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Report: Saudi Journalist Khashoggi's Remains Found  —  Sky News reports that his body had been cut up and his face ‘disfigured’  —  The remains of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi have been found, Sky News reported on Tuesday, with one source saying remains were found in the garden of the Saudi consul general's home.
Discussion: and Axios
Alex Crawford / Sky News:
Sky sources: Jamal Khashoggi's body parts found  —  Body parts belonging to murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi have been found, according to Sky sources.  —  Sources have told Sky News the writer had been “cut up” and his face “disfigured”.  —  One source also suggested Mr Khashoggi's remains …
Alan Rappeport / New York Times:
Saudi Crown Prince Gets Standing Ovation Despite Inquiries Into Khashoggi  —  RIYADH — Saudi Arabia's crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, received a standing ovation as he made an unannounced appearance at a global investment conference here on Tuesday, further clouding an event that has been thrown …
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Erdogan Says Saudis Planned Khashoggi's Killing, and Demands Answers  —  President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey laid out on Tuesday the Saudi planning of what he called the “premeditated murder” of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the country's consulate in Istanbul, and demanded that the Saudi suspects face justice in Turkey.
Megan Keller / The Hill:
Graham on Saudi Arabia: ‘I feel completely betrayed’  —  Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Monday he feels betrayed by Saudi Arabia over its handling of the death of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi.  —  “The relationship is important, but our values are more important,” Graham told CNN'S Manu Raju.
Mary Lee / Politico:
Turkish president claims Saudis planned for days to kill Khashoggi
Josh Lederman / NBC News:
Khashoggi met with crown prince's brother amid efforts to return him to Saudi Arabia
James A. Baker III / New York Times:   The Trump Administration's Hard Choices on Saudi Arabia
Washington Post:
Istanbul has felt like home for Arab exiles. Khashoggi's killing has them scared.
Discussion: Lawfare and Shakesville
New York Times:
At George Soros's Home in N.Y. Suburb, Explosive Device Is Found in Mailbox  —  The explosive device found in a mailbox at the home of George Soros, the billionaire philanthropist, on Monday afternoon was relatively small, a senior law enforcement official said on Tuesday.
New York Times:
Trump and G.O.P. Candidates Brandish Race and Immigration to Sway Close Election  —  President Trump on Monday sharply intensified a Republican campaign to frame the midterm elections as a battle over immigration and race, issuing a dark and factually baseless warning that “unknown Middle Easterners” …
Ted Hesson / Politico:
Why Trump is talking nonstop about the migrant caravan  —  Earlier this month, President Donald Trump's political team reviewed polling from congressional districts that were competitive in the 2016 election.  They showed that border protection, safeguarding immigration officers and standing …
Jessica Gresko / Associated Press:
Sandra Day O'Connor announces likely Alzheimer's diagnosis  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, announced Tuesday that she has the beginning stages of dementia, “probably Alzheimer's disease.”  —  The 88-year-old said in a public letter …
Discussion: Mediaite
Hugh Hewitt / Washington Post:
The Supreme Court's 30 years war is finally over
Discussion: Harvard Law Review
CNN:   Justice O'Connor announces she has been diagnosed with dementia, 'probably Alzheimer's'
David Wasserman / The Cook Political Report:
Ten Rating Changes as Democrats' Enthusiasm Edge Narrows and Fundraising Advantage Widens  —  Two weeks out, district-level polls reflect a House battleground gradually polarizing along the lines of the 2016 presidential race.  Democrats are maintaining leads over GOP opponents in upscale …
New York Times:
The Day John Kelly and Corey Lewandowski Squared Off Outside the Oval Office  —  An argument last February between the White House chief of staff, John F. Kelly, and Corey Lewandowski, an informal adviser to President Trump, turned into a physical altercation that required Secret Service intervention …
Justin Doom / ABC News:
Man accused of groping woman on flight: Trump 'says it's OK to grab women by their private parts'  —  A man arrested for allegedly touching a woman's breast on an airplane, according to court documents, told authorities “the president of the United States says it's OK to grab women by their private parts.”
Discussion: The Hill and POLITICUSUSA
Heidi Przybyla / NBC News:
Democrats find new ways to talk about entitlement cuts in campaign's closing days  —  A new report shows that GOP tax cuts cost the same as proposed entitlement cuts.  —  WASHINGTON — Democrats are seizing on a report detailing a nearly dollar-for-dollar balance between two decades …
Charles E. Schumer / USA Today:
Republican leader Mitch McConnell just made the case for a Democratic Senate
Discussion: Washington Post, The Nation and Vox
Frances Stead Sellers / Washington Post:
Confederate pride and prejudice  —  Some white Northerners see a flag rooted in racism as a symbol of patriotism  —  The property belongs to former mayor Greg Cler, who runs a car repair shop in this central Illinois village of 3,500 people.  Cler isn't from the South.
