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10:10 PM ET, September 20, 2016

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BBC:
Donald Trump Jr tweet: 'I'm a refugee' says Skittles photographer  —  Donald Trump Jr's tweet comparing Skittles to refugees has caused a furore on social media.  In a new development, the man who took the photo of the Skittles has revealed himself to be a former refugee.
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The Intercept:
Nazi Who Originated Donald Trump Jr.'s Skittles Analogy Was Hanged at Nuremberg  —  Donald Trump Jr.'s tweet comparing Syrian refugees to Skittles has deep roots.  The concept dates back at least to 1938 and a children's book called Der Giftpilz, or The Toadstool, in which a mother explains …
Travis Gettys / Raw Story:
Trump Jr's ‘Skittles’ tweet is based on two different white supremacist memes — and Nazi propaganda  —  DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  Donald Trump Jr. drew widespread condemnation for comparing Syrian refugees to poisoned candy — but his analogy isn't a new one …
David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
Trump used $258,000 from his charity to settle legal problems  —  Donald Trump spent more than a quarter-million dollars from his charitable foundation to settle lawsuits that involved the billionaire's for-profit businesses, according to interviews and a review of legal documents.
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Jonathan Swan / The Hill:
Scrutiny of Trump Foundation deepens  —  's campaign is grappling with new allegations that the GOP nominee used his charitable foundation to pay personal expenses.  —  On Tuesday, The Washington Post published tax and legal documents alleging Trump's foundation spent $258,000 to settle lawsuits …
TMZ.com:
Angelina Jolie — Files for Divorce from Brad Pitt Allegations of Substance Abuse, Anger  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt and the trigger was a conflict over the kids, substance abuse and anger ... TMZ has learned.  —  Jolie filed legal docs Monday citing irreconcilable differences.
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Page Six:
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt to divorce  —  Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt after learning he was cheating on her with his sexy co-star — and Russian hookers, a well-placed source told The Post on Tuesday.  —  “He's in the throes of some insane midlife crisis, and Angie is fed up,” the source said.
Marc Caputo / Politico:
GOP megadonor pledges $2M to register Florida Latinos to help beat Trump  —  MIAMI — Mike Fernandez, the billionaire heavyweight Republican donor who says he's voting for Democrat Hillary Clinton because he loathes Donald Trump, says he's ready to spend as much as $2 million to an unspecified nonprofit …
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David Siders / Sacramento Bee:
Hillary Clinton still way ahead in California, but she's slipping
Discussion: Hot Air
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
A new Clinton campaign memo charts the path to victory. But big questions remain unanswered.
Ryan Struyk / ABC News:
Hillary Clinton Slated to Spend 53 Times as Much as Donald Trump on Florida TV Ads
Discussion: Associated Press, Politico and Hot Air
John Binder / The American Mirror:
MYSTERY: What was going on with Hillary's eyes during Philly speech?  —  During a speech in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Monday, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton appeared to have something quite off about her appearance.  —  Check it out here:
Discussion: Infowars and The Gateway Pundit
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Tyler Durden / zerohedge.com/fullrss2.xml/rss.xml:
With Trump Regaining North Carolina Lead, Hillary Unexpectedly Postpones Local Fundraiser “Without Reason”
Discussion: WNCN and The American Mirror
CBS North Carolina / WNCN:
Small NC town prepares for Trump rally; Clinton postpones Chapel Hill event
Discussion: Power Line and The Gateway Pundit
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
New Trump ad: 'It's a movement, not a campaign'  —  's campaign on Tuesday released a new television ad portraying the Republican nominee's White House bid as a “movement.”  —  “It's a movement, not a campaign,” a narrator says at the beginning of the 30-second ad.  “Its leader—Donald Trump.”
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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Niall Ferguson / BostonGlobe.com:   The fight isn't going Clinton's way
New York Times:
Ahmad Khan Rahami's Father Told Police in 2014 His Son Was a Terrorist, Officials Say  —  Two years before Ahmad Khan Rahami went on a bombing rampage in New York and New Jersey, his father told the police that the son was a terrorist, prompting a review by federal agents, according to two senior law enforcement officials.
Cam Inman / Mercury News:
Colin Kaepernick shakes off death threats, seeks justice in Terence Crutcher killing  —  While Colin Kaepernick says he's seen positives emerge from a racial-equality movement sparked by his national-anthem protests, he's also received death threats as a result.
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Vince Gerasole / CBS Chicago:
Suburban Mattress Seller No Fan Of Defiant QB Colin Kaepernick
Zeke J Miller / TIME:
Donald Trump Called Debate Moderator Lester Holt a Democrat.  He's Actually a Republican.  —  Holt is a registered Republican voter  —  Republican nominee Donald Trump called first presidential debate moderator, NBC News anchor Lester Holt, “a Democrat” Monday, despite public records that indicate otherwise.
