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11:20 AM ET, August 6, 2016

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Getty / KABE-LP:
Questions raised about Melania's marriage history  —  A former lawyer for the Trump Organization adds to doubts about Melania Trump's immigration status, and how she earned U.S. residency … In an interview with Larry King Live in 2005 Melania Trump said that she had never been married before meeting Donald Trump.
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Hillary Clinton tried to answer questions about her emails.  It didn't go well.  —  Hillary Clinton has been dealing with questions about her decision to exclusively use a private email server while serving as secretary of state for much of the past 17 months.
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Stephen Braun / Associated Press:
AP FACT CHECK: Clinton's new email clarifications fall short
Discussion: Hot Air
Telegraph:
Donald Trump savages Japan, saying all they will do is ‘watch Sony TVs’ if US is attacked - and threatens to ‘walk’ away from treaty  —  Donald Trump has attacked Japan, one of America's closest allies, stating that if the US is attacked, all Japan would do is “sit home and watch Sony television”.
Vivian Ho / San Francisco Chronicle:
SFPD union's dog photo called insult to Black Lives Matter cause  —  The union representing San Francisco police officers published a photograph of two dogs in its monthly newspaper that critics say belittles the Black Lives Matter movement and raises questions about the police force's commitment …
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Emily DeRuy / The Atlantic:
How Black Lives Matter Activists Plan to Fix Schools
Discussion: Daily Kos
Mitchell Zuckoff / New York Times:
Why We Ask to See Candidates' Tax Returns  —  Boston — Lost in the debate over Donald J. Trump's refusal to release his tax returns is the story of where the custom of disclosure comes from — and why it can be so valuable as a measure of character.  It's a tale of presidential tax shenanigans …
Larry Downing / National Review:
Obama's Cash Payment to Iran Was More Than a Ransom — It Broke Criminal Law  —  The president hoped to camouflage what he knew to be against the law.  —  Did it ever occur to President Obama to ask why he couldn't just cut a check to the Iranian regime?  —  Outrage broke out this week …
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Daily Mail:
Could Trump have been right? …
Discussion: The Last Refuge
The Times of Israel:
Israel bitterly rejects Obama's claim it now backs Iran nuclear deal  —  After US president said Israeli officials consider accord a ‘game changer,’ Defense Ministry compares it to the Munich Agreement with the Nazis  —  Israel on Friday bitterly rejected US President Barack Obama's claim …
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Associated Press:
ISRAEL REJECTS OBAMA'S LATEST REMARKS ON IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL
Discussion: Power Line and The Gateway Pundit
Brian Hickey / PhillyVoice:
‘Loving wife’ and ‘longtime girlfriend’ place dueling obituaries after N.J. man's death  —  Leroy Black died this week at the age of 55; his Sunday funeral could be interesting  —  I did not know Leroy “Blast” Bill Black in life, but 55 years old is too young for anyone to die …
Discussion: The Root, NOLA River, Fox News and WND
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Don Woods / New Jersey Online:
This guy was loved so much both wife, girlfriend place obits in newspaper
Discussion: WGN-TV, The Daily Caller and KTLA
Robert Moran / Philly.com:
Snoop Dogg concert stops shortly after railing collapse  —  A railing collapsed Friday night during the Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa concert at BB&T Pavilion in Camden, injuring 42 people, authorities said.  —  The concert was stopped after the accident happened shortly after 10 p.m. People …
Speaker Robin Vos / RTWI:
Speaker Robin Vos: Welcome to Wisconsin Mr. Trump  —  We are Ryan Republicans not Trump Republicans  —  A few weeks ago, I wrote an editorial for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel explaining why I was so proud to be a Republican.  As we watch the news today about the visit of the GOP Presidential nominee …
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Jose A. DelReal / Washington Post:
Trump endorses Ryan in House race, McCain and Ayotte in Senate contests
The Independent:
The 8 Team GB at Rio 2016 prints  —  Syria  —  Mardini was a talented swimmer in war-torn Damascus and professionally backed by the Syrian Olympic Committee.  As unrest in the besieged country escalated, she would often find herself training in pools where roofs had been blown open by bombings.
Sheera Frenkel / BuzzFeed:
Hackers Say It Would Be “Too Easy” To Hack The U.S. Elections  —  “If it were up to me, I would remove every single electronic voting machine in America.”  —  Reporting From  —  LAS VEGAS — Before the hacker touched a single key on the electronic voting booth, he already had three …
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Ben Wofford / Politico:
How to Hack an Election in 7 Minutes
Arizona Republic:
Clinton opening Arizona campaign offices with fanfare  —  75 Shares  —  Former President Bill Clinton, left, will campaign Sunday, March 20, in Phoenix and Tucson on behalf of his wife, 2016 Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, right.  (Photo: JOSH EDELSON, AFP/Getty Images)
Alix Culbertson / Daily Express:
Brave man who stood up to Munich shooter now facing prosecution for ‘INSULTING killer’  —  A MAN who famously stood up to the Munich shooter after he killed nine people is facing being charged by a prosecutor for insulting the killer.  —  Thomas Salbey, 57, saw the shooting happening …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Marist Poll:
8/5: Clinton with Wide Lead over Trump Nationally  —  In a national survey conducted from Monday through Wednesday this week[†], Democrats Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine, 48%, lead Republicans Donald Trump and Mike Pence, 33%, by 15 points among registered voters in the race for the White House.
Discussion: CBS New York and The National Memo
New York Times:
Moment in Convention Glare Shakes Up Khans' American Life  —  How Khizr and Ghazala Khan, parents of a soldier killed in Iraq, came to challenge Donald J. Trump and reshape a presidential campaign.  —  Six minutes and one second.  That was all it took for the 66 years of Khizr Khan's life to become an American moment.
Ipra / Independent Police Review Authority:
1081642  — Paul O'Neal  — Michael Williams
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The Local:
France cancels Europe's top flea market over terror fears
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Jihad Watch
Adam K. Raymond / New York Magazine:
Trump Website Won't Let Supporters Cancel Recurring Donations
Discussion: Slate, BizPac Review and Daily Kos
Economist:
China's tech trailblazers
Discussion: Washington Post
CBS Los Angeles:
Mother Of 7 Doused In Gasoline, Set On Fire In Broad Daylight
Sarah Westwood / Washington Examiner:
Federal court finds IRS may still be targeting conservatives
Discussion: Infowars and RedState
Chicago Tribune:
'McDonald's of the Future' opens in Missouri with all-you-can-eat fries promotion
Discussion: fox8.com and KTLA
 Earlier Items: 
Joe Concha / The Hill:
CNN contributor compares Trump's campaign to Chris Farley's final days
Discussion: RedState
The Huffington Post:
Newt Gingrich Will Never Pay His 2012 Campaign Debt
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
People Aren't Really Appreciating Just How Bad Trump's Campaign Has Been
Ben White / Politico:
July job surge could bring unpleasant fallout for Clinton
Discussion: The Atlantic and AOL
Steph Yin / New York Times:
First We Made Fire! But It May Have Come With Some Downsides
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Heat Street
Bloomberg:
This Company Has Built a Profile on Every American Adult
Discussion: Common Dreams
Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
The Week They Decided He Was Crazy