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1:55 PM ET, July 15, 2016


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Danny Boyle / Telegraph:
Horrifying moment truck ploughs into crowd in Nice  —  A French-Tunisian criminal well known to the police for armed attacks used a hired lorry to kill at least 84 people in a terrorist attack during Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, it has emerged.  —  At least 10 children are among …
Discussion: ThinkProgress, The Week and CNN
The White House:
Statement by the President on the Attack in Nice, France  —  On behalf of the American people, I condemn in the strongest terms what appears to be a horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France, which killed and wounded dozens of innocent civilians.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the families …
Henry Samuel / Telegraph:
Who is the Nice terror attack suspect?  Everything we know so far about Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel  —  Moment police fire at Nice terror attacker  —  Play!  —  Who is Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel?  —  Lahouaiej Bouhlel was a 31-year-old French-Tunisian delivery driver known to police …
Nice attack: truck driver named as France mourns 84 killed in Bastille Day atrocity - live  —  Witnesses describe terror and chaos after armed man drove through crowds celebrating national day  —  • Armed man drove truck through crowd for 2km  —  • 'A truck smashed into everyone.
Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Trump delays V.P. announcement, even as Pence emerges as probable choice  —  CLEVELAND — In a stunning move late Thursday, Donald Trump said he was scrapping his plans to announce a running mate because of the terrorist attack in southern France, following a day of strong signals that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was the likely choice.
Kelly O'Donnell / NBC News:
News Leaks Drive Confusion on Trump VP Decision  —  Donald Trump planned to announce his selection of a vice presidential running mate just before noon Friday, but a deadly terror attack in France - coupled with statements from the candidate himself that appeared to conflict with leaked reports …
New York Times:
Mike Pence: A Conservative Proudly Out of Sync With His Times
Discussion: CNBC
Tom Hamburger / Washington Post:
How Pence gained — and then tested — the trust of many conservative activists
Discussion: Politico and
Mark Murray / NBC News:
Head to Head: Here's Who's Winning Battleground States  —  Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump in four of the most diverse presidential battleground states, according to brand-new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls.  —  Clinton is ahead of Trump by eight points among registered voters in Colorado …
David Lauter / Los Angeles Times:
As Clinton stumbles, Trump takes an apparent slim lead in new tracking poll
Discussion: Washington Post
Patrick O'Connor / Wall Street Journal:
Polls Find Clinton Leading in 4 Key Swing States
Discussion: The Daily Caller and The Week
Jon Ward / Yahoo:
Mike Lee predicts backlash after RNC smothers delegate rebellion  —  CLEVELAND — Mike Lee climbed out on a limb here Thursday evening, publicly aligning himself with an effort to potentially deny Donald Trump the Republican presidential nomination at the party's national convention next week.
Republican Convention Panel Crushes a Bid to Block Trump  —  Stop-Trump effort running out of options to stop nomination  —  Issuance of minority report could prove embarassing to Trump  —  A key Republican National Convention committee crushed a long-shot attempt by rogue delegates …
Discussion: ABC News and Outside the Beltway
James Arkin / Real Clear Politics:
“Never Trump” Movement Dies in Committee  —  CLEVELAND - A long-shot, last-ditch attempt by a few Republican delegates to prevent Donald Trump from securing the GOP nomination failed by an overwhelming margin late Thursday night.  —  Some anti-Trump delegates on the Republican National …
Fred Hiatt / Washington Post:
Why Justice Ginsburg's Trump Derangement Syndrome is a bad sign  —  Now that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has taken herself to the woodshed, it's worth asking what her brief bout of Trump Derangement Syndrome says about our system's ability to withstand four years of a Trump presidency.
New York Post:   Ruth Bader Ginsburg's ‘regrets’ don't cut it
Jessica Taylor / NPR:
Ryan Says He Believes Trump Is ‘Going To Endeavor To Try’ To Change
Discussion: Political Wire, Mediaite and Advocate
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic:
Sharia Does Not Mean What Newt Gingrich Thinks It Means  —  In response to the latest terrorist atrocity, Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the House, and quite possibly the next secretary of state, suggested that the U.S. should investigate American Muslims to ascertain their level of commitment to sharia, or Islamic law.
Discussion: Slate, Techdirt and Raw Story
Sophie Tatum / CNN:
Newt Gingrich: Test every Muslim in U.S. to see if they believe in Sharia
Louise Mensch / Heat Street:
EXCLUSIVE: France ‘Suppressed News of Gruesome Torture’ at Bataclan Massacre  —  HEAT STREET EXCLUSIVE - A French government committee has heard testimony, suppressed by the French government at the time and not released to the media, that the killers in the Bataclan tortured their victims on the second floor of the club.
Shane Goldmacher / Politico:
GOP Cleveland organizers beg Adelson for $6 million  —  CLEVELAND — Millions of dollars short and running out of time, organizers of the Republican National Convention have written an urgent request for $6 million to Las Vegas billionaire couple Sheldon and Miriam Adelson to cover the bills for next week's festivities.
USA Today:
Refugees in Europe say they fear terrorists are among them … BERLIN — Saif Ali grew nervous when he met his six Syrian bunkmates in a Munich refugee camp after finally making it to Germany late last year.  —  “They were strong supporters of the Nusra Front,” said the Iraqi refugee …
Discussion: Pamela Geller and Jihad Watch
Nick Gass / Politico:
Former top-ranking CIA officer: Obama has failed to defend U.S.
Discussion: The Week
Austin American-Statesman:
Family: Lakeway father, son die in Nice, France attack  —  An Austin area father and son were two of at least 84 people who were killed Thursday when a truck drove through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France, according to friends and relatives.  —  Sean Copeland, 51 …
Gileshudson / CBS Dallas:
Texas Father & Son Among France Terror Attack Victims
Discussion: WRBL-TV, and CBS New York
Paul Mirengoff / Power Line:
ESPN: the worldwide leader in bulls**t  —  Each year, ESPN holds something called the ESPYs.  Apparently, the event is a sort Academy Awards for sports.  The idea seems ridiculous.  Part of what makes sports wonderful is that it's not show business.  —  According to Larry O'Connor at HotAir …
Discussion: Hot Air and Daily Wire
Hope Jensen / WSB-TV:
Homeless teen bikes 6 hours to get to college, sleeps in tent  —  BARNESVILLE, Ga. —  At just 19 years old, Fred Barley has proven he knows what he wants out of life and he'll do anything to make it happen.  —  Officers found the teen sleeping in a tent over the weekend outside a local college.
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Discussion: Liberty Unyielding
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Discussion: The Root
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