The Rundown for June 13, 2019

HOUSE PANEL VOTES TO CITE WILLIAM BARR, WILBUR ROSS FOR CONTEMPT… The House Oversight and Reform Committee yesterday voted 24-15 to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for defying the panel’s subpoenas for information about the decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The vote came just hours after President Trump asserted executive privilege to block access to the subpoenaed documents. The Justice Department said in a letter to the committee that some of the subpoenaed documents contain information protected by attorney-client privilege, attorney work product and deliberative communications.

9/11 COMPENSATION FUND BILL PASSES HOUSE PANEL… The House Judiciary Committee yesterday unanimously passed a bill that permanently authorizes the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. The bill is expected to be approved by the Congressional Budget Office and passed by a full vote in the House. Passage would keep the current fund going until October 1, 2090.

FORMER FBI OFFICIALS WARN OF CONTINUED RUSSIAN MEDDLING… Two former FBI officials warned the House House Intelligence Committee yesterday that Russia meddled in U.S. elections before 2016 and will continue to try in future elections. Former agents Robert Anderson and Stephanie Douglas, who were employed at the bureau’s national security branch, issued the warning at a hearing centered on the findings of the Justice Department’s Russia investigation. Douglas noted the Mueller report showed that the Russian government attempted to reach out to multiple contacts in the Trump campaign to establish communication channels.

DONALD TRUMP JR. RE-APPEARS BEFORE SENATE PANEL… Donald Trump Jr. re-appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee yesterday to testify about a Moscow Trump Tower project and a meeting with a Russian lawyer who claimed to have information helpful for Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Trump Jr. told reporters after a closed-door interview with the panel that his responses had not changed from the testimony he provided at a 2017 appearance. In his previous testimony, Trump Jr. claimed that he was only “peripherally aware” of the Trump Tower project.

HOPE HICKS AGREES TO JUDICIARY COMMITTEE INTERVIEW… Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks has agreed to give a closed-door interview to the House Judiciary Committee next Wednesday. Committee chairman Jerry Nadler says a transcript of the interview will be released to the public immediately after. Hicks is expected to answer questions about her time at the White House and during the campaign.

‘DESPAIR’ DEATH RATES HIT ALL-TIME HIGH… A study released yesterday found that death rates from suicide, alcohol abuse and drug overdoses are at an all-time high in the U.S. The Commonwealth Fund report showed that death rates have increased nationally and that drug-overdose deaths are most common in Mid-Atlantic states. Opioid abuse was blamed for drug-overdose rates rising more than fourfold in West Virginia between 2005 and 2017.

ENTERTAINMENT
CUBA GOODING JR. PLANS TO TURN HIMSELF IN… Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. plans to turn himself into the New York City Police Department’s sex crimes unit today in response to a woman’s accusation that he groped her at a Manhattan bar on Sunday night. The alleged victim told police Gooding Jr. touched her breasts without consent. Authorities have reportedly referred to surveillance video as part of their investigation.

NETFLIX EXTENDS ‘DOGS’… Netflix announced yesterday that it has renewed the canine documentary series “Dogs” for a second season. In making the announcement, the streaming service solicited viewers to submit their dogs to be featured in the show. The series debuted last November and explores the special relationships canines form with humans.

SPORTS
BLUES WIN STANLEY CUP
St. Louis 4 – BOSTON 1… The Blues cruised past the Bruins 4-1 to capture their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. Alex Pietrangelo and Ryan O’Reilly both had a goal and an assist. Brayden Schenn and Zach Sanford also found the net. Jaden Schwartz had two assists. Goalie Jordan Binnington made 32 saves. O’Reilly was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

MLB
NL SCORES
Chi. Cubs 10 – COLORADO 1… Kyle Schwarber belted a three-run homer and lifted a sacrifice fly to lead the Cubs past the Rockies. Javier Baez homered with a runner aboard. Cole Hamels (6-2) scattered six hits over seven scoreless innings.

Arizona 2 – PHILADELPHIA 0… Merrill Kelly (7-6) pitched three-hit ball over 7-2/3 innings and got help from two relievers on the shutout. Christian Walker singled home a run.

