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⚡Breaking: Stunning toll of Boy Scout abuse ... "A researcher hired by the Scouts to analyze ... records from 1944 to 2016 testified earlier this year that she had identified 7,819 suspected abusers and 12,254 victims." (L.A. Times)
Well-wired Democrats say that the massive 2020 primary field means that the nominee may still be unclear when Democrats head to Milwaukee for their mid-July convention.
Why it matters, per Sosnik: "[A]ll these factors ... leading up to March 17 [Arizona, Florida, Illinois primaries] are the reasons that we could have the first brokered convention since the political reforms and the advent of the modern presidential primary system that were enacted after the chaotic 1968 convention in Chicago."
Jennifer Palmieri, former communications director for President Obama and Hillary Clinton, expects a "long primary ... wild ride," with "fewer barriers to getting in early and staying in late, till at least Super Tuesday."
Joe Biden will officially launch his presidential campaign in Philadelphia this afternoon by arguing that President Trump is dividing the country on race, religion, ethnicity and sexual orientation, Axios' Alexi McCammond reports.
Why it matters: Biden's focus on Trump fits the general election strategy he's been running all along — and it baits the president to continue attacking him.
Sneak peek ... From Biden's prepared remarks:
If the American people want a president to add to our division, to lead with a clenched fist, closed hand and a hard heart, to demonize the opponents and spew hatred — they don’t need me.
They already have a President who does just that. I am running to offer our country — Democrats, Republicans and Independents — a different path.
A new poll from LeanIn.org and SurveyMonkey found that 60% of male managers are uncomfortable taking part in workplace activities like mentoring and socializing with junior-level women — a 32% increase from last year, Axios' Orion Rummler writes.
By the numbers: The poll by Lean In, founded by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, found that 36% of men say they've purposefully avoided mentoring or socializing with a woman because they were "nervous about how it would look."
In El Paso, migrants walk yesterday while being detained by Border Patrol after crossing to the U.S. side of the U.S.-Mexico border barrier.
"If a fetus is a person, it should get child support, due process and citizenship," Carliss Chatman of Washington and Lee University School of Law writes on the cover of tomorrow's WashPost Outlook:
Grumpy Cat, whose sourpuss expression entertained millions on the internet and spawned hundreds of memes, national television commercials and even a movie, died at age 7, AP reports:
The cat's real name was Tardar Sauce and the owners were never sure what her breed was.
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