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  • The Washington Post reports that Trump wanted Attorney General William Barr to hold a news conference declaring that the he had broken no laws during his Ukraine phone call, though Barr ultimately declined to do so. Trump has, of course, denied this.
  • Trump has reportedly been talking to Apprentice enabler Mark Burnett about a possible post-White House TV show: “There have been several discussions between Burnett and Trump about The Apprentice: White House."
  • The New Republic writes in favor of a rude media: "Rudeness is not merely a tone. It is an attitude. The defining quality of rude media is skepticism about power, and a refusal to respect the niceties that power depends on to disguise itself and maintain its dominance."
  • Every Bon Appétit: Gourmet Makes video, ranked.
  • Tom Junod, the writer whose story has been adapted into A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood, writes about his relationship with Mr. Rogers.
  • Netflix CEO Reed Hastings defended his company's decision to take down an episode of comedian Hasan Minhaj's show Patriot Act within Saudi Arabia with this garbage: "Well, we're not in the news business. We're not trying to do 'truth to power.'"
  • The Times calls Essex Crossing the anti-Hudson Yards.
  • A 20-pound fish was taken out of Bethesda Fountain in Central Park.
  • Bernie Sanders dropped his immigration platform, which calls for the breakup of ICE and CBE.
  • Human beatboxing always seems lame until you hear an expert doing it.
  • Like me, Sesame Street has been trying for years to get Bruce Springsteen to come to their house.
  • Pixar is headed to NYC (and uh, some sort of existential purgatory) in their upcoming film Soul.
  • And finally, waking up is hard to do: