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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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Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Aide: Trump ‘will not be releasing’ taxes  —  said Wednesday that the Republican presidential nominee “will not be releasing” his taxes.  —  “Mr. Trump has said that his taxes are under audit and he will not be releasing them,” Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort told “CBS This Morning.”
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 …
CBS Miami:
CBS4 News Exclusive: Trump Denies Ties To Russia  —  DORAL - In his most extensive remarks on allegations that Russia is attempting to influence the presidential election in his favor, Republican nominee Donald Trump flatly denied any ties to the Russian government or Russian investors.
Sean Davis / The Federalist:
Donald Trump Just Got Hillary Clinton To Admit Her E-mails Are A ‘National Security Issue’  —  After taunting Hillary Clinton by asking Russian hackers to release 30,000 e-mails she deleted, Donald Trump finally forced Clinton's campaign to admit that her unsanctioned e-mail server scheme was a “national security issue.”
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Donald Trump to NBC's Katy Tur: ‘Be quiet’  —  Donald Trump once again targeted NBC News correspondent Katy Tur during a Wednesday news conference, telling the reporter to “be quiet.”  —  Tur asked Trump whether he has “any qualms about asking a foreign government ... to hack into a system …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Sara Jerde / Talking Points Memo:
Trump Now Says He Never Met Putin After Bragging About Chats With Him  —  Donald Trump said Wednesday that he has never actually met Russian President Vladimir Putin despite bragging multiple times recently about conversations he has had with him.  —  “He said one nice thing about me.
Discussion: Daily Kos, Nextgov and The Daily Caller
New York Times:
Spy Agency Consensus Grows That Russia Hacked D.N.C.
Tyler Pager / Politico:
Trump to look at recognizing Crimea as Russian territory, lifting sanctions
CNN:
Donald Trump encourages Russia to hack Hillary Clinton
Baltimore Sun:
Freddie Gray case: Charges against three remaining officers dropped  —  Photos from the trial for Officer Garrett Miller, one of six Baltimore police officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray.  Photos also include images of Miller attending hearings and trials of other officers in the case.
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Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
Bill Clinton's Love Song  —  His speech was long, beautiful, and finally gave Hillary the credit she deserves.  —  It was, to be sure, a very long speech.  Maybe not as long as the last very long speech, but it felt even longer because it was a speech styled not as a rip-snorting political message …
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Matthew Cooper / Newsweek:   Bill Clinton's elegant love letter to Hillary was sly and effective
Victor Davis Hanson / National Review:   How the Clintons Got Rich Selling Influence While Decrying Greed
Spencer S. Hsu / Washington Post:
Would-be Reagan assassin John Hinckley Jr. to be freed after 35 years  —  John W. Hinckley, Jr., will be released from a government psychiatric hospital more than 35 years after he attempted to assassinate president Ronald Reagan and shot three others outside the Washington Hilton on March 30, 1981, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
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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.
Discussion: Political Wire
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Ezra Klein / Vox:
Have we stopped to appreciate how crazy Donald Trump has gotten recently?  —  Last Thursday, Donald Trump gave a pretty normal convention speech.  It was darker, grimmer, and more pessimistic than most, but it was free of Trump's odder tics — he stayed on teleprompter, he bit back his riffs …
Richard Pollock / The Daily Caller:
EXCLUSIVE: IRS Launches Investigation Of Clinton Foundation  —  Emails: DNC Staffers Annoyed At Having To Commemorate Holocaust  —  This White Hillary Voter HATES That This Black Bernie Supporter Is Blaming Democrats  —  Is Joe Biden In Denial?  —  POLITICS |  ALEX PAPPAS  —  ‘Come on man’
Ruby Cramer / BuzzFeed:
DNC And Clinton Campaign Operations Started Merging Before Sanders Dropped Out  —  PHILADELPHIA — Hillary Clinton and Democratic National Committee staffers began the gradual process of merging operations and consolidating key campaign functions weeks before the primary ended, emails in last week's WikiLeaks release show.
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Politico
Mollie Hemingway / The Federalist:
4 Ways Donald Trump Is Living Rent-Free In The DNC's Head  —  In the 1980s, Dry Idea anti-perspirant had a series of commercials where celebrities gave advice, always culminating with “Never let them see you sweat.”  Here's one featuring fashion designer Donna Karan:  —  She ends with, “Feeling tense is understandable.
WCMH-TV:
Trump left out of Google search for presidential candidates  —  COLUMBUS (WCMH) - Googling the presidential candidates earlier today didn't produced the exact results some people would expect.  —  Earlier Wednesday morning, searching for ‘presidential candidates’ brought up a handy guide above …
Kathy Bergen / Chicago Tribune:
Obama chooses historic Jackson Park as library site  —  Woodlawn residents talk about the Obama presidential library coming to Jackson Park.  (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune)  —  Cityscapes  —  President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have selected historic Jackson Park …
Alfredo Alcantara / CNN:
Milo Yiannopoulos: I will continue to be as offensive as possible  —  Breitbart tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos was permanently removed from Twitter after starting a barrage of hateful Tweets directed at Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones.  He sits down with CNNMoney's Alison Kosik. … Paid Partner
Discussion: Breitbart
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Marco Rubio: Trump Will Learn On The Job  —  Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says his “sense” is that Donald Trump's positions on issues will more fully develop as he takes on the role as president.  —  “I view the Senate as a place that can always act as a check and balance on whoever the next president is …
Discussion: RedState, Hot Air and Political Wire
Reuters:
Fighters battling Islamic State gather trove of documents  —  U.S.-backed forces fighting to drive Islamic State out of northern Syria have gathered a massive trove of documents and data belonging to the militant group, potentially shedding more light on its operations, a U.S. military official said on Wednesday.
 
 
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David A. Graham / The Atlantic:
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Gareth Davies / Daily Mail:
Gang of Muslims storm nudist pool in Germany yelling ‘Allahu Akbar’ …
Michael J. Coren / Quartz:
Internet trolls are even more hostile when they're using their real names, a study finds
Discussion: Refinery29
Politico:
Trump confuses Clinton's running mate with former New Jersey governor
Discussion: The Atlantic and RedState
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Pelosi: Clinton struggling with white men because of ‘guns,’ ‘gays’ and ‘God’
Discussion: The Week
 Earlier Items: 
Bloomberg:
As Corn Devours U.S. Prairies, Greens Reconsider Biofuel Mandate
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Jeb Bush's Brother Marvin Endorses Gary Johnson For President
Discussion: Hit & Run
Farida Fawzy / CNN:
Wait, the Ice Bucket Challenge actually worked?
Sahil Kapur / Bloomberg:
Clinton Running Mate Kaine Endorses Repeal of Hyde Amendment on Abortion
David Segal / New York Times:
Confessor. Feminist. Adult. What the Hell Happened to Howard Stern?
Discussion: Althouse