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9:05 PM ET, August 29, 2016

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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.
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Karoli Kuns / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Limbaugh Blames Huma Abedin: 'She Has Not Been Chief Of Her Husband's Staff'
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Guardian
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
Paul Sperry / New York Post:
Huma Abedin's mom linked to shocking anti-women book
Allegra Kirkland / Talking Points Memo:   Trump Seizes Abedin-Weiner News To Smear Clinton's ‘Bad Judgment’
Chris Spargo / Daily Mail:
Humiliated Huma FINALLY dumps sexting Weiner: Hillary's top aide separates from her husband …
Steven Shepard / Politico:
Poll: Clinton leads Trump by 7 points  —  Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 7 points among likely voters in a new poll released Monday — the latest public survey to confirm that Clinton has a consistent lead with just over 10 weeks until the general election.
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Ryan Struyk / ABC News:
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Matthew J. Dowd / Wall Street Journal:
Seven Things About the 2016 General Election Campaign So Far
Discussion: The Atlantic and BizPac Review
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 …
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Daniel Lewis / New York Times:
Gene Wilder Dies at 83; Star of ‘Willy Wonka’ and ‘Young Frankenstein’
Nathan McDermott / BuzzFeed:
Trump On Kaepernick: “Maybe He Should Find A Country That Works Better For Him”  —  Donald Trump, asked about San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's refusal on Saturday to stand during a performance of the national anthem, says maybe Kaepernick “should find a country that works better for him.”
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Chris Ault / Reno Gazette-Journal:
RGJ exclusive: Chris Ault on Kaepernick, “You never lead by sitting down”
Discussion: ProFootballTalk and Mediaite
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.
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Shane Goldmacher / Politico:
Trump campaign demands ‘dinner with Trump’ super PAC cease and desist  —  Donald Trump's campaign sent a cease-and-desist letter on Monday to a super PAC unaffiliated with the campaign that has lured more than $1 million in donations by offering the Republican nominee's supporters a chance …
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: Mediaite and alan.com
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Trump Campaign CEO Once Blasted “Bunch Of Dykes” From The “Seven Sisters Schools”  —  Donald Trump's campaign CEO, Stephen Bannon, said during a 2011 radio interview that progressives vilify prominent women in the conservative movement because they are not “a bunch of dykes that came from the Seven Sisters schools.”
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 …
Benjy Sarlin / NBC News:
Trump Ad Credits Tax Plan He Doesn't Support  —  Donald Trump's new $10 million TV ad cites two contradictory tax plans — one that Trump has explicitly ruled out and another that he has yet to endorse — raising more questions about what policies the GOP presidential nominee supports.
Ed Mazza / The Huffington Post:
White Lives Matter To Be Listed As Hate Group By Southern Poverty Law Center  —  “We are listing them because they are clearly white supremacists.”  —  White Lives Matter will soon be listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).  —  SPLC said the status will be reflected …
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.
John Santucci / ABC News:
Fired Manager Corey Lewandowski Still Involved in Donald Trump Campaign  —  As Donald Trump arrived in Manchester, New Hampshire, for a rally a week ago, he stepped out of his motorcade and was greeted by a familiar face: Corey Lewandowski.  —  Lewandowski had been fired in late-June after serving as Trump's first campaign manager.
Discussion: Political Wire
Lydia Willgress / Telegraph:
Teenage girl killed herself amid fears she would be branded racist over joke photo she sent friends, inquest hears  —  A talented teenage gymnast committed suicide after becoming concerned she would be branded “racist” after taking a joke photograph and sharing it with friends, an inquest heard.
Alex Griswold / Mediaite:
Mike Huckabee Shares Link Claiming Hillary Is ‘Hiding Medical Devices’ Under Clothing  —  Donald Trump supporter and former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee shared a link on his Facebook page Sunday claiming Hillary Clinton is hiding medical devices under her clothing.
Department of Homeland Security:
Statement by Secretary Jeh C. Johnson on Establishing a Review Of Privatized Immigration Detention  —  On August 18, the Department of Justice announced that the Bureau of Prisons will reduce and ultimately end its use of private prisons.  On Friday, I directed our Homeland Security Advisory Council …
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.”
CBS North Carolina / WNCN:
Subject dead in Raleigh officer-involved shooting; officer injured  —  RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - The man shot during a incident with a Raleigh police officer has died, officials confirmed.  An officer involved sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries from gunshot wounds.
Discussion: WKRN-TV
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: Boing Boing, Raw Story and LawNewz
 
 
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Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Virginia School District Asks Supreme Court To Hear Transgender Bathroom Policy Case
Discussion: LGBTQ Nation
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
States of Cruelty  —  Something terrible has happened …
Discussion: New York Magazine
Sean Sullivan / Washington Post:
Trump enlists veteran Florida strategist Susie Wiles as communications adviser
Discussion: Florida Politics
Bloomberg:
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Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
David Duke Robocall Urges Voters To Vote For Him And Donald Trump
Valerie Richardson / Washington Times:
Obama will bypass Senate, ratify Paris climate accord himself during trip to China: report
Alejandro Dávila Fragoso / ThinkProgress:
Coffee Production May Drop 50 Percent Thanks To Climate Change
Discussion: ABC
 Earlier Items: 
Zack Beauchamp / Vox:
You can't explain Trump's conservative media appeal without talking about race
Julie Wernau / Wall Street Journal:
The Frozen Concentrated Orange-Juice Market Has Virtually Disappeared
Discussion: AOL
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
John McCain is in the fight of his political life in the age of Donald Trump
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Trump's new aim: Poison a Clinton presidency
Heather R. Higgins / National Review:
My Money Is on a Trump Victory
Discussion: New York Magazine