The Broadsheet: November 7th

November 7, 2016, 12:53 PM UTC

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Mary Keitany wins her third consecutive New York Marathon, Melania Trump appears to have worked illegally in the U.S., and Hillary Clinton is cleared by the FBI—again. Have a productive Monday.


 Deja vu. Yesterday, FBI director James Comey told Congress that he's found nothing in the latest trove of Hillary Clinton emails to change his view that the Democratic nominee should face no charges over her handling of classified information. “Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusion that we expressed in July with respect to Secretary Clinton,” said a letter from Comey to the leaders of several congressional committees.

Donald Trump all but ignored the findings, telling the crowd at a Michigan rally, “Hillary Clinton is guilty. She knows it, the FBI knows it, the people know.” The response from Clinton's communications director, meanwhile, was a masterpiece of understatement: "We are glad that this matter is resolved."

What is not yet resolved: whether Comey's decision to reopen the email investigation will have a significant impact on the result of Tuesday's vote. Just one more day until we find out.


 Run, Mary, Run! Mary Keitany of Kenya dominated the New York City Marathon yesterday, running to her third consecutive victory in 2 hours 24 minutes 26 seconds—so far ahead of her rivals that she covered more than half of the course entirely alone. Molly Huddle, who came in third, became the first American runner since 2010 to earn a spot on the podium. New York Times

 A model immigrant? Newly discovered documents show that Melania Trump was paid for ten U.S. modeling jobs that occurred before she had legal permission to work in the country. Fortune

 Grokking groping. At a time when sexual assault has become a part of the public conversation, a new poll from Morning Consult sheds some light on just how common such abuse is: 45% of women surveyed said they've experienced "unwanted physical contact or touching of a sexual nature." Fortune

 Mogul seeks CEOOprah Winfrey, who owns a stake in Weight Watchers and serves as a pitchwoman for the brand, is helping the company in its search for a new CEO. Bloomberg

 Most Powerful voters. Anxious about Tuesday? You're not alone—here's a look at what some of the members of Fortune's Most Powerful Women community think about the 2016 election. Fortune

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Alex Wallace, a former NBC News exec who oversaw shows such as Nightly News 360 and Today, has joined Yahoo as acting head of video.


Each week, Fortune asks our Insider Network — an online community of prominent people in business and beyond — for career and leadership advice. Here's some of the best of what we heard last week.

Seeing the bigger picture. Susan Bryant, CMO of DialogTech, writes about what it was like to be part of a task force that ultimately recommended shuttering her own department. Fortune

 Put it on the list. Planning is the key to staying sane despite a heavy workload, writes Genneve CEO Jill Angelo. Schedules and lists help keep you in control of the chaos.  Fortune

If you build it... Merrill Lynch Wealth Management's Cheri Lytle shares three steps for building confidence at work.  Fortune


 A $7.5-million decision? A jury found in favor of Nicole Eramo, a UVA administrator who sued Rolling Stone and reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely for defamation over the 2014 story about a supposed gang rape at the university (the article has since been retracted). Eramo, who oversaw sexual violence cases at the time of the story’s publication, said the piece painted her as the "chief villain" and has asked for $7.5 million in damages. Fortune

 Obama 2020! After her iconic speech at the Democratic convention and, more recently, her New Hampshire address that focused on Donald Trump's attitude toward women, this story argues that Michelle Obama has become "the breakout voice of Campaign 2016." New York Times

Brexit battle brews. British PM Theresa May appears to have a serious fight on her hands over the Brexit timetable. While she wants to start the process of leaving the E.U. by the end of March, the country's High Court ruled that she cannot start negotiations without first consulting Parliament, where her government has a slim majority. New York Times

 In formation for HRC. Beyoncé made a not-so-surprise appearance at Jay Z's Ohio Get Out the Vote rally for Hillary Clinton. Bey took the stage performing "Formation," complete with background dancers dressed in blue pantsuits and wearing I'm With Her shirts.  Daily Beast

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Latina hotel workers harness force of labor and of politics in Las Vegas  New York Times

Harvard suspends men's soccer team over sexually explicit rating of female players  People

Hillary Clinton's legacy on STEM  Recode

25 famous women on dealing with anxiety and depression  New York Magazine



My mother always told me to do my best, to think my best and to do right.
Janet Reno, the first woman to become attorney general of the United States. She died today at age 78.