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I’ve grown up watching a lot of weak Democratic ads that don’t grab voters’ attention. This Biden ad is bad ass. Whoever put it together knows what they’re doing.

Lest we forget, Abbott had previously *overruled* mayors who wanted to require masks locally, and explicitly forbidden cities to do so.

NEWS: The House Judiciary Committee will hold a transcribed interview with the former U.S. attorney from SDNY Geoff BERMAN non July 9, per a congressional aide.

You ever see a bird carry a shark? Now ya have.

#COVID19 can spread up to 26 feet if you sneeze. WEAR A MASK. This isn’t about politics. It’s about science.

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Merkel: Right of asylum available to all, including people of Hong Kong

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Trump THIS WEEK: ‘At some point that’s going to sort of just disappear’ 2.8M cases, 130k dead — and Trump is still downplaying the threat of COVID-19

My latest now at @FoxNews : @realDonaldTrump  prioritizing law and order w move to protect monuments from mob; It is more important than ever for President Trump to show the American people that he’s acting to secure this nation"

Rachel Maddow predicted earlier in the week that the June jobs numbers would be “absolutely terrible” The U.S. added 4.8 million jobs and unemployment declined to 11.1%

JUST IN: Ousted Manhattan US Attorney Berman to testify before House next week

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Scoops of the Day

"Today, after many years, Ghislaine Maxwell finally stands charged for her role in these crimes," SDNY officials say during a presser. "Combatting the exploitation of children is a priority of our office”

Wow. As admin continues to say Russian bounty intel is unverified, the Times identifies “a key middleman who for years handed out money from a Russian military intelligence unit to reward Taliban-linked fighters for targeting American troops.”

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After resisting wearing a mask in public, President Trump now says he thinks it makes him look like the Lone Ranger - and he likes it.

This is what your commander in chief looks like when he is asked to respond to reports that Russia paid militants to kill Americans.

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Some young people in Alabama are throwing Covid-19 parties, a disturbing competition where people who have coronavirus attend and the first person to get infected receives a payout, local officials say.

A Hong Kong police officer draws his weapon and points it at demonstrators during a day of protests against a new national security law imposed by the Chinese government.

47% of people wrongfully convicted and exonerated for crimes are Black. Studies show Black people: ▪️ convicted for murder are 50% more likely to be innocent ▪️ wait avg. 3 years longer to be exonerated ▪️ convicted for drugs 12X as often as white people, despite similar usage

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REMINDER: #COVID19  does not take the summer off. Does not take the weekend off. And will not take 4th of July off.

The U.S. seized 13 tons of hair products it says were made by forced labor — incl. by children — in China's internment camps. China is holding over 1M Uighurs and other minorities in "education" camps in Xinjiang, where groups say they face torture and forced sterilization.

US customs just intercepted 13 tons of human hair taken from the prisoners of the Uyghur concentration camps. Why is no one talking about this?


Scoops of the Week

"My sister is NO JOKE. My sister is a HUMAN BEING. And I want justice. My sister did not do this to herself. Someone did it." Vanessa Guillen's sister gave an emotional plea in the case of her sister's disappearance from Fort Hood.

A couple pointed guns at protesters in St. Louis as a group marched toward the mayor's home to demand her resignation.

The same people who said Kaepernick disrespected the troops.......are remarkablely silent on Trump doing nothing about Russia putting bounties on US troops. Almost like it was never about the troops 🤔🤔🤔🤔

BREAKING: Trump is proposing a rule allowing federally funded homeless shelters to turn away trans and gender non-conforming people — in the midst of the highest unemployment rates our country has seen in decades.

New York turned out for a violin vigil for Elijah McClain at Washington Square Park tonight (and every person I saw was wearing a mask)

Flu virus with 'pandemic potential' found in China

As 45 million Americans lost their jobs, U.S. billionaires made $584 billion.

NEW: Due to the rising spread of #COVID19 , CA is ordering bars to close in Fresno, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, San Joaquin, and Tulare, while recommending they close in Contra Costa, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, & Ventura.

Wearing a mask is a sign of toughness. Of resolve. A sign of someone who gives a damn. Who wants to solve a problem. Who takes responsibility. I think that’s a beautiful thing.