Discussion: Raw Story
Richard Fausset / New York Times:
Stacey Abrams Flag Burning Incident Surfaces on Eve of Georgia Debate
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
The hack gap: how and why conservative nonsense dominates American politics  —  Republicans have a huge strategic advantage in shaping the news.  —  In the fall of 2016, Hillary Clinton, asked at a fundraiser how she explained the political appeal of Donald Trump, said that …
Discussion: National Review
Julian E. Barnes / New York Times:
U.S. Begins First Cyberoperation Against Russia Aimed at Protecting Elections  —  WASHINGTON — The United States Cyber Command is targeting individual Russian operatives to try to deter them from spreading disinformation to interfere in elections, telling them that American operatives …
Jessie Van Berkel / Star Tribune:
Minnesota Poll: Doug Wardlow leads Keith Ellison in attorney general's race  —  Republican gained ground since last month's poll; about one in six Minnesota voters still undecided.  —  TEXT SIZE  —  Republican Doug Wardlow has pulled ahead of Democrat U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison in the race …
RELATED:   Poll: Wardlow moves ahead of Ellison in MN attorney general race
Abdul Hakim-Shabazz / IndyPolitics.Org:
Braun Has Slight Lead as Campaign Enters Home Stretch  —  An Indy Politics statewide scientific poll of 600 likely Hoosier voters shows Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike Braun entering the final stretch of the contest with a four-point lead over Democrat incumbent Joe Donnelly.
Discussion: NTK Network
Adam Wren / Politico:   How to Win Indiana  —  Middle America, or “the middle finger …
Caroline Orr / Shareblue Media:
Trump unleashes his inner dictator in horrifying fit of rage  —  Using rhetoric straight from the dictator's playbook, Trump offered up an apocalyptic vision of America at his rally Monday night.  —  Trump's authoritarian tendencies were on full display Monday night as he took the stage …
Discussion: BBC
Dominique Jackson / Raw Story:
'I'm a nationalist!':  Trump makes stunning confession he noted his aides warned him against  —  During President Donald Trump's rally in Houston, Texas, he claimed that he was a “nationalist.”  —  “A globalist is a person who wants that globe to do well, but frankly not caring about our country so much,” Trump said.
Discussion: Politico and Joe.My.God.
Brett Samuels / The Hill:
Trump: 'You know what I am? I'm a nationalist'
Discussion: HuffPost and Talking Points Memo
Reno Gazette-Journal:
12 Laxalt family members oppose Laxalt for Nevada governor.  Here's why, in their own words  —  The decision to write this column has not been an easy one for us.  We are writing as members of the Laxalt family who have spent our lives in Nevada, and feel compelled to protect our family name …
Fred Imbert / CNBC:
Dow plummets 500 points after disappointing earnings from Caterpillar and 3M  —  Stocks fell sharply on Tuesday as corporate results from Caterpillar and 3M disappointed investors.  —  The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 500 points, with Caterpillar and 3M as the biggest decliners.
Discussion: The Week
Kevin Rawlinson / The Guardian:
World's oldest intact shipwreck discovered in Black Sea  —  Archaeologists say the 23-metre vessel has lain undisturbed for more than 2,400 years  —  Play Video  —  Archaeologists have found what they believe to be the world's oldest intact shipwreck at the bottom of the Black Sea …
Carl Prine / Navy Times:
Second Navy SEAL charged in war crimes probe  —  Authorities in California on Thursday charged a second Navy SEAL in connection with an ongoing war crimes probe tied to the alleged stabbing execution of an Islamic State detainee in Iraq last year.  —  Although he wasn't present during …
Discussion: Task & Purpose
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Voter Registration Application Sent To Dallas Woman Who Died 29 Years Ago
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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Discussion: Daily Wire
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Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Joe.My.God.
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Wealthy students vastly outnumber poor at Harvard
Eli Lake / Bloomberg:
Rand Paul's Campaign to Appease Russia Comes to Congress
Discussion: USA Today
 Earlier Items: 
Barton Swaim / Weekly Standard:
Why Democrats Resort to Incivility
Michelle Goldberg / New York Times:
Attack of the Right-Wing Snowflakes
Mohammed Daraghmeh / Associated Press:
Human Rights Watch: Palestinians crush dissent with torture
Washington Post:
Battleground House districts remain close in new poll
Discussion: Vox, FiveThirtyEight and The Week
Alexi McCammond / Axios:
Republicans don't act like they're going to keep the House
Josh Hafner / USA Today:
‘Simply irresponsible’: Air Force spent $326,000 on coffee cups it kept breaking
Discussion: ThinkProgress