The Majority Report with Sam Seder

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TODAY'S HEADLINES:

The New York Times reports that prison guards assigned to Jeffrey Epstein fell asleep and falsified records to cover it up. (NYT)

More than a century of temperature data has been analyzed by the Washington Post, and guess what folks… extreme climate change has officially arrived in America. (WaPo) 

An assault weapons ban picks up steam in the House of Representatives as 7 out of ten Americans now support such legislation. (The Hill)

And our QUICKER QUICKIES HEADLINES:

Former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams announced Tuesday that she would not launch a 2020 presidential campaign, choosing instead to focus on a new national program aimed at helping Democrats in key states improve their "voter protection operations" ahead of next year's election. (Common Dreams)

Think Progress is reporting that Newark, New Jersey is offering bottled water to its residents after the Environmental Protection Agency raised concerns over dangerous lead content in the area’s drinking supply.

The New York Times reports that former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper is in discussions about ending his 2020 presidential bid to enter the race for his state's Republican-held Senate seat.

And a new study by the American Medical Association's internal medicine journal has discovered that over 40 percent of patients hospitalized or treated in an emergency room received surprise bills in 2016. The study found the average price tag for a surprise bill was $628 in 2016, up from $220 in 2010. (Daily Beast)

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