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Mary Altaffer / Associated Press
Mary Altaffer / Associated Press

Some J&J vaccine doses must be destroyed

USA Today · 15h ago · U.S. regulators are allowing the release of 10 million doses of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine from a troubled Baltimore factory, but many other doses can't be used and must be thrown out. (June 11)

Sheriff: Store shooter posted he wanted to kill

· USA Today · 13h ago · A Florida sheriff says the man investigators say killed a woman and her grandchild in a supermarket Thursday posted online that he wanted to 'kill people and children." (June 11)

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The Guardian
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ABC News
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Pete Kiehart for The New York Times

Politics

Bloomberg
Bloomberg

Tensions Rise in Peru as Presidential Runoff Vote Count Drags On

· Bloomberg · 15h ago · Tensions are rising on the streets of the Peruvian capital on Friday as supporters of the presidential candidates begin to lose patience as the vote count enters a fifth day, with official results showing leftist Pedro Castillo retaining a slim lead over Keiko Fujimori.

Mary Altaffer / Associated Press
Mary Altaffer / Associated Press

Some J&J vaccine doses must be destroyed

USA Today · 15h ago · U.S. regulators are allowing the release of 10 million doses of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine from a troubled Baltimore factory, but many other doses can't be used and must be thrown out. (June 11)

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NBC News
Bloomberg
Bloomberg
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NBC News
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ABC News

Body of Nathan Bedford Forrest removed from Memphis park

· ABC News · 16h ago · Workers have removed the remains of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife from a Tennessee park, marking another step in the process of moving their bodies out of Memphis and to a museum hundreds of miles away

Forbes
Forbes

$2 billion from border wall to be redirected

· CNN · 17h ago · The Biden administration is returning more than $2 billion to military projects that had previously been set aside for the construction of former President Donald Trump's border wall, the White House Office of Management and Budget said Friday.

Bloomberg
Bloomberg
Bloomberg
Bloomberg

Jho Low Mounted Secret Lobbying Campaign Over 1MDB Probe, U.S. Says

· Bloomberg · 19h ago · A Malaysian financier and a former member of hiphop trio the Fugees were accused in a new indictment of illegally lobbying the Trump administration to drop an investigation tied to the 1MDB global bribery scandal and remove a Chinese dissident from the U.S.

Politico
Politico
Washington Post
Washington Post

Nation

Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times

Today in History

ABC News · Jun 9, 2021 · Today in History Today is Thursday, June 10, the 161st day of 2021. There are 204 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 10, 1963, President John F.

Sheriff: Store shooter posted he wanted to kill

· USA Today · 13h ago · A Florida sheriff says the man investigators say killed a woman and her grandchild in a supermarket Thursday posted online that he wanted to 'kill people and children." (June 11)

Two dead after SUV hits Greyhound bus

· CNN · 15h ago · Two people in an SUV died Friday when their vehicle, traveling southbound on I-65, crossed the median and hit the front end of a Greyhound bus,according to Indiana State Police Sgt. Jeremy Piers.

Pool photo by Oli Scarff
Pool photo by Oli Scarff

President Biden meets with world leaders at G7 summit

CBS News · 11h ago · President Biden is meeting with world leaders to discuss China, Russia, trade, taxes and COVID-19. The leaders are also having dinner with Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the royal family. Nancy Cordes reports.

Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal

Pulitzer Winners Include The New York Times and Buzzfeed News

· New York Times · 14h ago · The annual awards recognized journalism on the murder of George Floyd, including a special citation for Darnella Frazier, the teenager who filmed the killing. The public service prize went to The New York Times for Covid coverage.

NBC News
NBC News
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Pool photo by Mandel Ngan
ABC News
ABC News

Governor: Texas will build new border barrier

USA Today · 13h ago · Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's intentions to build new barrier along the border with Mexico and begin an aggressive campaign to arrest migrants is thin on details.

Texas will build a wall along its border with Mexico, governor says

· The Guardian · 15h ago · It is unclear if the state has the authority to construct a wall after Joe Biden stopped building projects on the borderThe Republican Texas governor, Greg Abbott, has announced that the state will build a wall along its southern border with Mexico,

ABC News
ABC News

Biden to return diverted border wall money, spend down rest

· ABC News · 14h ago · Former President Donald Trump’s signature border wall project would lose much of its funding as well as the fast-track status that enabled it to bypass environmental regulations under a new Biden administration plan

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ABC News

AP photographers win two Pulitzer Prizes

USA Today · 14h ago · The Associated Press has swept the Pulitzer Prizes for photography. AP was awarded prizes in breaking news for coverage of racial injustice protests and in feature photography for documenting the plight of elderly during the pandemic in Spain.

