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Morning Must Reads: July 8

Mark Wilson—Getty Images The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

In the news: Israel increases attacks in the Gaza Strip; White House to deport "most" of the unaccompanied minors; Sen. Menendez asserts that Cuba plotted to derail his career; Legal, recreational marijuana stores open in Washington

  • “Israel stepped up its attacks in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, hitting 50 alleged Palestinian militant targets in retaliation for the heaviest rocket fire from the coastal enclave in 20 months. At least five Palestinians were killed and another 16 people were wounded in the attacks…” [WSJ]
  • “The White House signaled Monday that it expects to deport most of the unaccompanied minors entering the country illegally across the southern border, employing the strongest rhetoric to date to indicate that an influx of thousands of Central American migrants will not be tolerated.” [WashPost]
    • Immigrant Surge Rooted in Law to Curb Child Trafficking [NYT]
  • “Sen. Robert Menendez is asking the Justice Department to pursue evidence obtained by U.S. investigators that the Cuban government concocted an elaborate plot to smear him with allegations that he cavorted with underage prostitutes…” [WashPost]
  • Ukrainian Employer of Joe Biden’s Son Hires a D.C. Lobbyist [TIME]
  • Behind Harry Reid’s War Against the Koch Brothers [Politico]
  • Why Teenagers Today May Grow Up Conservative [NYT]
  • Everything You Need to Know About Buying Legal Weed in Washington State [TIME]
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