5 Things To Know For Your New Day — Tuesday, August 16
Yulia Efimova: America Has Changed Me:
Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova has been one of the most divisive figures of the Olympic Games.
Having served a doping ban between October 2013 and February 2015, Efimova tested positive for meldonium earlier this year, only for her provisional suspension to be overturned by the sport’s governing body, clearing her to compete in Rio.
Booed when she took to the pool, Efimova drew the ire of American Lilly King, who labeled her rival a drug cheat after the two clashed during the women’s 100-meter backstroke event.
And after beating Efimova to the gold, King had more harsh words. This time, King was backed up by Michael Phelps, who commended his fellow American for speaking out on the subject.
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Donald Trump Plots Strategy On ISIS — And Campaign Revival:
Donald Trump didn’t just stake out a strategy for waging an “extreme” and “vicious” campaign against ISIS on Monday. He also articulated one for reviving his flailing campaign.
In a major address in swing-state Ohio, Trump sought to recreate the strongman persona that powered his political rise. The Republican nominee, reeling from self-inflicted wounds that played into his rival Hillary Clinton’s charge that he lacks the temperament to be commander in chief, promised an all-encompassing struggle with Islamic terror modeled on the Cold War.
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Poll: Clinton Leading Trump In Critical Battlegrounds:
Hillary Clinton has opened up commanding leads over Donald Trump in several critical battleground states, including North Carolina and Colorado, according to a new poll Friday.
The results represent increasing margins for Clinton in each of those four states, compared with polling conducted before the conventions and all the leads are outside each poll’s margin of sampling error. The polls also tested four-way matchups including Gary Johnson and Jill Stein and found that the margin between Clinton and Trump holds when the third party candidates are included.
Michelle Obama’s Brother Craig Robinson Hired By Milwaukee Bucks:
Robinson will bring coaching experience to his new position after serving as head coach at Brown (2006-2008) and Oregon State (2008-2014). He went 124-133 in his coaching career, though he never reached the NCAA tournament.