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8:25 AM ET, November 26, 2016

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Amie Parnes / The Hill:
Obama urged Clinton to concede on election night  —  to persuade her to concede the White House on election night, according to a forthcoming book on Clinton's defeat.  —  Authors Amie Parnes, The Hill's senior White House correspondent, and Jonathan Allen cite three Clintonworld sources familiar …
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Michael Gerstein / Detroit News:
Mich. readies for presidential recount as cutoff looms  —  Lansing — Elections officials are preparing for a possible presidential election recount in Michigan that could begin as soon as next week, state Director of Elections Chris Thomas said Friday.  —  Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein …
Rachel Stockman / Law News:
Jill Stein Can't ‘Guarantee’ Money Will Go to Recount, Changes $$$ Goal  —  Before you donate to Green Party candidate Jill Stein's effort to demand a recount in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, you may want to read the fine print on her website.  So far, she has raised $4.8 million …
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
U.S. Officials Defend Integrity of Vote, Despite Hacking Fears
Discussion: Business Insider
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Historic recount will have to move quickly
Discussion: Political Wire
Tom LoBianco / CNN:
Green Party files for Wisconsin recount, audit
Discussion: Heat Street
Anthony DePalma / New York Times:
Fidel Castro, Cuban Revolutionary Who Defied U.S., Dies at 90  —  Mr. Castro brought the Cold War to the Western Hemisphere, bedeviled 11 American presidents and briefly pushed the world to the brink of nuclear war.  —  Fidel Castro, the fiery apostle of revolution who brought the Cold War …
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BBC:
Cuba's Fidel Castro, former president, dies aged 90  —  Fidel Castro, Cuba's former president and leader of the Communist revolution, has died aged 90, state TV has announced.  —  It provided no further details.  —  Fidel Castro ruled Cuba as a one-party state for almost half a century …
Glenn Garvin / miamiherald:
Fidel Castro is dead  —  Fidel Castro, who towered over his Caribbean island for nearly five decades, a shaggy-bearded figure in combat fatigues whose long shadow spread across Latin America and the world, is dead at age 90.  His brother Raul announcedthe death late Friday night.
New York Times:
In Havana, Castro's Death Lays Bare a Generation Gap  —  HAVANA — The nightclubs shut down early and the young people, dressed for a night out, spilled into the darkened streets.  —  Some had already been told the news, called by loved ones watching state television at home.
Discussion: Althouse
Talking Points Memo:
Fidel Castro Dead at 90
The Independent:
CNN denies airing 30 minutes of hardcore porn  —  CNN denied airing 30 minutes of inappropriate content on Thursday night after initially blaming local cable television provider RCN for the mishap, the network clarified on Friday.  “The RCN cable operator in Boston aired inappropriate content …
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Madeline Schmitt / KRQE-TV:
Picture captures person accosting woman wearing hijab at Smith's  —  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - It was an unpleasant experience for Smith's shoppers in Albuquerque Wednesday morning, particularly for a woman wearing a hijab, when another customer accosted her.
Harold Pollack / The Reality-Based Community:
The Democrats' biggest mistakes  —  Over Twitter, Kevin Drum asked me to identify the Democrats' three biggest mistakes. … I have mixed feelings about answering that question.  When a comprehensively dishonorable and unfit demagogue ascends to the presidency, all the traditional gatekeepers …
Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
Trump's presidency, overseas business deals and relations with foreign governments could all become intertwined  —  Days after Donald Trump's election victory, a news agency in the former Soviet republic of Georgia reported that a long-stalled plan for a Trump-branded tower in a seaside Georgian resort town was now back on track.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Vox
Dan Evon / New Urban Legends:
Ivanka Trump Said If Donald Trump Wasn't Her Father, She Would ‘Mace’ Him?  —  A quote purportedly from Donald Trump's daughter actually seems to have originated in a comedy bit.  —  CLAIM: Ivanka Trump said that she would “mace” her “father” during an appearance on a talk show.  —  FALSE
Discussion: AOL, RedState, The Hill, TheBlaze and Boing Boing
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Can the Democratic Party rise again?  Yes — and here's the first big thing to watch.  —  If you care about whether the Democratic Party can rebuild itself anytime soon out of the smoking wreckage left behind by the disastrous 2016 elections, something very important is happening a lot sooner than you think.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Paulina Firozi / The Hill:
Trump supporter calls passengers ‘Hillary b—  es’ during rant on plane  —  supporter yelled at fellow passengers on a Delta flight on Tuesday night, calling some people “Hillary bitches.”  —  “Didn't take long to notice that I'm back in 'Merica...,” a Facebook user captioned the 45-second video.
Eric Chenoweth / Washington Post:
Americans keep looking away from the election's most alarming story  —  Eric Chenoweth is co-director of the Institute for Democracy in Eastern Europe.  —  In assessing Donald Trump's presidential victory, Americans continue to look away from this election's most alarming story …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Annie Karni / Politico:
Ingraham wants to be more than just Trump's flack  —  Laura Ingraham doesn't want to be just another flack.  —  The popular conservative radio talk show host is willing to accept the position of White House press secretary in Donald Trump's administration, but she wants a bigger title …
Discussion: Hullabaloo, Mediaite and Political Wire
Washington Times:
Author dies after diagnosing himself with ‘Post-Trump Stress Disorder’  —  Acclaimed author Jeff Gillenkirk died of a heart attack this week, two days after publication of his final article, “The New PTSD: Post-Trump Stress Disorder.”  —  Gillenkirk, 67, suffered the heart attack Tuesday …
WTTG-TV:
Domino's training reindeer to deliver pizzas in Japan  —  (FoxNews.com) - Domino's is taking a page out of Santa's book on efficient winter transportation.  —  The global pizza chain, which has already invested in high-tech delivery methods like autonomous robots, drones, “zero-click” …
 
 
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Nicholas Casey / New York Times:
Hungry Venezuelans Flee in Boats to Escape Economic Collapse
Discussion: Althouse
Andrew Gumbel / The Guardian:
Doctors see a new condition among immigrant children: fear of Trump
Discussion: Common Dreams
Mathew Ingram / Fortune:
No, Russian Agents Are Not Behind Every Piece of Fake News You See
Daily Mail:
Trump transition aides mull asking Mitt Romney to issue public APOLOGY for calling Trump 'phony …
Discussion: Vox Popoli and alan.com
Shachar Peled / CNN:
E-cigarette explodes in man's pants, attorney says
Discussion: TheBlaze and Fox News Insider
 Earlier Items: 
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Japan plans supercomputer to leap into technology future
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Arizona Republic:
Grandma's accidental Thanksgiving invite makes for memorable meal
Discussion: CBS Baltimore and CBS Sacramento
Kimberly Hefling / Politico:
Trump's education secretary pick supported anti-gay causes
Jim Smith / Butler Eagle Online:
Police say dad apparently overdoses with son in car
Discussion: Raw Story and CBS Pittsburgh
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Trump taps K.T. McFarland to be deputy national security adviser
Discussion: Breitbart, Washington Post and The Week