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4:45 PM ET, July 28, 2016

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Max Fisher / New York Times:
Donald Trump's Appeal to Russia Shocks Foreign Policy Experts  —  WASHINGTON — After all the ways that this year's presidential election has made history, Donald J. Trump found a new line to cross on Wednesday, when he said at a news conference that Russia should hack his opponent, Hillary Clinton.
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Nick Gass / Politico:
Trump on Dem attacks: ‘I take it a little bit personally’
Tom Kludt / CNN:
Donald Trump: Russia hacking comments were ‘sarcastic’
FOX News Radio:
Trump On Asking Russia To Find Hillary's Missing E-Mails: “I Was Being Sarcastic”
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 …
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Peter Nicholas / Wall Street Journal:
Bernie Sanders to Return to Senate as an Independent
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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Christina Wilkie / The Huffington Post:
Melania Trump's Website, Biography Have Disappeared From The Internet
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.
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ABC News:
WATCH: Tim Kaine: Champion of Dad Jokes
Discussion: Politico
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Hillary Clinton Is Running Not Just As the Democrat But As the Candidate of Democracy Itself  —  Since the start of the Reagan era, American politics has revolved around a war over the role of government in the economy.  The Republican Party is set apart from major conservative parties across …
Discussion: Washington Post and Infowars
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Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Post reporter barred, patted down by police, at rally for Trump running mate  —  Donald Trump's campaign has denied press credentials to a number of disfavored media organizations, including The Washington Post, but on Wednesday, the campaign of his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, went even further.
Joe Klein / TIME:
Embracing His Rival, Bernie Sanders Gives Hillary Clinton the Boost She Needs
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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.
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 …
Discussion: Vox
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Salena Zito / The Hill:
Understanding why populist fires are still ‘Berning’  —  PHILADELPHIA — Wearing a big smile and a one-piece jumpsuit made out of fabric decorated with Bernie Sanders  —  images along with a campaign sign Oscar Salazar strode confidently down Broad Street heading towards City Hall for a protest rally.
Daily Mail:
We won't quit Bern-stock say the Sanders backers who are testing Philadelphia's patience …
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
‘I felt angry that it took so long’: Gretchen Carlson on Roger Ailes's ouster from Fox News  —  After a professional life spent speaking before TV cameras, former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson isn't often at a loss for words.  —  But when I asked her how she felt as she watched Roger Ailes …
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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
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
Dominic Patten / Deadline:
No Obama Bounce For DNC Day 3 Ratings As They Fall Behind RNC, ‘Wayward Pines’ Finale Down From 2015  —  It was like a political Coachella last night at the Democratic National Convention - and not just because Lenny Kravitz was playing.  With star turns from Vice-President Joe Biden …
BBC:
Merkel rules out migrant policy reversal after attacks  —  Recent attacks in Germany involving asylum-seekers would not change its willingness to take in refugees, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said.  —  She said the attackers “wanted to undermine our sense of community, our openness and our willingness to help people in need.
Discussion: The Atlantic
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Kevin L. Jones / KQED Arts:
‘Sesame Street’ Lets Go Longtime Cast Members Bob, Gordon and Luis [UPDATE]  —  UPDATED: See statement from Sesame Workshop, the creators of ‘Sesame Street,’ below  —  Sesame Street, the 46-year-old award-winning children's show, cut three of its most senior cast members earlier this year …
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.
John Cassidy / New Yorker:
Obama's Powerful Message: Donald Trump Is Un-American  —  It was about 8:40 p.m. last night when President Obama climbed aboard Air Force One for the hop to Philadelphia, where he was scheduled to speak at about 10:30 p.m. As an accomplished speaker, he must have known that the speech …
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 …
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
 
 
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Kyle Foley / RedState:
BREAKING: Gary Johnson Claims Mitt Romney Is Considering Endorsing Him (VIDEO)
Discussion: Hot Air and CNN
Bill Rehkopf / The Hill:
FULL SPEECH: Leon Panetta on defense and Trump
Discussion: Althouse
Peter Schroeder / The Hill:
Trump's minimum wage two-step confuses business groups, advisers
Discussion: alan.com
Joe Concha / The Hill:
Exclusive: Gingrich returning to Fox News on Aug. 1
Alex Zielinski / ThinkProgress:
Donald Trump Believes Inconsistently Following Federal Law Makes Him A Disability Rights Champion
Discussion: Political Wire and Philly.com
Borys Kit / Hollywood Reporter:
‘The Rocketeer’ Reboot in the Works From Disney (Exclusive)
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Adrienne LaFrance / The Atlantic:
Uber's Latest Push Toward Driverless Cars
Discussion: Tech Insider
St. Louis American:
Black cops call for dismissal of Fox 2 reporter Bobby Hughes after ‘lead diet’ joke about killing of Mike Brown
Discussion: Raw Story
Pamela McClintock / Hollywood Reporter:
Box Office: Dinesh D'Souza's 'Hillary's America' Becomes Top Grossing Doc of 2016
Discussion: Townhall.com and Hot Air
Michael Grunwald / Politico:
5 takeaways from Obama's last convention
Steve Annear / BostonGlobe.com:
The realization hit: The shark was right there.
Discussion: NOLA River
New York Times:
After Lying Low, Deep-Pocketed Clinton Donors Return to the Fore
Discussion: Washington Post