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1:10 AM ET, May 16, 2018

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MJ Lee / CNN:
Qatari investor confirms he attended Trump Tower meetings in 2016  —  Washington (CNN)A Qatari investor referenced in a series of tweets from Michael Avenatti this week confirmed to CNN through a spokesperson on Tuesday that he did attend meetings at Trump Tower in December 2016.
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Josh Boswell / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: Michael Cohen ‘asked Qatari investor for millions of dollars’ which he said he would ‘pass to Trump family members’ at Trump Tower meeting - and Qatar's foreign minister was there too … - Donald Trump's personal attorney is facing new claims that he asked for millions in cash …
Discussion: Washington Press
Jeremy Stahl / Slate:
Michael Cohen's Meetings With Michael Flynn and a Qatari Diplomat Might Be the Key to Unlocking the Steele Dossier
Discussion: Washington Press
Steve Cortes / Washington Examiner:
Trump's winning streak rivals one of the greatest streaks in sports  —  John Wooden, perhaps the best basketball coach of all-time, once led his UCLA Bruins to 88 straight wins over three seasons in the early 1970s, still an NCAA men's record.  That streak, plus 10 national championships …
Discussion: Washington Post
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Yonhap News Agency:
(LEAD) N. Korea cancels high-level talks with S. Korea over military drill
Heather Long / Washington Post:
Just about everything is odd about Trump's support of Chinese firm ZTE
Nyshka Chandran / CNBC:
North Korea casts doubt on Trump summit, rejects denuclearization: Reuters, citing North Korean news agency
CNN:
Sources: Trump sought to evacuate military families from South Korea before Olympics
Discussion: BostonGlobe.com and Task & Purpose
Anna Fifield / Washington Post:
North Korea threatens to cancel summit with Trump over military drills
New York Times:
Pennsylvania Primary Election Results  —  Tuesday's primaries are the first test of Pennsylvania's new districts, drawn in response to a court order that deemed the old map unconstitutional for its gerrymandering in favor of Republicans.  The new map is more favorable to Democrats …
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New York Times:
Nebraska Primary Election Results  —  Gov. Pete Ricketts and Senator Deb Fischer, both Republicans, are running for re-election in Nebraska, a deep-red state where they will probably prevail in November.  —  Read more  —  Voters are also choosing their candidates for a competitive House seat …
Discussion: Omaha World-Herald and Daily Kos
Gillian McGoldrick / Morning Call:
John Fetterman takes historic win over incumbent lieutenant governor Mike Stack
Discussion: The Daily Beast
New York Times:
Tantalizing Testimony From a Top Trump Aide Sets Off a Search for Proof  —  WASHINGTON — The White House official had a startling assertion: He thought he had received an email in the first half of 2016 alerting the Trump campaign that Russia had damaging information about Hillary Clinton.
New York Times:
Justice Department and F.B.I. Are Investigating Cambridge Analytica  —  WASHINGTON — The Justice Department and the F.B.I. are investigating Cambridge Analytica, the now-defunct political data firm, and have sought to question former employees and banks that handled its business …
Eric Geller / Politico:
White House eliminates top cyber adviser post  —  The Trump administration has eliminated the White House's top cyber policy role, jettisoning a key position created during the Obama presidency to harmonize the government's overall approach to cybersecurity policy and digital warfare.
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John Harwood / CNBC:   President Trump shrinks from another fight with China
New York Times:   White House Eliminates Cybersecurity Coordinator Role
Lorraine Woellert / Politico:
Trump files ethics disclosure, which could shed light on Stormy Daniels payment  —  President Donald Trump met a deadline to file his annual ethics statement on Tuesday, a document that could shed light on his net worth and his financial relationship with an adult film actress.
Discussion: ABC News
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The Guardian:
Revealed: Ecuador spent millions on spy operation for Julian Assange  —  Exclusive: Files show at least $5m went on activities including spying on guests at London embassy  —  Ecuador bankrolled a multimillion-dollar spy operation to protect and support Julian Assange in its central London embassy …
Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed:
The Newest Star Of The Trump Movement Ran A Trump-Bashing Publication — Less Than Two Years Ago  —  A rising star on the right, Owens was CEO of a site that compared Trump to Hitler and speculated that he has a small penis.  —  Even by the whiplash-inducing standards of Trumpworld, Candace Owens' rise has been fast.
Discussion: Mediaite
Shane Harris / Washington Post:
U.S. identifies suspect in major leak of CIA hacking tools … The U.S. government has identified a suspect in the leak last year of a large portion of the CIA's computer hacking arsenal, the cyber tools the agency had used to conduct espionage operations overseas, according to interviews and public documents.
Washington Post:
Trump administration preparing to shelter migrant children on military bases  —  The Trump administration is making preparations to warehouse migrant children on military bases, according to Defense Department communications, the latest sign the government is moving forward with plans to split up families who cross the border illegally.
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter Is Going To Limit The Visibility Of Tweets From People Behaving Badly  —  Act like a jerk, and Twitter will start limiting how often your tweets show up.  —  On Tuesday, Twitter announced a massive change to the way its conversations will work, evaluating not just the content of individual tweets …
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Will Oremus / Slate:
Twitter Will Start Hiding Tweets That “Detract From the Conversation”
Discussion: The Verge, NewsBusters, Gizmodo and Twitter
Nicole Radzievich / Morning Call:
John Morganelli concedes PA-7 primary contest to Susan Wild  —  Democrat congressional candidate Susan Wild waves to supporters as she arrives on election night at Louie's restaurant in south Allentown on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.  Wild is one of six running for the Democratic nomination …
Washington Post:
Metro will stay open later for Caps-Lightning Games 3 and 4 — thanks partly to ... Qatar? … Metro announced early Monday morning that it will extend service by one hour Tuesday night to accommodate fans attending Game 3 of the Stanley Cup playoffs' Eastern Conference finals between the Capitals and Tampa Bay Lightning.
