‘Hot Mic’ podcast: Travel ban support, Iraqi ISIS offensive, CNN accused of blackmail

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Here are the important stories to get you caught up for Thursday, July 6:

1. A new poll from Politico shows nearly two-thirds of voters support President Donald Trump’s travel ban.

2. The Iraqi fight against the Islamic State continues to advance, but roughly 300 ISIS fighters remain in Mosul.

3. CNN was accused of blackmail after it chose not to identify the Reddit user who created the now-infamous GIF of President Donald Trump body slamming a man with the network’s logo for a head.

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Abu Zafar

Abu Zafar is a studio technician and podcast producer at Mic. He is based in New York and can be reached at abu@mic.com.

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