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NBC News
NBC News
NBC News
Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
The Guardian
The Guardian
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ABC News

Business

Bloomberg
Bloomberg
Business Insider
Business Insider
Bloomberg
Bloomberg

N.Y. State Low-Cost Broadband Law Blocked by U.S. Judge

· Bloomberg · 17h ago · A federal judge granted a preliminary order blocking New York state from enforcing a law that requires internet service providers to offer high-speed broadband service to low-income customers at a discount.

MSNBC
MSNBC
Bloomberg
Bloomberg
Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal
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Business Insider
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ABC News
Business Insider
Business Insider
Business Insider
Business Insider

Stocks hover near record highs

· Fox Business · 23h ago · U.S. equity markets are contending with record highs Friday as investors continue to look past a hotter-than-expected reading on inflation.

U.S. Stock Futures Hover After S&P 500 Hits Record

· Wall Street Journal · Jun 11, 2021 · U.S. stock futures were little changed a day after the S&P 500 nudged up to a fresh record as investors weighed rising inflation against evidence of a healing labor market.


Technology

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The Guardian
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NBC News
NBC News
NBC News
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ABC News

Amazon walks back return-to-work guidelines for employees

· Business Journals · Jun 10, 2021 · Amazon.com Inc. announced Thursday it won't make employees work from the office full time this fall.The company last updated its return-to-work guidelines in March and said that, by early fall, a full return to the office and an office-centric cultu


Forbes
Forbes
Forbes
Forbes

Entertainment

Deadline Hollywood
Deadline Hollywood
Deadline Hollywood
Deadline Hollywood

Disney World Dropping Indoor Masks Policy For Vaccinated Guests

Deadline Hollywood · 11h ago · As of Tuesday, fully vaccinated Disney World visitors will not be required to wear face coverings in most areas of the park. according to its website. However, masks will still be required for Disney transportation, including buses, monorails and the Disney Skyliner aerial gondolas.

Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal
ABC News
ABC News
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Emmanuel Guimier / Netflix
ABC News
ABC News

Hong Kong to censor films 'endangering national security'

ABC News · 22h ago · Hong Kong censors now have the power to ban films that endanger national security, prompting concerns that freedom of expression is being further curtailed in a city once known for its vibrant arts and film scene

Hong Kong to Start Censoring Films on National Security Grounds

· Bloomberg · Jun 10, 2021 · Hong Kong is instructing censors to ban any movie that could be seen as endorsing activities that would contravene the national security law imposed by China last year, the latest curb on freedom of expression in the Asian financial hub.

NBC News
NBC News

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Sports

ABC News
ABC News

Suns spoil Nikola Jokic's MVP party, beat Nuggets 116-102

· ABC News · 6h ago · Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns spoiled Nikola Jokic’s MVP celebration with a 116-102 victory over Denver in Game 3 that put “The Joker” and the rest of the reeling Nuggets on the brink of a quick second-round exit

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ABC News
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Pete Kiehart for The New York Times
ABC News
ABC News

The secrets behind Vandy's 1-2 pitching punch

· ESPN · 23h ago · Jack Leiter and Kumar Rocker of Vanderbilt are the best starters in college baseball and are looking for a national championship. Here's what makes them so tough to hit.

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ABC News
Variety
Variety
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ABC News

Chinese official dies during probe into marathon deaths

Fox News · 18h ago · A Chinese county official appears to have jumped to his death during a probe into the deaths of 21 runners last month when freezing rain and gale-force winds hit the mountain on which they were competing in an ultramarathon, state television reported Friday.

Chinese official dies during probe into marathon deaths

· ABC News · 22h ago · A Chinese county official appears to have jumped to his death during a probe into the deaths of 21 runners last month when freezing rain and gale-force winds hit the mountain on which they were competing in an ultramarathon

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ABC News
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Christophe Archambault / Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
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World

Bloomberg
Bloomberg
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ABC News

Hong Kong democracy activist Agnes Chow released from jail

· Washington Post · 20h ago · Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow has been released from jail after serving more than six months for taking part in unauthorized assemblies during massive 2019 anti-government protests that triggered a crackdown on dissent

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ABC News
ABC News
ABC News
Washington Post
Washington Post

Cambodia limits US diplomat's scrutiny of controversial base

Washington Post · 21h ago · The U.S. Embassy in Cambodia says one of its diplomats was not allowed to freely inspect a naval base on the Gulf of Thailand despite permission to do so to assuage Washington’s concerns about China’s military presence there

ABC News
ABC News

Science

Humans, We've Shrunk the Whales

Smithsonian · 19h ago · North Atlantic right whales born today are three feet shorter on average than whales born in 1980—and commercial fishing could be to blame

An omega-3 that's poison for tumors

Science Daily · 21h ago · 3D tumors that disintegrate within a few days thanks to the action of a well-known omega-3 (DHA, found mainly in fish) -- this is a promising discovery.

