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Verizon and Yahoo set to announce exclusive $5 billion deal, as other bidders drop out

recode.net – Kara Swisher – Jul 23, 3:34 PM – Verizon and Yahoo are set to announce that they are striking an acquisition deal, according to sources close to the situation. The news is expected by Monday, although that could come earlier or later. But Yahoo has told other bidders this…
Kara Swisher The BREAKING news we reported yesterday is breaking again: VZ & YHOO are set to announce exclusive $5 billion deal t.co/etCJfjYLAJ
Andy Plesser Verizon and Yahoo are set to announce an exclusive $5 billion deal t.co/N5AD3mQUar via @Recode
Devon Wijesinghe RT @jeffweiner: End of an era, but hopefully not end of an internet icon. Hope it works out. Yahoo meant a lot to me & many others t.co/jZaBLrvk4l
Steve Kovach RT @jyarow: Yahoo selling to AOL/Verizon for $5 billion. Announcement could be Monday. Mayer leaving, says @karaswisher t.co/RWJ6bLuozh
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Trump & Putin. Yes, It's Really a Thing

talkingpointsmemo.com – Jul 23, 7:38 AM – Let me start by saying I'm no Russia hawk. I have long been skeptical of US efforts to extend security guarantees to countries within what the Russians consider their 'near abroad' or extend such guarantees or police Russian interactions with new…
Ross Mayfield Trump & Putin. Yes, It's Really a Thing. t.co/SWdeC5i1u6
M.G. Siegler RT @tolles: Really interesting set of links between Trump & Putin by @joshtpm t.co/ZWAEKUBG65
Chris Tolles Really interesting set of links between Trump & Putin by @joshtpm t.co/ZWAEKUBG65
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Dismayed by Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg Will Endorse Hillary Clinton

nytimes.com – Alex Burns – Jul 24, 9:42 AM – Michael R. Bloomberg, who bypassed his own run for the presidency this election cycle, will endorse Hillary Clinton in a prime-time address at the Democratic convention and make the case for Mrs. Clinton as the best choice for moderate voters in…
Hong RT @MikeBloomberg: "Dismayed by Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg Will Endorse @HillaryClinton" t.co/M9VQ45ozbB
Sahil Lavingia RT @MikeBloomberg: "Dismayed by Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg Will Endorse @HillaryClinton" t.co/M9VQ45ozbB
Farhad Manjoo Dismayed by Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg Will Endorse Hillary Clinton t.co/eCesMzTVVC
Alex Konrad RT @howiewolf: See you in Philly: Dismayed by Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg Will Endorse Hillary Clinton t.co/NHL4paDuTl
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Is Donald Trump a Racist?

nytimes.com – Nicholas Kristof – Jul 23, 11:30 AM – HAS the party of Lincoln just nominated a racist to be president? We shouldn't toss around such accusations lightly, so I've looked back over more than 40 years of Donald Trump's career to see what the record says. One early red flag arose in 1973…
Nick D Trump is what we thought he was. A greasy, maniacal, racist snake. t.co/5wMlYWQugk
Baratunde SPOILER ALERT: YES. Housing discrimination, #centralparkfive attacks, Obama birther, and other ugliness t.co/XxLumKyUkp
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How Fox News Fired and Silenced a Female Reporter Who Alleged Sexual Harassment

NYMag – Jul 23, 12:18 PM
Kara Swisher Absolutely none of this surprises me, sadly. The awful culture was the man and you see it every day on tv. t.co/twiPi4lGs4
Kara Swisher RT @OrrChris: Even with all we know about misogyny and harassment at Fox, this latest story by @gabrielsherman beggars belief: t.co/3FFQTQoRvy
Tim Dickinson RT @gabrielsherman: The culture of covering up serial sexual harassment of women at Fox News extends to entire current management team t.co/AuGgVzszBQ
Rob Leathern Shameful culture of harassment at Fox News t.co/qs1FeZgk2v
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Paul Manafort isn't a GOP retread. He's made a career of reinventing tyrants and despots.

