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2:05 PM ET, August 30, 2016

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Eric Russell / The Portland Press Herald:
LePage says he is considering resignation, apologizes  —  The governor says he doesn't know whether he will finish his second term because of the impact of his recent statements on race and drugs, and his attack on Rep. Drew Gattine.  —  Gov. Paul LePage raised the possibility Tuesday …
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
Colin Powell's foundation and Hillary Clinton's are treated very differently by the media  —  In 1997, after a distinguished career in military service that culminated with stints as national security adviser under Ronald Reagan and chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton …
New York Post:
Texts reveal Anthony Weiner knew his marriage was ‘busted’  —  In her statement, released through Clinton's campaign Monday morning, Abedin, 41, announced that she had reached her breaking point “after long and painful consideration and work on my marriage.”
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Olivia Nuzzi / The Daily Beast:
Donald Trump Blames Hillary Clinton for Anthony Weiner's Sexts
Associated Press:
Longtime Aide Huma Abedin Like ‘Second Daughter’ to Clinton
Discussion: ABC News and Politico
New York Times:
Cutting Ties to the Clinton Foundation  —  Does the new batch of previously undisclosed State Department emails prove that big-money donors to the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation got special favors from Mrs. Clinton while she was secretary of state?
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NBC News:
Is Donald Trump Gaining on Hillary Clinton?  —  Hillary Clinton's national lead over Donald Trump has narrowed slightly to 6 points, according to the latest NBC News|  SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll  —  Clinton now enjoys 48 percent support, while Trump holds steady with 42 percent.
New York Times:
Hillary Clinton Piles Up Research in Bid to Needle Donald Trump at First Debate  —  Hillary Clinton's advisers are talking to Donald J. Trump's ghostwriter of “The Art of the Deal,” seeking insights about Mr. Trump's deepest insecurities as they devise strategies to needle and undermine …
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Rubio won't commit to serving 6-year term  —  Marco Rubio on Monday refused to commit to serving a full six-year term in the Senate should he win reelection.  And the former Republican presidential candidate subtly suggested that if he ran for the White House again, he would be prepared to leave politics behind if he lost.
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Matt Fuller / The Huffington Post:
House Conservatives Plot Coup Against Speaker Paul Ryan  —  Gulp.  Here they go again.  —  Congressional Reporter, The Huffington Post  —  WASHINGTON House Speaker Paul Ryan's re-election to his leadership post in January is fast turning into a potential showdown between establishment Republicans …
The Hill:
Trump's popularity with African-American voters polling at zero  —  Public Policy Polling released a preview of a new poll on “The Rachel Maddow Show” Monday night that showed Donald Trump  —  's favorability rating among African-American voters at 0 percent.  —  New PPP poll released on @maddow right now —
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James West / Mother Jones:
Former Models for Donald Trump's Agency Say They Violated Immigration Rules and Worked Illegally  —  Republican nominee Donald Trump has placed immigration at the core of his presidential campaign.  He has claimed that undocumented immigrants are “taking our jobs” and “taking our money,” …
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
Hillary Clinton Celebrated Confederate Flag Day Every Year as Arkansas First Lady  —  Who's the racist?  —  Last week Hillary Clinton delivered her KKK-white supremacist speech in Reno, Nevada to a small group of supporters.  —  Even With Union Attendance, Very Small Crowd for Hillary in Reno …
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Bloomberg.com:
Kellyanne Conway on Why Donald Trump's Calling Hillary Clinton a Bigot
Discussion: Politico and Talking Points Memo
Los Angeles Times:
LAPD seeks search warrant for Chris Brown's home after 911 call  —  Singer Chris Brown in court for a probation hearing in 2012.  (David McNew / Getty Images)  —  Los Angeles police are seeking a search warrant for singer Chris Brown's Tarzana home to look for a weapon he allegedly used …
Discussion: KTLA and AOL
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Tim McManusESPN / ESPN:
Myke Tavarres plans to sit out national anthem Thursday  —  Philadelphia Eagles rookie linebacker Myke Tavarres has decided to join Colin Kaepernick in sitting out the national anthem.  —  Speaking to ESPN on Monday, Tavarres said he almost sat during the anthem ceremony preceding Saturday night's game …
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EU Press Room:
State aid: Ireland gave illegal tax benefits to Apple worth up to €13 billion  —  The European Commission has concluded that Ireland granted undue tax benefits of up to €13 billion to Apple.  This is illegal under EU state aid rules, because it allowed Apple to pay substantially less tax than other businesses.
