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A new anti-Donald Trump web ad that employs creepy sound effects and an eery black-and-white aesthetic ad will run in four states Monday, ahead of the first presidential debate.

The ad, produced by the pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC Priorities USA, is geared at subverting the #TrumpTrain hashtag often used by Trump supporters, and "show people what exactly the Trump train really means," Justin Barasky, a spokesperson for Priorities USA, told TPM.

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland reported to a federal prison in New York on Monday to begin serving a 2 ½-year sentence for conspiring to hide his work on political campaigns — a decade after he finished doing prison time for a corruption scandal that led him to resign from office in 2004.

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For months, a theory has been floating around the conservative fringes of the Internet claiming that President Obama's administration is working feverishly to grant citizenship to immigrants in order to sway the 2016 elections. The allegation got a push into the mainstream last week, with two Republican senators writing the Department of Homeland a letter that accused the agency of sloppily rushing through citizenship applications ahead of the election.

Their smoking gun? An email to low-level staffers sent by am immigration field office supervisor encouraging them to work overtime to process applications.

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