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Eight confirmed dead after duck boat capsized on Table Rock Lake, sheriff says (Kansas City Star)

27 min 41 sec ago

Kansas City Star:
Eight confirmed dead after duck boat capsized on Table Rock Lake, sheriff says  —  At least eight people were killed and many are missing after a strong wind burst capsized and sank a pleasure boat Thursday night on Table Rock Lake near Branson, Mo.  —  Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader …

Drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to get fast review (Washington Post)

1 hour 17 min ago

Washington Post:
Drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to get fast review  —  The Interior Department has commissioned an expedited environmental review of the impact of leasing part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and gas drilling, according to a document released under the Freedom of Information Act.

Jeanine Pirro: Whoopi Goldberg Screamed at Me Backstage at 'The View' (Matt Wilstein/The Daily Beast)

1 hour 22 min ago

Matt Wilstein / The Daily Beast:
Jeanine Pirro: Whoopi Goldberg Screamed at Me Backstage at ‘The View’  —  Following her combative appearance on The View Thursday morning, Fox News host Jeanine Pirro told her colleague Sean Hannity on his radio show this afternoon that her fight with moderator Whoopi Goldberg continued backstage.

Paramount TV President Amy Powell Fired Over Inappropriate Comments (Hollywood Reporter)

1 hour 22 min ago

Hollywood Reporter:
Paramount TV President Amy Powell Fired Over Inappropriate Comments  —  She was tapped to oversee the division in 2013 and has delivered hits including ‘13 Reasons Why’ and ‘The Alienist.’  —  Five years after being tapped to lead the newly relaunched Paramount Television banner, Amy Powell is out.

'Best Professor.' 'Very Evenhanded.' 'Great Hair!': Brett Kavanaugh, as Seen by His Law Students (Adam Liptak/New York Times)

1 hour 42 min ago

Adam Liptak / New York Times:
‘Best Professor.’ ‘Very Evenhanded.’ ‘Great Hair!’:  Brett Kavanaugh, as Seen by His Law Students  —  WASHINGTON — Anonymous evaluations of professors by their students can be caustic or catty.  But they are also unfailingly candid, and collectively they paint a revealing picture of a teacher's strengths and weaknesses.

US, allies set to evacuate Syrian aid workers from southwest (Associated Press)

1 hour 47 min ago

Associated Press:
US, allies set to evacuate Syrian aid workers from southwest  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the United States is finalizing plans to evacuate several hundred Syrian civil defense workers and their families from southwest Syria as Russian-backed government forces close in on the area.

Robert Mueller offers Tony Podesta immunity to testify against Paul Manafort: Report (Daniel Chaitin/Washington Examiner)

2 hours 2 min ago

Daniel Chaitin / Washington Examiner:
Robert Mueller offers Tony Podesta immunity to testify against Paul Manafort: Report  —  Tony Podesta, founder of the now-shuttered Podesta Group and brother to former Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, has been offered immunity by special counsel Robert Mueller to testify …

Montenegro more puzzled than affronted by Trump's attention (Predrag Milic/Associated Press)

2 hours 7 min ago

Predrag Milic / Associated Press:
Montenegro more puzzled than affronted by Trump's attention  —  PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — World War III?  Not us, say the puzzled people of Montenegro.  —  Public officials in this tiny European nation didn't know what to say initially when U.S. President Donald Trump suggested …

Trump's interpreter: Should she be compelled to tell what she heard during private meeting with Putin? (Michael Collins/USA Today)

2 hours 12 min ago

Michael Collins / USA Today:
Trump's interpreter: Should she be compelled to tell what she heard during private meeting with Putin?  —  WASHINGTON - U.S. lawmakers eager to learn what went on in the private meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are demanding answers from the only other American in the room: Trump's interpreter.

A Theory of Trump Kompromat (Adam Davidson/New Yorker)

2 hours 32 min ago

Adam Davidson / New Yorker:
A Theory of Trump Kompromat  —  Why the President is so nice to Putin, even when Putin might not want him to be.  —  The former C.I.A. operative Jack Devine watched Donald Trump's performance standing next to Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday, and his first thought was, “There is no way Trump is a Russian agent.”

