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Manu Raju / CNN:
Exclusive: Rice told House investigators why she unmasked senior Trump officials  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  —  Washington (CNN)Former national security adviser Susan Rice privately told House investigators that she unmasked the identities of senior Trump officials to understand why the crown prince …
Renae Merle / Washington Post:
Martin Shkreli jailed after Facebook post about Hillary Clinton  —  NEW YORK — A federal judge on Wednesday revoked the $5 million bail of Martin Shkreli, the infamous former hedge fund manager convicted of defrauding investors, after prosecutors complained that his out-of-court antics posed a danger to the community.
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Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Martin Shkreli to Be Jailed for Seeking a Hair From Hillary Clinton  —  Martin Shkreli, the former pharmaceutical executive who is awaiting sentencing for a fraud conviction, was sent to jail on Wednesday after a federal judge found that he presented a threat to the community because he had offered money …
Emily Saul / New York Post:
Pharma Bro jailed after judge declares him a ‘danger to society’ … Pharma cad Martin Shkreli was decreed a “danger to society” Wednesday and jailed by a federal judge following Facebook posts in which the loudmouth said he'd cough up $5,000 per strand of Hillary Clinton's hair.
Brendan Pierson / Reuters:
Shkreli ordered jailed after online bounty on Hillary Clinton's hair
Discussion: Engadget, Boing Boing and Mediaite
Andrew Keshner / New York Daily News:
Martin Shkreli bound for jail after judge revokes his $5M bail following Hillary Clinton threat
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and The Hill
Justin Fishel / ABC News:
Treasury Secretary Mnuchin requested government jet for European honeymoon  —  Secretary Steven Mnuchin requested use of a government jet to take him and his wife on their honeymoon in Scotland, France and Italy earlier this summer, sparking an “inquiry” by The Treasury Department's Office of Inspector General, sources tell ABC News.
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Justin Fishel / ABC News:   Treasury Secretary Mnuchin requested government jet for European honeymoon
NBC News:
Mike Flynn's Son Is Subject of Federal Russia Probe  —  WASHINGTON — Michael G. Flynn, the son of President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, is a subject of the federal investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election and possible collusion between Moscow …
New York Times:
After Charlottesville, Black Republican Gives Trump a Lecture on Racism  —  WASHINGTON — Tim Scott, the lone black Republican in the Senate, delivered a pointed lecture on America's 300-year legacy of racism to President Trump on Wednesday in response to what he called Mr. Trump's “sterile” …
Discussion: Political Wire and Politicus USA
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Kelly Swanson / Vox:
An ESPN commentator criticized Trump. The White House wants her fired.
CBS News:
Senator Tim Scott says Trump has “obviously reflected” on his Charlottesville comments
Discussion: Axios and The Daily Caller
David Remnick / New Yorker:
Hillary Clinton Looks Back in Anger  —  She talks about Trump, Comey, collusion, “deplorables,” and the power of sexism.  —  Hillary Rodham Clinton, who, as she puts it, won “more votes for President than any white man” in American history, is not the first candidate to capture the popular vote but lose the election.
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New Yorker:
If Hillary Clinton Had Won: The New Yorker Cover
Discussion: Mother Jones
Dan Merica / CNN:
Clinton won't forgive people who regret not voting in 2016
Discussion: WTVR-TV and The Daily Caller
John Banzhaf / LawNewz:
Judge Considers Defying Trump Over Arpaio Pardon  —  Although President Donald Trump has issued a full pardon to former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, and his lawyers have filed a motion seeking to have his conviction thrown out as a result, District Court Judge Susan Bolton has so far refused …
Discussion: Raw Story and Scripting News
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Bryan Curtis / The Ringer - All:
Deep Six: Jemele Hill and the Fight for the Future of ESPN  —  The new cohost of ‘SportsCenter’ and her partner, Michael Smith, have been blamed for the network's perceived liberal bias.  Should they embrace debate or block the trolls?  Hill shares her side.
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Chris Strohm / Bloomberg:
Mueller Probe Has ‘Red-Hot’ Focus on Social Media, Officials Say  —  Facebook officials likely to face Congress, key lawmaker says  —  Russia still ramping up cyber espionage: intelligence chief  —  Follow @bpolitics for all the latest news, and sign up for our daily Balance of Power newsletter.
Elizabeth Segran / Fast Company:
Two Ex-Googlers Want To Make Bodegas And Mom-And-Pop Corner Stores Obsolete  —  Called Bodega, this startup installs unmanned pantry boxes in apartments, offices, dorms, and gyms.  It promises convenience, but also represents competition for many mom-and-pop stores.
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Trump Administration Launches Broad New Anti-Leak Program  —  The top US national security official has directed government departments and agencies to warn employees across the entire federal government next week about the dangers and consequences of leaking even unclassified information.
Discussion: Political Wire and Raw Story
Wall Street Journal:
Flynn Promoted Nuclear-Plant Project While in White House  —  Then-Trump security adviser had his staff meet with those involved in Middle East proposal that once included Russian firms  —  As President Donald Trump's national security adviser, retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn promoted …
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Bernie Sanders's Bill Gets America Zero Percent Closer to Single Payer  —  The sight of 15 Senate Democrats, including many of the party's likely presidential contenders, co-sponsoring Bernie Sanders's single-payer health-care bill may look like a momentous step.
