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Joaquin Castro Wants People To ‘Think Twice’ About Supporting Trump (Washington Free Beacon)

Texas representative Joaquin Castro (D.) defended his decision to publicly display the names and employers of 44 private citizens who donated to President Donald Trump during an interview on Morning Joe Wednesday morning.

Castro, co-chair of his brother Julian’s presidential campaign, said he wants “people to think twice” about supporting Trump and that the graphic was already circulating before he shared it. [Read More]

Iraqi man dies after Trump administration deports him (Politico)

A 41-year-old Detroit man deported to Iraq in June died Tuesday, according to the American Civil Liberties Union and two people close the man’s family.

The man, Jimmy Aldaoud, spent most of his life in the U.S., but was swept up in President Donald Trump’s intensified immigration enforcement efforts. Edward Bajoka, an immigration attorney who described himself as close to Aldaoud’s family, wrote on Facebook that the death appeared to be linked to the man’s inability to obtain insulin in Baghdad to treat his diabetes. [Read More]

Black families once lived off their southern farmland. Their descendants are struggling to hold onto it. (The Washington Post)

MSNBC Contributor Frank Figliuzzi Discovers Hidden Nazi Message In White House Statement (Real Clear Politics)

MSNBC contributor Frank Figliuzzi, a former FBI counterintelligence official, floated a conspiracy theory about the president issuing secret Nazi messages on “The 11th Hour With Brian Williams” on Monday night. [Read More]

We assume it was pure motives that led a Trump supporter to launch a cleanup in Cummings’ district, right? (The Baltimore Sun)

It made for good photos, compelling videos and catchy Twitter hashtags. A group of conservatives rolled their pickup trucks into one of West Baltimore’s most impoverished neighborhoods Monday for a cleanup day. Loaded down with trash bags and shovels, they cleared alleyways of old tires, food containers, paper and other debris. They pulled up weeds and cut away overgrown grass. The group posted before and after pictures on social media showing their progress. [Read More]

On Abbey Road, the Beatles Made a Crosswalk Famous—and a Hot Mess (City Lab)

On this day 50 years ago, the residents of Abbey Road were probably unaware of just how much they were going to hate the Beatles.

It was on August 8, 1969, that the band snapped the photo that would change Abbey Road’s future forever. The following month they would release an album named after the northwest London street where it had been recorded, and that album’s iconic cover would seal the street’s fate. A photo of the Fab Four crossing the street in tidily-arranged profile made Abbey Road the site of the most famous crosswalk in the world. [Read More]

Equinox, SoulCycle respond to calls for boycott over owner’s Trump ties (ABC News)

Equinox and SoulCycle responded to calls for members to cancel their memberships on Wednesday over their owner’s plans to host a mega-fundraiser for President Donald Trump.

Equinox Fitness, which operates its namesake company in addition to SoulCycle and Blink Fitness, issued a statement amid outrage over Stephen Ross’s upcoming fundraiser for Trump, where tickets run as high as $250,000, according to The Washington Post, which first reported news of the event. [Read More]





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