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9:05 AM ET, October 17, 2016

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Jim Morrill / The Charlotte Observer:
Pat McCrory: Firebombing ‘an attack on democracy’  —  Gov. Pat McCrory Sunday called the weekend firebombing of a North Carolina Republican headquarters “an attack on our democracy,” while one GOP official called it an act of “political terrorism.”  —  In a tweet, Republican presidential candidate Donald …
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Town of Hillsborough:
Orange County Republican Party Headquarters Targeted with Arson, Graffiti  —  Updated Oct. 16 at 5:22 p.m. to specify the nature of the activity in the headline and lead paragraph.  —  Hillsborough police are investigating an incident involving arson and graffiti that occurred overnight …
Jim Morrill / Raleigh News & Observer:
Republican headquarters in Orange County firebombed
John Wagner / Washington Post:
As Trump stumbles, Clinton weighs a striking choice: Expand the map or stick to the plan  —  Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton faces a striking choice in the final three weeks of the campaign: to expand her efforts to states that Democrats haven't won in a generation …
Discussion: NBC News and The Gateway Pundit
Eric Bradner / CNN:
Giuliani on rigged election: ‘Dead people generally vote for Democrats’  —  Washington (CNN)Top Donald Trump adviser Rudy Giuliani claimed Sunday that Democrats could steal a close election by having dead people vote in inner cities, while vice presidential candidate Mike Pence said the ticket will …
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Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Inside Donald Trump's echo chamber of conspiracies, grievances and vitriol  —  He is preaching to the converted.  He is lashing out at anyone who is not completely loyal.  He is detaching himself from and delegitimizing the institutions of American political life.
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Election Update: Where The Race Stands With Three Weeks To Go  —  Breathe deeply.  The election will be over in 23 days.  Well, unless there's a recount.  Or unless one of the candidates refuses to accept the results of the election, provoking a Constitutional crisis and undermining the norms …
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Kristinn Taylor / The Gateway Pundit:
Rigged Poll? WSJ/NBC Poll with 11 Point Clinton Lead Includes 14 Percent More Obama Voters
Discussion: The Week and Wall Street Journal
Vaughn Hillyard / NBC News:
Donald Trump at Risk of Losing Arizona Despite State Party Support  —  Trump refocuses on critical states 5:37  —  Three weeks until Election Day, the Trump campaign and the RNC are at risk of letting historically red Arizona slip away.  —  “I think he's going to lose Arizona,” …
Discussion: Washington Post and NBC News
Casey Reynolds / The Midnight Sun:
MIDNIGHT SUN EXCLUSIVE: New Poll Shows Trump-Clinton Tied In Alaska  —  New polling numbers provided exclusively to The Midnight Sun by the Alaska Democratic Party show Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in a statistical tie in The Last Frontier.  —  The poll was conducted …
Juan Williams / The Hill:
Women will doom Trump  —  A recent “Saturday Night Live” featured a “Weekend Update” skit with Tina Fey playing the role of an undecided, middle-aged female voter from a suburban town in Pennsylvania.  —  It was a funny sketch, at one point skewering GOP nominee Donald Trump  —  as “a drunk clown on the street.”
Steven Shepard / Politico:
Poll: 41 percent of voters say election could be ‘stolen’ from Trump  —  The American electorate has turned deeply skeptical about the integrity of the nation's election apparatus, with 41 percent of voters saying November's election could be “stolen” from Donald Trump due to widespread voter fraud.
Niall Stanage / The Hill:
Republicans fear for party's future  —  The Republican Party is in crisis — and it is going to get worse before it gets better.  —  The forces unleashed by Donald Trump  —  's presidential campaign are unlikely to disappear after the election, party insiders concede, even if Hillary Clinton
Fox News:
WikiLeaks says Assange's internet link was severed by ‘state party’  —  WikiLeaks said Monday that its founder Julian Assange's Internet link was severed by a “state party” and that “appropriate contingency plans” had been activated. … The website's announcement came hours after it published three cryptic tweets.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
How Apple Scaled Back Its Titanic Plan to Take on Detroit  —  Company to decide fate of self-driving platform by late 2017  —  Hundreds of software, hardware engineers leave amid struggles  —  Apple Inc. has drastically scaled back its automotive ambitions, leading to hundreds of job cuts …
Discussion: Engadget and The Verge
Arizona Republic:
How do we respond to threats after our endorsement?  This is how  —  What is the correct response to these threats?  Today, I offer you a few.  —  As someone who has spent a career in the business of words, it's unusual to find myself speechless.  —  Yet, there I was, a little more than two weeks ago.
Fox News:
WikiLeaks: Podesta lamented that a Muslim, not a white man, named as killer in 2015 massacre  —  Top Hillary Clinton aides were upset a Muslim man was publicly named as the shooter in a 2015 massacre that left 14 people dead, and a longtime Clinton confidant even expressed regret that the terrorist …
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David Ferguson / Raw Story:
Biographer: Trump will get even more dangerous and unhinged as election loss looms on the horizon
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Obama, Holder to lead post-Trump redistricting campaign
Conrad Black / National Post:
This is how democracy is supposed to work
Tampa Bay Times:
Trump fans boo, walk out on Amy Schumer show in Tampa
Discussion: New York Magazine
Forward Progressives / Raw Story:
It's time to tell the truth: Donald Trump isn't running a presidential campaign, he's leading a cult
Fox News:
FBI asks for public's help to catch suspected serial child abductor
Luis Martinez / ABC News:
Why the Battle for Mosul Is Important
Discussion: Associated Press
Fox News:
Mike Pence responds to allegations against Donald Trump; Tim Kaine on what emails reveal about Clinton campaign
Discussion: Althouse and Politicus USA
 Earlier Items: 
Fox News:
New FBI files contain allegations of ‘quid pro quo’ in Clinton's emails
Discussion: NPR and Weekly Standard
New York Times:
In Somalia, U.S. Escalates a Shadow War
Discussion: Hot Air
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
An unshackled Trump. An unmoored campaign lurching to the finish line.
Discussion: American Prospect
David Goldman / CNNMoney:
Donald Trump thinks SNL is rigging the election and should be canceled
Sarah P / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Jake Tapper Corrects Trump Surrogate: 'This Is A She Said, She Said, She Said, She Said …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Michael Shepherd / Bangor Daily News:
Vandals spray-paint at least 20 vehicles outside Trump rally in Bangor
 

 
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Mark Stenberg / Adweek:
Sources: Amazon plans to shut its FAST service Freevee in the coming weeks, as part of a broader effort to focus its ad and product efforts on Prime Video

Margi Murphy / Bloomberg:
A profile of ElevenLabs, whose AI voice cloning tech is being used to spoof politicians; five of ElevenLabs' 40 employees are dedicated to trust and safety

Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
ABC report: UK magazines' digital sales rose 15.4% YoY to an average of 2.6M per edition, including 1.2M from “all you can read” sales via Readly and others

 
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