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8:45 AM ET, November 25, 2016

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Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say  —  The flood of “fake news” this election season got support from a sophisticated Russian propaganda campaign that created and spread misleading articles online with the goal of punishing Democrat Hillary Clinton …
Jessie Hellmann / The Hill:
Russia tells U.S. to get out of the way in Syria  —  If the U.S. won't fight terrorists in Syria, it should stop getting in the way, said Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, a spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry.  —  Konashenkov was responding to the U.S. State Department's calls to other countries …
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Thomas Gibbons-Neff / Washington Post:
First U.S. service member killed in Syria fighting the Islamic State  —  A U.S. service member was killed by an improvised explosive device in northern Syria on Thursday, the Pentagon announced in a statement.  —  The service member was killed near Ayn Issa, a town roughly 35 miles northwest …
Discussion: NPR
Julia Marsh / New York Post:
Trump Tower security may take over 2 floors — and cost millions  —  More On:  —  The Secret Service is in negotiations with the Trump Organization to take over two vacant floors in the gilded 68-story Fifth Avenue tower, law enforcement sources told The Post.
Ruairí Arrieta-Kenna / Politico:
Steve Bannon's First Pick For President  —  Steve Bannon thought he had found his perfect presidential candidate.  This person was “an outsider,” someone who was “not part of the political establishment,” “not for sale,” with “an ‘America First’ foreign policy approach” and “a ‘Drain the Swamp’ mentality about Washington, DC.”
New York Times:
Republicans Divided Between Romney and Giuliani for Secretary of State  —  WASHINGTON — Rival factions of Republicans are locked in an increasingly caustic and public battle to influence President-elect Donald J. Trump's choice for secretary of state, leaving a prominent hole …
Jessie Hellmann / The Hill:
Massachusetts college won't fly US flag on campus  —  Hampshire College, a liberal arts school with about students 1,400 in Massachusetts, will no longer fly the U.S. flag on its campus.  —  “We hope this will enable us to instead focus our efforts on addressing racist, misogynistic …
Sarah Knapton / Climate Depot:
Antarctic Sea Ice Has Not Shrunk In 100 Years  —  Antarctic sea ice had barely changed from where it was 100 years ago, scientists have discovered, after pouring over the logbooks of great polar explorers such as Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton.  Experts were concerned that ice …
Discussion: Telegraph and ScienceAlert
Lawrence Lessig / Washington Post:
The Constitution lets the electoral college choose the winner.  They should choose Clinton.  —  Lawrence Lessig is a professor at Harvard Law School and the author of “Republic, Lost: Version 2.0.” In 2015, he was a candidate in the Democratic presidential primary.
Yahoo:
Terror gang was set to hit Paris on Dec 1: source  —  Paris (AFP) - A jihadist terror ring was planning to attack Paris on December 1 and had researched sites including a Christmas market and Disneyland outside the capital as potential targets, a police source said Thursday.
Discussion: Jihad Watch
The American Interest:
Licensing Laws Continue to Drain U.S. Economy  —  How might politicians address voter anger at vanishing economic opportunity for working people that helped push unexpected numbers of Americans to Donald Trump's corner on election day?  Immigration and trade have dominated the discussion thus far …
Joe Marusak / The Charlotte Observer:
Muslim kindergarten student assaulted by teacher at CMS elementary school, civil rights group claims  —  The nation's largest Muslim civil rights group called Wednesday for an investigation into what it said were assaults by a female teacher on a Muslim kindergarten student at a Charlotte-Mecklenburg elementary school.
Discussion: Oliver Willis
Ylan Q. Mui / Washington Post:
Trump expected to tap billionaire investor Wilbur Ross for commerce secretary  —  Wilbur Ross, the billionaire investor considered the “king of bankruptcy” for buying beaten-down companies with the potential to deliver profits, is expected to be President-elect Donald Trump's choice for commerce secretary …
Discussion: RedState and Politico
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David B. Larter / Navy Times:
The commander of this Navy warship walked off the job
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Laura Hughes / Telegraph:
Brexit can be stopped, insists Tony Blair as he rules out return to frontline politics
Colin Campbell / Raleigh News & Observer:
Republicans claim 43 voters are ineligible felons. Many of them aren't.
Discussion: The Intercept
Jessie Hellmann / The Hill:
New Yorker profile: Flynn broke ‘stupid’ rules during Army career
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Eran Sidis / Jerusalem Post:
Greece, Croatia to send planes to help Israel fight fires
Discussion: Israpundit and The Geller Report
Brooke Seipel / The Hill:
Trump's Christmas ornament flooded with bad Amazon reviews
Discussion: RedState
Kurt Schlichter / Townhall.com:
Be That Obnoxious Conservative Uncle At Thanksgiving
E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
How to prevent Thanksgiving Armageddon
 

 
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Sarah Whitten / CNBC:
Netflix reports Q1 revenue up 15% YoY to $9.37B, vs. $9.28B est., paid users up 16% YoY to 269.6M, vs. 264.2M est., and net income $2.3B, up from $1.3B YoY

Sara Fischer / Axios:
CalMatters, a nonprofit focused on CA politics and policy, acquires tech news nonprofit The Markup; CalMatters has ~$12.5M in funding and The Markup has $5M

Neel Dhanesha / Nieman Lab:
Q&A with Erica Heilman, host of “Rumble Strip”, an independent podcast she created in 2013 that chronicles how Vermont changed over the years

 
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