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5:20 AM ET, July 8, 2016


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Shots reported fired at Dallas protest over police killings  —  Shots were reported fired in downtown Dallas on Thursday night during a protest over shootings by police of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota, CNN affiliate KTVT said.  —  Two Dallas officers were shot, KTVT reported.
Annie Potasznik / CBS Dallas:
Dallas Police: Snipers Shoot 11 Officers, 5 Dead  —  DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - A peaceful protest against nationwide officer-involved shootings took a sinister turn at about 9 p.m. Thursday night after snipers shot 11 police officers, killing five, according to Dallas Police Chief Brown.
David Caplan / ABC News:
11 Officers Shot, 5 Fatally, by Snipers Amid Dallas Protest; Standoff Underway  —  Eleven police officers were shot ambush-style, including five fatally, in Dallas Thursday night by at least two snipers, amid a protest against the recent police shootings of two black men, Alton Sterling in Louisiana …
Tegna / WFAA-TV:
At least 10 officers shot, 3 dead after attack at Dallas protest … DALLAS — Dallas Police Chief David Brown has confirmed at least 10 police officers were shot and at least three were killed in an attack by two snipers in downtown Dallas at a protest of officer-involved shootings across the country.
Discussion: The Week
Dallas Morning News:
3 Dallas police killed, 1 DART officer dead after shots fired during downtown Dallas rally  —  This is a developing story and will update throughout the evening.  —  Three Dallas police officers and one DART officer have been killed and several others were injured after shots were fired …
Discussion: Mother Jones
Claire Z. Cardona / Dallas Morning News:
11 officers shot, 4 dead, 1 person in custody after shots fired during downtown Dallas rally  —  This is a developing story and will update throughout the evening.  —  What we know so far  —  * Person of interest turned himself in to Dallas police, another person involved in a shootout with officers was taken into custody
Associated Press:
APNewsBreak: State Department Reopens Clinton Emails Probe  —  The State Department is reopening an internal investigation of possible mishandling of classified information by Hillary Clinton and top aides, officials told The Associated Press on Thursday.  —  Although the former secretary …
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Pelosi gives Clinton rare rebuke on emails  —  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) delivered a rare reproach of Hillary Clinton  —  on Thursday, saying the former secretary of State should not have sent classified material on private email servers.
Eric Fehrnstrom /
FBI decision on Clinton may be a blessing in disguise for Republicans
Fox News:
State Department reopens internal probe of Clinton emails
Luis Martinez / ABC News:
State Department Resumes Investigation of Hillary Clinton Emails
Discussion: The Week
Tom Kludt / CNN:
FBI Director Comey: Petraeus case worse than Clinton's emails
Arshad Mohammed / Reuters:
State Department to conduct internal probe of Clinton email case
Seth Abramovitch / Hollywood Reporter:
George Takei Reacts to Gay Sulu News: “I Think It's Really Unfortunate”  —  EMAIL ME  —  Speaking exclusively to THR, the actor and LGBT activist says the ‘Star Trek Beyond’ development for his character is out of step with what creator Gene Roddenberry would have wanted.
Discussion: Raw Story, Mediaite and Mashable
James Wigney / Herald Sun:
Star Trek Beyond favourite Mr Sulu has come out as castmates reflect on the death of Anton Yelchin … Helmsman of the USS Enterprise, Hikaru Sulu, played by John Cho, is shown in Star Trek Beyond as the loving father of a daughter with a same sex partner.  And in typical trailblazing Trek fashion — it's just not a big deal.
Sean Sullivan / Washington Post:
Trump, seeking GOP unity, has tense meeting with Senate Republicans  —  Donald Trump's private meeting Thursday with Senate Republicans - designed to foster greater party unity ahead of the national convention in Cleveland — grew combative as the presumptive presidential nominee admonished three senators …
Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
Trump to House Republicans: ‘Say great things . . . We love Trump.’
Lauren Fox / Talking Points Memo:
Donald Who? GOP Lawmakers Find Ways To Duck Hill Meeting With Trump
Discussion: Heat Street
Emma Brown / Washington Post:
‘He knew the kids and they loved him’: Minn. shooting victim was an adored school cafeteria manager  —  Before he was fatally shot Wednesday by a police officer in Minnesota, before his name became a hashtag, Philando Castile was known as a warm and gentle presence at J.J. Hill Montessori Magnet School, where he managed the cafeteria.
Clinton narrowing VP choice, waiting for Trump  —  Washington (CNN)Hillary Clinton is spending a rare day away from the campaign trail and the fundraising circuit, arriving at her Washington home on Thursday to pour through reams of research about potential running mates before she begins …
Discussion: Politicus USA and Political Wire
Sanders Says He'll Do Everything Possible to Help Elect Clinton
Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Bernie Sanders Is Expected to Endorse Hillary Clinton Next Week
Discussion:, Hot Air and Common Dreams
Jason Horowitz / New York Times:
Would Donald Trump Quit if He Wins the Election?  He Doesn't Rule It Out  —  The traditional goal of a presidential nominee is to win the presidency and then serve as president.  —  Donald J. Trump is not a traditional candidate for president.  —  Presented in a recent interview with a scenario …
Numbers / Pew Research Center:
2016 Campaign: Strong Interest, Widespread Dissatisfaction  —  As convention nears, most Republicans see a party divided  —  As Republicans and Democrats prepare for their party conventions later this month, a new national survey paints a bleak picture of voters' impressions …
Claude Brodesser-Akner / New Jersey Online:
Trump ‘unlikely’ to pick Christie, according to sources  —  TRENTON — It is highly unlikely that Gov. Chris Christie will be Donald Trump's running mate, according to two sources who are advising the Trump campaign and who requested to remain anonymous.  —  Instead, the sources …
Travis M. Andrews / Washington Post:
The story behind the filming of the fatal Baton Rouge police shooting.  It was no coincidence.  —  The past few years have seen a marked increase in videos featuring police officers injuring or killing suspects.  These videos, which appear on social media and in newscasts …
Alton Sterling shooting: Piecing together what happened before the videos
Dylan Segelbaum / York Daily Record:
Red Lion woman pleads guilty in loud sex case  —  Amanda Warfel, 25, was ordered to spend 45 to 90 days in York County Prison, which she's already served.  —  CONNECT  —  A woman from Red Lion pleaded guilty on Wednesday to disorderly conduct in a case in which police said she had sex …
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