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5:45 AM ET, July 28, 2016

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Ashley Parker / New York Times:
Donald Trump Calls on Russia to Find Hillary Clinton's Missing Emails  —  DORAL, Fla. — Donald J. Trump said Wednesday that he hoped Russia had hacked Hillary Clinton's email, essentially encouraging an adversarial foreign power's cyberspying on a secretary of state's correspondence.
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Michael Edison Hayden / ABC News:
Trump Answers Fans' Questions in Reddit AMA  —  Republican nominee Donald Trump visited Reddit tonight as part of an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session, and fielded questions from his most ardent supporters on the web.  —  Trump has been an Internet phenomenon since announcing his candidacy in 2015 …
Jake Novak / CNBC:
The Democrats just fell for Trump's Russian email-hack bait  —  Trump: I hope Russia finds ‘the 30,000 emails that are missing’  —  Grand Theft Convention.  —  No, that's not a new video game.  But it is what we just saw Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump do to the Democrats …
Simon Maloy / Salon:
Donald Trump vs. America: The GOP presidential nominee explicitly asks Russia to violate our national security  —  Trump's call for Russia to hack Hillary Clinton's email is insane, and Republicans have to answer for it  —  It's not often you see a major-party presidential candidate invite …
Nick Gass / Politico:
Biden tweets for first time in 492 days  —  Vice President Joe Biden dusted off an old Twitter account Wednesday night to prep for his speech boosting Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Committee.  —  “It's good to be back, folks.  We've got less than 4 months until Election Day, and I need you with me.
Discussion: ABC News
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Carl Bernstein: Trump's Russia talk ‘disqualifying’ … Famed reporter Carl Bernstein says Donald Trump  —  's controversial comments Wednesday on Russia should end his presidential run.  —  “Today, we have reached a tipping point in this election,” Bernstein said Wednesday on CNN.
Rick Klein / ABC News:
ANALYSIS: Hope Is Handed Off, as Obama Makes Way for Hillary Clinton  —  The Democratic Party's Obama era morphed into another Clinton one on Wednesday night with a series of roars, a warm embrace, and a brash show of teamwork, with the outgoing and would-be incoming president again looking to capture some hope.
Discussion: Associated Press and Politico
Jeanne Sahadi / CNNMoney:
What Trump's tax returns could reveal about Russia  —  Could Donald Trump's tax returns reveal the Republican presidential nominee has ties to Russia?  —  Conservative columnist George Will said on Fox News earlier this week that one of the reasons Trump may be refusing to release his tax returns …
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Donald Trump's falsehood-laden press conference, annotated  —  On Wednesday, Donald Trump held a press conference in Florida, focused largely on questions about his possible relationships with Russian business interests.  True to form, the conversation ranged much more widely than that …
Nick Gass / Politico:
O'Malley: 'To hell with Trump's American nightmare'
Discussion: ABC News
Politico:
Full text: President Obama's DNC speech
Discussion: Vox and The Nation
Devin Dwyer / ABC News:
President Obama Tells DNC ‘America is Already Great’ and 'We Don't Look to Be Ruled'
Discussion: Politico
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
At the Democratic convention, women seize their moment — and momentum
Discussion: ABC News
Meghan Keneally / ABC News:
Tim Kaine Says He ‘Never Expected to Be Here’ in Accepting VP Role
ABC News:   Martin O'Malley: ‘Hillary Clinton Is as Tough as They Come’
ABC News:
Kaine ‘Never Expected’ to Become VP Pick
Discussion: Politico and Washington Post
Sean Davis / The Federalist:
Donald Trump Just Got Hillary Clinton To Admit Her E-mails Are A ‘National Security Issue’
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Trump urges Russia to hack Clinton's emails
ABC News:
Full Interview: Elizabeth Warren and David Muir
Discussion: Politico
Victor Morton / Washington Times:
WikiLeaks releases hacked DNC voicemails  —  Another shoe has been dropped by Wikileaks.  —  On the night President Obama and Vice Presidential nominee Tim Kaine were scheduled to speak to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, the anti-secrecy whistle-blower group released hacked voicemails of top Democratic officials.
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Harper Neidig / The Hill:
WikiLeaks releases hacked DNC voicemails  —  WikiLeaks on Wednesday released a number of voicemail message recordings that were purportedly stolen from the Democratic National Committee (DNC).  —  The voicemails come a week after the site published a trove of emails from the DNC that many believe were stolen by Russian hackers.
Discussion: Right
Marc A. Thiessen / Washington Post:
The Democrats' well-deserved WikiLeaks blowback
Christina Wilkie / The Huffington Post:
Melania Trump's Website, Biography Have Disappeared From The Internet  —  The apparent scrubbing job comes after speculation over whether she earned an undergraduate degree, as previously claimed.  —  National Political Reporter, The Huffington Post  —  The professional website of Melania Trump …
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Caitlin Yilek / The Hill:
Melania Trump website scrubbed from internet  —  Melania Trump's professional website was recently deleted from the internet, according to The Huffington Post.  —  The deletion comes amid questions from the media about her degree in architecture from the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia.
Discussion: RedState
Louis Jacobson / PolitiFact:
Some readers unconvinced by our True rating for White House slave claim  —  On the first night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, we rated Michelle Obama's statement that the White House “was built by slaves” as True.  —  As we wrote in our fact-check, “Strictly speaking …
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David A. Graham / The Atlantic:
How Abigail Adams Proves Bill O'Reilly Wrong About Slavery
Colleen McCain Nelson / Wall Street Journal:
Clinton Aide Robby Mook Needles Trump on Battlegrounds Plan  —  PHILADELPHIA - Hillary Clinton's campaign manager on Wednesday challenged Donald Trump's claim that he could be competitive in Democratic strongholds, urging the Republican nominee to stump in traditionally blue states.
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Jenna Portnoy / Washington Post:   McAuliffe fuels new distrust of Clinton over her position on trade
Kerry Lester / Daily Herald:
Exclusive: Women reject settlement in Duckworth workplace retaliation lawsuit … The day before congresswoman Tammy Duckworth is scheduled to deliver a major speech on the main stage at the Democratic National Convention, two women who filed a workplace retaliation suit against her have …
Discussion: National Review
 
 
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John Hinckley, Who Tried to Kill Reagan, Will Be Released
Katie Hicks / Vox:
Read Vice President Joe Biden's DNC speech transcript
Brett M. Decker / USA Today:
Woopsies, gunplay didn't disrupt Republican convention: Column
Discussion: Hit & Run
David Corn / Mother Jones:
Top Sanders Backer: I Was Kicked Off the Convention Program and “No Reason Was Given”
Discussion: AOL and Vox
Bloomberg:
Silicon Valley Elites Get Home Loans With No Money Down
Discussion: Gizmodo
Nicola Agius / mirror:
Barack Obama's brother Malik slates him in bizarre interview and reveals he's voting for Donald Trump
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Gang of Muslims storm nudist pool in Germany yelling ‘Allahu Akbar’ …
Reuters:
Fighters battling Islamic State gather trove of documents
Alfredo Alcantara / CNN:
Milo Yiannopoulos: I will continue to be as offensive as possible
Discussion: Breitbart
Politico:
Trump confuses Clinton's running mate with former New Jersey governor
Discussion: RedState and The Atlantic
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Donald Trump to NBC's Katy Tur: ‘Be quiet’
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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