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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 …
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.
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 …
Discussion: Politico and Associated Press
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
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.”
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
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.
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
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
ABC News:
Martin O'Malley: ‘Hillary Clinton Is as Tough as They Come’
Discussion: Politico
Sean Davis / The Federalist:
Donald Trump Just Got Hillary Clinton To Admit Her E-mails Are A ‘National Security Issue’
Tyler Pager / Politico:
Trump to look at recognizing Crimea as Russian territory, lifting sanctions
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Trump urges Russia to hack Clinton's emails
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  —  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.
New York Times:   Obama, at Convention, to Lay Out Stakes for a Divided Nation
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
Discussion: Right
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
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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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.
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 …
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
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
Katie Hicks / Vox:
Read Vice President Joe Biden's DNC speech transcript  —  The following is a rush transcript of Vice President Joe Biden's DNC speech:  —  Ladies and gentlemen, thank you, thank you.  I love you.  Ladies and gentlemen, 8 years ago, I stood on the stage in Denver.
Discussion: Washington Post
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
 
 
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Brett M. Decker / USA Today:
Woopsies, gunplay didn't disrupt Republican convention: Column
Discussion: Hit & Run
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
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
 Earlier Items: 
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
Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
Bill Clinton's Love Song