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6:50 PM ET, August 20, 2016

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Susanne Craig / New York Times:
Trump's Empire: A Maze of Debts and Opaque Ties  —  On the campaign trail, Donald J. Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, has sold himself as a businessman who has made billions of dollars and is beholden to no one.  —  But an investigation by The New York Times into the financial maze …
Patrick Condon / Star Tribune:
Donald Trump fundraising event in Minneapolis draws GOP donors, protesters to Convention Center  —  Donald Trump roiled Minnesota politics for a few hours Friday night without ever showing his face in public.  —  The New York businessman made his first visit to the state …
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Jonathan Swan / The Hill:
Protesters push, spit on Trump donors at Minn. fundraiser … Protesters pushed, verbally harassed and spat on donors attending a Donald Trump  —  fundraiser in Minneapolis on Friday night, the Star Tribune reported.  —  The Minneapolis Convention Center area became unruly as attendees left …
Discussion: Breitbart and Liberty Unyielding
Kyle Olson / The American Mirror:
VIDEO: Agitators bang on doors at Trump fundraiser, punch attendees in ‘gauntlet’  —  Leftist agitators employed fascist tactics at a Donald Trump fundraiser in Minneapolis on Friday night.  —  Video shows protesters banging on the doors of the Minneapolis Convention Center where Trump was speaking to attendees.
Kurt Bardella / The Hill:
EXCLUSIVE Bardella: On Steve Bannon and why I'm voting for Hillary  —  When I began my relationship with Breitbart News it was with the understanding that the legacy of Andrew Breitbart would be honored in creating a news site with thoughtful content written with at least a semblance …
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The Christian / Christian Science Monitor:
Trump hands his campaign to the ‘alt-right’ movement
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Win or lose, Trumpism may be here to stay in the GOP
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Republicans prep ‘break glass’ emergency plan as Trump tumbles  —  Republicans, worried about preserving their House and Senate majorities in the face of fierce headwinds, are accelerating their plans to distance themselves from Donald Trump - and may soon concede, if only implicitly, his defeat.
Adrian Carrasquillo / BuzzFeed:
In Major Reversal, Trump Indicates To Hispanic Leaders Openness To Legalization For Immigrants  —  Ahead of a major immigration speech this week, Donald Trump suggested he is open to figuring out a humane and efficient manner to deal with undocumented immigrants already in the country.
Discussion: RedState
Kimberly Hutcherson / CNN:
Judge seeks criminal contempt charges against Sheriff Joe Arpaio  —  (2013) Judge says Sheriff Arpaio was profiling  —  (CNN)Tough-talking Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio could soon be facing criminal charges himself.  —  Federal Judge G. Murray Snow has asked the US Attorney's Office …
Discussion: Daily Kos, Slate, AOL and The Right Scoop
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Fernanda Santos / New York Times:
Judge Refers Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio for Criminal Prosecution  —  PHOENIX — A federal judge on Friday referred Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his second-in-command for criminal prosecution, finding that they ignored and misrepresented to subordinates court orders designed to keep the sheriff's office from racially profiling Latinos.
Bloomberg:
Obama to Tour Flooded Louisiana Region After Trump's Visit  —  President stuck to vacation activities in Martha's Vineyard  —  Obama heading to Baton Rouge next week, White House says  —  President Barack Obama will visit Baton Rouge next week, the White House said on Friday …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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Joe Concha / The Hill:
A tale of two Louisiana disasters and media bias
Discussion: NewsBusters and The Daily Caller
Yahoo:   Bill Clinton at 70: possibly America's ‘first gentleman’
Charlie Spiering / Breitbart:
Obama Announces Plans to Visit Louisiana After Donald Trump Leads the Way
Discussion: Faith and Heritage
Jessie Hellmann / The Hill:
Trump: I'll get 95 percent support from black voters in 2020 … on Friday predicted he would get 95 percent of the black vote after four years as president.  —  “At the end of four years, I guarantee you that I will get 95 percent of the African-American vote, I promise you …
Discussion: Washington Post and Hot Air
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Richard Yeselson / Vox:
The all-American Donald Trump: why Trump's rise could only happen here  —  Many smart analysts across the political spectrum have rightly situated Donald Trump's run for president in the international context of the ethno-nationalist parties found throughout Western Europe.
Discussion: New York Magazine
New York Times:
Pregnant Women Advised to Avoid Travel to Active Zika Zone in Miami Beach  —  MIAMI — Federal health authorities suggested Friday that pregnant women and their partners consider postponing travel to all of Miami-Dade County after Florida identified a second zone of local Zika transmission …
Discussion: Instapundit, NBC News and Common Dreams
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Roni Caryn Rabin / New York Times:
In Florida, Pregnant Women Cover Up and Stay Inside Amid Zika Fears
Discussion: Gothamist, Daily Kos and The Week
 
 
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