*Trump Dumps Campaign Chief for Breitbart Exec:
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has diminished the role of campaign chairman Paul Manafort and brought on Breitbart News executive Stephen Bannon and Republican pollster Kellyanne Conway. Bannon has been named the campaign’s new chief executive, and Conway will become campaign manager. According to The Washington Post, the decision is intended to curtail Manafort’s efforts to temper Trump’s campaign style. Trump had reportedly begun to feel “boxed in” and “controlled.” Manafort will remain part of the team, but his role will be internally diminished. The decisions, essentially, are a way for Trump to return to former aide Corey Lewandowski’s style, which was “let Trump be Trump.”
*Louisiana Floods: Worst U.S. Disaster Since Sandy:
The death toll from Louisiana’s flooding has risen to 11, as thousands of volunteers are rushing to assist the state stricken by what American Red Cross officials called the U.S.’s worst national disaster since Superstorm Sandy. More than 40,000 homes have been hit by the water, and 30,000 people been rescued. Nearly 8,000 people still remain in emergency shelters, as rain continued to fall Tuesday. According to the National Weather Service, most of the state has seen at least 12 inches of rain since Friday, and some areas have received as much as 30 inches. Brad Kieserman, the Red Cross’s vice president of disaster services, said Tuesday that the relief operation had cost at least $30 million so far, but is expected to “grow as we learn more about the scope and magnitude of the devastation.
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*N. Korean Official in London ‘Defects’:
A North Korean deputy ambassador and his family have defected, Reuters reports. The official, who was based in London, followed “a scrupulous plan” and was about to land “in a third country as an asylum seeker,” according to a South Korean newspaper. If confirmed, veteran diplomat Thae Yong Ho’s abandonment of his post would be one of the most high-profile defections in years. “If it is appropriate to give a response, then you might hear about our response,” an official at the North Korean embassy in London told Reuters.
*Gawker Media Sold to Univision for $135M:
Gawker Media has been sold to Univision for $135 million in a bankruptcy sale completed Tuesday. Univision, the owner of Fusion, The Root, and a stakeholder in The Onion, among other properties, outbid Ziff Davis for the blog network started 14 years ago by Nick Denton. The deal will be made official by a bankruptcy-court judge later this week. While Univision is best known for its Spanish-language TV network, the company has recently made efforts to expand its online portfolio and reach into other demographic groups. Gawker was forced into bankruptcy after pro wrestler Hulk Hogan (bankrolled by Peter Thiel) won a $140 million privacy lawsuit against the company for publishing a sex-tape excerpt. This will be the first time in its history that Gawker will have an outside owner. It is unclear if the main website, Gawker, will survive under new ownership.
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*‘I Am Cait’ Has Been Canceled:
E’s reality-TV series that followed Caitlyn Jenner’s journey while she came out as a transgender woman, I Am Cait, has been canceled after two seasons. The show—which premiered in July 2015—struggled to attract ratings, a surprisingdisappointment, as every other TV event Jenner participated in, from her interview with Diane Sawyer to her appearance at the ESPY awards, did well. E’s head of programming, Jeff Olde, had said, “we always love ratings but we do the show for many reasons.” Still, both Jenner and the network have decided not to continue the series. A spokesperson said this week that Jenner “will always remain a part of the E! family, and we look forward to continue following her journey as she appears on Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” Jenner said Tuesday: “It’s time for the next adventure.”
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*Liz Cheney Wins Primary for US House Seat Her Father Held:
Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, swept to victory Tuesday in a crowded race for the Republican nomination for Wyoming’s lone seat in the U.S. House — a post once held by her father. Liz Cheney’s victory in the Republican primary likely signals that she will win the seat in the general election this fall. Party registration favors the GOP over Democrats better than three-to-one in Wyoming and no Democrat has held the seat since Dick Cheney’s predecessor in the 1970s.
*LBN-R.I.P.: John McLaughlin, a former Roman Catholic priest who became an aide to Richard M. Nixon in the White House and parlayed his fierce defense of the president into a television career as host of “The McLaughlin Group,” the long-running Sunday morning program of combative political punditry, died on Tuesday at his home in Washington. He was 89. His death was announced on the program’s Facebook page. The columnist Eleanor Clift, a longtime panelist on the show,wrote in The Daily Beast that he had been treated for prostate cancer for some time and that it had spread.
*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: Meet Prominent Catholic Priest Father Michael Manning: A revealing interview on the TV interview show “Without Notes”: https://youtu.be/us4H9ALgx50
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