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9:10 PM ET, August 23, 2016


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Associated Press:
MANY DONORS TO CLINTON FOUNDATION MET WITH HER AT STATE  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money - either personally or through companies or groups - to the Clinton Foundation.
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Colin Powell Stands By Clinton Email Comments, But Says He Won't Comment Further  —  Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says he's done commenting on Hillary Clinton's use of private email at the State Department, but stands by comments he made over the weekend about Clinton's email usage.
Nick Gass / Politico:
Carville: ‘Somebody is going to hell’ over Clinton Foundation attacks
CNN Politics:
Republican vice presidential nominee Governor Mike Pence gets …
Heidi M Przybyla / USA Today:
Experts: New Clinton State Dept. emails show donor ‘access,’ not ‘favors’
Chris Kahn / Reuters:
Clinton leads Trump by 12 points in Reuters/Ipsos poll  —  Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads Republican rival Donald Trump by 12 percentage points among likely voters, her strongest showing this month, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday.
Monmouth University:
Monmouth University Polling Institute  —  Missouri  —  Neck and Neck for Prez; Blunt Has Small Senate Lead  —  Democrat leads in governor's race  —  West Long Branch, NJ - The presidential race in Missouri couldn't be closer according to the Monmouth University Poll …
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
The Explosive New Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Bill O'Reilly, Detailed  —  After complaining, a former Fox News host was banned from his show.  —  Roger Ailes is out at Fox News but the troubles for the network might just be getting started.  —  In a new lawsuit filed …
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Inside Donald Trump's new strategy to counter the view of him as racist  —  Donald Trump is rapidly trying to turn around his presidential campaign with a vigorous and at times strained effort to shed a label applied to him by a substantial portion of the electorate: Racist.
Associated Press:
Private lives are exposed as WikiLeaks spills its secrets  —  CAIRO (AP) — WikiLeaks' global crusade to expose government secrets is causing collateral damage to the privacy of hundreds of innocent people, including survivors of sexual abuse, sick children and the mentally ill, The Associated Press has found.
Christian Datoc / The Daily Caller:
Emails Show Huma Used To Put Hillary Down For Nap Time  —  An email in WikiLeaks' Hillary Clinton archive shows Huma Abedin served as the Director of Nap Time while working at the State Department.  —  Abedin sent the email in question to Clinton on January 11, 2013, ahead of a meeting with the French Foreign Minister.
CBS News:
Second-grade teacher's unique homework policy goes viral  —  Every school year, elementary school students are faced with new challenges.  —  They have to make new friends, get to know new teachers and learn how to juggle more complex courses.  —  But there's at least one stressful thing second-graders …
Patrick Svitek / The Texas Tribune:
Trump Open to ‘Softening’ in Immigration Laws … Editor's note: This story has been updated.  —  Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says he is open to a “softening” in laws dealing with people who are in the country illegally, offering a pivot away from the hardline immigration views he espoused throughout the primaries.
Board: Student Assistants Covered by the NLRA  —  3-1 Columbia Decision Overrules Brown University  —  Washington, D.C. — The National Labor Relations Board issued a 3-1 decision in Columbia University that student assistants working at private colleges and universities are statutory employees covered …
Scott Jaschik / Inside Higher Ed:
NLRB: Graduate Students at Private Universities May Unionize
Discussion: Common Dreams and The Atlantic
David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
Did Donald Trump make donations for flood relief in Louisiana?  Here's what we know.  —  Last week, Donald Trump toured areas of Louisiana that had been devastated by flooding.  During his visit, news outlets reported that he had made at least two donations to flood-relief efforts there.
Jeremy B. Merrill / New York Times:
Liberal, Moderate or Conservative?  See How Facebook Labels You  —  You may think you are discreet about your political views.  But Facebook, the world's largest social media network, has come up with its own determination of your political leanings, based on your activity on the site.
Discussion:, Refinery29, RedState and Mashable
Hunter Walker / Yahoo:
Hillary Clinton's ‘Fight Song’ is driving some people nuts  —  It's Hillary Clinton's fight song, but some listeners don't have a lot of fight left in them.  —  Before and after the Democratic nominee takes the stage at rallies, her campaign inevitably plays the 2015 pop hit “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten.
Petula Dvorak / Washington Post:
'I wasn't crazy.' A homeless woman's long war to prove the feds owe her $100,000.  —  If you've spent any time in downtown Washington, you've probably seen 80-year-old Wanda Witter.  —  Shock white hair, a determined, unsmiling set to her mouth, jeans.  She may have asked you for some change …
FBI investigating Russian hack of New York Times reporters, others  —  Hackers thought to be working for Russian intelligence have carried out a series of cyber breaches targeting reporters at the New York Times and other US news organizations, according to US officials briefed on the matter.
Angered over Sap, Man Cuts Down Tree, Sending It onto His Own Apartment House … PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — A man in Luzerne County cut down his neighbor's tree over the weekend because he thought it was ruining his car.  The tree ended up hitting his own apartment house.
