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6:30 AM ET, November 24, 2016

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Philissa Cramer / Chalkbeat:
What a Betsy DeVos appointment can tell us about Trump's education plans  —  Update: President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Michigan philanthropist Betsy DeVos to be his education secretary.  —  DeVos, an advocate for school vouchers, has chaired the Michigan Republican party and played …
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Emma Brown / Washington Post:
Trump picks billionaire Betsy DeVos, school voucher advocate, as education secretary
Discussion: Vox and Diane Ravitch's blog
Greg Miller / Washington Post:
Trump turning away intelligence briefers since election win  —  President-elect Donald Trump has received two classified intelligence briefings since his surprise election victory earlier this month, a frequency that is notably lower — at least so far — than that of his predecessors, current and former U.S. officials said.
FiveThirtyEight:
Demographics, Not Hacking, Explain The Election Results  —  According to a report Tuesday in New York Magazine, a group of computer scientists and election lawyers have approached the Hillary Clinton campaign with evidence they believe suggests the election might have been hacked to make it appear …
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Eric Geller / Politico:
Citing ‘reported hacks,’ Jill Stein says she'll file for recounts in three states
Jonathan Swan / The Hill:
Trump adviser tells House Republicans: You're no longer Reagan's party  —  's economic adviser Stephen Moore told a group of top Republicans last week that they now belong to a fundamentally different political party.  —  Moore surprised some of the Republican lawmakers assembled …
Discussion: RedState
Paul Blumenthal / The Huffington Post:
Trump Praised His Turkish Business Partner In A Call With President Erdogan  —  Dogan Holding, which owns Trump Towers Istanbul, has butted heads with Erdogan's government.  —  WASHINGTON When President-elect Donald Trump spoke to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Nov. 9 …
Jay Solomon / Wall Street Journal:
Donald Trump Jr. Held Talks on Syria With Russia Supporters  —  Disclosure of the Paris meetings in October could heighten focus on the president-elect's desire to cooperate with the Kremlin  —  WASHINGTON—Donald Trump's eldest son, emerging as a potential envoy for the president-elect …
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Reuters:
Trump has not offered Carson U.S. housing post: spokesman
Discussion: RedState and AOL
John Cassidy / New Yorker:
Trump's Businesses Represent an Impossible Conflict of Interest
Wall Street Journal:
Ben Carson Being Considered for HUD Secretary Post
Dana Priest / New Yorker:
The Disruptive Career of Michael Flynn, Trump's National-Security Adviser  —  The first time I met Michael Flynn, whom President-elect Donald Trump tapped last week to be his national-security adviser, he was wearing the Army's weekend uniform—a baggy polo shirt and khaki pants …
Ian Schwartz / RealClearPolitics:
Former Sanders Spokeswoman: “We Don't Need White People Leading The Democratic Party”  —  Symone Sanders, former spokeswoman for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, appeared on CNN Wednesday afternoon to weigh in on the future of the DNC and the Democratic party.
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Joe DePaolo / Mediaite:   Former Sanders Spox: 'We Don't Need White People Leading the Democratic Party'
KOB:
Business owner refusing service to Trump supporters  —  There has been so much divisiveness in the two weeks since the presidential election, but an Albuquerque business is going a step further by refusing to have any dealings with Donald Trump supporters.  —  Matthew Blanchfield runs 1st in SEO …
Tod Palmer / Kansas City Star:
NCAA investigating alleged academic fraud at Mizzou  —  COLUMBIA  —  A former University of Missouri tutor has blown the whistle on alleged academic fraud within the school's athletic department.  —  Three months after closing an investigation into improprieties within the men's basketball program …
Esther Yu Hsi Lee / ThinkProgress:
Congressman says white supremacists and civil rights protesters are equally ‘disgusting’  —  “Both are disgusting.”  —  During an interview on CNN's The Lead on Tuesday, Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) defended President-elect Donald Trump's delayed disavowal of his white supremacist supporters …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
William Cummings / USA Today:
Amazon strikes back against Trump trolls' attacks on Megyn Kelly book  —  752 Shares  —  Amazon appeared to remove several politically motivated negative reviews of Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly's memoir Settle for More after a flood of one-star ratings drew media attention.
Gabrielle Fonrouge / New York Post:
‘Suicide bomber’ squirrel sends anti-squirrel politician to hospital  —  A Chicago politician was seriously injured when he crashed his bike into a squirrel - and he wonders if the smash-up was an act of rodent revenge.  —  Howard Brookins Jr., an alderman for the city's 21st ward …
Discussion: Fox News and New York Magazine
J. David Goodman / New York Times:
Emails Released by Mayor de Blasio's Office Detail Reliance on Outside ‘Agents’  —  After months of wrangling with reporters and in court over the disclosure of emails, the administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday released a third batch of its correspondence with outside advisers …
Discussion: CBS New York
New York Post:
Man accused of trying to push commuter onto tracks for being white  —  More On:  —  A subway rider was shoved toward the tracks in Harlem by aman who said he hates “white people” — and hours later, a train operator was the victim of a similar attack in lower Manhattan, police sources said.
Discussion: Fox News Insider, MILO and Mediaite
Kathleen Gray / Detroit Free Press:
The numbers are in: Trump wins Michigan by 10,704  —  In the closest race for president in Michigan's history, Republican Donald Trump is hanging on to a 10,704 vote win over Democrat Hillary Clinton.  —  The Michigan Secretary of State posted results Wednesday that were submitted …
Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
Trump to Accept Inauguration Funds From Corporations and Big Donors  —  WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump will allow corporations and wealthy individuals to make large donations to fund the activities surrounding his inauguration, complicating his promise to eliminate special interests from influencing his government.
Discussion: The Hill
Rebecca Traister / New York Magazine:
Blaming Clinton's Base for Her Loss Is the Ultimate Insult  —  To say that the past two weeks — past two months, and perhaps two years — have been punishing for America's women and people of color is surely an understatement.  —  During the presidential campaign, many Americans …
 
