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New York Post:
Anthony Weiner sexted busty brunette while his son was in bed with him  —  Anthony Weiner poses with his son in this kinky shot he sent to the latest object of his online lust.  —  Up Next  —  :0  —  An Ithaca College student from Brooklyn was stabbed to death...  View Slideshow  —  Back Continue
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Christine Hauser / New York Times:
Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin to Separate After His Latest Sexting Scandal  —  Huma Abedin, the wife of the former Representative Anthony D. Weiner, announced on Monday that the couple were separating in the wake of a report that Mr. Weiner had been involved in another sexting scandal.
Karoli Kuns / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Limbaugh Blames Huma Abedin: 'She Has Not Been Chief Of Her Husband's Staff'
Discussion: Hullabaloo
ABC News:
Huma Abedin Announces Split From Anthony Weiner
Discussion: alan.com and The Other McCain
Media Matters for America:   “She Has Not Been Chief Of Her Husband's Staff”: Rush Limbaugh Blames Huma Abedin For Her Husband's Sexual Tweets
Allegra Kirkland / Talking Points Memo:   Trump Seizes Abedin-Weiner News To Smear Clinton's ‘Bad Judgment’
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Anthony Weiner is gross. Let's stop paying attention to him.
Discussion: Hot Air and Mother Jones
Chris Spargo / Daily Mail:
Humiliated Huma FINALLY dumps sexting Weiner: Hillary's top aide separates from her husband …
Richard Natale / Variety:
Gene Wilder, ‘Willy Wonka’ Star and Comedic Icon, Dies at 83  —  Gene Wilder, who regularly stole the show in such comedic gems as “The Producers,” “Blazing Saddles,” “Young Frankenstein,” “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Stir Crazy,” died Monday at his home in Stamford …
Ryan Struyk / ABC News:
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
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Monmouth University:
Monmouth University Polling Institute  —  Clinton Holds Lead Amid Record High Dislike of Both Nominees  —  Skepticism of Trump tax returns and Clinton Foundation donor access  —  West Long Branch, NJ - Hillary Clinton holds a 7 point lead over Donald Trump among voters likely to cast ballots in November …
Matthew J. Dowd / Wall Street Journal:
Seven Things About the 2016 General Election Campaign So Far
Discussion: The Atlantic and BizPac Review
Michael Isikoff / Yahoo:
FBI says foreign hackers penetrated state election systems  —  The FBI has uncovered evidence that foreign hackers penetrated two state election databases in recent weeks, prompting the bureau to warn election officials across the country to take new steps to enhance the security of their computer systems …
Shane Goldmacher / Politico:
Meet the man siphoning money from Donald Trump  —  At a glance, the two websites look virtually indistinguishable.  Both feature a photo of Donald Trump, in a suit and red tie, in front of a giant American flag.  Both seemingly offer a chance for two to win dinner with Donald Trump.
WNCN:
SC high school bans American flags at football game  —  TRAVELERS REST, S.C. (WSPA) - The principal of Travelers Rest High School released a statement Saturday afternoon after complaints on social media after a students were not allowed to bring American flags to a football game Friday night.
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Eli Yokley / Morning Consult:
Who Voters Think Should Moderate the Presidential Debates  —  The Commission on Presidential Debates is not expected to announce the moderators for three scheduled presidential debates and the vice presidential debate until after Labor Day, but voters know at least one moderator they'd like to see — CNN's Anderson Cooper.
Ankur Banerjee / Reuters:
House Committee requests EpiPen documents from Mylan  —  U.S. representatives Jason Chaffetz and Elijah Cummings of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform sent a letter to Mylan NV Chief Executive Heather Bresch on Monday asking for documents and communications related …
Discussion: TalkLeft
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Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
One of Trump's biggest lies is falling apart.  So naturally, he's blaming the media for it.  —  THE MORNING PLUM:  —  The Grand Trumpian Immigration Follies of 2016 are set to take another turn: Donald Trump has now announced that he will give a major speech (does any Trump speech fail to merit that label? …
Daniel Halper / New York Post:
The man hired to remake Donald Trump's image roughed up...  Donald Trump's campaign CEO fired a new mother suffering from multiple sclerosis while she was on maternity leave, according to a lawsuit obtained exclusively by The Post.  —  “Julia Panely-Pacetti, a new mother who suffers from multiple sclerosis …
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
David Duke Robocall Urges Voters To Vote For Him And Donald Trump  —  A robocall from white nationalist and former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke urges voters to vote for him for U.S. Senate in Louisiana and for Donald Trump for president.  —  “Unless massive immigration is stopped now …
Nick Gass / Politico:
Giuliani rips Beyoncé over VMAs performance  —  Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani reacted angrily Monday to Beyoncé's appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards, calling a performance in which the award-winning singer referenced gun violence “a shame.”
Discussion: Raw Story and The Daily Caller
David Ferguson / Raw Story:
Sarah Palin falls and cracks her head — and makes it all about Hillary Clinton  —  DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  Former half-term Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin hit a new low — literally — on Sunday when she wrote on Facebook …
Discussion: alan.com and Mediaite
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Trump's new aim: Poison a Clinton presidency  —  The trick out of Brooklyn isn't just to make Hillary Clinton win but to make her win as something other than a brain-damaged crook who stole the election and will spend the next four years selling out the government from her deathbed.
Zack Beauchamp / Vox:
You can't explain Trump's conservative media appeal without talking about race  —  There are a lot of reasons why Donald Trump managed to take over the Republican Party.  One big reason, as Oliver Darcy notes in a recent Business Insider piece, is the conservative media establishment.
Valerie Richardson / Washington Times:
Obama will bypass Senate, ratify Paris climate accord himself during trip to China: report  —  President Obama is prepared to enter into the Paris climate accord as early as this week even though Republicans have insisted that the pact must be ratified by the Senate, according to a report out of China.
Julie Wernau / Wall Street Journal:
The Frozen Concentrated Orange-Juice Market Has Virtually Disappeared  —  Falling consumer demand, disease in the orchards and weather threats put market near a precipice  —  The once-thriving market for frozen orange-juice concentrate is getting squeezed.
Discussion: AOL
Abby Jackson / Business Insider:
Brock Turner is set to be released from jail Friday after serving half of his sentence  —  Brock Turner, the former Stanford student and star swimmer convicted of sexual assault of an unconscious woman, is scheduled to be released from jail on Friday, September 2, CNN reports.
Discussion: Raw Story and LawNewz
 
 
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Benjy Sarlin / NBC News:
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Peter Hermann / Washington Post:
Baltimore cops pressured to police differently, but also begged to clear the corners
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Alejandro Dávila Fragoso / ThinkProgress:
Coffee Production May Drop 50 Percent Thanks To Climate Change
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Liam Quinn / Daily Mail:
Mass evacuation at LAX caused by ZORRO: Man dressed up as masked hero brandishing a plastic …
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Ariana Eunjung Cha / Washington Post:
More parents believe vaccines are ‘unnecessary,’ while a mumps outbreak grows
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Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Former Romney strategist Stuart Stevens meets with independent candidate
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Telegraph:
Paris restaurant owner refuses to serve hijab-wearing women as ‘terrorists are Muslim and all Muslims are terrorists’
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Timothy B. Lee / Vox:
We polled Americans about self-driving cars. Here's what they told us.
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Heather R. Higgins / National Review:
My Money Is on a Trump Victory
Discussion: New York Magazine
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
Donald Trump's Bigotry
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