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9:30 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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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.
Thomas Gibbons-Neff / Washington Post:
First U.S. service member killed in Syria fighting the Islamic State
Discussion: 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.
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.”
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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Anita Gates / New York Times:
Florence Henderson, Upbeat Mom of ‘The Brady Bunch,’ Dies at 82  —  Florence Henderson, who began her career as an ingénue soprano in stage musicals in the 1950s but made a more lasting impression on television, as the perky 1970s sitcom mom on “The Brady Bunch,” died Thursday.  She was 82.
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.
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 …
Discussion: USA Today
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 …
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 …
 
 
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New York Times:
One by One, ISIS Social Media Experts Are Killed as Result of F.B.I. Program
David B. Larter / Navy Times:
The commander of this Navy warship walked off the job
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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
Sarah Knapton / Climate Depot:
Antarctic Sea Ice Has Not Shrunk In 100 Years
Discussion: Telegraph and ScienceAlert
 Earlier Items: 
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
Joe Marusak / The Charlotte Observer:
Muslim kindergarten student assaulted by teacher at CMS elementary school, civil rights group claims
Discussion: Oliver Willis
 

 
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Kate Rogers / CNBC:
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