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8:55 AM ET, August 5, 2015


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Washington Post:
FBI looking into the security of Hillary Clinton's private e-mail setup  —  Hillary Rodham Clinton has said that the private e-mail server she used as secretary of state “had numerous safeguards.  It was on property guarded by the Secret Service.  And there were no security breaches.”
John DiStaso / WMUR:
WMUR poll: Clinton leads by 6 percentage points as Sanders edges closer
Fox News:
Fox News announces candidate line-up for prime-time debate  —  Fox News has announced the line-up for the prime-time Republican presidential debate this Thursday, and here's who qualified:  —  Real estate magnate Donald Trump; former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush; Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker …
the Numbers / Bloomberg Business:
The Selzer Score: Does Rick Perry Deserve a Spot on the Debate Stage?  —  The former Texas governor was displaced by the fast rise of Ohio Governor John Kasich.  —  We now know who's in and who's out of the Fox News debate and forum, based on the network's calculations drawn from an exaltation …
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
The Twilight Zone: How The GOP Candidates Left Out Of The Big Debate Are Prepping For Theirs
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Highest-ranking Jewish House Democrat opposes Iran deal  —  The highest-ranking Jewish Democrat in the House announced his opposition to the nuclear accord with Iran on Tuesday, in a blow to the Obama administration's lobbying efforts.  —  “I'm going to vote against the Iran deal,” …
Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon:
Netanyahu: Iran Nuke Deal ‘Will Bring War’
Henrietta Wildsmith / Associated Press:
2 Men Open Fire On Soldiers At Jade Helm Training Site In Mississippi  —  HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A sheriff in Mississippi says authorities are searching for two men who fired gunshots from a vehicle at soldiers at a military facility.  No injuries were reported.
Eli Stokols / Politico:
Jeb Bush's ad-lib offers Dems another gift  —  Another ill-advised ad lib from Jeb Bush, another opportunity for Democrats.  —  Looking to curry favor with religious conservatives at the outset of a competitive primary fight, Bush on Tuesday repeated his call to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood …
Discussion: The Week
New York Times:
Friends of Joe Biden Worry a Run for President Could Bruise His Legacy  —  WASHINGTON — Later this month, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. will escape for a family retreat to mourn his late son, Beau, but also to mull, as his dying son urged him to do, a campaign for president.
Adam Skolnick / New York Times:
Free Diver Natalia Molchanova Descends for Fun, Then Vanishes  —  Natalia Molchanova, widely regarded as the greatest free diver in history, wore her favorite purple wet suit Sunday on a chartered boat off the coast of Formentera, an island near Ibiza.  Only 1.5 millimeters thick …
Jeff Greenfield / Politico:
What if Trump wins?  —  Sometimes voters do break the rules.  —  SHARES  —  Every political analyst, every political observer, every politician is absolutely sure that Donald Trump is not going to be the Republican nominee for president in 2016.  And we're all absolutely sure that Donald Trump …
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Peace-brokering? Donald Trump, Rupert Murdoch talked by phone
Robert Conquest, historian - obituary  —  Historian who played a leading role in stiffening western resolve in the Cold War by chronicling the horrors of Soviet communism  —  Robert Conquest, the writer on Soviet Russia who has died aged 98, was a polemicist and a serious, published poet …
Discussion: EconLog and Washington Free Beacon
Wall Street Journal:
Robert Conquest, Seminal Historian of Soviet Misrule, Dies at 98
Marlee Moseley / Netflix US & Canada Blog:
Starting Now at Netflix: Unlimited Maternity and Paternity Leave  —  At Netflix, we work hard to foster a “freedom and responsibility” culture that gives our employees context about our business and the freedom to make their own decisions along with the accompanying responsibility.
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic:
Kerry Warns Congress About Risk of ‘Screwing’ the Ayatollah  —  When I met with Secretary of State John Kerry in his office this past Friday, it was apparent that he was in an exceedingly feisty mood, and it's not easy to display feistiness when you're trapped, as he was, in a recliner.
Discussion: Twitchy
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
McConnell eyes fall talks to avert shutdown  —  Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday said he would begin negotiations with Democrats to prevent a government shutdown in September.  —  The majority leader vowed there would not be another shutdown on his watch — but it could be difficult to avoid …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Isis Anchalee / Medium:
You May Have Seen My Face on BART  —  Hi, my name is Isis.  I'm a full-stack engineer at OneLogin.  They asked me to be one of four others participating recruiting campaign that was hastily planned and executed in 1 day.  I was not personally ready for the amount of attention that it has brought me.
Discussion: Mashable, Guardian and Washington Post
Los Angeles Times:
4 Uber drivers cited at LAX have serious criminal records  —  At least four men ticketed by Los Angeles International Airport police while driving for Uber's low-cost car service have criminal convictions that would bar them from operating a taxi in Los Angeles, records show.
Discussion: KTLA and The Week
Jon Swaine / Guardian:
Alabama officer kept job after proposal to murder black man and hide evidence  —  Secret recording played for local officials, in which police officer says resident ‘needs a god damn bullet’, resulted in $35,000 payout to prevent man from suing  —  A police officer in Alabama proposed murdering …
Discussion: NBC News, theGrio, Daily Mail and Mediaite
Jessica Contrera / Washington Post:
Chelsea Clinton steps into the spotlight — on her own terms  —  Why do people care about Chelsea Clinton?  Five years ago, all she wanted was a quiet wedding (of about 500 people).  It required police barricades and a no-fly zone.  Reporters chased her guests through the streets …
Discussion: National Review
Matt Krantz / USA Today:
Apple stock implosion shreds $113.4B  —  Apple (AAPL) stock officially enters correction territory.  The shares dropped Monday and are correcting by at least 10% for the first time in 7 1/2 years.  Apple stock is down nearly 11% from the record high reached February 23rd of $133.  Newslook
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Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
How the Obama White House runs foreign policy
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Goodwell Nzou / New York Times:
In Zimbabwe, We Don't Cry for Lions
Discussion: The Week
John Rogers / WFLA-TV:
Sarasota officer resigns after video of his interaction with homeless man goes viral
Emily Smith / Page Six:
Woman claiming to be real-life Cookie Lyon is suing ‘Empire’ creators
Discussion: Jezebel and theGrio
Jules Johnston / Politico:
Darker outlook for EU economy
Antoine Sander / Politico:
Kosovo agrees to war crimes tribunal
 Earlier Items: 
Lou Whitmire / Mansfield News Journal:
Prison drone dropped heroin, marijuana and tobacco
Discussion: Mediaite and Mashable
Tyler Whetstone / The Jackson Sun:
Racial graffiti written on Haley grave
Discussion: Guardian
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Ted Cruz Anti-Iran Deal Site Accidentally Links To Big Photo Of Ass Instead Of Senator's Twitter Account
Discussion: Mediaite