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News You Need to Know

Friday, September 30, 2016

Jonathan Martin
The New York Times
After decades as one of America’s most reliable political bellwethers, an inevitable presidential battleground that closely mirrored the mood and makeup of the country, Ohio is suddenly fading in importance this year.
Jennifer Jacobs, Kevin Cirilli
Bloomberg Politics
With the urgency of a presidential election 38 days away, the Republican nominee is urging voters to check out a “sex tape.” In a series of tweets posted before dawn, Donald Trump slammed Alicia Machado as “my worst Miss U” and told his followers not to believe any anonymously sourced reports about his campaign, attempting to address two of the reasons why he’s been having a tough time rebounding from his performance in the first debate on Monday.
Juliet Eilperin
The Washington Post
President Obama praised the late Israeli leader Shimon Peres at his funeral Friday, saying he showed the world “that justice and hope are the heart of the Zionist idea.”