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5:30 PM ET, July 31, 2016

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Ghazala Khan / Washington Post:
Trump criticized my silence.  He knows nothing about true sacrifice.  —  Ghazala Khan's son, U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, was killed in Iraq in 2004.  —  CHARLOTTESVILLE  —  Donald Trump has asked why I did not speak at the Democratic convention.  He said he would like to hear from me.
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Seung Min Kim / Politico:
McConnell offers rebuke on Khan comments  —  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday waded into the controversy surrounding Donald Trump and his dismissive comments toward a Muslim-American couple whose son was killed during the Iraq War.  —  Without mentioning the GOP nominee's name …
Donald J Trump for President:
SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT  —  Trump Campaign Releases Full Transcript of Khizr Khan Answer Ahead of Mr. Trump's ABC This Week Sunday Interview With George Stephanopoulos;  —  Trump Calls Captain Humayun Khan A “Hero,” Urges Vigilance In Defeating Radical Islamic Terrorism …
German Lopez / Vox:
Donald Trump proves he hasn't read the Constitution in statement claiming he has  —  In their searing speech against Donald Trump this week, the parents of deceased US Army Captain Humayun Khan suggested that Trump has not read the US Constitution — citing as exhibit one Trump's plan …
Eric Bradner / CNN:
Khizr Khan: Trump has a ‘black soul’
Stephanie McCrummen / Washington Post:
Khizr Khan responds to the latest from Trump: ‘Typical of a person without a soul’
Joel B. Pollak / Breitbart:
Hillary Called Benghazi Mom a Liar, But Media Freak Out over Trump on Muslim Parents
Discussion: The Last Refuge, ABC News and Mediaite
ABC News:
Muslim Family of Fallen Army Captain Responds to Trump: ‘Shame on Him’
Ashley Killough / CNN:
Trump to Khizr Khan: 'I've made a lot of sacrifices'
Aaron Rupar / ThinkProgress:
Trump Appears To Be Ignorant Of A Major International Conflict  —  Two years ago, Russia's incursions into Ukraine — including the controversial annexation of Crimea — was front page news on numerous occasions.  Roughly 10,000 lives have been lost as a result of the ongoing violence.
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ABC News:
‘This Week’ Transcript: Donald Trump, Vice President Joe Biden, and Ret. Gen. John Allen  —  THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT FOR ‘THIS WEEK’ ON July 31, 2016 and it will be updated.  —  GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Let's talk about the Democratic Convention.  So you won the rating war in the last night.
Isabel Vincent / New York Post:
Melania Trump like you've never seen her before  —  Donald Trump thinks his wife will be a model first lady — and here's the proof.  —  Decades before she was sporting designer dresses on the stage of the Republican National Convention as Mrs. Trump, Melania Knauss posed nude in a photo spread …
Cameron Easley / Morning Consult:
Poll: Clinton Rides Convention Bump Past Trump  —  Hillary Clinton is once again leading Donald Trump in the presidential race after her party's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.  —  The former secretary of State leads the brash businessman, 43 percent to 40 percent …
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
If You Are Not Nervous About The Upcoming Election...  If you are not nervous about the impending Presidential election I envy and applaud you.  —  But for the rest of us (the Trembling Majority?), David Sanger of the Times presents a new concern that should easily crack anyone's Top 100 list of potential electoral disasters.
Discussion: Instapundit
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David E. Sanger / New York Times:   U.S. Wrestles With How to Fight Back Against Cyberattacks
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
Clinton's claim that the FBI director said her email answers were ‘truthful’  —  “Director Comey said my answers were truthful, and what I've said is consistent with what I have told the American people, that there were decisions discussed and made to classify retroactively certain of the emails.”
Matea Gold / Washington Post:
Charles Koch won't back Trump but calls the idea that he would support Clinton ‘blood libel’  —  COLORADO SPRINGS — Charles Koch on Sunday forcefully shot down the possibility that he would support Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in this year's White House race, calling such an idea “blood libel.”
Discussion: Raw Story
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Katie Pelton / KKTV-TV:
Fire marshal responds after being called out by Trump at UCCS rally
Discussion: Raw Story, BizPac Review and CBS News
 
 
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ABC News:
VP Joe Biden Doesn't Close the Door on Running for Office Again
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Assange won't implicate Russia in DNC email leak
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Katie Glueck / Politico:
How Ohio will be won  —  CLEVELAND — Donald Trump is at war …
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Thanks, Obama  —  PHILADELPHIA — IT wasn't easy for Barack Obama …
Discussion: Althouse
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Top journalist announces he is converting to Christianity
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