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12:55 PM ET, October 12, 2017

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HuffPost:
How Top NBC Executives Quashed The Bombshell Harvey Weinstein Story  —  Reporter Ronan Farrow ultimately took the piece to The New Yorker after facing months of opposition at his home network.  —  In mid-August, Ronan Farrow, an NBC News contributor, had secured an interview with a woman …
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Emily Smith / Page Six:
Harvey Weinstein's wife is leaning on Huma Abedin  —  MORE FROM: … Harvey Weinstein's estranged wife, Georgina Chapman, is leaning on fellow scorned spouse Huma Abedin after announcing that she is leaving the movie mogul.  —  A well-placed source tells Page Six that Marchesa co-founder Chapman reached …
Bret Stephens / New York Times:
Weinstein and Our Culture of Enablers
Emily Smith / Page Six:
Shell-shocked Harvey Weinstein breaks silence after wife leaves him
Erica Werner / Associated Press:
APNewsBreak: Steve Bannon had ties to Harvey Weinstein
Discussion: Splinter and Mashable
Adam Cancryn / Politico:
Fed up with Congress, Trump whacks Obamacare with his pen  —  President Donald Trump is trying to do with the stroke of a pen what Republicans in Congress could not — bring about the end of the Obamacare markets.  —  Trump will sign an executive order on Thursday directing an overhaul …
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Dylan Scott / Vox:
Trump's executive order to undermine Obamacare, explained  —  How association health plans and short-term insurance could damage the health care law.  —  With the failure by Republicans in Congress to repeal Obamacare this year, President Trump is taking matters into his own hands …
Amy Goldstein / Washington Post:
Trump to sign order to eliminate ACA insurance rules, undermine marketplaces
Discussion: Breitbart
Paige Winfield Cunningham / Washington Post:
The Health 202: Trump's executive order has a history. And the government says it's not all great.
Discussion: STAT, Vox and IJR
New York Times:
Rose McGowan's Twitter Account Locked After Posts About Weinstein  —  “TWITTER HAS SUSPENDED ME.  THERE ARE POWERFUL FORCES AT WORK.  BE MY VOICE,” Ms. McGowan wrote on her Instagram page, shortly after midnight Eastern time on Thursday.  She included a snapshot of a message from Twitter saying …
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Aidan McLaughlin / Mediaite:
Twitter Suspends Rose McGowan's Account After Weinstein Tweets (UPDATED)  —  Rose McGowan, the actress and director who has been leading the charge against Harvey Weinstein amidst his ever-growing sexual assault scandal, had her Twitter account temporarily suspended early Thursday.
Anna Livsey / The Guardian:
Rose McGowan suspended from Twitter after Ben Affleck tweets
Doree Shafrir / BuzzFeed:
What To Do With “Shitty Media Men”?  —  A document circulating late Wednesday named and shamed dozens of men in media for bad behavior toward women.  —  On Wednesday afternoon, I received an email from a friend, a woman writer, that had been forwarded from another woman, also a writer.
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Trump warns Puerto Rico: ‘We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders . . . forever!’  —  President Trump served notice Thursday that he may pull back federal relief workers from Puerto Rico, effectively threatening to abandon the U.S. territory amid …
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Colum Lynch / Foreign Policy:
U.S. to Pull Out of UNESCO, Again  —  Worried about past dues and what it calls an anti-Israel bias, Washington is bailing on the group it helped found.  —  The United States plans to formally withdraw from UNESCO, the U.N.'s Paris-based cultural, scientific and educational organization …
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Heather Nauert / US Department of State:
The United States Withdraws From UNESCO  —  Press Statement  —  Department Spokesperson  —  Washington, DC  —  On October 12, 2017, the Department of State notified UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova of the U.S. decision to withdraw from the organization and to seek to establish a permanent observer mission to UNESCO.
Anne Gearan / Washington Post:
‘He threw a fit’: Trump's anger over Iran deal forced aides to scramble for a compromise  —  President Trump was livid.  Why, he asked his advisers in mid-July, should he go along with what he considered the failed Obama-era policy toward Iran and prop up an international nuclear deal he sees as disastrous?
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New York Times:   Growing Chorus Confronts Trump Against Leaving Nuclear Deal
Alayna Treene / Axios:
Ryan: If needed, Congress will stay through Christmas to pass tax reform  —  House Speaker Paul Ryan reaffirmed his threat Thursday to keep Congress in session through Christmas if they don't meet their tax reform deadlines:  —  “Half this country is living paycheck to paycheck …
Discussion: Political Wire
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Associated Press:
The Latest: Ryan aims to help Puerto Rico stand on its own
Discussion: Politico and ABC News
Kristen Jordan Shamus / USA Today:
Bernie Sanders to deliver opening-night speech at Women's Convention … The first national women's convention in four decades is poised to kick off in Detroit.  Detroit Free Press  —  DETROIT — The Women's Convention will feel the Bern later this month, when Bernie Sanders will address …
Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
President's lawyers may offer Mueller a meeting with Trump  —  Donald Trump's lawyers are open to having the president sit down for an interview with Robert Mueller, according to a senior White House official, as part of a wider posture of cooperation with the special counsel's Russia probe.
Bloomberg:
Trump Rethinks State-Local Tax Issue Over Middle-Class Concerns  —  N.Y.'s King calls proposal to end SALT ‘biggest obstacle’  —  Repealing deduction would generate $1.3 trillion for cuts  —  Months after the White House proposed ending a tax break for people in high-tax states …
Discussion: Business Insider and CNBC
Axios:
Exclusive interview with Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg  —  Live at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., Mike Allen interviews Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg in the wake of new revelations about Russia's use of the tech giant in its influence campaign during the 2016 election.
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Axios:
Sandberg: Facebook owes the American people an apology
CNN:
Roy Moore signed resolution in 2010 supporting states' rights to void federal law  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  —  (CNN)Roy Moore, the Republican nominee in Alabama's Senate election, signed onto a resolution in 2010 affirming the right of states to nullify, or void, federal law, CNN's KFile has found.
Robert M. Heffington / American Military News:
Exclusive: Former West Point professor's letter exposes corruption, cheating and failing standards [Full letter]  —  The following letter was written by retired LTC Robert M. Heffington as an open letter.  Heffington was an assistant professor at West Point for several years, until this past August.
Charlie Moore / Daily Mail:
Starving homeless woman eats a CAT in front of shocked crowd as Venezuela's economic crisis continues  —  Conditions in socialist Venezuela are so diabolical that people are forced to eat cats in the street.  —  A stomach-churning video shows a homeless woman sitting on the roadside …
 
 
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Joe Concha / The Hill:
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Derek Hawkins / Washington Post:
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University Daily Kansan:
FBI says it cannot release documents regarding KU involvement with Adidas
David Catanese / US News:
The Tax Reform Tipping Point
John Bresnahan / Politico:
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John Bowden / The Hill:
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Trump just claimed stock market gains actually offset national debt
Associated Press:
Family held captive by Taliban-linked group released
Discussion: Politico and ABC News
Kurt Schlichter / Townhall.com:
Behold Our Betters  —  To be a normal American is to constantly …
Art Levine / Newsweek:
How the VA fueled the national opioid crisis and is killing thousands of veterans
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Raw Story
Tim Bontemps / Washington Post:
Pro sports teams were once reliable patrons of Trump's hotels. Not anymore.
Discussion: The Daily Caller and AOL