Health

ABC News
ABC News

US vaccine surplus grows by the day as expiration dates loom

ABC News · 16h ago · The U.S. is confronted with an ever-growing surplus of COVID-19 vaccines, looming expiration dates and stubbornly lagging demand at a time when the developing world is clamoring for doses to stem a rise in infections

Books

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2018 Morgan Art Foundation Ltd / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY; Jack Mitchell, via Getty Images
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

A More Perfect Union

New York Times · 15h ago · Sasha Issenberg talks about “The Engagement,” and J. Hoberman discusses the story of Hollywood as told through 10 books.

Khyati Trehan
Khyati Trehan

There Is More to Us Than Just Our Brains

New York Times · 17h ago · In “The Extended Mind” Annie Murphy Paul explores all the ways our thinking is shaped by external forces, from physical sensations to the role of other people and their brains.

Right: Pool, via Getty Images
Right: Pool, via Getty Images
Pablo Amargo
Pablo Amargo

Bang, Bang, You’re Dead

New York Times · Jun 11, 2021 · Murders abound in new novels from James Ellroy, Joe R. Lansdale, Laura McHugh and Leonardo Padura.

Lifestyle

Medicine's Failure With Women in Pain

Wall Street Journal · 8h ago · Women have faced centuries of doubt and discrimination over their ailments, from ancient Greece to modern diagnoses of “hysteria.”

Forbes
Forbes
Forbes
Forbes
Bloomberg
Bloomberg
Bloomberg
Bloomberg
Forbes
Forbes

So You're Going Out Again. Do You Remember How to Dress?

Wall Street Journal · 20h ago · Birthday parties, business dinners, weddings: They’re all back. But after months in sweats, assembling a suitable outfit is tough. Here, five expert dressers on what to wear for postlockdown events.

Travel

The Guardian
The Guardian
Forbes
Forbes
Forbes
Forbes

2021 Toyota Corolla Review: SE Manual Specification

Forbes · 15h ago · The Corolla looks fairly pedestrian when put next to its sportier and more stylish rivals, but it continues to deliver a pleasing quiet driving experience with room for improvement.

Forbes
Forbes
ABC News
ABC News

Exhibit, ceremony mark 5th anniversary of Pulse massacre

ABC News · 18h ago · The 49 victims who were massacred at a gay nightclub shooting in Florida are being honored this week with a community run, a museum exhibit, a mass yoga session, a gay chorus performance and a street dance party

Opinion

Bloomberg
Bloomberg

An All-Star Decision

Wall Street Journal · 14h ago · A judge rules against an effort to move the game back to Atlanta.

The Great American Rip-Off

Wall Street Journal · 14h ago · A healthy debate over the amount of fraud in Covid relief programs.

Notable & Quotable: Critical Race Theory

Wall Street Journal · 15h ago · Professors ‘were debating whether much of the Supreme Court case of Dred Scott v. Sandford should be excised from constitutional-law courses.’

Features

You Ain’t Never Been No Little Girl, Taylor Townsend

Longform · 21h ago · You walk around carrying this invisible weight — this pressure on your whole spirit—because the worlds you’re trying to fit into are rejecting you in so many ways. And you think it’s your fault.

Longreads
Longreads

The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

Longreads · 21h ago · This week, we're sharing stories from Jesse Eisinger, Jeff Ernsthausen, and Paul Kiel, Arno Kopecky, Isaac Würmann, Vanessa Angélica Villarreal, and Laura Spinney.

The Rise and Fall of Planet Hollywood

Longform · Jun 11, 2021 · Thirty years ago, the biggest celebrities on earth opened a chain restaurant. For a few years, it was the hottest ticket in town. Then it went bankrupt. Twice.

The Oracle’s Daughter

Longform · Jun 10, 2021 · Sarah Green escaped her mother’s cult 22 years ago. She still thinks about those she left behind.

Longreads
Longreads

The Curious Rise of Twitter Power Broker Yashar Ali

Longform · Jun 10, 2021 · In just a few years, he’s become one of the most fearsome media figures in the country—mobilizing his vast Twitter following to promote his famous friends and punish foes. Can his own past survive similar scrutiny?

Longform Podcast #443: Katherine Eban

Longform · Jun 9, 2021 · Katherine Eban is an investigative journalist and contributor to Vanity Fair. Her latest article is ”The Lab-Leak Theory: Inside the Fight to Uncover COVID-19’s Origins.””You can't make a correction unless you know why something happened.

The Elephant Vanishes: How a Circus Family Went on the Run

Longform · Jun 9, 2021 · Dumba has spent her life performing in circuses around Europe, but in recent years animal rights activists have been campaigning to rescue her. When it looked like they might succeed, Dumba and her owners disappeared.