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12:45 AM ET, November 19, 2018

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Anthony Man / Sun-Sentinel:
Brenda Snipes submits her resignation as Broward elections supervisor  —  Broward Supervisor of Elections Dr. Brenda C. Snipes waves goodbye to the media, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, at the Broward Supervisor of Elections office in Lauderhill.  Broward County reported their recount results with 52 minutes to spare Sunday.
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Brenda Snipes / NBC 6 South Florida:
Brenda Snipes Submits Resignation as Broward County Supervisor of Elections  —  Brenda Snipes has submitted her resignation as the Broward County supervisor of elections.  —  A representative of Snipes confirmed the news to NBC 6 on Sunday.  —  Snipes became the Broward County supervisor …
Ema O'Connor / BuzzFeed News:   “A Separate Standard”: Voters In Florida Say Disability And Age Can Erase Your Vote
Paul Sonne / Washington Post:
Trump suggests venerated Navy SEAL commander should have found bin Laden faster  —  President Trump derided retired Adm. William H. McRaven as a “Hillary Clinton fan” and an “Obama backer” and suggested that the venerated former head of U.S. Special Operations Command should have apprehended Osama bin Laden faster.
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Associated Press:
Finland's president rakes memory for source of Trump remark  —  HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's president isn't sure where U.S. President Donald Trump got the idea that raking is part of his country's routine for managing its substantial forests.  —  Trump told reporters Saturday while visiting …
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Remy Smidt / BuzzFeed News:   People From Finland Collectively Said “Excuse Me?”  After Trump Said The Country Rakes Its Forest To Prevent Fires
Nick Anderson / Washington Post:
Bloomberg gives Johns Hopkins a record $1.8 billion for student financial aid  —  Former New York mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced Sunday he is giving a record $1.8 billion to Johns Hopkins University to support student financial aid at his alma mater and make its admissions process “forever need-blind.”
Discussion: New York Times
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Michael R. Bloomberg / New York Times:
Why I'm Giving $1.8 Billion for College Financial Aid
Discussion: Baltimore Sun and NPR
Kimberly Hefling / Politico:
Potential 2020 candidate Bloomberg gives $1.8B to Johns Hopkins
Douglas Belkin / Wall Street Journal:   Michael Bloomberg to Give Johns Hopkins Record $1.8 Billion
Richard L. Hasen / Slate:
Why Democrats Should Not Call the Georgia Governor's Race “Stolen”  —  There are three important reasons to cool this rhetoric, despite Brian Kemp's odious voter suppression efforts.  —  Many Democrats are understandably angry about efforts to suppress the vote in Georgia and elsewhere in the 2018 midterm elections.
Discussion: Wonkette and Washington Press
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Zachary Warmbrodt / Politico:
Abrams plans to run again
Discussion: Breitbart
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
With Facebook at ‘War,’ Zuckerberg Adopts More Aggressive Style  —  New approach causes turmoil, driving several key executives from the company and creating tensions with longtime Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg  —  Mark Zuckerberg gathered roughly 50 of his top lieutenants earlier …
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Trump Says He's Unlikely to Sit for Interview in Russia Investigation  —  President Trump said in an interview aired Sunday that he most likely would not sit for an interview with the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, asserting that “we've wasted enough time on this witch hunt and the answer is, probably, we're finished.”
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Allan Smith / NBC News:
Trump says Whitaker is right about Russia probe and won't sit with Mueller for interview
Will Bunch / Philly.com:
Why the blood of a 1955 Mississippi murder drenches today's U.S. Senate race  —  The cold-blooded killing of Lamar Smith — which occurred in broad daylight before a crowd of people outside the Lincoln County Courthouse in Brookhaven, Miss., on Aug. 13, 1955 — is still considered an unsolved murder …
Los Angeles Times:
California fire: What started as a tiny brush fire became the state's deadliest wildfire.  Here's how … Before there was a spark, there was the wind.  —  On the morning of Nov. 8, as the sun rose over the isolated mountains in the Sierra Nevada, gale-force winds tore through the canyon.
