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A number of businesses reacted to Donald Trump's comments by cutting ties with the mogul. NBC TV said it no longer would broadcast the Trump-produced Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants. Univision pulled its plans to run the Miss USA pageants, and Macy's dropped his clothing line. (Associated Press)

Donald Trump hits the Sunday morning talk shows

- The Washington Times

The Sunday morning talk shows could be a little more spirited than usual. Donald Trump will be the featured guest on both NBC’s “Meet the Press with Chuck Todd” and ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous” to have his say on the upcoming GOP candidate debates, and much more.

In this July 21, 2015, file photo, Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a roundtable discussion at the Advanced Manufacturing Center at Community College of Denver. Biden's associates have resumed discussions about a 2016 presidential run after largely shelving such deliberations during his son's illness and following his death earlier this year. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Joe Biden’s associates resume discussion about presidential run

- Associated Press

Vice President Joseph R. Biden’s associates have resumed discussions about a 2016 presidential run after largely shelving such deliberations during his son’s illness and following his death earlier this year. But Biden has yet to tell his staff whether he will run or personally ask them to do any planning for a potential campaign, according to several people close to the vice president.

Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton calls on Congress to end the trade embargo the U.S. has imposed against Cuba since 1962 during a campaign stop at Florida International University in Miami on July 31, 2015. (Associated Press)

Clinton email release falls well short of judge’s order

- The Washington Times

The State Department admitted it was violating a judge’s order Friday in releasing only 1,356 new emails from former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton’s time in the administration, with officials saying they’re falling behind because they are having to run all of the documents by intelligence agencies to make sure classified documents aren’t being released.

Anti-abortion activists demonstrate near a Planned Parenthood clinic Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Philadelphia. The protestors are calling for an end to government funding for the nonprofit reproductive services organization. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

White House questions ‘authenticity’ of Planned Parenthood videos

- The Washington Times

The White House dismissed the need for a federal investigation of Planned Parenthood Friday, citing the opinions of three liberal newspapers as evidence that “impartial observers” are raising questions about the authenticity of a pro-life group’s undercover videos on the sale of fetal tissue.

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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 29, 2015 file photo, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks during a hearing in Austin, Texas. On Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, Kent Schaffer, a special prosecutor, told the New York Times that Paxton has been indicted on felony charges that accuse the Republican of misleading investors before taking over as the state's top law enforcement officer. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Prosecutor: Texas AG indicted for felony securities fraud

- Associated Press

A grand jury has indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on felony securities fraud charges that accuse the Republican of misleading investors before he took over as the state's top law enforcement officer, a special prosecutor said Saturday.

In this photo taken K=June 15, 2015, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush stands on the stage before  announcing his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, at Miami Dade College in Miami. In his first Spanish-language television network interview since launching his 2016 presidential campaign, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush fielded a wide range of questions, from the upcoming GOP debate to Donald Trump, from Latin American foreign policy to his taste in music, and whether he had ever experienced discrimination. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Telemundo interviews Bush on wide range of topics

- Associated Press

In his first Spanish-language television network interview since launching his 2016 presidential campaign, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush fielded questions ranging from the upcoming presidential debate to Donald Trump, from Latin American foreign policy to his favorite music, and whether he had ever experienced discrimination.

Feds: Action taken to fix mistakenly awarded work permits

- Associated Press

Problems have been fixed that led to about 2,100 work permits being mistakenly awarded under President Barack Obama's executive immigration action after a federal judge in Texas had put the plan on hold, the Justice Department said in newly filed court documents.

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Run for the hills: Geologists warn Washington, D.C. sinking into the muck

- The Washington Times

Here's another thing for Congress to worry about. Washington is sinking, and not for political reasons. Geologists now claim that the land around the nation's capital "is sinking rapidly" and that the city of Washington, could drop by six or more inches in the future. The area is sinking faster than any location on the East Coast, they say, warning that the phenomenon could threaten "the region's monuments, roads, wildlife refuges, and military installations."

A Utah Highway Patrol trooper sits at the entrance to the National Security Agency's  Utah Data Center, Thursday, July 23, 2015. (Scott Sommerdorf/The Salt Lake Tribune)

Records: NSA paid Utah over $1M to police data center roads

Associated Press

The National Security Agency has paid Utah more than $1 million over the past year and a half for state troopers to guard the entrance to the spy agency's massive data center south of Salt Lake City, according to Utah Highway Patrol records.

Boise's Jaialdi demonstrates that 'Basque values are plural'

- Associated Press

Idaho has 7,900 residents who claim Basque heritage, 2,000 of them in Boise. Those numbers are self-reported on government surveys, so the actual Basque population could be much higher. Contrary to myth, though, Idaho is not the most populous Basque state in the U.S.