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August 15, 2016

The Jamaican sprinter won Olympic gold in the 100-meter dash for the third straight time. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has activated the National Guard after violence broke out in Milwaukee over a police shooting. And Juanita Broaddrick has said for decades that former US President Bill Clinton raped her — now, at 73, she just wants to believed.

 

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Rio 2016: A look at highlights from the second weekend.

  • Bolt won gold in the men’s 100-meter dash with a season-best time of 9.81 seconds. He also holds the world and Olympic records for the event.

  • US swimmer Michael Phelps finished his legendary Olympic career with a win on Saturday. He took home his 23rd gold medal with a victory at the men’s 4x100 medley relay.

  • Team USA’s Simone Biles further secured her status as the world’s greatest gymnast on Sunday, becoming the first American in her sport to win three golds at a single Olympics, after she won the vault event.

  • Britain’s Andy Murray won Sunday’s tennis men’s singles competition, becoming the first man to win two gold medals in the event.

  • US swimmer Ryan Lochte and three teammates said they were robbed at gunpoint by men “posing as armed officers” in Rio early Sunday morning.

This photo proves just how unfair Usain Bolt’s dominance is.

This photo proves just how unfair Usain Bolt’s dominance is. Cameron Spencer / Getty Images

 

WE'RE KEEPING AN EYE ON

Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker activated the National Guard in Milwaukee after riots broke out following a police shooting.

A large crowd turned violent Saturday night in Milwaukee, setting fires, damaging police cars, and injuring four officers after police shot and killed an armed man, officials said. A gas station burned during the disturbance, but firefighters were unable to immediately respond because gunshots were fired nearby, police said.

The crowd gathered after police shot and killed an armed man who ran from a car on the city’s North Side earlier in the day, local police said. The suspect was identified only as a 23-year-old local man “with a lengthy arrest record,” according to police.

A car burns as a crowd of more than 100 people gathered following the fatal shooting of a man in Milwaukee.

A car burns as a crowd of more than 100 people gathered following the fatal shooting of a man in Milwaukee. Calvin Mattheis / Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP

 

DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THIS?

A Trump company sent “rosier” versions of financial projections to lenders and investors for his hotel in Washington, DC, records show.

One of Donald Trump’s companies prepared financial estimates for its lenders and investors that were “rosier” than the projections it used internally, a financial analyst for the company said in a deposition obtained by BuzzFeed News.

The testimony concerns Trump’s $200 million project to transform the Old Post Office building — a taxpayer-owned landmark just five blocks from the White House — into a luxury hotel. Lenders were told the hotel could earn millions of dollars more than the more conservative, internal estimates, the financial analyst testified.

With less than three months before Election Day, Trump’s campaign is still barely operating field offices and running no television ads in key states. And the Republican nominee’s supporters think he needs to tone it down a bit if he wants to win.

Juanita Broaddrick has said for decades that Bill Clinton raped her. Now, at 73, she just wants to be believed.

Broaddrick’s decision to speak out this year is a godsend for conservatives trying to convince women voters that Trump is the female-friendly candidate. She insists she’s not politically motivated, and is only voting for Trump because she’s anti-Hillary. But her move to the right damages her mainstream credibility.

The right-wingers may have an agenda, but at least they tell Broaddrick they believe her, which is all she’s ever wanted. “People saying that they’re sorry is very respectful,” Broaddrick told BuzzFeed News, “but when somebody says, ‘I believe you,’ that probably does me the most good.”

Juanita Broaddrick, 73, in her home in Van Buren, Arkansas, on July 3, 2016.

Juanita Broaddrick, 73, in her home in Van Buren, Arkansas, on July 3, 2016. Nicole Boliaux for BuzzFeed News

 

QUICK THINGS TO KNOW

  • Brendan Dassey, the nephew of Netflix's Making a Murderer’s Steven Avery, has had his murder conviction overturned by a federal judge.  

  • US news: At least four people have died and more than 20,000 people have been rescued from water-logged homes and cars amid historic flooding in Louisiana. An imam and his companion were killed during an assault in broad daylight Saturday near a New York City mosque, officials said.

  • In food: It may seem hard to believe — impossible even — but America has too much cheese right now. Like, 1.25 billion pounds too much.

  • In entertainment: Adele said no to performing at the 2017 Super Bowl because she’s a ~badass~. And we step inside Sausage Party, the craziest, raunchiest, most politically incorrect animated comedy ever.

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