Discussion: Townhall
New York Times:
Tom Wolfe, Pyrotechnic Nonfiction Writer and Novelist, Dies at 87  —  Tom Wolfe, an innovative journalist whose technicolor, wildly punctuated prose brought to life the worlds of California surfers, car customizers, astronauts and Manhattans moneyed status-seekers in works like …
Paul Gattis / al.com:
Gay Alabama lawmaker suggests governor is lesbian; Ivey calls it ‘disgusting lie’  —  Patricia Todd, Alabama's only openly gay state legislator, posted comments on social media Tuesday night suggesting that Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is gay.  —  Todd, who is not seeking re-election to office this year …
Paul Waldman / Washington Post:
Why Democrats can't win the ‘respect’ of Trump voters … In the endless search for the magic key that Democrats can use to unlock the hearts of white people who vote Republican, the hot new candidate is “respect.”  If only they cast off their snooty liberal elitism and show respect to people …
Clint Hendler / Mother Jones:
Two Socialists In Pennsylvania Just Won Victories Democrats Can't Ignore  —  Statehouse wins highlight the Democratic Socialists of America's growing electoral power. … Dom Costa was first elected to Pennsylvania's statehouse nearly a decade ago.  Paul Costa joined the same body 10 years earlier.
Catherine Rampell / Washington Post:
This is what a death spiral looks like … This is what the start of a death spiral looks like.  —  Three states have announced preliminary 2019 premium-rate requests for Obamacare individual-market policies, and the numbers don't look good.  —  In Virginia, the first state out of the gate …
Ian Schwartz / RealClearPolitics:
Steve Schmidt: Trump Has “Blood On His Hands” For Jerusalem Embassy, Trying To Stave Off Midterm Loss  —  Republican strategist and campaign veteran Steve Schmidt, who two days before the 2016 U.S. presidential election told then-candidate Donald Trump to prepare a concession speech …
Discussion: Power Line and Politico
Stephen Hobbs / Sun-Sentinel:
Parkland school cop Scot Peterson gets $8,702 a month in pension  —  Broward Sheriff's deputy Scot Peterson resigned after public criticism from Sheriff Scott Israel for not confronting the Florida school gunman on Feb. 14.  —  South Florida Sun Sentinel  —  Privacy Policy
Discussion: New York Times and Daily Wire
Kendall Breitman / NBC News:
Trump-voting crab town left shell-shocked by his visa changes  —  HOOPERS ISLAND, Md. — This community voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump.  But now his immigration changes are killing its livelihood — legendary crabs that are a mainstay of the local economy and a regional delicacy.
Discussion: The Week
Niall Stanage / The Hill:
The Memo: Elizabeth Warren steals show at 2020 audition  —  Democratic jockeying for the 2020 presidential race was on full display Tuesday as a host of likely contenders addressed liberal activists in Washington.  —  It was Sen. Elizabeth Warren  —  (D-Mass.) who ultimately won …
Discussion: Political Wire
Sarah Lyall / New York Times:
For Meghan Markle's American Family, a Relentless U.K. Glare  —  It is notoriously hard to escape your background in Britain, no matter how successful you are or how much your life has diverged from that of your relatives.  And so the British tabloids have for some months been treating …
CNN:
Trump's lawyer falsely claimed in 2017 interview that Trump Organization had no recent activity in Russia  —  (CNN)President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, claimed in a January 2017 interview that the Trump Organization had no recent relationship with Russia …
Amber Athey / The Daily Caller:
CNN's Cillizza Tweets GIF Of Crosshairs Over Image Of President Trump  —  CNN editor-at-large Chris Cillizza posted a gif containing crosshairs over the image of President Trump on Tuesday.  —  The original tweet read, “Donald Trump, pointing to heavens to commemorate police officers killed …
Los Angeles Times:
USC let a gynecologist continue treating students despite years of misconduct allegations  —  For nearly 30 years, the University of Southern California's student health clinic had one full-time gynecologist: Dr. George Tyndall.  Tall and garrulous with distinctive jet black hair …
Discussion: New York Times
Victor Davis Hanson / National Review:
The Nature of Progressive Insensitivity  —  Why do so many famous social-justice crusaders turn out to be racist and sexist?  —  Former vice president Joe Biden is back in the news yet again.  For a second time, he seems surprised that poor residents of the inner city are capable of doing sophisticated jobs:
 
 
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Victor Davis Hanson / American Greatness:
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CBS Dallas:
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Halimah Abdullah / ABC News:
LIVE: Key test for ‘pink wave’ power in Tuesday's primaries
Discussion: Politico
Steve Contorno / Tampa Bay Times:
Publix is supporting Adam Putnam's run for governor like no politician before
Discussion: The Capitolist and Splinter
Seung Min Kim / Washington Post:
'That's not what we do': Republicans balk at confronting Trump over McCain smear
Discussion: Weekly Standard, Political Wire and NPR
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The Onion:
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Discussion: NewsBusters
Nina Siegal / New York Times:
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Discussion: Jezebel
Jerry Iannelli / Miami New Times:
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Washington Post:
Key Democrat backs Haspel for CIA director after she says interrogation program should not have been started
John Parkinson / ABC News:
Disgraced former congressman Blake Farenthold won't repay $84K sexual harassment settlement