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  • The Times spoke to lots of Donald Trump's aides and allies and walked away with the sense that he isn't fully engaged with running for a second term right now: "But for now, they said, the president is acting trapped and defensive, and his self-destructive behavior has been so out of step for an incumbent in an election year that many advisers wonder if he is truly interested in serving a second term."
  • The Atlanta Police officer who shot and killed Rayshard Brooks at a Wendy's parking lot last week has been charged with felony murder and other charges.
  • A cop broke down in tears recounting about how she had to wait for awhile to get her food at a McDonald’s drive-thru.
  • In his upcoming book, which apparently is terribly written, John Bolton reveals lots of incredibly alarming details about Trump, including that he directly asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to help him win the 2020 U.S. election; that he was easily manipulated by authoritarian leaders; that he routinely displayed "unacceptable" presidential behavior and is "stunningly uninformed;" that he tweeted a defense of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in order to distract from a story about Ivanka Trump using her personal email for government business; and so much more.
  • A North Carolina woman has started a very dumb "burn your mask" challenge in order to "ignite freedom."
  • Shane Carruth, the filmmaker behind two of the most singular, unforgettable, mysterious films of the last twenty years (Primer, Upstream Color), shared the script and some of his soundtrack work for his unmade “nautical action adventure” film The Modern Ocean.
  • Comedian Chris D’Elia addressed the accusations that he has sexually harassed and "groomed" underage girls, saying, "I was a dumb guy who ABSOLUTELY let myself get caught up in my lifestyle," but he also denied the serious accusations.
  • Kristen Stewart will play Princess Diana in the upcoming drama Spencer, directed by Pablo Larraín.
  • Several excellent writers recount their most memorable meals dining out.
  • Bruce Springsteen had some simple advice for Trump: "I’m going to start out by sending one to the man sitting behind the resolute desk,” he said during his latest radio broadcast. “With all respect, sir, show some consideration and care for your countrymen and your country. Put on a fucking mask.”
  • And finally, this is what it's gonna be like when we can all hang out in person again: