10 things you need to know today: August 26, 2016

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1. Clinton and Trump escalate harsh attacks

Hillary Clinton said Thursday that the "radical fringe" has taken over the Republican Party under its 2016 presidential nominee, Donald Trump. Clinton said Trump's recent hiring of Stephen K. Bannon, executive chairman of hardline online news and opinion outlet Breitbart News, cemented his campaign's ties with the website and its fans in the white nationalist and anti-immigrant "alt-right." "The de facto merger between Breitbart and the Trump campaign represents a landmark achievement for the alt-right," Clinton said. Trump called Clinton's remarks "smears and lies about decent people," and repeated his branding of Clinton as a "bigot."

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