KMSP:
Lonsdale, Minn. restaurant posts ‘Muslims get out’ sign  —  LONSDALE, Minn. (KMSP) - A sign saying “Muslims get out” at an ice cream shop in Lonsdale, Minn. created a bit of controversy in the wake of the stabbings at a St. Cloud mall.  —  A small group of demonstrators gathered outside …
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WCCO | CBS Minnesota:   Minnesota Restaurant Posts ‘Muslims Get Out’ Sign
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Fox News's Sean Hannity stars in Trump promotion  —  Fox News host Sean Hannity appears committed to checking off all the boxes for pro-Donald Trump advocacy.  He routinely has Trump on his Fox News program and feeds him easy questions.  He has advised the candidate on an informal basis.
Jake Tapper / CNN:
Number of those wrongly given citizenship higher than initially reported  —  Washington (CNN)The number of individuals who were supposed to have been deported but were instead granted citizenship is far higher than was initially reported by media covering the Department of Homeland Security …
Justin Kroll / Variety:
Megyn Kelly to Produce Comedy Series Set on Presidential Campaign Trail (EXCLUSIVE)  —  Fox News star Megyn Kelly is attached to produce a new scripted series with “Fifty Shades of Grey” producer Michael De Luca following a presidential campaign trail and the embedded journalists who cover it.
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
McConnell: Senate will delay vacation to override Obama veto  —  (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that the Senate will take up an expected veto override of legislation that lets families of 9/11 victims sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts before breaking for the elections.  —  “Both of those we'll have to deal …
Discussion: Politico and Political Wire
Patrick Brennan / National Review:
The Conservative Answer to Thomas Piketty That You've All Been Waiting For  —  Edward Conard's new book is a rousing defense of conservative beliefs about how markets and incentives drive prosperity. … I  —  t's been a rough few years for conservative economics.
CNN:
Sources: Bush 41 says he will vote for Clinton  —  Photos:  —  Hillary Clinton's life in the spotlight  —  Hillary Clinton accepts the Democratic Party's nomination for President during the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, July 28.  The former first lady …
Jose A. DelReal / Washington Post:
African Americans are 'in the worst shape they've ever been,' Trump says in North Carolina  —  KENANSVILLE, N.C. — Donald Trump faced a swift backlash Tuesday after declaring that African Americans are “in the worst shape they've ever been” during a campaign event here.
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
We Gave Four Good Pollsters the Same Raw Data.  They Reached Very Different Conclusions.  —  How four pollsters, and The Upshot, interpreted 867 poll responses: … You've heard of the “margin of error” in polling.  Just about every article on a new poll dutifully notes that the margin …
Discussion: Hot Air
Victor Davis Hanson / National Review:
Never NeverTrump  —  The Republican dilemma  —  Any Republican has a difficult pathway to the presidency.  On the electoral map, expanding blue blobs in coastal and big-city America swamp the conservative geographical sea of red.  Big-electoral-vote states such as California, Illinois …
Discussion: Rush Limbaugh and The Nation
Mike Klein / Sunlight Foundation Blog:
Statement from Sunlight Foundation's board chairman  —  The board of directors of the Sunlight Foundation has reached some important conclusions about our future.  We want to share them with our friends, funders, employees, partners, and everyone who has been a part of our work over the last decade.
Veronica Rocha / Los Angeles Times:
One pilot dead, a second injured in U-2 spy plane crash in rural Northern California  —  One pilot was killed, and another injured when a U-2 spy plane crashed in Northern California shortly after takeoff Tuesday morning, according to a U.S. Air Force official.
Discussion: The Week
 
 
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Matt Hamilton / Los Angeles Times:
After 10-year search, FBI learns convicted fraudster had quiet life as consultant in Los Angeles …
Discussion: LAist
CBS North Carolina / WNCN:
Fayetteville teacher suspended after flag-stomping lesson sparks outrage
Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
Texas Says It Will Appeal Voter ID Ruling To SCOTUS Next Week
Discussion: alan.com
Ryan J. Reilly / The Huffington Post:
An Inmate Died Of Thirst In A Jail Run By A Loudly Pro-Trump Sheriff
 Earlier Items: 
Sahil Kapur / Bloomberg.com:
Graham Suggests Trump Apologize for Denying Obama's U.S. Birth
Discussion: Mediaite and Politico
New York Times:
The Success of the Voter Fraud Myth
Discussion: Hot Air
Hillary Clinton 2016:
Hillary Clinton's Open Letter to Wells Fargo Customers
John T. Bennett / Roll Call:
GOP Mostly Powerless in Stopping Obama ‘Midnight’ Regulations
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Reid accuses Trump of overstating wealth