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12:30 PM 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 …
The White House:
Statement by the President on the Passing of Fidel Castro  —  At this time of Fidel Castro's passing, we extend a hand of friendship to the Cuban people.  We know that this moment fills Cubans - in Cuba and in the United States - with powerful emotions, recalling the countless ways …
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.
Harper Neidig / The Hill:
Rubio blasts Obama's ‘pathetic’ Castro statement  —  (R-Fla.) lashed out at President Obama on Saturday for not taking a harsher stance against Fidel Castro in a statement issued after the former Cuban leader's death.  —  “President Obama issued a pathetic statement on death of dictator #FidelCastro …
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:
miamiherald:
Cuban exiles pour onto Miami streets to celebrate Fidel Castro's death  —  Fidel Castro died, and Cuban Miami did what it does in times of community celebration: It spilled onto the streets of Little Havana — and Hialeah, and Kendall — to honk horns, bang pans, and set off more than a few fireworks …
Elliot Smilowitz / The Hill:
Putin: Castro was a ‘reliable friend of Russia’
Discussion: Politico and alan.com
New York Times:
In Havana, Castro's Death Lays Bare a Generation Gap
Discussion: Althouse
Washington Post:
Fidel Castro, Cuban dictator, dies at 90
Discussion: Power Line, Hot Air and The Week
Marc Erik Elias:
Listening and Responding To Calls for an Audit and Recount  —  Over the last few days, officials in the Clinton campaign have received hundreds of messages, emails, and calls urging us to do something, anything, to investigate claims that the election results were hacked and altered in a way to disadvantage Secretary Clinton.
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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 …
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.”
Rachel Stockman / Law News:
Jill Stein Can't ‘Guarantee’ Money Will Go to Recount, Changes $$$ Goal
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Historic recount will have to move quickly
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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.
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Daily Mail:
‘We got some Hillary b****es on here?’ …
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 …
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
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 …
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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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