Wednesday's Morning Email: Trump Doubles Down On Second Amendment Controversy

The GOP nominee said the controversy could be good for him.


TRUMP INSISTS HIS SECOND AMENDMENT COMMENTS COULD BE GOOD FOR HIM “Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Tuesday night he’s benefitting from the controversy he created earlier in the day by suggesting ‘the Second Amendment people’ might forcefully stop Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton from appointing Supreme Court justices.” Following his statements, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough urged the GOP to dump Trump in a Washington Post op-ed and former CBS anchor Dan Rather warned that “history is watching.” [Christina Wilkie, HuffPost]

A GOLDEN NIGHT FOR TEAM USA Congrats to the U.S. women’s gymnastics team on their historic blowout that earned them the team gold and the “Final Five” nickname. Here’s what it looks like to watch your daughter win Olympic gold like that. Katie Ledecky also added to the gold medal count with a win in the 200-meter freestyle. And last, but certainly not least, all hail the Olympic legend that is Michael Phelps, who took home his 20th and 21st gold medals Tuesday. Take a look at each of the golds the best Olympian of all time has won. Check out what you should be watching tonight, and follow along with HuffPost’s latest Olympics coverage. [Emily Brooks, HuffPost]

ELSEWHERE IN BRAZIL The Senate voted to put President Dilma Rousseff on trial. [Reuters]

NEW EMAILS RAISE OLD QUESTIONS “A new batch of State Department emails released Tuesday showed the close and sometimes overlapping interests between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department when Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state. The documents raised new questions about whether the charitable foundation worked to reward its donors with access and influence at the State Department, a charge that Mrs. Clinton has faced in the past and has always denied.” [NYT]

APPLE NOW HAS A PATENT FOR A ‘WAR SITUATION’ DEVICE From one of the 80 patents the company was granted Tuesday. [CNN]

WHY RISING SEA TEMPERATURES CAN BE DEADLY “Warmth-loving marine bacteria is growing in abundance and posing an increased risk to human health as waters heat up, according to a study published this week.” [Dominique Mosbergen, HuffPost]

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YOU CAN KISS YOUR GOLDEN GLOBE AND EMMY CHANCES NEXT YEAR GOODBYE Word on the street is David O. Russell is behind a TV drama that will star Julianne Moore and Robert De Niro. [Deadline]

WE’RE TAKING OUR $100 TO MISSISSIPPI OR MISSOURI As that money goes a heckuva lot further there than it does in D.C. [HuffPost]

TIM TEBOW IS TRYING OUT AGAIN FOR THE BIG LEAGUES But this time, it’s for baseball. [ESPN]

WE’RE COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS Until Chrome officially kills Flash next month. [The Next Web]

IN A GENIUS MARKETING MOVE Turns out FX has been playing with us all ― only one of the promos for season six of “American Horror Story” is real. [HuffPost]

TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT TO COOK TONIGHTMessage @HPLifestyle on Facebook Messenger for recipe recommendations. [HuffPost]



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~ Nine people were fatally shot in Chicago on Monday in one of the deadliest days for the city in a decade.

~ The Justice Department condemned “routine discrimination” by Baltimore’s police force in a ground-breaking report.

~ Serena Williams is not having the best showing in Rio.

~ People were freaked out by the Olympic diving pool turning green​.

~ Paul Ryan won his primary with ease.

~ Blake Lively would like everyone to focus on the miracle of life, not the”post-baby body” the tabloids obsess over.

~ The death of the summer job.

~ Bad news folks: it’s about to get very, very clear how much sugar you’re eating thanks to new FDA guidelines. 

~ If someone wants to buy us tickets to the “Game of Thrones” concert, we’d appreciate it. It would also mean we’d stop playing “Light of the Seven” on repeat for a half second.

~ “The Chronicles of Narnia” are returning to the silver screen.


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