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  • Donald Trump bragged to Bob Woodward that he protected Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman from congressional scrutiny after the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi. "I saved his ass," Trump said in 2018. "I was able to get Congress to leave him alone."
  • Today, Trump bragged about watching an obscene amount of Fox News over the last 24 hours.
  • When police fatally shot Portland shooting suspect Michael Forest Reinoehl, they claimed he was armed. According to an eyewitness, Reinoehl was "clutching a cellphone and eating a gummy worm" as he walked to his car outside an apartment complex, and officers "opened fire without first announcing themselves or trying to arrest him."
  • President Phoebe Bridgers performed at the "oval office" for her NPR Tiny Desk (At Home) Concert, which includes a truly cathartic ending.
  • CNN executive Jeff Zucker floated the idea of a weekly show for Trump in 2016.
  • It's all happening: F9, a.k.a. Fast & Furious 9, a.k.a. Fast 9, a.k.a. Vroom Vroom Soap Opera 9, really is going to space according to Michelle Rodriguez.
  • I think this was basically the plot of Monsters, Inc: "How QAnon Became Obsessed With ‘Adrenochrome,’ an Imaginary Drug Hollywood Is ‘Harvesting’ from Kids."
  • A judge ruled that HuffPost didn’t break copyright laws for using an altered photo to depict Jon Hamm walking "ostensibly without any underwear."
  • Kate Winslet got real with Vanity Fair about her career and where she is at now: “What the fuck was I doing working with Woody Allen and Roman Polanski?”
  • Stereogum editor-in-chief Scott Lapatine talked to Vulture about relaunching the site independently and their new 2000's covers compilation.
  • Listen to "Hey Clockface/How Can You Face Me Now?”, the jazzy latest single from Elvis Costello's upcoming album Hey Clockface.
  • And finally, I have no idea: