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Wednesday's Morning Email: Donald Trump's Latest Campaign Finance Kerfuffle

And it involves Mar-a-Lago.

TOP STORIES

TRUMP’S LATEST CAMPAIGN FINANCE KERFUFFLE “In March 2014, Donald Trump opened his 126-room Palm Beach resort, Mar-a-Lago, for a $3,000-per-person fundraiser for Pam Bondi. The Florida attorney general, who was facing a tough re-election campaign, had recently decided not to investigate Trump University.” [Christina Wilkie, Ben Walsh, Dana Liebelson and Sam Stein, HuffPost]

FOX FALLOUT CONTINUES Greta Van Susteren abruptly left the network after 14 years on air, while Fox settled with Gretchen Carlson for $20 million. [Michael Calderone, HuffPost]

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA NOMINATES FIRST MUSLIM FEDERAL JUDGE Meet Abid Qureshi. [Jen Bendery, HuffPost]

ALL IT TAKES IS ONE SEXT Inside the aftermath of a seventh-grader’s nightmare after the boy she liked shared her sext. [WaPo]

SOUNDS LIKE OPM REALLY COULD HAVE PREVENTED ITS HACK Which doesn’t make the 22 million people whose identities were stolen feel any better. “The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) did not follow rudimentary cyber security recommendations that could have mitigated or even prevented major attacks that compromised sensitive data belonging to more than 22 million people, a congressional investigation being released on Wednesday has found.” [Reuters]

START MOURNING THE DEATH OF THE HEADPHONE JACK As the unveiling of the new iPhone today is expected to get rid of the feature. Here’s what else to look for at the launch today. [WSJ | Paywall]

THE RIO PARALYMPICS KICKOFF TODAY Here are 23 photos to get you excited for the action. [Maxwell Strachan, HuffPost]

For more video news from The Huffington Post, check out this morning’s newsbrief

WHAT’S BREWING

HIDDLESWIFT IS NO MORE No one saw that break-up coming... [HuffPost]

THE BOSS GETS REAL ABOUT DEPRESSION Bruce Springsteen opens up about the roads that are tougher than the rest. [Vanity Fair]

INSIDE MISS AMERICA Prepare to never want to watch a beauty pageant again after this long read. [Mary Review]

INSIDE THE CLUBHOUSE OF AN MLB TEAM IN THE ‘80s “It was like living on the plane with Zeppelin in ‘73, during the band’s Song Remains the Same tour, or being Don Juan’s wingman in 14th-century Spain as he bull-rushed the women of Seville.” [Men’s Journal]

BECAUSE THE INTERNET LIVES ON RIHANNA AND DRAKE NEWS The two now have matching shark tattoos. [HuffPost]

ALREADY FINISHED BINGING ‘NARCOS?’ Don’t worry, season three and four are in the works. [Variety]

WHAT’S WORKING 

WANT A HOTEL DISCOUNT? Donate $10 to these charities for quite the savings. [HuffPost

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BEFORE YOU GO

~ Parisian authorities have arrested a man who is on a terror watch list after his car was found with seven gas cylinders outside the Notre Dame Cathedral.

~ As HuffPost’s David Moye puts it: “It’s all fun and games until your neighbor allegedly bulldozes your house.”

~ The movies that could have been: all the casting for this fall’s films that weren’t meant to be.

~ Turns out the $1.7 billion Iran deal was made in all cash.

~ “They call it bunny hunting:” a look at cyber-security for preteens.

~ Yes, Shia LeBeouf’s knees are tattooed with Missy Eliott’s face

~ Even Channing Tatum can’t help but fangirl over Simone Biles.

~ Controversial engagements abound after the season finale of “Bachelor in Paradise.”

~ Vanity Fair’s deep dive into the collapse of Theranos leaves you wondering just what exactly is going on in Elizabeth Holmes’ head.

~ Why this couple waited nine years to open this wedding present.

~ ITT Techs shut down across the country after the Department of Education banned the use of federal student aid to enroll new students.

~ You should take the time to read Carly Schwartz’s discussion of her depression and how it’s shaped her life.

CORRECTION: This piece initially misidentified Gretchen Carlson as Gretchen Wilson.

 
 

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