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Improvised Explosive Hits London Underground, ESPN Denies Jemele Hill Replacement Rumors, Fox Uses Trafficking Victims to Take Shots at Google: A.M. Links

An explosion on London’s Underground has left 18 injured and is being considered a terrorist incident. Oracle and 21st Century Fox are supporting a disingenuous anti-trafficking bill “as an opportunity to take shots at Google.” A Robert E. Lee statue has been removed from Lee …

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Yes, Hillary, the Media Did Help Trump Win. So Did You: New at Reason

Hillary Clinton’s complaints about the media helping Donald Trump are accurate, but not the way she thinks. David Harsanyi writes: Former Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is back doing what she does best: selling books. What Happened, her newest, doesn’t feature a question. It …

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Brickbat: The Tick

Members of Japan’s Miyazaki prefectural government say that in retrospect it was a bad idea to bring a deadly tick with them to a press conference to warn about the dangers of a tick-borne disease. The tick got away, and even with help from the …

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Movie Review: Mother!

(Movie review = spoilers) Mother! Is a horror movie with a shadow agenda—which is a problem, I think. The picture’s most effective horror elements are unusually potent; they stir a sense of intimate violation that’s uncomfortable to process. And toward the end, writer-director Darren Aronofsky, …

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Will Consumer Privacy Initiatives Slow the Internet Economy?

As the legislative session ends, California political junkies will soon turn their attention to the slate of initiatives making their way to the November 2018 ballot. One of the more significant proposed statewide measures is the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, which would give …

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Yes, Hillary, the Media Did Help Trump Win. So Did You

Former Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is back doing what she does best: selling books. What Happened, her newest, doesn’t feature a question. It has answers. Clinton blames the FBI. She blames sexism and fake news. She blames the “godforsaken” Electoral College and the …

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Connecticut Gov. Malloy Wants 75 Percent Wholesale Tax on E-Cigarettes, Vaping Fluid

Amid a bevy of proposed tax increases, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has called for a new 75 percent wholesale tax on electronic cigarettes and other vaping products—part of an effort to close a $3.5 billion deficit. As you might expect, vape shop owners are not …

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An Immigration Deal May or May Not Be Happening, FTC Investigating Equifax, Motel 6 Responds to Reports of Collaboration with ICE: P.M. Links

President Donald Trump wants a deal to protect young immigrants from deportation in exchange for increased border security, but not necessarily a wall. But he says the wall will come later. (Spoiler: There won’t be a wall.) Also, nobody seems to exactly know what’s going …

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Medicaid for All Would ‘Bankrupt the Nation,’ Warns Bernie Sanders—In 1987

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced new legislation yesterday to expand Medicare to everyone in the United States. The bill, which came with 15 Democratic co-sponsors, envisions universal coverage, paid for by tax increases, that would be far more generous than what is offered by any …

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Philly D.A. Frontrunner Backs Safe Injection Sites for Drug Users

Larry Krasner, the Democratic nominee for Philadelphia district attorney, has announced he would support “properly run and appropriately supervised injection facilities” for drug users. His Republican opponent has also expressed support for the idea, saying in April that “at the very least” a pilot program …

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