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12:50 PM ET, September 22, 2016

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Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit:
OPENED UP TWITTER TO SEE THIS:  —  Can't imagine why they'd do that, except that it seems to be happening to a lot of people for no obvious reason.  It's as if, despite assurances to the contrary, Twitter is out to silence voices it disagrees with or something.  —  UPDATE: Ah, it was about this tweet.
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Allegra Kirkland / Talking Points Memo:
Instapundit Suspended From Twitter After Urging Drivers To Hit NC Protesters
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Glenn Reynolds / Knoxville News-Sentinel:
UT professor's Twitter account suspended over Charlotte post
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Hot Air
Guardian:
A Trump campaign chair in Ohio says there was ‘no racism’ before Obama  —  Kathy Miller called the Black Lives Matter movement ‘a stupid waste of time’ and said low African American voter turnout could be due to 'the way they're raised'  —  Donald Trump's campaign chair in a prominent Ohio county …
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Jamelle Bouie / Slate:   The Professor, the Cop, and the President
Rasmussen Reports:
White House Watch: Trump 44%, Clinton 39%, Johnson 8%, Stein 2%  —  With the first presidential debate coming on Monday, Donald Trump has moved to a five-point lead over Hillary Clinton, his biggest advantage since mid-July.  —  The latest Rasmussen Reports weekly White House Watch telephone …
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Nate Cohn / New York Times:
Clinton and Trump Tied in North Carolina Poll, With Sharp Educational Divides  —  Greensboro  —  Raleigh  —  Asheville  —  Charlotte  —  Greensboro  —  Raleigh  —  Asheville  —  Charlotte  —  Greensboro  —  Durham  —  Raleigh  —  Asheville  —  Charlotte  —  Durham  —  Asheville
Ann E. Marimow / Washington Post:   Appeals court to hear challenge to Virginia's voter-identification law
TMZ.com:
Brad Pitt — Under Investigation for Child Abuse  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Brad Pitt is under investigation by the LAPD and L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services for allegedly getting verbally abusive and physical with his children, and that's what triggered the divorce ... TMZ has learned.
Paul Mirengoff / Power Line:
Meet the black Charlotte police officer who shot Keith Lamont Scott  —  We wrote here about Keith Lamont Scott and his long criminal record which includes assault convictions and gun offenses.  But what about Brentley Vinson, the black police officer who fatally shot Scott?
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The Charlotte Observer:
Charlotte police protests: Governor declares state of emergency as violence erupts for second night
USA Today:
One person fatally shot in second night of protests in Charlotte following shooting
Isaac Arnsdorf / Politico:
Trump's campaign paid his businesses $8.2 million  —  Donald Trump's presidential campaign has paid his family's businesses more than $8.2 million, according to a POLITICO analysis of campaign finance filings, which reveals an integrated business and political operation without precedent in national politics.
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Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Analysis: Trump campaign has paid $8 million to his businesses
Discussion: alan.com
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Yahoo is expected to confirm massive data breach, impacting hundreds of millions of users  —  A hacker named “Peace” is bringing chaos to the Internet giant just as its sale to Verizon is pending.  —  Kimberly White/Getty Images for Fortune  —  Yahoo is poised to confirm a massive data breach …
Nick Miller / East Bay Express:
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Hit in Face with Pie at Event, Assaults Protester in ‘Bloody’ Scene  —  Multiple sources have confirmed that Sacramento Mayor, former NBA star, and UC Berkeley standout Kevin Johnson was hit in the face with a pie tonight at a farm-to-table dinner event …
Zack Beauchamp / Vox:
A conservative intellectual explains why the GOP has fallen to Donald Trump  —  Samuel Goldman is one of America's most thoughtful conservatives.  A professor of political theory at George Washington University and the executive director of its Loeb Institute for Religious Freedom …
Discussion: bradford-delong.com
Neetzan Zimmerman / The Hill:
Clinton gets awkward with Zach Galifianakis on ‘Between Two Ferns’  —  Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton  —  is kicking her millennial voter outreach into high gear with a campaign stop on “Between Two Ferns” with Zach Galifianakis.  —  “When you see how well it works for Donald Trump
Discussion: Politico
Cory Bennett / Politico:
Powell leakers strike again with alleged White House staffer emails, Michelle Obama passport  —  The hacker website that leaked Colin Powell's politically embarrassing emails struck again Thursday, this time releasing what appears to be the personal emails of a White House staffer working …
Steven Shepard / Politico:
Trump's bizarre ad strategy  —  It's seven weeks before Election Day, five days before the highly anticipated first debate, and Donald Trump's television advertisements have all but vanished.  —  Trump's ads last ran nearly a week ago in four battleground states: Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Allegra Kirkland / Talking Points Memo:
Trump: I Said Obama Was Born In US So I Could ‘Get On With The Campaign’  —  In case anyone had doubts, Donald Trump on Wednesday clarified that the only reason he recently disavowed birtherism was that he was tired of being asked about it.  —  Asked what inspired the Republican nominee …
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Julia Jacobo / ABC News:
Tulsa Police Officer Shares Her Side of the Story in Terence Crutcher's Shooting  —  Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby, identified as the officer who shot 40-year-old Terence Crutcher on Friday night, has offered her side of the story in the fatal encounter.
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
‘You Wanna Make a F*cking Fabricated Story!’:  Charlotte Protester Confronts Fox Reporter  —  Fox News reporter Steve Harrigan is on the ground in Charlotte tonight covering the protests erupting tonight over a police shooting, and at one point, on live TV, one of the protesters got rather confrontational with him.
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Trump: ‘I Was Really Referring To Chicago’ With Stop And Frisk Proposal  —  Donald Trump on Thursday morning said that when he proposed using “stop and frisk” policing techniques to address crime during a town hall with Fox News' Sean Hannity, he was referring specifically to Chicago.
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Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Dalai Lama does Trump impression
Discussion: alan.com
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Trump: 'We'll see what's going on' with Clinton at debate
Discussion: RedState and The Daily Caller
Jillian Kay Melchior / Heat Street:
California University Students Call Words ‘Crazy’ and ‘Stupid’ Hate Speech, Play in Big Ball Pit
Discussion: RedState
Peter Sullivan / The Hill:
Dems to GOP: Help us fix ObamaCare
Discussion: The Week and The Federalist
Olivia Nuzzi / The Daily Beast:
Spiritual Healing with Marla Maples, Trump's Ex-Wife
Carrie Wells / Baltimore Sun:
Man dies 3 days after allegedly fighting with Baltimore County police in Middle River
Discussion: The Root and Raw Story
Nikita Vladimirov / The Hill:
Sanders to write a young adult book
 Earlier Items: 
Saliqa Khan / WBALTV:
State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger: Officer justified in shooting Korryn Gaines
Michael Falcone / ABC News:
The Note: Pre-Debate Drama
Discussion: CNN and Politico
Christopher Cadelago / Sacramento Bee:
Kamala Harris expands lead over Loretta Sanchez for U.S. Senate
Discussion: Daily Kos
Stuart Rothenberg / Washington Post:
The House is not actually up for grabs, for the moment
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Obama eyes risky election-year veto
Discussion: Hot Air
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
How John McCain and Russ Feingold are riding the big money wave in their campaigns