Slate – Franklin Foer – Apr 28, 5:30 AM – Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump's palace, is impressive by the standards of Palm Beach—less so when judged against the abodes of the world's autocrats. It doesn't, for instance, quite compare with Mezhyhirya, the gilded estate of deposed Ukrainian…
Farhad Manjoo RT @FranklinFoer: 1) Someone please ask Manafort about his client and business partner Oleg Deripaska--this is crucial! t.co/7BVmi0u7W6
Adam Khan RT @pmarca: "Black, Manafort, Stone, and Kelly, lined up most of the dictators of the world we could find." t.co/KFEnuPb8Jn
Rurik Bradbury Amazing piece on Manafort. His vibe to me was always "shady E European politician". And that's his client base! t.co/2RcYiMZNmi
Marc Andreessen "Black, Manafort, Stone, and Kelly, lined up most of the dictators of the world we could find." t.co/KFEnuPb8Jn
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How Putin Weaponized Wikileaks to Influence the Election of an American President

defenseone.com – Close your eyes and imagine that a hacking group backed by Russian President Vladimir Putin broke into the email system of a major U.S. political party. The group stole thousands of sensitive messages and then published them through an obliging…
Christina Farr RT @JamilSmith: The stuff about Sanders in those emails is bad. But this is why the #DNCleak story is scary. t.co/XEFxNDkM92 t.co/RYfyVY0pCx
Alex RT @JamilSmith: The stuff about Sanders in those emails is bad. But this is why the #DNCleak story is scary. t.co/XEFxNDkM92 t.co/RYfyVY0pCx
Paolo Bacigalupi RT @AsteadWH: Why no one should be too giddy about the DNC revelations. No matter your candidate. t.co/M3H0JgLzCh t.co/Z8QPJhVLDo
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Ray Kurzweil: The world isn't getting worse - our information is getting better

GeekWire Todd Bishop (@toddbishop) – Jul 22, 10:54 AM – Ray Kurzweil, the author, inventor, computer scientist, futurist and Google employee, was the featured keynote speaker Thursday afternoon at Postback, the annual conference presented by Seattle mobile marketing company Tune. His topic was the…
Marc Andreessen RT @cmschroed: Ray Kurzweil: The world isn't getting worse - our information is getting better t.co/b3VtGeBvCA via @GeekWire
Mathew Ingram RT @g_piechota: Ray Kurzweil: The world isn't getting worse - our information is getting better t.co/khxcl9CzO4 via @GeekWire
Dave McClure Ray Kurzweil: The world isn't getting worse... our information is getting better t.co/qxkv7JZwDN
Marc Andreessen RT @JohnNosta: Ray Kurzweil: The world isn't getting worse - our information is getting better - GeekWire t.co/45S36yn0CR
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Hillary Clinton is launching a game-style mobile app for campaign volunteers

recode.net – Ina Fried – Jul 24, 1:00 PM – Brad Zucroff A team of technology veterans has built an app for the Hillary Clinton campaign that lets volunteers get most of the benefits of being in a campaign field office straight from their smartphone. Hillary 2016, built by veterans of…
John Koetsier Hillary Clinton is launching a game-style mobile app for campaign volunteers t.co/cAHk496q0n #mobile
Manu Kumar I read this headline and thought: Pokemon Go? Could be a fascinating mashup! :) t.co/XSyFkBjKjp
Ina Fried Hillary Clinton has a mobile app to enable virtual campaign workers (iOS only for now though) t.co/ZKRTwuSGUD
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Resignation letter

GOPLifer – Jul 22, 6:24 AM – Yesterday I resigned my position in the York Township Republican Committeemen's Organization. Below is the letter I sent to the chairman explaining my decision. We come together in political parties to magnify our influence. An organized…
Ryan Sarver Glad to see someone say what many must be thinking. t.co/7MXzxq8iS8 t.co/yy5a7R1JSL