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1:50 PM ET, July 28, 2016

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The Huffington Post:
Clinton Campaign: Trump Needs To Guarantee He Won't Leak Before Getting Briefed  —  “This isn't a normal political story, and it's not funny.”  —  Senior Political Reporter, The Huffington Post  —  PHILADELPHIA The chairman of Hillary Clinton's campaign urged U.S. intelligence agencies …
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Trump: I Was ‘Being Sarcastic’ When I Asked Russia To Release Clinton Emails  —  In an interview that aired Thursday morning on “Fox and Friends,” Donald Trump said he was not being serious when he called on Russia to find and release emails deleted by Hillary Clinton.
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 …
Nick Gass / Politico:
Trump on Dem attacks: ‘I take it a little bit personally’
Discussion: ABC News
Caitlin Yilek / The Hill:
Melania Trump website scrubbed from internet
Discussion: The Root, The Week and RedState
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
DNC insiders detail months of escalating dysfunction  —  PHILADELPHIA — Debbie Wasserman Schultz wasn't supposed to ask Joe Biden to come to her daughter's bat mitzvah.  —  Democratic National Committee staff had sent the chair to the vice president armed with four specific requests …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and The Week
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Peter Nicholas / Wall Street Journal:
Bernie Sanders to Return to Senate as an Independent  —  Democratic runner-up says more DNC staff should leave over emails  —  PHILADELPHIA - Bernie Sanders said he plans to return to the Senate as an independent, despite winning 13 million votes in the Democratic Party's presidential primary contest.
Victor Morton / Washington Times:
WikiLeaks releases hacked DNC voicemails
Marc A. Thiessen / Washington Post:
The Democrats' well-deserved WikiLeaks blowback
Harper Neidig / The Hill:
WikiLeaks releases hacked DNC voicemails
Discussion: Common Dreams and Right
Suffolk University:
Suffolk University Poll Shows Clinton Leading Trump by 9 Points in Pennsylvania  —  Just hours before Democrat Hillary Clinton is set to make history in Philadelphia as the first woman to accept her party's U.S. presidential nomination, a new Suffolk University poll of likely general-election voters …
Discussion: Politico and Political Wire
Elizabeth Koh / The Charlotte Observer:
North Carolina GOP mistakenly attacks Kaine for ‘shameful’ Marine pin that honored his son  —  When Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine addressed the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia Wednesday night, the North Carolina GOP thought it quickly spotted something wrong.
Callum Borchers / Washington Post:
Megyn Kelly hangs out at CNN Grill, stoking speculation that she could leave Fox News … Under different circumstances, the photo above might not be a big deal.  So what if Fox News's Megyn Kelly was hanging out with CNN's Don Lemon at 3 a.m., after Democratic National Convention coverage ended?
Discussion: TVNewser, The Week and BizPac Review
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Matt Hamilton / Los Angeles Times:
Light streaks across night sky, generating a frenzy  —  A streak of light burst across the night sky late Wednesday, generating a frenzy and prompting questions:  —  Was it a meteor or meteor shower?  A fireball or smoldering satellite?  —  From witness accounts, the glowing trail was spotted in Nevada …
Rene Stutzman / Orlando Sentinel:
Cops mistook Krispy Kreme doughnut glaze for meth, Orlando man says  —  Daniel Rushing was arrested after an Orlando cop searched his car and tested Krispy Kreme doughnut glaze as positive for methamphetamine.  He was charged with possession of meth and carrying a firearm. … Privacy Policy
Discussion: WFLA-TV, CBS Miami and Raw Story
Nick Gass / Politico:
Chelsea Clinton: I'd consider meeting with Ivanka to discuss campaign tone  —  Chelsea Clinton would entertain the idea of a meeting with Donald Trump's children, or perhaps just her longtime friend Ivanka Trump, over the tone and rhetoric of the presidential campaign between their parents.
