Voters revolt. NBC News spotlights a progressive Democratic congressional candidate whose surprise win Tuesday “spoiled establishment Democrats’ plans.” (Photo: EastmanforCongress.com.)
■ The Washington Post: “Republicans are betting it all on aging white Trump voters.”
Happy birthday, Mueller investigation. One year ago today—even though it feels like five—former FBI Director Robert Mueller launched the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 elections. The Post explores how it could end.
■ CNN reviews the probe by the numbers.
■ Before and after a Trump Tower meeting with Russians in June 2016, Donald Trump Jr. called a blocked number.
■ Another scoop for on-fire reporter Ronan Farrow in The New Yorker: The law-enforcement official who leaked Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s financial records is “terrified.”
■ Trump’s new lawyer, Rudy Giuliani: “We’ve tortured this president enough.”
‘These aren’t people. These are animals.’ President Trump’s characterization of people who cross the U.S. border illegally is drawing condemnation.
■ A man in a Manhattan restaurant threatened to call immigration officers on customers speaking Spanish.
■ The Onion’s sib, ClickHole: “Celtics-Cavs Game Was Briefly Interrupted After A White Person Called The Police Reporting A Large Group Of Black Men Loitering On The Court.”
New life for old Sears. Two former Chicago Sears stores—one at Harlem and North, the other at Irving Park and Cicero—have been slated for rebirth as retail and residential property. (Rendering: Tucker/Seritage.)
■ CNN: Whole Foods is ground zero in Amazon’s plan for world domination.
Taste of Chicago menu. Chicago’s released the list of 73 vendors ready to feed you at this summer’s fest—including 26 first-timers.
■ The Live Nation concert promotion company is teaming with developers to create several entertainment venues in the emerging Lincoln Yards neighborhood planned for the North Branch shore of the Chicago River. (Rendering: SOM/Sterling Bay.)
■ As summer unfolds, police are significantly boosting security along Chicago’s Riverwalk.
‘Excessively exuberant.’ The Trib’s Pulitzer-winning architecture critic, Blair Kamin, takes a critical look at plans to build twin towers at 400 N. Lake Shore Drive. (Rendering: Related Midwest.)
■ A UN report concludes two-thirds of Earth’s population will live in cities by 2050.
■ Forget spread-out exurbs that demand cars; the new trend in home buying is “surban”: Urban, walkable suburbs.
The paywall problem. As fact-based media—including many mainstream newspapers—increasingly limit their audiences through paywalls and registration, conservative sources are extending their reach with unrestricted content, including radio.
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