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2:05 PM ET, July 30, 2016

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Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Trump's Thunderbolts  —  Donald Trump is mad at me.  He thinks I've treated him “very badly.”  But he returned my call on Friday night on his way to a rally in Colorado and agreed to do a lightning round on the Democratic convention.  He began, naturally, by bragging about his convention ratings …
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Steve Turnham / ABC News:
Donald Trump to Father of Fallen Soldier: 'I've Made a Lot of Sacrifices'  —  In his first response to a searing charge from bereaved Army father Khizr Khan that he'd “sacrificed nothing” for his country, Donald Trump claimed that he had in fact sacrificed by employing “thousands and thousands of people.”
Mark Joseph Stern / Slate:
Islam, Equality, and Pocket Constitutions: How the DNC Did Religious Liberty Right  —  Khizr Khan, a Muslim immigrant whose son was killed while serving in Iraq, brought the Democratic National Convention to tears and raucous applause on Thursday when he held up his pocket Constitution …
Discussion: Vox
Annabelle Timsit / Politico:
Seven Minutes That Shook the Convention  —  He walked onto the convention stage Thursday night with his wife beside him, the Constitution to guide him and the pride of a father who knows he has a story to tell.  —  “Tonight,” said Khizr M. Khan, “we are honored to stand here as the parents …
Josh Barro / Business Insider:
I rewatched Khizr Khan's speech — and it made me weep for our country
Discussion: Politicus USA, Politico and MSNBC
Associated Press:
Trump's Russia Reset Ideas Alarming Allies, Many in US  —  Donald Trump's flurry of offhand remarks and abrupt zingers on Russia — praising Vladimir Putin, dismissing NATO — have jolted the world, not to mention the U.S. presidential campaign.  —  With Russia's behavior rattling nerves …
Discussion: Politico
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Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Clinton campaign denies reports that its computer system was hacked
Reuters:
Exclusive: Clinton campaign also hacked in attacks on Democrats
Richard Washington / CNBC:
Venezuela calls for mandatory labor in farm sector  —  The government of Venezuela has issued a decree that “effectively amounts to forced labor” in an attempt to fix a spiraling food crisis, according to a new report from Amnesty International.  —  A Venezuelan ministry last week announced Resolution …
Discussion: EconLog and Outside the Beltway
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Tristan Lejeune / The Hill:
Trump floats opposition to debate schedule  —  Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump  —  tweeted his opposition late Friday to the general election debate schedule against Democrat Hillary Clinton  —  , calling the current lineup “unacceptable.”  —  As usual, Hillary & the Dems …
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and The Right Scoop
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Mitt Romney Thinks Donald Trump Could Win The Election  —  Former Republican nominee Mitt Romney said earlier this month he thought Donald Trump could win the presidency, citing Hillary Clinton's high unfavorable numbers and the unpredictability of the race.
Discussion: The Daily Caller and BizPac Review
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Hamza Shaban / BuzzFeed:
Apple CEO Tim Cook To Host Hillary Clinton Fundraiser
John Kruzel / ABC News:
Donald Trump Says Hillary Clinton 'Doesn't Know How to Win'
Matea Gold / Washington Post:
As Trump lavishes Colorado with attention, he faces resistance in GOP enclave  —  COLORADO SPRINGS — This conservative enclave at the foot of the Rocky Mountains should be a stronghold for the Republican presidential nominee, with its robust military presence and strong evangelical Christian tradition.
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Anne Gearan / Washington Post:
On three-day bus tour, Clinton hopes to woo blue-collar voters away from Trump
Evelyn Rupert / The Hill:
Trump: I wish Ivanka and Chelsea Clinton weren't friends  —  said Friday that he wishes his daughter Ivanka and Hillary Clinton  —  's daughter Chelsea weren't friends.  —  “I thought Chelsea did a nice job.  You know, Chelsea likes Ivanka and Ivanka likes Chelsea,” Trump said at a Denver rally Friday …
Jason Riley / WDRB 41 Louisville News:
VIDEO |  Louisville judge furious at Metro Corrections over inappropriately dressed inmate  —  LOUISVILLE, Ky., (WDRB) - A female Metro Corrections inmate was brought to Jefferson District Court on Friday morning without a jumpsuit - and appearing to not be wearing pants …
Discussion: Raw Story and The Root
New York Post:
Cops stage fake traffic stop to help man's marriage proposal  —  Three NYPD cops staged a fake traffic stop to help a man propose to his girlfriend in Queens after a friend connected to the scandal-plagued Shomrim patrol group asked for a favor, the future bride said Friday.
Discussion: New York's PIX11 and CBS New York
Soumya Karlamangla / Los Angeles Times:
Meningitis outbreaks among gay men have experts puzzled  —  Dr. Jeffrey Gunzenhauser of the L.A. County Dept. of Public Health discusses an invasive meningococcal disease outbreak that has hit gay and bisexual men disproportionately.  (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)  —  Soumya Karlamangla
Discussion: Washington Blade and PinkNews
New York Daily News:
Constance Wu calls out Matt Damon's casting in ‘The Great Wall’ as pushing ‘racist myth,’ says Asians don't need white ‘salvation’  —  Actress Constance Wu doesn't think Matt Damon was “Bourne” for this role.  —  The “Fresh off the Boat” star slammed the casting of Damon …
Edwin Mora / Breitbart:
Naval War College Dodges Hatch Act Violation of Faculty Member  —  The U.S. Naval War College has defended the ardent denunciation of Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump by its national security professor Dr. Tom Nichols, a self-identified “Never Trump Republican,” arguing that he has the right to do so.
Discussion: The Resurgent
 
 
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BuzzFeed:
This Adorable Video Of A Little Girl Grooming A Chicken Has Gone Hugely Viral
Discussion: Mashable
Caroline McCain / Medium:
For This Republican, Never Trump Means “I'm With Her”
Daily Mail:
ISIS church-attacker worked at a French airport as a baggage handler three months before priest murder …
Discussion: Pamela Geller and Jihad Watch
Ben White / Politico:
Grim economy report plays into Trump's hands
Discussion: Washington Post and Hot Air
Rebecca Morelle / BBC:
Plastic bag use plummets in England since 5p charge
Discussion: Guardian and Forbes
 Earlier Items: 
Niall Stanage / The Hill:
100 days to go in volatile race
Alexander Burns / New York Times:
Clinton's Portrayal of Trump as Dictator Aims at the Left and Right
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Jamie K. White / CNN:
Little girl has tea party with officer who saved her life
Discussion: RedState and Hot Air
Emily Satchell / WAVY-TV:
Man killed while mowing lawn in Newport News by teen driver eluding police
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Former Fox News Booker Says She Was Sexually Harassed and ‘Psychologically Tortured’ …
 

 
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