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Trump Gives Thanks to Paul Ryan’s Congressional Challenger (Dan)
Paul Nehlen defended Trump on Twitter over the Khizr Khan controversy which has rattled his campaign over the past week. While Nehlen is expected to lose decisively against Ryan, it illustrates the discord between GOP leadership and the Donald.
Restaurant Company Charges Less at Low-Income Locations (Russ)
Innovative L.A. firm figures they can charge more in wealthy areas and subsidize prices where the poor live.
New British PM Theresa May Pushes Back Against UK-China Relations (Reader Emily)
In opposition to the ‘golden age of UK-China’ relations by former PM David Cameron, Theresa May has postponed the building of a partially Chinese-funded nuclear power plant. The thought, or fear, is that China would effectively have power over a British energy source. Construction of the plant is expected to resume in the Fall, but not without this first hiccup.
Melbourne Street Artist Behind Racy Hillary Clinton Mural has Instagram Account Deleted (Trevin)
And the owner of the building featuring the mural, of Clinton in a revealing American flag swimsuit, is now allegedly being threatened with fines and prosecution by the local city council.
Obama Admin Working on Big Military Win in October? (Dan)
This essayist believes Obama is working behind-the-scenes with the Pentagon to craft an ‘October Surprise’ victory over ISIS by retaking Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria. The win, the article argues, would effectively ‘stabilize’ the Middle East.