Suzy Khimm / NBC News:
Trump FEMA Nominee Withdraws After NBC Questions on Falsified Records  —  WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's nominee for the No. 2 spot at the Federal Emergency Management Agency withdrew from consideration on Wednesday after NBC News raised questions about a federal investigation that found …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Raw Story
Washington Post:
U.S. bans use of Kaspersky software in federal agencies amid concerns of Russian espionage … The U.S. government on Wednesday banned the use of a Russian brand of security software by federal agencies amid concerns the company has ties to state-sponsored cyberespionage activities, according to U.S. officials.
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Sophie Tatum / CNN:
Cruz on porn video ‘liked’ on his Twitter account: ‘It was not me’  —  Porn video ‘like’ removed from Cruz's Twitter  —  Washington (CNN)Sen. Ted Cruz denied Wednesday that he was the one who liked a pornographic video from his Twitter account.  —  “It was not me,” Cruz said in an interview …
Phoenix New Times:
Attorneys Suspect Motel 6 Calling ICE on Undocumented Guests … On a hot Wednesday in June, Manuel Rodriguez-Juarez, a 33-year-old landscaper, got into an argument with his live-in girlfriend.  —  While he waited for her to cool down, he decided to check into a $45-a-night room at a nearby Motel 6 …
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Pelosi, Schumer to have dinner with Trump Wednesday  —  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer will dine with President Donald Trump on Wednesday evening at the White House.  —  The discussion will include the DREAM Act — a proposal to provide long-term protection …
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Associated Press:
The Latest: White House explains dinner with Dem leaders
Discussion: Politico
Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
Trump ethics watchdog moves to allow anonymous gifts to legal defense funds  —  The U.S. Office of Government Ethics has quietly reversed its own internal policy prohibiting anonymous donations from lobbyists to White House staffers who have legal defense funds.
Discussion: Raw Story
Frank Vincent Dead / TMZ.com:
Frank Vincent Dead at 80 From Heart Surgery Complications  —  EXCLUSIVE DETAILS  —  Frank Vincent — veteran actor known for his roles on “The Sopranos” and several Martin Scorsese films — died in a New Jersey hospital Wednesday ... TMZ has learned.  —  We're told Vincent suffered …
Reid Wilson / The Hill:
GOP worries as state Dems outperform in special elections  —  Democrats looking for positive harbingers ahead of next year's midterms have found comfort in a string of special elections for vacant state legislative seats, ordinarily sleepy races in which their candidates are performing markedly better …
Discussion: Politicus USA
Steven Hayward / Power Line:
Have Colleges Completely Lost Their Minds?  —  The college meltdown continues.  The sharp decline in applications and new student enrollments that have taken place at the University of Missouri and Evergreen State College has spread to Oberlin College, which also saw the administration cater to radical students and deranged faculty.
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Teflon Don confounds Democrats  —  Democrats tried attacking Donald Trump as unfit for the presidency.  They've made the case that he's ineffective, pointing to his failure to sign a single major piece of legislation into law after eight months in the job.  They've argued that Trump is using …
Michael Kranish / Washington Post:
Kushner's White House role ‘crushed’ efforts to woo investors for NYC tower  —  Jared Kushner and his family company seemed close to striking a deal in 2016 to transform their aging, money-losing 41-story Manhattan office tower into a new and profitable Fifth Avenue skyscraper twice as tall.
Sam Thielman / Talking Points Memo:
Russian Trolls Promoted Trump While Trashing Black Lives Matter On Twitter  —  When a Russian troll farm was fishing for Trump supporters on Twitter, it baited the hook by targeting minority activists and public figures.  —  TPM has reviewed tweets and images from a pro-Trump Twitter account run …
Discussion: Raw Story and Business Insider
 
 
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Tony Romm / Recode:
Apple is facing questions from the U.S. Senate on the privacy protections in iPhone X and Face ID
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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
FBI reveals broader use of grand jury subpoenas in Clinton email probe
Discussion: The Daily Caller and ThinkProgress
Deanna Boyd / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Racist rants, threats preceded Labor Day killing of black man, police say
Discussion: The Root and Raw Story
Ryan Parker / Hollywood Reporter:
Superman Protects Undocumented Workers From Armed White Supremacist in Latest Comic
Discussion: RedState, Daily Wire and Raw Story
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Benjamin H. Smith / Oxygen Official Site:
Married GOP Senator Resigns After He's Arrested For Groping, Forcibly Kissing Uber Driver: ‘You Got Nice T**s’
Discussion: Raw Story
USA Today:
Inequality crisis: Blacks and Latinos on the road to zero wealth
Amie Tsang / New York Times:
Sewer in London's East End Menaced by Giant Fatberg
Discussion: The Guardian
The Guardian:
Bloodstained ice axe used to kill Trotsky emerges after decades in the shadows