President Trump tells Twitter followers to tune in to a particular Fox News show, and those who do hear the host call for Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan’s resignation (“coincidental,’’ the White House says.) Democrats introduce the “Mar-a-Lago Act” that would require the president to provide visitor logs showing who he sees at his golf resort. MSNBC reports that White House officials may be purging their electronic devices despite orders to preserve any materials that could become part of investigations of Russian role in the election. Meanwhile, in Belarus and across Russia, police arrest protesters by the hundreds during demonstrations against government policies and corruption. -Dru Menaker, Chief Operating Officer

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Democrats Introduce ‘Mar-A-Lago Act’ To Make Trump Meetings More Transparent
Senate and House Democrats on Friday introduced the “Mar-a-Lago Act,” which would require President Donald Trump to provide visitor logs detailing who spends time with him at the golf resort referred to as his “winter White House.”

Donald Trump’s team ‘wiping their electronic devices’ in anticipation of giving evidence
White House officials and members of Trump’s transition team are reportedly “purging” their electronic devices to avoid being compromised by subpoenas, with possible legal ramifications for staff who destroyed crucial evidence relating to the ongoing Russia investigations.

Univision anchor: GOP Congress is shunning us
After a year of feuding with Donald Trump, Univision is finding that Republicans are unwilling to appear on the network, according to Enrique Acevedo, the anchor spearheading Univision’s coverage of the Trump administration.

Push for Internet Privacy Rules Moves to Statehouses
With Republicans in charge, the federal government is poised to roll back regulations limiting access to consumers’ online data. But some state legislatures may enact new regulations to increase consumers’ privacy rights.

“What Does It Mean to Be Black and Look at This?” A Scholar Reflects on the Dana Schutz Controversy
“Open Casket,” a painting by white artist Dana Schutz, is derived from a photograph of the mangled body of Emmett Till in its casket in 1955. The work has sparked furious debate, and scholar Christine Sharpe weighs in on the controversy.


Police in Belarus arrest hundreds of protesters and dozens of journalists
Belarus’ riot police arrested hundreds of demonstrators and dozens of journalists Saturday in a police crackdown that seemed designed to prevent the spread of public discontent over the declining economy and the autocratic government.

Egypt appeals court hands journalists suspended jail sentence
Three Egyptian journalists have seen their jail sentences reduced by a Cairo appeals court. The court reduced the sentences of the former head of Egypt’s journalist union and two of its members, who were charged for spreading “false news” back in May.

Thai government suspends TV station for a week over its reports
Thailand’s broadcast regulator on Monday ordered a television channel to suspend its over-the-air broadcasting for a week for what it called biased reports affecting national security. The suspension begins at midnight Monday night.

Hong Kong Democracy Advocates Face Charges Over 2014 Protests
Several organizers of the 2014 pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong said they were notified by the police on Monday that they would face criminal charges, raising concerns over a broader crackdown more than two years after the demonstrations for freer elections swept the semiautonomous Chinese territory.

Hundreds arrested at anti-corruption protests in Russia
Hundreds of people, including a prominent opposition figure, were arrested in Moscow Sunday for participating in unauthorized anti-corruption protests, according to state media and a human rights group.

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