Maryland AG says Trump voter commission request violates state law – POLITICO

Independent Press Is Under Siege as Freedom Rings – NYTimes.com

China vows to step up air and sea patrols after U.S. warship sails near disputed island  – The Washington Post

Security expert: GOP attempt to find Russian hacked Clinton emails had Trump campaign ties | TheHill

No, NASA is not hiding kidnapped children on Mars – The Washington Post

Meet the Man Who’s Making Tech Do Something About San Francisco’s Massive Wealth Gap – Mother Jones

Trump’s voter-fraud commission wants to know voting history, party ID and address of every voter in the U.S. – The Washington Post

Newsom’s lawsuit against SF goes to court this week – 48 hills

Taibbi: The War in the White House – Rolling Stone

Evidence mounts Russia meddled in US election

How to fix gerrymandering by making state legislatures bigger.

President Trump’s Lies, the Definitive List – The New York Times

Trump: ‘I Did Not Make, And Do Not Have’ Recordings Of Comey

Senate Republicans Reveal Long-Awaited Affordable Care Act Repeal Bill

Obama ordered U.S intelligence to deploy ‘implants’ in Russian network

Despite Concerns About Blackmail, Flynn Heard C.I.A. Secrets – NYTimes.com

Exxon Mobil Lends Its Support to a Carbon Tax Proposal – NYTimes.com

Heat waves expected to increase, says study: Can adaptation outpace climate changes? – CSMonitor.com

A Republican contractor’s database of nearly every voter was left exposed on the Internet for 12 days, researcher says – The Washington Post

Russia threatens to treat U.S. coalition aircraft as targets over Syria – The Washington Post

U.S. aircraft shoots down a Syrian government jet over northern Syria, Pentagon says – The Washington Post

Top North Korean Nuclear Negotiator Secretly Met With U.S. Diplomats – WSJ

China sends unhackable message nearly 750 miles using quantum satellite

CFPB Complaints: Treasury Department Sides with Wall Street | Fortune.com

Trump allies hit Mueller on relationship with Comey | TheHill