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9:10 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 …
Tyler Pager / Politico:
Trump to look at recognizing Crimea as Russian territory, lifting sanctions  —  Donald Trump said Wednesday that, if he is elected president, he would consider recognizing Crimea as Russian territory and lifting the sanctions against Russia.  —  At a wide-ranging news conference, Trump said he …
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 …
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.”
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.
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 …
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.”
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.”
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 and The Daily Caller
Tyler Pager / Politico:
Trump urges Russia to hack Clinton's email
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.
Discussion: Guardian
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Devin Dwyer / ABC News:
What President Obama Will Say in DNC Address  —  In what the White House calls the “biggest moment he has left” on the national stage, President Obama is expected to declare Hillary Clinton the new “torchbearer” of the Democratic Party and heir to his vision of “hope and change.”
Discussion: Politico and Associated Press
Nick Gass / Politico:
O'Malley: 'To hell with Trump's American nightmare'
Discussion: ABC News
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
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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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.
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
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
Gareth Davies / Daily Mail:
Gang of Muslims storm nudist pool in Germany yelling ‘Allahu Akbar’ and threatening to ‘exterminate’ women for being ‘sluts’  —  Nudists were told they would be ‘exterminated’ after a gang of Muslims who stormed into a German swimming pool yelling ‘Allahu Akbar’.
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.
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.
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
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 …
New York Times:
Obama, at Convention, to Lay Out Stakes for a Divided Nation  —  PHILADELPHIA — This is not about me, President Obama kept telling his closest advisers in recent weeks as he labored over one of the last major addresses of his presidency.  —  But he could not avoid the subject.
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’
Politico:
Trump confuses Clinton's running mate with former New Jersey governor  —  Donald Trump mixed up Hillary Clinton's running mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, with the former governor of New Jersey during a news conference on Wednesday.  —  “Her running mate Tim Kaine, who by the way did a terrible job …
Discussion: RedState and The Atlantic
Nicola Agius / mirror:
Barack Obama's brother Malik slates him in bizarre interview and reveals he's voting for Donald Trump  —  Apparently, the US leader has attitude issues  —  President Barack Obama has been slated by his own brother - and revealed he will back Republican Donald Trump in the Presidential race.
Mark Molloy / Telegraph:
‘Someday a woman will be president’: Why a T-shirt controversy from 1995 has gone viral  —  In just a few months, the United States could have its first female president in Hillary Clinton- but an archive news article widely shared online this week suggests attitudes were very different back in 1995.
 
 
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David Smith / Guardian:
Democratic convention live: Obama, Biden and mass shooting survivors to speak
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Kerry Lester / Daily Herald:
Exclusive: Women reject settlement in Duckworth workplace retaliation lawsuit
Discussion: National Review
Bloomberg:
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Discussion: Gizmodo
Jay Newton-Small / TIME:
Lobbyists Celebrate Democratic Party's New Embrace at Convention
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
Ruby Cramer / BuzzFeed:
DNC And Clinton Campaign Operations Started Merging Before Sanders Dropped Out
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Politico
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Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Marco Rubio: Trump Will Learn On The Job
Discussion: RedState and Hot Air
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
Sahil Kapur / Bloomberg:
Clinton Running Mate Kaine Endorses Repeal of Hyde Amendment on Abortion