Discussion: Associated Press and KFOR-TV
New York Times:
Think the Clinton-Trump Race Will Be a Landslide?  Hold Your Horses  —  Donald J. Trump, after weeks of self-inflicted damage, has seen support for his candidacy in national polls dip into the 30s — Barry Goldwater and Walter F. Mondale territory — while Hillary Clinton has extended her lead …
Vic Ryckaert / Indianapolis Star:
IMPD officers shoot homeowner in robbery confusion  —  Metropolitan police officers shot and wounded an armed homeowner trying to protect his wife during a robbery on the far east side early Tuesday, IMPD officials said.  —  Police were sent to 3600 block of Foxtail Drive about 4:34 a.m …
Discussion: Raw Story and Bearing Arms
Dylan Matthews / Vox:
How the first liberal Supreme Court in a generation could reshape America  —  Odds are that very soon, the Supreme Court will become something it hasn't been in nearly 50 years: made up of a majority of Democratic-appointed justices.  —  Ever since Abe Fortas's resignation in 1969 …
Natalie Robehmed / Forbes:
The World's Highest-Paid Actresses 2016: Jennifer Lawrence Banks $46 Million Payday Ahead Of Melissa McCarthy  —  For the second year in a row, the odds are in her favor: Jennifer Lawrence is once again the world's highest-paid actress, notching $46 million pretax over 12 months-$13 million …
Hillary Clinton Proves She's in Good Health … Secretary Hillary Clinton demonstrates her good health.  —  Connect with Jimmy Kimmel Live Online:  —  About Jimmy Kimmel Live:  —  Jimmy Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of Emmy-winning “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” ABC's late-night talk show.
New York Daily News:
Massachusetts student accused of raping two 18-year-old women only receives probation  —  A Massachusetts student accused of raping two unconscious 18-year-olds will not face jail time or have to register as a sex offender.  —  David Becker was sentenced to two years of probation by a judge …
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Mass Lesbian Farm Infiltration Is Obama's Best Scheme Yet  —  Barack Obama is nearing the finish line of a presidency filled with accomplishments ranging from death panels to FEMA camps to the importation of Sharia law.  Year eight is a natural time for Obama to unveil the most deviously brilliant plot …
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Trump Appears To Embrace Obama's Deportation Policy  —  During a series of interviews Monday evening, Donald Trump appeared to reverse his mass deportation policy, saying that he will do the “same thing” as President Obama regarding deportation but “perhaps with a lot more energy.”
Daniel Wagner / BuzzFeed:
Where Are Trump's “Made In The USA” Suits Made?  (Hint: Not The USA)  —  Amazon lists suits from Trump's clothing line as both “Imported” and “Made in the USA.”  BuzzFeed News found out how the claims measure up.  —  Made in...where, exactly?  —  No matter what hat Donald J. Trump is wearing …
Discussion: RedState
J.D. Durkin / Mediaite:
Bill Nye Calls Out CNN ‘Climate Change Denier’ Meteorologist Live On-Air: ‘Knock Yourselves Out’  —  The Science Guy himself Bill Nye was brought in to CNN's New Day this morning to examine some of the devastating effects of the flooding in Louisiana that has left over 60,000 homes badly damaged.
Discussion: US Uncut and The Daily Caller
Anita Gates / New York Times:
Steven Hill, Who Starred on ‘Law & Order’ and ‘Mission: Impossible,’ Dies at 94  —  Steven Hill, who originated imposing lead roles on two notable television series, “Mission: Impossible” in the 1960s and “Law & Order” in the 1990s, died on Tuesday in Manhattan.  He was 94.
Ines de la Cuetara / ABC News:
Pence Stops for Haircut From Barber Who Doesn't Recognize Him  —  During a visit to Norristown, Pennsylvania, today in the midst of his campaign schedule, Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence stopped for a haircut at Jones Barber and Hairstyles.
Discussion: NPR and Politico
Andrew Bradford /
Trump Lawyers Said Melania Didn't F**k For Money, Forced Us To Apologize, So Here It Is  —  Just so we're being completely transparent here, you should know this:  —  This is being written under duress because I don't have enough money to fight a legal battle against the Trump machine.
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Florida Times Union:
Police identify victim, 83, in fatal Jacksonville dog attack; neighbors hope dogs will not return
Discussion: CBS New York
Joe Perticone / Independent Journal Review:
Indiana Senate Candidate Evan Bayh Gets His Own Address Wrong
Discussion: Politico
Daily Mail:
‘Borders are the worst invention ever!’ …
James Hohmann / Washington Post:
The Daily 202: Russian meddling in U.S. election backfiring on Putin, hurting Trump
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Turtles and BS All The Way Down  —  As I noted in my earlier post …
Nick Gass / Politico:
Trump gets more serious about battleground states
Rachel Weiner / Washington Post:
Roanoke stabbings being investigated by FBI after man allegedly shouted ‘Allah Akbar’
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Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Texas Leads Four Other States, Nonprofits In Lawsuit Over Transgender Health Rule
The Sun:
NEW WORLD REVEALED ‘Secret second Earth’ that could be home to ALIENS will be exposed tomorrow
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Tracey Kaplan / Mercury News:
Brock Turner: Judge kicks himself off first sex-crime ruling since Stanford assault case
Discussion: Raw Story, LawNewz and NPR
Katherine Krueger / Talking Points Memo:
Megyn Kelly Grills Top Trump Aide About Personal Attacks On ‘Morning Joe’ Hosts (VIDEO)
Discussion: The Week
Ben Schreckinger / Politico:
Anti-Trump operatives targeted in online ‘catfishing’ scheme
Discussion: RedState
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
What Are the Chances That Democrats Retake the House?
Discussion: Washington Post and Booman Tribune