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What We’re Reading Today: Leaving Portland, Fight For The Suburbs, Will Kamala Be Biden’s No. 2? … And More

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Some headlines that caught our eye.

Leaving Portland, Seattle Burns, & More Riots

Federal agents to begin leaving Portland’s downtown: DHS, Oregon governor — Fox News

Oregon Governor declares that federal agents are leaving Portland, gets quickly corrected by DHS and President Trump — Post Millennial

Federal Cops Are Leaving Portland. But Will the Standoff Really End? — Reason

What’s Really Going On In Seattle? —

NY Times: The Place Where George Floyd Died Has Become A Police No-Go Zone And A Place Of Nightly Violence — Hot Air

Battle For The ‘Burbs

Trump tells voters who live in suburbs they ‘will no longer be bothered’ by low-income housing — Fox News

Trump nixes affordable housing rule in suburbs — Reuters, Via YouTube

The Trump Administration Just Saved the American Suburb — Newsweek

Who’s Biden’s No. 2? Kamala Harris, Say Reports

Joe Biden running mate: Who will be Biden’s running mate? All the contenders — The Express

Trump calls Harris a ‘fine choice’ as Biden running mate — Fox News

Some Biden allies wage a shadow campaign to stop Kamala Harris from becoming vice president — CNBC

Illegal Immigration

Trump hardens stance against immigration program — Reuters, Via YouTube

‘Very alarmed’: Dreamers slam Trump’s new limits on DACA program — NBC News

Democratic Convention

More than 100 police agencies pull out of Democratic National Convention security contracts — The Hill

Dems vow a ‘safe and secure event’ after police agencies back out of convention security agreements — Fox News

Biden And The Police — Wall Street Journal

U.S. NATO Troops Leave Germany

Defense Secretary Esper Says U.S. Plans To Cut Troops In Germany By A Third — NPR

Trump rebukes low defense spending Germa ny by rewarding even lower spending Belgium — Washington Examiner

Trump Defends Troop Cuts On Twitter — Twitter

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