Discussion: Washington Post and Political Wire
USA Today:
As Obama speaks, chaos and arrests outside DNC  —  PHILADELPHIA—As President Barack Obama took the stage at the Democratic National Convention inside the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night, a chaotic situation erupted nearby that led to seven arrests.  —  Protesters stormed security barricades …
New York Times:
Championing Optimism, Obama Hails Clinton as His Political Heir  —  PHILADELPHIA — President Obama delivered a stirring valedictory address at the Democratic convention Wednesday night, hailing Hillary Clinton as his rightful political heir and the party's best hope to protect democracy from …
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Trump urges viewers to skip Clinton speech as Democrats rack up ratings wins  —  President Obama's prime time speech lifted the Democratic convention to its third straight night of ratings wins over the Republican convention last week — and now the Trump campaign is exhorting supporters not to watch the Democrats' final night.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Political Wire
New York Times:
After Lying Low, Deep-Pocketed Clinton Donors Return to the Fore  —  PHILADELPHIA — In a luxury suite high above the convention floor, some of the Democratic Party's most generous patrons sipped cocktails and caught up with old friends, tuning out Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont on Monday …
St. Louis American:
Black cops call for dismissal of Fox 2 reporter Bobby Hughes after ‘lead diet’ joke about killing of Mike Brown  —  Black St. Louis police officers said they are appalled by a white city officer's inappropriate Facebook post about Michael Brown Jr.'s mother, Lezley McSpadden …
Discussion: Raw Story
Grabien News RSS:
Watch Obama Refer to Himself 119 Times During Hillary Nominating Speech  —  Addressing the Democratic National Convention on its penultimate night to lay out the case for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, President Obama began by recalling his political debut at the 2004 Democratic National Convention.
Discussion: RedState and Daily Wire
Steve Annear / BostonGlobe.com:
The realization hit: The shark was right there.  —  A Weston family is thanking a new mobile app that alerts beachgoers about nearby great white sharks for giving them a heads-up when a 14-foot predator was swimming in the area as they enjoyed a sunny day on a stretch of secluded Chatham beach.
Discussion: NOLA River
Scott Stump / TODAY.com:
No, President Obama doesn't eat exactly 7 almonds every night  —  Obama: I don't really eat 7 almonds a night; I was kidding!  —  PLAY VIDEO  —  “This has been really weighing on me,” Obama joked after discussing more weighty topics in his exclusive interview with TODAY's Savannah Guthrie.
Tom Batchelor / Daily Express:
Merkel admits EU is being RAVAGED BY TERROR but says Germany should welcome MORE refugees  —  CHANCELLOR Angela Merkel has said Germany is facing a “major” threat from terrorism but that this should not stop refugees being welcomed to Europe.  —  GETTY  —  German Chancellor Angela Merkel
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Pamela Geller
Pamela McClintock / Hollywood Reporter:
Box Office: Dinesh D'Souza's 'Hillary's America' Becomes Top Grossing Doc of 2016  —  EMAIL ME  —  The decision to time the opening of the scathing takedown of presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to the Republican and Democratic conventions seems to be paying off.
Discussion: Townhall.com
Rebecca Flood / Daily Express:
German doctor's horror as patient screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ threatened to behead him  —  A GERMAN doctor feared he was moments from death after a man went berserk in a hospital screaming “Allahu Akbar” and threatening to behead him.  —  A man went berserk in a hospital screaming “Allahu Akbar” and threatening to behead a doctor
Discussion: Pamela Geller
Michael Grunwald / Politico:
5 takeaways from Obama's last convention  —  President Barack Obama sent a simple message Wednesday night: Yes, we still can.  —  Obama's convention speech in Philadelphia framed the 2016 election in a very Obama way: the audacity of hope over the politics of fear, optimism over darkness …
Patricia Murphy / The Daily Beast:
Why These Union Members and Lifelong Democrats Are Voting Trump  —  Their national unions have endorsed Hillary Clinton, but some members say they'll pull the lever for Trump, who's promising to bring back American manufacturing and get tough on China.  —  David Kemper and his wife are union members and lifelong Democrats.
Adrienne LaFrance / The Atlantic:
Uber's Latest Push Toward Driverless Cars  —  You need more than car parts and a fancy computer to build a driverless car.  A vehicle that drives itself also needs to know exactly where it is in real time.  Self-driving cars need maps.  Really, really good ones.
Discussion: Tech Insider
 
 
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Paul Mozur / New York Times:
Didi Chuxing and Uber, Popular in China, Are Now Legal, Too
Discussion: Mashable and The Daily Caller
BuzzFeed:
Trump Seeks More Foreign Guest Workers For His Companies
Discussion: ThinkProgress and The Daily Caller
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Has Obama's act worn thin? President paints rosier picture of U.S. than voters see
Discussion: Hot Air
Matthew Mosk / ABC News:
DNC Still Assessing Hack Damage, Hasn't Notified Donors of Breach
Liam Dalton / The Week:
I'm a 19-year-old Democrat. Here's how I lost faith in Obama.
Matt K. Lewis / The Daily Caller:
Obama Channels Reagan's Optimism In DNC Speech
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Michael Edison Hayden / ABC News:
Trump Answers Fans' Questions in Reddit AMA
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