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The Morning Briefing: Deripaska, Steele, and Ohr, Oh My! And Much, Much More

Oleg Deripaska, Alexander Vilf/Sputnik via AP

Good Thursday morning.

I have a condensed version of the Briefing for you this morning.

Hot, hot, hot stories

IMPORTANT Emails show 2016 links among Steele, Ohr, Simpson — with Russian oligarch in background

Man arrested at ‘extremist Muslim’ New Mexico compound was training kids to commit school shootings: documents

White House drafting sanctions order to punish foreign interference in U.S. elections

Eric Clanton takes 3-year probation deal in Berkeley rally bike lock assault case

Media Coverage Of Rep. Chris Collins’ Indictment Vs. Sen. Menendez’s Trial

Recording reveals Nunes saying Rosenstein impeachment would complicate Kavanaugh confirmation

Twitter Plans ‘Hate Speech’ Crackdown After Backlash From Upset Employees

“Superman” actress Margot Kidder’s death ruled a suicide

More than 70 rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip overnight and Israel retaliated with deadly airstrikes

Your daily WTFs:

Florida woman allegedly on crack, meth runs naked to get away from ‘giant spider,’ police say

US invaded by savage tick that sucks animals dry, spawns without mating

Historical picture of the day:

Nancy Adams, 20, of Beuchel, Kentucky, holds brands of cigarettes named “I Like Ike” and “Stevenson For President”, novelty blends manufactured by Tobacco Blending Corporation, Aug. 9, 195,2 in Louisville, Kentucky. By comparing sales volume of each brand the company hopes to weed out the most popular candidate for president. (AP Photo/H.B. Littell)

Other morsels:

Jeff Sessions Boasts Of Untold Civil Rights Successes

Progressive Protesters Shout Down GOP Rep, His Wife: ‘Shame on Your Mexican Wife’

Puerto Rico sends costlier reconstruction plan to U.S. Congress

Argentina’s Senate Rejects Bill Legalizing Abortion

IRS agent: Manafort had $16M in unreported income

Planned Parenthood launches six-figure Supreme Court ad campaign

One man’s idea to rid the ocean of drifting plastic

Trump officials open door to fracking in California

North Korea rejects repeated US proposal to slash nuclear arsenal: report

Conservative group pledges $2.5 million for 12 House GOP candidates

Iraqi refugee charged with shooting cop last week. Feds reportedly halted his deportation in 2016

Rep. Steve Scalise calls out leftists who are inciting violence: Liberals need to speak up

Democrat drives to friend’s home and reportedly shoots him over political disagreement on Facebook

New Report Suggests Trump Is Preparing To Nix Obama-Era Lightbulb Rules

Statehood Is Not The Conservative Solution For Puerto Rico

Trump Finally Weighs In On Liberal Straw Ban

Kim Jong Un sports casual look for fish-pickling plant photo op

Lawyers fight back against grand jury that issued 904 indictments in 1 day

ICE Crashed a Van Full of Detained Mothers and Misrepresented the Story Until They Got Caught

Law Prof Declares ‘Second-Rate Intellect’ Sonia Sotomayor Only on Supreme Court for Her ‘Latinaness’

Virginia governor declares state of emergency ahead of Charlottesville rally anniversary

Ford Celebrates Making 10 Millionth Mustang

WH pushes back after Rand Paul suggests Trump asked him to deliver letter to Putin

Dem questions whether Supreme Court would force Trump to comply with a Mueller subpoena

Online dating study: Are you chasing people ‘out of your league’?

Church charges against Attorney General Sessions are dropped

Trump begins 2018 fundraising blitz

Next year’s Oscars will include a category for best ‘popular’ movie, in its latest attempt to revive ratings

Bearded millennials are causing a crisis in the razor industry as the unshaven look loses its bad reputation

Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault reportedly secretly recorded Trump and played the audio for people

Man found with 11 children on filthy New Mexico compound was training them to commit school shootings, prosecutors say

US to hit Russia with new sanctions after poisoning of former Russian double agent and daughter

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!