Rupert Murdoch's summer of good fortune (Hadas Gold/CNNMoney)

2 hours 32 min ago

Hadas Gold / CNNMoney:
Rupert Murdoch's summer of good fortune  —  Rupert Murdoch is having a great summer.  —  Three times this summer, government regulators have had to make major decisions regarding media ownership.  Three times, the decision has gone the way that Murdoch and his company, 21st Century Fox, would have wanted.

'Say That Again?': Prospect of Putin White House Visit Surprises Intelligence Chief (Julian E. Barnes/New York Times)

2 hours 37 min ago

Julian E. Barnes / New York Times:
‘Say That Again?’:  Prospect of Putin White House Visit Surprises Intelligence Chief  —  The nation's intelligence chief continued on Thursday to harden his warnings about the cyberthreat from Russia and expressed surprise at hearing that President Trump planned to invite its leader …

Who Heard What Trump Said to Putin? Only One Other American (Emily Cochrane/New York Times)

2 hours 42 min ago

Emily Cochrane / New York Times:
Who Heard What Trump Said to Putin?  Only One Other American  —  WASHINGTON — Marina Gross, the only other American in the room during President Trump's meeting on Monday with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, was the interpreter for Laura Bush at the Russian resort of Sochi in 2008 …

White House morale tanks amid Helsinki fallout (Eliana Johnson/Politico)

2 hours 47 min ago

Eliana Johnson / Politico:
White House morale tanks amid Helsinki fallout  —  Staffers are considering accelerating their departures in the wake of the president's equivocations on Russian meddling in the 2016 election.  —  President Donald Trump's disastrous performance since his news conference alongside Russian …

Starbucks to Open First U.S. Signing Store (Starbucks Newsroom)

2 hours 57 min ago

Starbucks Newsroom:
Starbucks to Open First U.S. Signing Store  —  Starbucks Signing Store in Washington, D.C. will provide employment opportunities for Deaf and hard of hearing people as a part of the company's ongoing commitment to inclusion, accessibility and diversity  —  All Signing Store partners …

League Of The South Reaches Out To 'Russian Friends' (Peter Montgomery/Right Wing Watch)

3 hours 7 min ago

Peter Montgomery / Right Wing Watch:
League Of The South Reaches Out To ‘Russian Friends’  —  Amid the controversy over President Trump's recent summit with Russian strongman Vladimir Putin, the neo-Confederate League of the South announced this week that it will soon be introducing a Russian language section to its website.

Facing deadline, government reunified 364 of 2,500-plus migrant children (NBC News)

3 hours 12 min ago

NBC News:
Facing deadline, government reunified 364 of 2,500-plus migrant children  —  Of 1,607 parents eligible to be reunited with their children, 719 have final orders of deportation, the government says, meaning they could be removed from the country as soon as they are reunited.

'60 Minutes' Boss Hired Law Firm Over #MeToo Story (Lachlan Cartwright/The Daily Beast)

3 hours 17 min ago

Lachlan Cartwright / The Daily Beast:
‘60 Minutes’ Boss Hired Law Firm Over #MeToo Story … One of television's most powerful men, 60 Minutes Executive Producer Jeff Fager, hired a law firm that boasts about “killing stories” for a Washington Post investigation into him, three sources familiar with the matter told The Daily Beast.

Our Country Is Insane - I am by nature an optimist ... (John Hinderaker/Power Line)

3 hours 17 min ago

John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Our Country Is Insane  —  I am by nature an optimist, but it is hard to maintain a positive attitude in the face of the rampant insanity that has seized control over our national life.  When I get time, I am going to write about the ritual defenestration of Papa John's pizza company …

The Republican Congress Can and Should Take the Lead on Russia (Will Hurd/New York Times)

3 hours 17 min ago

Will Hurd / New York Times:
The Republican Congress Can and Should Take the Lead on Russia  —  American strength, not weakness, is the best way to preserve a secure world in the face of adversaries like Putin.  —  Mr. Hurd, a former C.I.A. officer, is a congressman from the 23rd District of Texas.

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