Early Addition: Rod Rosenstein May Or May Not Be Out, Who Even Knows

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  • Axios is reporting that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is resigning this morning; an Associated Press source says he "expects to be fired."
  • Despite and/or because of all the new allegations that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted or exposed himself to multiple women, Donald Trump is standing by his man, calling him a "fantastic, fantastic man" and adding this was one of the “single most unfair, unjust things to happen to a candidate for anything.”
  • Multiple female sportswriters spoke with The Daily Beast about the ugly harassment they received from Barstool Sports fans, and place much of the blame on Dave ‘El Presidente’ Portnoy, its misogynistic troll-king.
  • The New Yorker reports that a meticulous analysis of online activity during the 2016 campaign makes a powerful case that targeted cyberattacks by hackers and trolls were decisive in Trump's victory.
  • Alyssa Milano wrote an essay for Vox explaining why she didn’t report the assault she experienced as a teen.
  • Lucky kid of the day: "Boy survives being impaled in the head by a meat skewer after falling face-first from a tree house while avoiding a swarm of attacking wasps."
  • Anne Russ Federman, the last surviving daughter of Russ & Daughters founder Joel Russ, has died at 97.
  • BBC News thoroughly investigated an atrocity in which two women & two young children were murdered on video.
  • Jimmy Bennett was ridiculed on Italian television for saying he was raped by Asia Argento: “I was worried about coming in front of an audience and being accused of not being sincere about the violence against me,” he said. “After this, that’s why I chose the silent route. I was right.”
  • Check out a new Jeff Tweedy song from an upcoming solo album.
  • Also, don't sleep on the great new Young Thug EP which was surprise-released last night, and which includes his long-awaited "Rocket Man" remix.
  • Why are chain letters still a thing?
  • For the second year in a row, Stephen Colbert is rightfully crushing Jimmy Fallon and the other late night hosts in ratings.
  • The untold story of the vegetable peeler that changed the world.
  • And finally, we're still processing that the weekend really is over:

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