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"Since the earliest days of the Republic, 'every man' has included the president of the United States. Beginning with Jefferson and carrying on through Clinton, presidents have uniformly testified or produced documents in criminal proceedings when called upon by federal courts."

Work crews in Manhattan have begun painting a massive "Black Lives Matter" mural on Fifth Avenue — in front of Trump Tower. In early June, D.C. painted a similar one on the street that leads to the White House.

Speaker Pelosi on the Christopher Columbus statue in Baltimore: REPORTER: “Shouldn't that be done by a commission or the city council, not a mob in the middle of the night throwing it into a harbor?" PELOSI: "People will do what they do."

Former "Glee" cast members are sharing prayers for Naya Rivera, who went missing in a California lake. Her 4-year-old son was found alone in a boat they rented. Police resumed their search after suspending it last night, closing off Lake Piru and using drones and helicopters.

Doctors are striking in Africa and demanding more protection as coronavirus spreads

President Trump assails US Supreme Court rulings Thursday pertaining to his personal financial records in a tweetstorm that called the decisions "not fair."

Florida's positivity rate has leapt by 4.3% and now stands at 18.3%, the state's Department of Health says.

FORT BRAGG, N.C. – U.S. Army Special Operations Command confirms the first female Soldier graduated on July 9, 2020 at a COVID-compliant graduation ceremony for the Special Forces Qualification Course.

On Trump's legal strategy on tax returns, @susannecraig : "I think he's kicking it down the road as long as he can so it doesn't become an issue during the election. But this could be a continuing nightmare for the Trump org and the family for a long time." #AMRstaff 

@MaddowBlog : Pres. Trump's Tulsa rally likely intensified public-health crisis, local official says


Scoops of the Day

Wow. Supreme Court rules 7-2 that New York investigators can get President Trump's financial records.

#BREAKING : Ventura County officials confirm missing woman is 33-year-old actress Naya Rivera. Her 4-year-old son was found alone in a boat on Lake Piru this afternoon

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Angela Merkel yesterday: "As we are experiencing first-hand, you cannot fight the pandemic with lies and disinformation any more than you can fight it with hatred or incitement to hatred... The limits of populism and denial of basic truth are being laid bare." (via @dw_europe )

VIDEO: Hong Kong's pro-democracy restaurants let blank signs do the talking. Restaurants are finding creative ways to voice dissent after Beijing blanketed the city in a new security law and police began arresting people displaying now forbidden political slogans

BREAKING: Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon found dead after being reported missing - Yonhap

The University of North Carolina has suspended the football program's voluntary workout program after 37 players and staff tested positive for Covid-19. Follow live updates:

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Passengers on a flight from Dallas to Newark were ordered back to their assigned seats after — in an attempt to gain more social distance —they moved to empty rows. They were told they had not paid for exit row seats, which are more expensive.

@maddow  says the plot point that keeps coming up in Pres. Trump's niece's book is "about how easily he lies and that he will do so for any effect."

BREAK: Steve Mnuchin’s exclusive LA country club scored a PPP loan worth at least $2 million.

Imagine coming home from school to find Stormzy decorating your bedroom. That’s what happened to 15-year-old Ishae. 😂🖌️🎤


Scoops of the Week

@PressSec  has said repeatedly today that Pres Trump has not taken a stance in favor of or against the Confederate flag. Let that sink in a minute. The president of the United States can't say whether he supports flying a flag associated with treason and supporters of slavery.

Black and Latino people in the U.S. are 3 times as likely to contract the coronavirus than their white neighbors — and nearly twice as likely to die, according to new data we obtained by suing the CDC

Florida man at Fort Myers Costco in "Running the World Since 1776" shirt flips out on elderly woman who asked him to wear a mask and man who defended her #BecauseFlorida  (via @jaffarPhd )

This is Davon McNeal, the 11-year-old boy shot and killed last night in Southeast DC. The boy's grandfather shared these photos with FOX 5

Every single problem we’re dealing with now stems from the fact that we never actually suppressed the virus and then put the infrastructure in place to keep it suppressed. It’s like we’re trying to figure out a way to live in a burning building. It doesn’t work.

Definitely just a weird coincidence that the last two Republican presidencies both featured legacy cases who coasted on their inheritance, didn't win the popular vote to get elected, and then once in power ushered in world-historical catastrophe and suffering.

Friendly reminder that phase 3 doesn’t mean it’s safer to go to the movies or get your nails done than it was in march, it just means that both the state and federal government don’t care if you die doing it

‘Huwag mang rape.’ A police station from Laguna posted ‘Iwas Rape Tips’ on Thursday, July 2, saying that dressing up, getting drunk, walking at night are not invitations to rape. Photo from Victoria MPS/Facebook

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Dear @realDonaldTrump  - I'd like to nominate Charlie Daniels for the National Garden of American Heroes.