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11:35 AM ET, November 26, 2016

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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.
Talking Points Memo:
Fidel Castro Dead at 90  —  HAVANA (AP) — Former President Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S. presidents during his half century rule, has died at age 90.  —  Castro's reign over the island-nation 90 miles …
Elliot Smilowitz / The Hill:
Putin: Castro was a ‘reliable friend of Russia’  —  Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday offered his condolences to Cuba after the announcement of Fidel Castro's death at 90.  —  “The name of this outstanding statesman is considered to be a symbol of an era in the modern history of the world …
Discussion: alan.com
Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen:
Ros-Lehtinen Comments on Death of Fidel Castro  —  Miami, Florida - Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Chairman Emeritus of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Chair of the House Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, commented today on the death of the dictator Fidel Castro:
Washington Post:
Fidel Castro, Cuban dictator, dies at 90 … Fidel Castro, whose Cuban revolution turned his Caribbean island into a potent symbol of the world's greatest ideological and economic divides of the 20th century, has died, Cuban state media announced late Friday.  He was 90.
Discussion: Power Line and Hot Air
New York Times:
In Havana, Castro's Death Lays Bare a Generation Gap
Discussion: Althouse
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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David E. Sanger / New York Times:
U.S. Officials Defend Integrity of Vote, Despite Hacking Fears  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said on Friday that despite Russian attempts to undermine the presidential election, it has concluded that the results “accurately reflect the will of the American people.”
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 …
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Historic recount will have to move quickly
Discussion: Political Wire
Rachel Stockman / Law News:
Jill Stein Can't ‘Guarantee’ Money Will Go to Recount, Changes $$$ Goal
Tom LoBianco / CNN:
Green Party files for Wisconsin recount, audit
Discussion: Morning Call and Heat Street
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.
Discussion: BuzzFeed, alan.com and RedState
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Daily Mail:
‘We got some Hillary b****es on here?’ …
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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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 …
Chelsea Hawkins / Stand With Standing Rock:
Army Corp Closes Public Access to Oceti Sakowin Camp on Dec. 5th  —  Tribe calls on President Obama again to deny easement and honor treaty  —  Cannon Ball, N.D. — The following statement from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's Chairman, Dave Archambault II, can be quoted in part or in full.
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
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 …
Brent Baker / NewsBusters:
Journalists Hail Castro's Achievements, ‘George Washington,’ ‘Folk Hero to Most of Us’  —  Fidel Castro, who died late Friday night, was a tyrant who oppressed Cubans and brought misery to many for several decades and while much of the breaking news coverage emphasized that reality …
Discussion: BizPac Review
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.
 
 
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