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Lynn Vavreck / New York Times:
How Much Is Donald Trump Hurting the G.O.P.?  Here's a Way to See  —  There is no reason to speculate about whether nominating Donald J. Trump has cost the Republican Party support in this presidential election.  There is plenty of data to demonstrate that it has.
Anne Applebaum / Washington Post:
The disastrous nonintervention in Syria  —  Physical, human and political damage on an unprecedented scale.  —  I do not know what would have happened if, three years ago Monday, David Cameron, the British prime minister, had not foolishly held and lost a vote on intervention in Syria in the House of Commons.
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Julia Hahn / Breitbart:
VIDEO - Bill Clinton: Rebuild Detroit with Syrian Refugees
Discussion: Pamela Geller and The Daily Caller
Scott Bland / Politico:
George Soros' quiet overhaul of the U.S. justice system  —  While America's political kingmakers inject their millions into high-profile presidential and congressional contests, Democratic mega-donor George Soros has directed his wealth into an under-the-radar 2016 campaign to advance …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Rush Limbaugh:
The Primaries Are Over — And Now We Must Stop Hillary to Save the Country  —  RUSH: I'm well aware that our first caller touched a nerve out there.  I know that there are many of you Republicans that really don't want to vote for Trump and you hate Hillary and you're frosted.  You don't know what to do.
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Caleb Howe / RedState:
LIMBAUGH: I Never Took Trump Seriously on Immigration Anyway
Jessica Sidman / Washingtonian:
The Trump Hotel Lost Two Celebrity Restaurants.  Here's the Behind-the-Scenes Drama to Replace Them  —  On July 8 last year, José Andrés dropped the big news in a Washington Post story: He was backing out of a deal to open the flagship restaurant in Donald Trump's DC luxury hotel following …
 
 
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Joan Walsh / The Nation:
The Media Are Doing an Abysmal Job of Covering Donald Trump's Racism
Discussion: Scripting News
Guardian:
Sri Lankan teenager hacks president's website to try to get exams delayed
Discussion: AOL and The Verge
Max Ehrenfreund / Washington Post:
How President Clinton's welfare reform failed millennials
Discussion: Mother Jones
Robert Capps / Wired:
President Barack Obama Will Guest-Edit WIRED's November Issue
Bret Hayworth / Mason City Globe Gazette:
Grassley says surprising Trump victory can happen
Discussion: Politico and electionlawblog.org
Abby Broyles / KFOR-TV:
GRAPHIC: Oklahoma City mother accused of killing daughter by forcing crucifix down her throat
Discussion: Raw Story, Associated Press and WWLP-TV
New York Daily News:
KING: White man runs red light, causes accident, shoots and kills black woman with her hands up
Discussion: The Root
 Earlier Items: 
Burgess Everett / Politico:
McCain braces for squeaker in today's primary
Stuart Rothenberg / Washington Post:
Trump said he could put several blue states in play. It's clear he can't.
Philiana Ng / Entertainment Tonight:
Derek Hough Confirms ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Return, Cheryl Burke Also Set for Season 23
Chicago Tribune:
August most violent month in Chicago in 20 years
Discussion: WGN-TV
Sundance / The Last Refuge:
Gallup Poll: Donald Trump Currently Holds 32% of National Hispanic Vote...