast:
Ron DeSantis Wants You to Be Scared Senseless About Crime (Don't Be)
Discussion: Raw Story and Davis Vanguard
 
 
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