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The niceties have ended: 2020 Democrats are breaking their pledge not to go after each another. The attacks of the past week show what a long primary they're in for, Axios' Alexi McCammond writes:
Driving the news: Progressives and centrists are going at each other before any of them has stepped onto a debate stage.
Between the lines: With Dem-on-Dem attacks sure to escalate as debates begin June 26, the Trump campaign and the RNC will enjoy every minute.
In photos: Democratic hopefuls swarm Des Moines Pride Fest.
Pete Buttigieg's high college debt — $130,000, between him and his husband, Chasten — has helped make student loans a major 2020 issue, AP's Michelle Smith writes:
The data: Student loan debt is often discussed in terms of millennials, but it cuts across age groups: 7.8 million people age 50 and older owe a combined $291.9 billion in student loans, federal statistics show.
⚡Breaking ... Des Moines Register/Mediacom/CNN Iowa Poll: Biden leads (24%).
The deal to avert tariffs that President Trump hailed as a "new deal with Mexico!" in fact "consists largely of actions that Mexico had already promised to take in prior discussions ... over the past several months, according to officials from both countries," the N.Y. Times reports.
P.S. Mexico never agreed to a farm deal touted by Trump, per Bloomberg.
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Angelina Jolie, UN special envoy for refugees, greets people during her visit to a refugee camp in Colombia, at the border with Venezuela.
Amazon said this week that it'll begin using drones to deliver packages to some shoppers' homes "within months," AP's Joseph Pisani reports.
The drones can fly up to 15 miles, deliver in 30 minutes and carry goods that weigh up to 5 pounds, like a paperback or toothpaste.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg warns of more 5-4 decisions ahead, AP's Jessica Gresk0 reports:
Why it matters: The remarks suggest close votes as justices finish the term that ends this month, with decisions expected about the census and electoral maps.
"The martyr. The mooch. The whiner. The foodie. The control freak. The peacemaker. The iron fist. The drunk. The obsessed pet owner. The 'I ran 10 miles before dawn, what did you do this morning?""
Sherry Kuehl, author of the Snarky in the Suburbs blog and books, recalled her one and only “Hey, we’re all related so let’s travel together” trip:
Worth asking: "Who are you on vacation? Are you sure?"
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