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11:15 AM ET, November 25, 2016

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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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New York Times:
One by One, ISIS Social Media Experts Are Killed as Result of F.B.I. Program  —  WASHINGTON — In the summer of 2015, armed American drones over eastern Syria stalked Junaid Hussain, an influential hacker and recruiter for the Islamic State.  —  For weeks, Mr. Hussain was careful to keep …
Discussion: The Geller Report
Thomas Gibbons-Neff / Washington Post:
First U.S. service member killed in Syria fighting the Islamic State
Discussion: The Daily Caller and NPR
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.
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 …
James Rosen / miamiherald:
Since his election win, Trump has talked to Putin more than any other world leader  —  WASHINGTON  —  In the scarcely two weeks since Donald Trump's surprise victory over Hillary Clinton, he and Russian President Vladimir Putin have spoken at least twice by phone.  —  Their aides have had additional contacts.
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Electoral College must reject Trump unless he sells his business, top lawyers for Bush and Obama say  —  Ethics lawyers for the last two presidents are in agreement.  —  Members of the Electoral College should not make Donald Trump the next president unless his sells his companies and puts …
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.”
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.
NPR:
‘Brady Bunch’ Mom Florence Henderson Has Died  —  Florence Henderson, who went from Broadway star to become one of America's most beloved television moms in “The Brady Bunch,” has died, her manager and her publicist said.  She was 82.  —  Henderson died Thursday night at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center …
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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 …
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Cory Bennett / Politico:
Trump inspires scramble on spying powers  —  Tech and civil liberties advocates are imploring the Obama administration to rein in the government's massive surveillance apparatus before President-elect Donald Trump takes office, fearful he will carry out his campaign promises to register Muslims …
Discussion: Political Wire
Hal Habib / The Daily Dolphin:
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick praises Fidel Castro for investing in education  —  San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who caused a controversy early this season by wearing a T-shirt that contained an image of Fidel Castro, praised Castro's educational system …
 
 
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Richard Rubin / Wall Street Journal:
House GOP Business-Tax Plan Upends U.S. Policy, Bares Corporate Fault Lines
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Yahoo:
Terror gang was set to hit Paris on Dec 1: source
The American Interest:
Licensing Laws Continue to Drain U.S. Economy
Laura Hughes / Telegraph:
Brexit can be stopped, insists Tony Blair as he rules out return to frontline politics
Discussion: Sputnik International
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Sarah Knapton / Climate Depot:
Antarctic Sea Ice Has Not Shrunk In 100 Years
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Jessie Hellmann / The Hill:
Massachusetts college won't fly US flag on campus
Jessie Hellmann / The Hill:
New Yorker profile: Flynn broke ‘stupid’ rules during Army career
Discussion: RedState and Raw Story
Joe Marusak / The Charlotte Observer:
Muslim kindergarten student assaulted by teacher at CMS elementary school, civil rights group claims
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Matthew Keys / The Desk:
Federal prosecutors charge Marco Gaudino with one count of conspiracy for allegedly giving Tim Burke credentials to access systems used by Fox News and others

Aaron Fritschner / @fritschner:
[Thread] Uri Berliner's essay on NPR bias has significant problems, including verifiable falsehoods, flawed arguments, and questionable voter registration data

Dylan Byers / @dylanbyers:
Sources: former Disney TV chief Ben Sherwood and former Hearst Magazines exec Joanna Coles will buy a 49% stake in The Daily Beast; Barry Diller will retain 51%

 
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