MIAMI 9 – St. Louis 0… Jordan Yamamoto (1-0) limited the Cardinals to three hits over seven innings in his first major-league start and two relievers preserved the shutout. Garrett Cooper unloaded a grand slam and Curtis Granderson added a three-run shot.

SAN FRANCISCO 4 – San Diego 2… Donovan Solano stroked an RBI single in the bottom of the fifth inning and scored the go-ahead run on Evan Longoria’s single. Shaun Anderson (2-1) allowed two runs on four hits over six innings.

ATLANTA 8 – Pittsburgh 7 (11 innings)… Austin Riley tripled home two runs in the bottom of the first inning, belted a game-tying homer in the ninth inning and scored the winning run in the 11th on Ozzie Albies’ double.

AL SCORES
Oakland 6 – TAMPA BAY 2… Ramon Laureano opened the scoring with an RBI single in the top of the fourth inning and added a tie-breaking grand slam in the eighth to lead the Athletics past the Rays. Matt Olson also homered for Oakland.

BOSTON 4 – Texas 3… Mookie Betts drew a bases-loaded walk to force home Marco Hernandez with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning. Andrew Benintendi legged out an RBI triple and doubled home a run.

Toronto 8 – BALTIMORE 6… Rowdy Tellez’ grand slam capped a six-run top of the fifth inning for the Blue Jays. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. drove in two runs with a pair of singles. Valdimir Guerrero Jr. went 3-for-5 with an RBI.

Detroit 3 – KANSAS CITY 2… Brandon Dixon lifted a sacrifice fly in the top of the eighth inning to score JaCoby Jones with the decisive run in the Tigers’ win over the Royals.

Seattle 9 – MINNESOTA 6 (10 innings)… Dee Gordon scored a tie-breaking run in the top of the 10th inning on Mallex Smith’s fielder’s choice grounder and the Mariners added two unearned runs to put away the Twins after blowing a two-run ninth-inning lead. Shed Long’s three-run homer capped a five-run eighth. Daniel Vogelbach also homered for Seattle.

INTERLEAGUE SCORES
Cincinnati 7 – CLEVELAND 2… The Reds used solo homers from Nick Senzel, Joey Votto, Eugenio Suarez and Curt Casali to power their way past the Indians. Anthony DeSclafani (3-3) allowed a run on four hits over 5-2/3 innings.

Milwaukee 6 – HOUSTON 3 (14 innings)… Mike Moustakas blasted a two-run homer and Jesus Aguilar singled home a run in the top of the 14th inning as the Brewers outlasted the Astros. Ryan Braun, Yasmani Grandal and Eric Thames smacked solo homers.

TODAY’S NL SCHEDULE
Pittsburgh (Joe Musgrove, 4-6) is at Atlanta (Julio Teheran, 4-4)…
Washington (Erick Fedde, 1-0) hosts Arizona (Zach Greinke, 7-2)…
St. Louis (Jack Flaherty, 4-3) is at the N.Y. Mets (Jacob deGrom, 3-6)…
Colorado (Jon Gray, 5-5) hosts San Diego (Cal Quantrill, 1-2)…
the Chi. Cubs (Jon Lester, 5-4) are at the L.A. Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw, 5-1)

TODAY’S AL SCHEDULE
Seattle (Yusei Kikuchi, 3-4) is at Minnesota (Michael Pineda, 4-3)…
Baltimore (Gabriel Ynoa, 0-2) hosts Toronto (Marcus Stroman, 3-8)…
the L.A. Angels (Tyler Skaggs, 4-6) are at Tampa Bay (Ryan Yarbrough, 5-2)…
Boston (David Price, 4-2) hosts Texas (Adrian Sampson, 5-3)…
Detroit (Matthew Boyd, 5-4) is at Kansas City (Homer Bailey, 4-6)…
the Chi. White Sox (Ivan Nova, 3-5) host the N.Y. Yankees (J.A. Happ, 6-3)

TONIGHT’S NBA FINAL SCHEDULE
Toronto is at Golden State for Game 6 with the Raptors leading 3-2, 6 p.m., ABC

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