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11:55 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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Associated Press:
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 /
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
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 …
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:
EXCLUSIVE: 5-Year-Old Victim's Father Saw Video of Twin Falls Refugee Rape
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
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
Discussion: Infowars and RedState
 Earlier Items: 
Chicago Tribune:
'McDonald's of the Future' opens in Missouri with all-you-can-eat fries promotion
Discussion: 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