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11:45 AM ET, October 19, 2016

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ABC News:
Exclusive: Rubio: I Won't Talk About Wikileaks, and Neither Should Donald Trump  —  Sen. Marco Rubio tells ABC News Republicans are making a mistake by jumping on allegedly hacked emails released by Wikileaks to criticize Hillary Clinton.  In fact, he says he won't talk about the hacked emails at all.
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Michael Falcone / ABC News:
The Note: Debate Expectations — Final Round  —  NOTABLES  —5 STORYLINES TO WATCH: Tonight marks something that political reporters, campaign aides and much of the American public have been looking forward to for months, if not more than a year: the closing showdown of the 2016 presidential race.
Richard Johnson / Page Six:
Obama's half-brother will be at Vegas debate cheering for Trump  —  MORE FROM:  —  President Obama's Kenyan-born, half-brother Malik will be in the audience in Las Vegas Wednesday night when Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton square off in their third and final debate.
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Rubio warns GOP to stay silent on WikiLeaks hack
Discussion: RedState
John McCormick / Bloomberg:
Clinton Has 9-Point Lead as Comeback Obstacles Loom for Trump  —  Ahead of their final debate, the survey “shows movement toward Clinton with all the right groups it takes to win.”  —  McCormickJohn  —  Donald Trump would need to stage a historic comeback to win the White House in 20 days …
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Glenn Thrush / Politico:
Five things to watch in tonight's last debate  —  LAS VEGAS — Donald Trump is down to his third and final toss of the debate-night dice.  —  It's fitting, in this craps 2016 campaign, that a semi-successful casino magnate turned semi-successful presidential candidate would get his last big chance …
Discussion: Florida Politics
New York Times:
At Previous Debates, Melania Trump and Bill Clinton Shook Hands.  Not Anymore.  —  This intensely antagonistic election has shattered another quaint campaign ritual: the handshakes between opposing candidates' family members before a debate.  —  At previous debates, former President Bill Clinton …
Dan Nowicki / Arizona Republic:
Poll: Clinton up 4 points over Trump in Arizona  —  Hillary Clinton is hanging on to a small lead over Donald Trump in Arizona, according to a new Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite News poll released Wednesday. azcentral.com Wochit  —  Hillary Clinton is hanging on to a small but widening lead …
PRRI:
Clinton maintains double-digit (51% vs. 36%) lead over Trump  —  CLINTON MAINTAINS DOUBLE-DIGIT LEAD OVER TRUMP  —  Clinton Maintains Double-digit Lead over Trump  —  With only three weeks remaining in the 2016 campaign, Hillary Clinton maintains a double-digit lead over Donald Trump among likely voters …
CNN:
Condi Rice responds to report Trump called her a ‘bitch’ in 2006 : 'Can't wait until November 9!'  —  (CNN)Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice responded Tuesday to a resurfaced report from 2006 that Donald Trump called her a “bitch” in a speech, telling CNN's KFile in an email that she “can't wait until November 9!”
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Gingrich: Little Trump reacts to criticism ‘almost uncontrollably’  —  One of Donald Trump's top surrogates all but described the Republican presidential nominee as a thin-skinned candidate whose weakness is that he lashes out “almost uncontrollably.”  —  Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich explained …
Discussion: RedState
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David M. Drucker / Washington Examiner:   Newt Gingrich: What Trump needs to give himself a chance to win
CNN:
Dem operative ‘stepping back’ after video suggests group incited violence at Trump rallies  — In the past, O'Keefe and his Project Veritas Action have been criticized for strategically editing footage  —  Washington (CNN)A Democratic operative whose organization was helping Hillary …
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Peter Hasson / The Daily Caller:
A key operative in a Democratic scheme to send agitators …
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
WikiHillary for President  —  Thank God for WikiLeaks.  —  I confess, I was starting to wonder about what the real Hillary Clinton — the one you never get to see behind closed doors — really stood for.  But now that, thanks to WikiLeaks, I've had a chance to peruse her speeches …
Cancilleria / Ministerio de Relaciones …:
Official Communiqué  —  Ecuador granted political asylum to Julian Assange in 2012 based on his legitimate fears of political persecution because of his journalistic activities as the editor of WikiLeaks.  —  In recent weeks, WikiLeaks has published a wealth of documents, impacting on the U.S. election campaign.
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Katie Bo Williams / The Hill:
Ecuador confirms it cut off Assange's internet over Clinton emails
Jonathan Mahler / New York Times:
Anti-Semitic Posts, Many From Trump Supporters, Surge on Twitter  —  She had seen her face superimposed on the body of a concentration camp inmate.  She had been called “a slimy Jewess.”  She had been told she “deserved the oven.”  One anonymous individual had electronically harassed her for 19 hours straight.
Aaron Klein / Breitbart:
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW: New Bill Clinton Sexual Assault Accuser Goes Public for the First Time  —  NEW YORK — Speaking publicly for the first time in a Breitbart News video exclusive interview, a former local television news reporter from Arkansas claims she was sexually assaulted by Bill Clinton on three separate occasions in 1980.
Shawn Schossow / Vox:
I'm voting for Jill Stein.  It's a moral choice.  It reflects who I am as a person.  —  Both major party candidates in this election are unusually unpopular.  Young people in particular are unenthusiastic about Trump and Clinton — polling earlier in the election suggested that somewhere between 15 …
Discussion: Jezebel and CNBC
Tara Golshan / Vox:
Presidential debate moderator Chris Wallace says it's not his job to be the “truth squad”  —  The third and last presidential debate — held at 9 pm ET on Wednesday, October 19, in Las Vegas — will be moderated by well-known Fox News anchor Chris Wallace.  —  The 90-minute face off …
Discussion: Politico and Washington Post
Cal Thomas / Fox News:
The one thing Trump should do at the final debate  —  Modern journalists have little in common with those I was privileged to know when I was a copyboy at NBC News in Washington in the '60s.  —  Today's “journalists” will disagree, but as numerous surveys have shown, the public trust …
Carimah Townes / ThinkProgress:
School shooting in San Francisco leaves 15-year-old girl in critical condition  —  Three others sustained non-life threatening injuries.  —  San Francisco police are searching for gunmen who shot four high school students at the end of the school day on Tuesday.  One of the victims is in critical condition.
Discussion: CNN
Yousef Saba / Politico:
Falwell censored anti-Trump column, Liberty U student editor says  —  The president of Liberty University censored an article critical of Donald Trump, according to the sports editor of the school's official newspaper, the Liberty Champion.  —  The editor, Joel Schmieg …
Discussion: RedState
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Ben Collins / The Daily Beast:
Student: Jerry Falwell Axed Anti-Trump Story from Liberty University's Student Newspaper
Discussion: Mediaite and alan.com
Avery Thompson / Popular Mechanics:
Scientists Accidentally Discover Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol  —  The process is cheap, efficient, and scalable, meaning it could soon be used to remove large amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere.  —  Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have discovered …
New York Times:
The Rap Sheet Against Sheriff Arpaio  —  A thorough moral and political indictment of Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Ariz., would spill far beyond this page.  It would catalog the years of racial profiling, the tormenting of immigrants and Latinos, the physical mistreatment and humiliation …
Discussion: ImmigrationProf Blog
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
There's a new “silent majority,” and it's voting for Hillary Clinton  —  Trump voters and Bernie Bros get all the press, but it's Hillary voters who are going to win.  —  In a 1969 speech, then-President Richard Nixon directly addressed the “silent majority” of Americans who he hoped would support his middle path policy on Vietnam.
 
 
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CNN:
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Discussion: The Week and Mashable
Harper Neidig / The Hill:
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