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11:55 AM ET, August 6, 2016

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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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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
John McCormick / Bloomberg:
Clinton Spending Big on Olympics Ads With Trump on Sidelines  —  Ads during the Olympics might help Clinton connect with a demographic group where she has struggled: men.  —  McCormickJohn  —  Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is planning to spend more on political ads broadcasts during …
Discussion: The Hill
Christopher Carey / The Hill:
GOP convention scared this veteran more than Afghanistan  —  Watching the Republican Party's slow implosion unfold over the past months recently culminating with the Republican National Convention strikes me with fear I cannot ever recall having.  This after two combat tours in rural eastern Afghanistan …
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 …
USA Today:
Teen shooter Ginny Thrasher wins USA's first gold medal of Rio Olympics  —  RIO DE JANEIRO — American shooter Ginny Thrasher won the first gold medal of the Rio Olympics, pulling off an upset in the women's 10-meter air rifle event Saturday morning.  —  Thrasher, 19, beat silver medalist Du Li …
Discussion: The Week
CBS News:
Trump campaign falsifies Hillary Clinton's stance on taxes  —  Donald Trump's campaign has released a video that falsifies Hillary Clinton's stance on taxes, the fact-checkers over at Politifact found.  —  The video, which shows the Clinton rally in Nebraska Monday, was posted to YouTube …
Peter Hasson / The Daily Caller:
Virginia's Syrian Refugees Resettled In Poor Communities Hours Away From Wealthy DC Suburbs  —  According to data from the U.S. State Department's Refugee Processing Center, almost all of the Syrian refugees resettled in Virginia since October have been placed in towns with lower incomes …
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
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
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)
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
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
Ipra / Independent Police Review Authority:
1081642  — Paul O'Neal  — Michael Williams
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Lee Stranahan / Breitbart:
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The Local:
France cancels Europe's top flea market over terror fears
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Jihad Watch
The Independent:
The 8 Team GB at Rio 2016 prints
Economist:
China's tech trailblazers
Discussion: Washington Post
New York Times:
Moment in Convention Glare Shakes Up Khans' American Life
Sarah Westwood / Washington Examiner:
Federal court finds IRS may still be targeting conservatives
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 Earlier Items: 
Chicago Tribune:
'McDonald's of the Future' opens in Missouri with all-you-can-eat fries promotion
Discussion: fox8.com and KTLA
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
Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
The Week They Decided He Was Crazy