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10:25 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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Top CNN Anchors Criticize CEO Chris Licht's Leadership  —  Jake Tapper, Erin Burnett and Anderson Cooper are among personalities voicing concerns about embattled chief executive  —  Some of CNN's highest-profile hosts are expressing concerns to management about Chris Licht's ability …
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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Hugo Lowell / The Guardian:
Multiple witnesses subpoenaed in Florida in Trump Mar-a-Lago case  —  Involvement of top prosecutor Jay Bratt in the Florida grand jury could suggest questions about Espionage Act violations  —  Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed multiple witnesses to testify before a previously unknown grand jury …
Katelyn Polantz / CNN:
Former Trump aide arrives at Miami courthouse to appear before grand jury in classified documents probe  —  Taylor Budowich, who has worked as a spokesman for Donald Trump, has arrived at the federal courthouse in Miami to appear before a grand jury as part of special counsel Jack Smith's investigation …
Discussion: NBC News, Raw Story and The Messenger
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.
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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.
Discussion: Eschaton
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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Veronica Stracqualursi / CNN:
Pence announces presidential run: ‘Different times call for different leadership’
Washington Post:
What to look for if Trump is indicted by the DOJ  —  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.
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The Hill:
Political world braces for possible federal indictment of Trump
Dan Diamond / Washington Post:
NYC tells vulnerable residents to mask up as wildfire smoke engulfs city  —  New York City officials on Tuesday night urged at-risk residents to wear high-quality masks outdoors as smoke blankets the city.  —  “If you are an older adult or have heart or breathing problems and need to be outside …
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Mark Gongloff / Bloomberg:
New York City's New Climate Hazard Is Wildfire Smoke
Discussion: abc7NY and Al Jazeera
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 …
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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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New York Times:
Wildfire Smoke Blots Sun and Prompts Health Alerts in Much of U.S.
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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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
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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 …
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?
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
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
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 …
PGATOUR.COM:
PGA TOUR, DP World Tour and PIF announce newly formed commercial entity to unify golf  —  Agreement establishes common goal to promote and grow the game globally for the benefit of all stakeholders, ends litigation
Eli Yokley / Morning Consult Pro:
Tracking the 2024 Republican Primary  —  Responses shown among potential GOP primary voters, who said they would vote for each of the above if the 2024 Republican primary or caucus were held in their state today.  —  Survey conducted June 2-4, 2023, among 3,545 potential Republican primary voters …
Greg Ip / Wall Street Journal:
China's EV Juggernaut Is a Warning for the West  —  Competitive pressure and creativity have made Chinese-designed and -built electric cars formidable competitors  —  China rocked the auto world twice this year.  First, its electric vehicles stunned Western rivals at the Shanghai auto show with their quality, features and price.
Max Tani / Semafor:
Fox News is trying to keep Jeanine Pirro away from conservative events  —  The Scoop  —  Fox News is keeping one of its most visible figures on a tight leash as she promotes her new book, infuriating her publisher and some Christian conservative activists.
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and Mediaite
 
 
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Margot Cleveland / The Federalist:
EXCLUSIVE: Bill Barr Confirms Rep. Jamie Raskin Lied About Biden Family Corruption Investigation
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Jessica Piper / Politico:
Got $1 to spare? RNC debate rules trigger a mad dash for very small donors
Discussion: Insider
David Strom / HotAir:
Scandal! DeSantis is close to Clarence Thomas!
Discussion: Newsbusters and RedState
 Earlier Items: 
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David Ignatius / Washington Post:
D-Day dawns for Ukraine
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