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9:05 AM ET, September 27, 2023


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Michael R. Sisak / Associated Press:
Judge rules Donald Trump defrauded banks and insurers while building real estate empire  —  A judge ruled Tuesday that Donald Trump committed fraud for years while building the real estate empire that catapulted him to fame and the White House, and he ordered some of the former president's companies removed …
New York Times:
Judge Finds Trump Inflated Property Values, a Victory for New York A.G.  —  The decision will simplify the path for Attorney General Letitia James, who has accused former President Donald J. Trump of overvaluing his holdings by as much as $2.2 billion.  —  The New York attorney general won …
ABC News:
Judge rules Trump engaged in repeated fraud, effectively deciding central question in $250M civil trial  —  The civil case is scheduled to go to trial on Oct. 2.  —  Former President Donald Trump submitted “fraudulent valuations” for assets that were then used by himself …
New York Times:
Ruling Against Trump Cuts to the Heart of His Identity  —  The finding by a judge in a New York civil case that Donald Trump committed fraud in valuing his real estate properties undermined the narrative of the business career that launched him in politics.  —  Nearly every aspect …
Discussion: Washington Post
Erik Larson / Bloomberg:
Trump Found Liable for Fraud in New York Attorney General's Case
William Vaillancourt / The Daily Beast:
UAW Leader Has No Desire at All to Talk to Trump in Michigan  —  Trump's expected appearance Wednesday at a non-union auto plant is a “pathetic irony,” Shawn Fain said on CNN.  —  The United Auto Workers union's president derided GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump as being out of touch …
Discussion: NewsNation, PJ Media, The Hill, Reuters and CNBC
Kristen Holmes / CNN:
Biden launches first anti-Trump ad, hitting Trump's labor record ahead of Michigan visit
Discussion: The Hill and Blue Virginia
Olivia Olander / Politico:
Trump's GOP foes weigh politics of auto strike: Fire workers, rally them or keep quiet
Discussion: The Georgia Star News and ABC News
Dan Merica / The Messenger:
Trump Wooed UAW Workers with Big Promises in 2016. Here's What Actually Happened
Discussion: The Hill
Darlene Superville / Associated Press:
United Farm Workers endorses Biden, says he's an ‘authentic champion’ for workers and their families
Discussion: UFW
President Joe Biden Visits Auto Workers Picket Line In Michigan
Peter Nicholas / NBC News:
Biden makes history by joining striking autoworkers on the picket line
Washington Post:
McCarthy's new shutdown strategy: Shifting the blame  —  Good morning, Early Birds.  The New York Times's Vanessa Friedman says it's “a cliché” to wear a Patagonia fleece vest in the office if you don't work in outdoor recreation — but it's so cold in The Post's newsroom.  What's a man to do?
Discussion: NBC News
Betsy Klein / CNN:
Commander Biden bites another Secret Service agent, the 11th known incident  —  President Joe Biden's younger dog, Commander, bit another US Secret Service agent at the White House Monday evening, CNN has learned, the 11th known biting incident involving the 2-year-old German Shepherd.
Target Corporate:
Target Closes Select Stores to Prioritize Team Member and Guest Safety  —  At Target, we take the decision to close stores very seriously, and only do so after taking meaningful steps to invest in the guest experience and improve business performance.  With that said, we have made the difficult decision …
Fox News:
Hunter Biden received $250K wires originating in Beijing with beneficiary address listed as Joe Biden's home
Washington Post:
Under India's pressure, Facebook let propaganda and hate speech thrive  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Nearly three years ago, Facebook's propaganda hunters uncovered a vast social media influence operation that used hundreds of fake accounts to praise the Indian army's crackdown in the restive border region …
Julia Shapero / The Hill:
FCC chair proposes reinstating Obama-era net neutrality rules  —  Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said on Tuesday that she plans to put forward a proposal to reinstate net neutrality rules that were repealed under former President Trump.
Tori Otten / New Republic:
The Sick, Racist Message Behind Why Trump Chose That Particular Gun Store  —  During a campaign trip to South Carolina, Donald Trump took some time to visit the gun store that sold weapons to the racist Jacksonville, Florida, mass shooter.  —  Trump visited Palmetto State Armory on Monday …
Discussion: The Sun, Reason and Jezebel
ABC News:
From secretaries to secretary of state, Biden documents probe casts wide net: Sources  —  Investigators have interviewed scores of witnesses — some more than once.  —  The federal investigation into President Joe Biden's handling of classified documents prior to becoming president has grown …
New York Times:
Biden Administration Says Israelis Can Travel to U.S. Without a Visa  —  The U.S. allowed Israel into its visa-waiver program after a summer test run that gave U.S. citizens, including Palestinian Americans, visa-less entry into Israel.  —  The Biden administration is announcing on Wednesday …
Discussion: The Hill, NPR and The Forward
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
Unraveling what's really happening in Florida school libraries  —  On Tuesday, Popular Information reported that librarians in Charlotte County, Florida, were instructed by the school district superintendent to remove all books with LGBTQ characters.  This story was based on a document dated July 24 …
Kim Tong-Hyung / Associated Press:
North Korea says it will expel Travis King, the US soldier who crossed into the country in July  —  North Korea said Wednesday that it will expel a U.S. soldier who crossed into the country through the heavily armed border between the Koreas in July.  The North's official Korean Central News Agency …
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NBC10 Philadelphia:
At least 20 arrested in night of looting throughout Philly, police say
Josh Christenson / New York Post:
Virginia Dem Susanna Gibson down big in new poll after sex video scandal
Farid Abdulwahed / Associated Press:
A fire at a wedding hall in northern Iraq has killed more than 100 people and injured 150
Senators reveal bipartisan plan to avert shutdown for 7 weeks
Discussion: Defense One and Forbes
Associated Press:
California is first state to levy a tax on guns and ammo to fund safety programs
Washington Dc / NBC4 Washington:
‘Thwarted diabolical plot’: Man arrested minutes before mass shooting at Northern Virginia church, police say
 Earlier Items: 
Trump expands criminal defense team
Discussion: The Messenger
Adam Klasfeld / The Messenger:
Pro-Trump Lawyer Tells Georgia Judge ‘Less Than Two Months’ of Legal Advice Isn't Racketeering
Discussion: Raw Story
Chris Geidner / Law Dork:
Fifth Circuit halts “religious-liberty training” order the day before it was to take place
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Fulton DA prosecuting Trump, Young Thug says her family has been threatened
Discussion: The Georgia Star News
Federal Trade Commission:
FTC Sues Amazon for Illegally Maintaining Monopoly Power

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Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Spotify plans to lay off ~17% of its workforce, or ~1,500 staff, to “rightsize” its costs, citing slow growth and rising capital costs, after cutting 6% in June

Anthony Ha / Engadget:
A look at the escalating battle between YouTube and ad blockers, as YouTube speeds up its methods to detect blockers and rolls out new ways to serve ads

Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
James Dyson loses his £1M libel case against Mirror Group after a High Court judge rules Dyson was not caused “serious harm” by a January 2022 Mirror article

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