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Hailey Branson-Potts / Los Angeles Times:   California fires: For one man in the Camp fire evacuation zone, caring for animals and checking properties keep him busy
Adam Schefter / ESPN:
Source: Browns want to interview Condoleezza Rice for head-coaching job  —  Browns general manager John Dorsey said last week that he was open to hiring a woman as Cleveland's next head coach, and one prominent name is on the team's wish list to interview.  —  The Browns would like to …
CBS News:
California wildfires: Nearly 1,300 unaccounted for in Camp Fire - live updates  —  The death toll from the Camp Fire in Northern California increased Saturday to 76, while the number of people unaccounted for reached 1,276.  The blaze is now 60 percent contained after consuming more than 149,500 acres.
Discussion: CNN, Gizmodo, TMZ.com and Mediaite
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Sudhin Thanawala / Associated Press:   Searchers in California wildfire step up efforts before rain
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / New York Times:
If Not Pelosi, Who?  The Question Hovers Over a Simmering Rebellion  —  WASHINGTON — What if House Democrats tried to stage a coup and nobody showed up?  —  That is the predicament facing Democrats as a quiet rebellion simmers in their ranks to block Representative Nancy Pelosi of California from being speaker.
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
The Ultimate Fake News  —  Fake news is a serious problem in our political life.  I'm not referring to a pathetically small number of Facebook ads bought by Russian provocateurs.  I'm talking about the fake news that was paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Edward-Isaac Dovere / The Atlantic:
How the Democrats Took Back Michigan  —  DETROIT—Gretchen Whitmer had her red water bottle with the Wonder Woman logo.  Debbie Stabenow was touching up her makeup.  Dana Nessel was up front, sitting with her wife, right behind the stack of boxed salads that was the food for the day.
New York Times:
Tests Showed Children Were Exposed to Lead.  The Official Response: Challenge the Tests  —  For at least two decades, the New York City Housing Authority routinely disputed tests that revealed lead in its apartments.  Private landlords almost never do this.
Khorri Atkinson / Axios:
Bill Nelson concedes Florida Senate race to Rick Scott  —  Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson conceded the highly contested Florida Senate race to Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott, according to a statement from Scott.  After rounds of recounts in the state, Scott maintained a lead of about 10,000 votes.
Discussion: ABC News, Breitbart and Washington Post
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Washington Post:
Democrat Bill Nelson concedes to Rick Scott in Florida race for Senate
 
 
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New York Times:
‘Hell on Earth’: The First 12 Hours of California's Deadliest Wildfire
Paul Mirengoff / Power Line:
Another baseless shot at Matt Whitaker
Lizzie Johnson / San Francisco Chronicle:
A fire, a newborn baby and a pact: Tales of survival from Paradise
Jimmy Vielkind / Wall Street Journal:
No Longer Leading State Senate, Republicans Plan to Go on Attack
Eric Bradner / CNN:
Democrats seek to turn Hyde-Smith's comments into a surge in black turnout in Mississippi Senate runoff
Axios:
Scoop: Trump, top advisers to meet about launch of Middle East peace plan
 Earlier Items: 
Daily Mail:
The DOG accused of a hate crime after fouling outside a home in just one of 2,500 cases probed over two years
Discussion: LewRockwell
Kelly Weill / The Daily Beast:
Inside the Flat Earth Conference, Where the World's Oldest Conspiracy Theory Is Hot Again
Discussion: Raw Story
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
Et Tu Jim Mattis?
Sabrina Tavernise / New York Times:
These Americans Are Done With Politics
Discussion: Althouse
Reid Wilson / The Hill:
Rise of big cities push Texas to swing-state territory — maybe by 2020
Stanley B. Greenberg / New York Times:
Trump Is Beginning to Lose His Grip
Discussion: The Mahablog
Isabel Vincent / New York Post:
The Obamas are ‘Becoming’ a billion-dollar brand
Eli Saslow / Washington Post:
‘Nothing on this page is real’: How lies become truth in online America