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More Russian Hacking Afoot: Russian hackers are reportedly still trying to influence U.S. elections. The latest alleged targets are conservative organizations that have expressed a desire to sanction Moscow against President Trump's wishes. Microsoft said in a report that it uncovered fake internet domains linked to the same Russian military intelligence unit that was involved in trying to sway voters in the 2016 election. For more on this story, click here.
Summer Reading with Obama: Barack Obama released his summer reading picks on Facebook. The shortlist includes "Warlight," which the former President describes as "a meditation on the lingering effects of war." President Trump, on the other hand, said he doesn't have much time to read anymore but has recommended books on Twitter, including “Russia Hoax: The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton and Frame Donald Trump.” See President Obama's full list here.
Football Is Back: The AP released its first Top 25 Poll for the 2018 NCAA College Football season, and reigning champion Alabama holds the #1 spot. Clemson, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Ohio State round out the top 5. See the full list here.
VMAs Honor Big Stars: Camila Cabello took home MTV's Video of the Year award for "Havana" and won Artist of the Year. Childish Gambino nabbed three awards for "This Is America.” And Jennifer Lopez was the recipient of this year’s Video Vanguard Award and performed a medley of her biggest hits. Watch the performance.
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