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8:30 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.
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.
NBC News:
Hillary Clinton Regains Momentum Against Donald Trump: Poll  —  Clinton, Trump Rehash Stark Differences on ISIS Following Bombings 1:19  —  Back on the campaign trail after being diagnosed with pneumonia and a subsequent break from campaigning, Hillary Clinton plugged her leaking lead against Donald Trump …
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Marc Caputo / Politico:
GOP megadonor pledges $2M to register Florida Latinos to help beat Trump
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Reid accuses Trump of overstating wealth
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
A new Clinton campaign memo charts the path to victory. But big questions remain unanswered.
Discussion: Hot Air, CNN and Outside the Beltway
Ryan Struyk / ABC News:
Hillary Clinton Slated to Spend 52 Times as Much as Donald Trump on Florida TV Ads
Discussion: Associated Press and Politico
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.
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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.
Tyler Durden / zerohedge.com/fullrss2.xml/rss.xml:
With Trump Regaining North Carolina Lead, Hillary Unexpectedly Postpones Local Fundraiser “Without Reason”  —  If there was a time Hillary needed to make a public appearance in the key battleground state of North Carolina to drum up voter support, it was today, if for no other reason …
Discussion: WNCN
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John Binder / The American Mirror:
MYSTERY: What was going on with Hillary's eyes during Philly speech?
Discussion: Infowars and The Gateway Pundit
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.
WCCO | CBS Minnesota:
Minnesota Restaurant Posts ‘Muslims Get Out’ Sign  —  MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minnesota restaurant owner upset over what happened in St. Cloud posted a controversial sign Monday morning.  —  The sign outside Treats Family Restaurant in Lonsdale, Minnesota, reads “Muslims Get Out.”
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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
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.
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.
Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
George H.W. Bush to vote for Hillary Clinton  —  Former President George H.W. Bush is bucking his party's presidential nominee and plans to vote for Hillary Clinton in November, according to a member of another famous political family, the Kennedys.  —  Bush, 92, had intended to stay silent …
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CNN:
Sources: Bush 41 says he will vote for Clinton
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Hot Air and Washington Free Beacon
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: The Nation and Rush Limbaugh
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
Jayne O'Donnell / USA Today:
Mylan CEO's mother used position with education group to boost EpiPen sales nationwide  —  It wasn't just the CEO of Mylan, Heather Bresch, who got a huge pay raise after the massive EpiPen price hike scandal.  Jose Sepulveda (@josesepulveda87) has more.  Time
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.
George Soros / Wall Street Journal:
Why I'm Investing $500 Million in Migrants  —  I will invest in startups, established companies, social-impact initiatives and businesses founded by migrants and refugees.  —  By  —  The world has been unsettled by a surge in forced migration.  Tens of millions of people are on the move …
Niall Ferguson / BostonGlobe.com:
The fight isn't going Clinton's way  —  This fight isn't going as planned.  The conventional wisdom, as August drew to a close, was that Donald Trump's campaign was in free-fall.  Some of Hillary Clinton's supporters had even begun to anticipate a landslide like 1964, when Lyndon Johnson crushed Barry Goldwater by 61-to-38 percent.
ACLU:
Police Accidentally Record Themselves Conspiring to Fabricate Criminal Charges Against Protester  —  The ACLU of Connecticut is suing state police for fabricating retaliatory criminal charges against a protester after troopers were recorded discussing how to trump up charges against him.
 
 
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Veronica Rocha / Los Angeles Times:
One pilot dead, a second injured in U-2 spy plane crash in rural Northern California
Discussion: The Week
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
Wall Street Journal:
SEC Investigating Exxon on Valuing of Assets, Accounting Practices
Sahil Kapur / Bloomberg.com:
Graham Suggests Trump Apologize for Denying Obama's U.S. Birth
Discussion: Mediaite and Politico
David Brooks / New York Times:
Dignity and Sadness in the Working Class
Monmouth University:
Monmouth University Polling Institute
 Earlier Items: 
Nathalie Pozo / WAGA-TV:
Man yells racial slurs and points gun at construction crew
Discussion: Raw Story and The Root
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
Steve LeVine / Quartz:
New York Times editor on Trump: “We will call out lies”
Mike Dorning / Bloomberg:
Obama Throws Himself Into 2016 Race Hellbent on Clinton Victory