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Elliot Hannon

Writer, The Slatest News Blog — Slate

Writing for @Slate. Previously covered India for @NPRNews & @TIME.

New York Times says Moscow bureau targeted for cyberattack.

slate.com — After CNN spent the afternoon reporting that the New York Times' computer systems had been breached by hackers allegedly working for Russian intelligence-to which the Times said it was unaware-the Times followed up Tuesday evening reporting that its Moscow bureau had been the target of a cyberattack earlier this month, but there was no indication that it had been successful.

Stanford bans hard alcohol months after high-profile sexual assault case.

slate.com — In the wake of the high-profile sexual assault conviction of Brock Turner this summer, Stanford University stiffened its alcohol policy this week and barred hard alcohol for undergraduates on campus in an effort to "reduce [its] availability and accessibility."

Melania Trump hires lawyer who bankrupted Gawker.

slate.com — The media scrutiny of Donald Trump has intensified since the convention and that scrutiny has spilled over, dousing the rest of the Trump family of late. Melania Trump, for example, has had her immigration status when she first came to the U.S.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe restores voting rights to 13,000 felons.

slate.com — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Monday restored voting rights to 13,000 felons in the state who have completed their sentences, as part of his ongoing battle with the state legislature over a larger legal push to allow roughly 200,000 more individuals convicted of felonies to vote.

Russian Hackers tried “DC Leaks” site for emails before WikiLeaks.

slate.com — It's long been speculated that the Russian hackers widely speculated to have swiped tens of thousands of emails from the DNC still had more documents to dump. Now it appears the scope of the hack is much larger than originally thought, the New York Times reports, with the email accounts of as many as 100 Democratic Party officials and groups, like Democratic Governors' Association, also being infiltrated.

Ethiopian swimmer Robel Kiros Habte totally deserved to be in the Olympics.

slate.com — One year ago, nearly to the day, Ethiopian swimmer Robel Kiros Habte plunged into the pool in a preliminary heat of the 100-meter freestyle at the world championships in Russia. By the time he stopped swimming-1 minute, 4.41 seconds later-Habte had clocked the 115 th best time of the 115 swimmers in the competition.

This freaking guy climbs Trump Tower using suction cups.

slate.com — On Wednesday afternoon, America got fresh dollop of crazy to help take its mind off things, when a climber attempted to scale the outside of Trump Tower in Manhattan using suction cups and a climbing harness.

DOJ report finds Baltimore police routinely violate constitutional rights.

slate.com — The Department of Justice has wrapped up its civil rights investigation into the Baltimore police; the 163-page report of the agency's findings is expected to be released on Wednesday and it appears to be damning. The city's police force was found to flaunt the constitutional rights of Baltimore's predominantly black residents, making unlawful stops and using excessive force.

Paul Ryan overcomes late Trump Twitter meddling to win Republican primary.

slate.com — House Speaker Paul Ryan was able to overcome Donald Trump's late meddling in his primary race, beating overmatched businessman Paul Nehlen in the Republican primary Tuesday in Ryan's southeastern Wisconsin congressional district. Early returns showed the Speaker of the House snagging 80+ pecent of the vote.

Republican Senator Susan Collins will not vote for Donald Trump.

slate.com — On Monday, Maine Senator Susan Collins announced she is the latest Republican defection from Team Trump. Collins laid out the reasons that she would not be voting for her party's nominee in an oped in the Washington Post Monday.
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Aug 23, 2016

@JoshVoorhees In fairness, who knew that loons had such closing kick.

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