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Analysis: Book Banning By School Districts Is Growing

Changing America reports: The momentum behind the nation’s wave of book bans is growing. A total of 1,648 individual books have been banned as of June, according to a new report from PEN America, a nonprofit focused on defending the right to freedom of expression in literature, journalism, and education. Those banned titles were written by 1,261 different authors, 290 …

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Youngkin To Rally For QAnon Arizona Gov Nominee

Politico reports: Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin is expected to stump for Arizona governor candidate Kari Lake next month, escalating his midterm campaign efforts ahead of a prospective 2024 presidential bid. Lake will be the highest-profile, most MAGA-aligned candidate Youngkin has campaigned for to date. She has embraced Trump’s false claim the 2020 election was stolen, railed against Covid vaccine mandates …

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Axios: Trump Team Sees Special Master As Anti-FBI

Axios reports: Raymond Dearie’s appointment as special master to review records the FBI seized from Mar-a-Lago was a positive development for former President Trump, whose lawyers recommended him. But their call for the low-profile New York judge was befuddling given Dearie has no apparent connection or loyalty to Trump. Two sources with direct knowledge of the closely held deliberations now …

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Today: Jury Selection Begins In Trial Of Trump Adviser

CNN reports: Jury selection begins Monday in the trial of a former Donald Trump adviser whom authorities allege was involved in a two-year effort to try to influence the policy decisions of the Trump campaign and administration to benefit the United Arab Emirates. Tom Barrack, a wealthy businessman who served as the chair of Trump’s Presidential Inaugural Committee and an …

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Trump: DeSantis Stole My Idea To Ship Migrants

Rolling Stone reports: In recent days, Trump has privately voiced his anger over DeSantis sending planeloads of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard. Trump’s displeasure, however, has nothing to do with moral revulsions at the governor using human beings as unsuspecting pawns for a political attack. Instead, Trump is telling allies and confidants he’s outraged that DeSantis seems to think he’s allowed …

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LIVE VIDEO: State Funeral Of Queen Elizabeth II

NBC News reports: Hundreds of world leaders have gathered, billions are thought to be watching around the world and the final members of the epically long line of mourners have paid their final respects. Britain is now ready to lay to rest its longest-serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, marking the end of a reign that defined an era. The royal …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Variety reports: Woody Allen has announced his retirement from filmmaking. While in Europe to work on his 50th film, Woody Allen told Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia that he intended to retire from making movies and to dedicate more time to writing during his twilight years. What is now set to be his final film is set in Paris and will …

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EU Inflation Topped 10% For August Versus Last Year

Courthouse News reports: Inflation in the 19-nation eurozone rose to 9.1% in August, up 7.1% from just a year earlier, according to data released Friday by Eurostat, the EU’s statistics agency. It remains 1% lower than the 10.1% inflation rate across the broader 27-member EU, which recorded a rate of just 3.2% in August 2021. The latest EU rate broke …

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Ex-Wife Calls Alex Jones “Crazy Like Charles Manson”

The Wrap reports: Alex Jones’ ex-wife Kelly said that the over-the-top, frequently flipped-out persona you’ve seen onscreen in Alex Jones is not an act, that he’s even worse in real life and “kind of crazy like Charles Manson.” “In person, as a human being, he is more unhinged and weirder and terrifying and threatening and looming and raging, I would …

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