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Assange, Russia, and the DNC hack, who meant to do what with the emails.

slate.com — The DNC was hacked last year and on Friday WikiLeaks released nearly 20,000 DNC emails, just ahead of the Democratic convention. That much we know; everything else is still conjecture, but there is a consensus starting to form around certain parts of the DNC hack story.

Bernie Sanders moves to nominate Hillary Clinton by voice vote.

slate.com — In a symbolic and poignant move, Bernie Sanders moved to end the roll call vote and nominate Hillary Clinton as the party's nominee. The timing was cle ...

Man kills at least 15 in Japan during stabbing attack at center for the disabled.

slate.com — The world is a horrible place news alert: A man in Japan was arrested after stabbing and killing 15 people and injuring 45 more at a center for disable ...

Independent Bloomberg to endorse Hillary Clinton during primetime convention speech.

slate.com — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will endorse Hillary Clinton during a primetime speech at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night.

DNC chairwoman Wasserman Schultz out as convention head after email leak.

slate.com — Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is out as chair of next week's Democratic convention in the wake of leaked DNC emails that appear to show the party was partial to a Clinton nomination. The embattled party head "will not have a major speaking role or preside over daily convention proceedings this week," according to CNN.

Trump Advisor Lt. Gen. Flynn apologizes for retweeting anti-semitic comment.

slate.com — Team Trump clearly has support from the fringes of society-you know, your white supremacists and anti-Semites. As if that weren't a big enough problem, Trump and his supporters and surrogates continue to give a platform to such views, particularly on social media. On Sunday, it was retired Lt. Gen.

IOC decides against blanket Olympic ban for Russia despite widespread, state-run doping.

slate.com — The International Olympic Committee ruled Sunday that Russian athletes will be able to compete in the Rio Olympics next month, despite evidence of a widespread, state-run doping program. While not imposing a blanket ban on all Russian athletes, the IOC decision lays out specific, more stringent criteria for the roughly 400 Russians scheduled to participate in Rio.

Clinton-Kaine debut was notable for being what the RNC was not optimistic and orderly.

slate.com — The Clinton-Kaine ticket officially went live on Saturday afternoon in Florida with the campaign's formal introduction of Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as Clinton's choice for VP. The event was largely an exercise in political stagecraft, but coming on the heels of the Republican convention, the appearance of order was noticeable, if only because of its stark contrast to the aura of chaos that accompanies Donald Trump.

ISIS claims responsibility for suicide bombing attack killing dozens in Kabul.

slate.com — ISIS has claimed responsibility for two explosions at a peaceful demonstration in Afghanistan Saturday that killed dozens of people and wounded hundreds more. The Afghan government said at least 80 people were killed and 231 injured by a pair of suicide bombers who detonated explosives in the middle of a march by Afghanistan's minority Hazara community in Kabul.

German officials say Munich attack was a “classic shooting rampage,” not terrorism.

slate.com — German police have labeled the deadly attack in Munich Friday a "classic shooting rampage," but have all but ruled out terrorism links as motivation for the shooting spree outside the Olympia-Einkaufszentrum shopping mall. The 18-year-old German shooter of Iranian descent killed nine people, most of them teenagers, during the attack and injured 27 others before taking his own life.
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Jul 29, 2016

Given the world & what's important, here's the @NRO's opening @ 1:54 am post-convention...Abortion. #DemsInPhilly https://t.co/4ZoYRJ13K4

Jul 28, 2016

RT @NPREmily: "Dennis! Drop the balloons! You had one job, Dennis!!!!

Jul 27, 2016

RT @grantpa: If Obama HAS to leave office I hope he grows a big beard and goes around popping into random history classes, like a more useful Bill Murray

Jul 27, 2016

Also interesting Messina point on turnout: "Republicans have lost five of the last six presidential elections..." [vote total obvs]

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