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10:30 PM ET, July 27, 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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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 …
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.
Nancy A. Youssef / The Daily Beast:
Donald Trump's Call for Russia to Hack the U.S. Might Be a Felony  —  Donald Trump says all kinds of crazy things on the campaign trail.  But this one could open him up to prosecution—if the Department of Justice was really willing to go there.  —  Did Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump …
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.
Nick Gass / Politico:
O'Malley: 'To hell with Trump's American nightmare'  —  Donald Trump “makes his followers fearful of tomorrow” and “feeds off of a deep-seated and dangerous anger,” former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley declared Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention.  —  “I say to hell with Trump's American nightmare,” O'Malley said.
Discussion: ABC News
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
‘Treason’?  Critics savage Trump over Russia hack comments  —  Donald Trump's call on Russia to hack Hillary Clinton's emails has shocked, flabbergasted and appalled lawmakers and national security experts across the political spectrum, with one saying it was “tantamount to treason.”
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 …
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 and Associated Press
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.”
Tyler Pager / Politico:
Trump to look at recognizing Crimea as Russian territory, lifting sanctions
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
At the Democratic convention, women seize their moment — and momentum
Discussion: ABC News
Sean Davis / The Federalist:
Donald Trump Just Got Hillary Clinton To Admit Her E-mails Are A ‘National Security Issue’
Devin Dwyer / ABC News:
What President Obama Will Say in DNC Address
Discussion: Politico and Associated Press
CBS Miami:
CBS4 News Exclusive: Trump Denies Ties To Russia
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Trump urges Russia to hack Clinton's emails
David A. Graham / The Atlantic:
How Abigail Adams Proves Bill O'Reilly Wrong About Slavery  —  In her widely lauded speech at the Democratic National Convention on Monday, Michelle Obama reflected on the remarkable fact of her African American family living in the executive mansion.  “I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves.
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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 …
New York Times:   Obama, at Convention, to Lay Out Stakes for a Divided Nation
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
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Claude Brodesser-Akner / New Jersey Online:
Trump adviser calls for electronic ‘tagging’ of U.S. Muslims on fed terror watch list  —  PHILADELPHIA — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday said he would be in favor of forcing Muslims on the federal government's terrorism watch list to wear electronic monitoring tags …
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Sara Jerde / Talking Points Memo:
Giuliani: Electronically Tagging Muslims On Terror Watch List Is ‘Excellent Idea’
Discussion: Washington Times
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.
David Corn / Mother Jones:
Top Sanders Backer: I Was Kicked Off the Convention Program and “No Reason Was Given”  —  In an exclusive interview with Mother Jones, Nina Turner, a prominent Bernie Sanders delegate and surrogate, explained why she was at the center of the latest storm at the Democratic convention.
Discussion: Vox and AOL
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 …
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
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
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.
Bloomberg:
Silicon Valley Elites Get Home Loans With No Money Down  —  Lenders are courting tech workers in the most expensive market  —  Worries by some about fueling another bubble, and inequality  —  It turns out that even the well-off need help in a housing market as crazy as the one in the San Francisco Bay area …
Discussion: Gizmodo
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
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
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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Brett M. Decker / USA Today:
Woopsies, gunplay didn't disrupt Republican convention: Column
Discussion: Hit & Run
Jay Newton-Small / TIME:
Lobbyists Celebrate Democratic Party's New Embrace at Convention
Nicola Agius / mirror:
Barack Obama's brother Malik slates him in bizarre interview and reveals he's voting for Donald Trump
Gareth Davies / Daily Mail:
Gang of Muslims storm nudist pool in Germany yelling ‘Allahu Akbar’ …
Reuters:
Fighters battling Islamic State gather trove of documents
Michael J. Coren / Quartz:
Internet trolls are even more hostile when they're using their real names, a study finds
Discussion: Refinery29
 Earlier Items: 
Politico:
Trump confuses Clinton's running mate with former New Jersey governor
Discussion: RedState and The Atlantic
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Marco Rubio: Trump Will Learn On The Job
Discussion: Hot Air and RedState
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Pelosi: Clinton struggling with white men because of ‘guns,’ ‘gays’ and ‘God’
Discussion: The Week
Bloomberg:
As Corn Devours U.S. Prairies, Greens Reconsider Biofuel Mandate
Sara Jerde / Talking Points Memo:
Trump Now Says He Never Met Putin After Bragging About Chats With Him
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Daily Caller