 
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Reuters:
Mexican cement maker ready to help Trump build border wall
Discussion: RT and Washington Times
Ari Natter / Bloomberg:
Perry Bid for Trump Cabinet Raises Criticism Over Pipeline Role
Discussion: The Daily Caller
ABC News:
Trump Releases Thanksgiving Video Message
Discussion: Politico
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Democrats Prepare to Enjoy the Holidays
Nikita Vladimirov / The Hill:
Soros pledges $10M to fight hate crimes
Discussion: twitchy.com and New York Times
Kristin Salaky / Talking Points Memo:
NY Lawmaker Names Bill To Ban Conversion Therapy After Mike Pence
Discussion: WBFO and Towleroad
 Earlier Items: 
Ian Kullgren / Politico:
Obama appears to take shot at Trump during turkey pardon
Discussion: Vox
Judy Kurtz / The Hill:
Sanders: Difficult to discuss ‘serious issues’ in current media
Joe Concha / The Hill:
Scarborough: Obama came in as ‘Black Jesus’
Discussion: RedState
CBS News:
Nikki Haley is Trump's pick for U.S. ambassador to U.N.
Discussion: WCCO | CBS Minnesota
Charleston Gazette-Mail:
Police: East End shooter said ‘another piece of trash off the street’
Discussion: AOL and The Root
 

 
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David Weston / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft estimates that CrowdStrike's update affected 8.5M Windows devices, or less than 1% of all Windows machines

Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Indian crypto exchange WazirX has “temporarily” paused trading activities days after it suspended customer withdrawals after losing ~$230M in a security breach

Steven Levy / Wired:
A look at Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz's self-interested Trump support, including the “final straw”, a Biden proposal to tax unrealized capital gains at 25%

 
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