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4:15 PM ET, August 1, 2015


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Wills Robinson For / Daily Mail:
BREAKING NEWS: Cecil the lion's brother Jericho shot dead by poachers in Zimbabwean park  —  Cecil the lion's brother Jericho has been shot dead in a park in Zimbabwe.  —  Johnny Rodrigues, Chairman for Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, said in a statement: 'It is with great sadness and regret …
Ryan Carey-Mahoney / USA Today:10 minutes ago
Jericho, Cecil the lion's brother, killed  —  The brother of Cecil the lion, whose death sparked widespread outrage this week, was killed by a hunter Saturday afternoon in Zimbabwe, a local conservation group said.  —  “I'm very disappointed.  I'm heartbroken,” Zimbabwe Conservation Task …
Discussion: KSNG-TV
Washington Post:   Cecil the lion's killer may have trouble avoiding extradition, experts say
Washington Post:
Top Clinton aide accused of receiving overpayments at State Department  —  State Department investigators concluded this year that Huma Abedin, one of Hillary Rodham Clinton's closest aides, was overpaid by nearly $10,000 because of violations of rules governing vacation and sick leave during her tenure as an official in the department.
Paul Mirengoff / Power Line:
Clinton aide and confidante was overpaid at State Dept.  —  State Department investigators have concluded that Huma Abedin, one of Hillary Clinton's closest aides, was overpaid by nearly $10,000 while working at the State Department, the Washington Post reports.
Discussion: Progress Pond
Judicial Watch:
Judicial Watch: Federal Judge Orders State Department to Ask Hillary Clinton to Account …
Discussion: Power Line and The Daily Caller
Kristinn Taylor / The Gateway Pundit:
Judge Orders Hillary Clinton to Answer for ‘Home-Brew’ Server
William Saletan / Slate:
The Iran hearings have shown how the Republican Party can no longer be trusted with the presidency.  —  If Republicans win the White House next year, they'll almost certainly control the entire federal government.  Many of them, running for president or aspiring to leadership roles in Congress …
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Joe Biden in 2016: What Would Beau Do?  —  WASHINGTON — A PATTERN of cutting corners, a patina of entitlement and inevitability, has led to this.  —  Destroying digital messages and thwarting official investigations while acting all innocent about wiping out sensitive material.
Discussion: Liberaland, Politico and Political Wire
Amy Chozick / New York Times:10 minutes ago
Joe Biden Said to Be Taking New Look at Presidential Run  —  Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his associates have begun to actively explore a possible presidential campaign, an entry that would upend the Democratic field and deliver a direct threat to Hillary Rodham Clinton …
New York Times:
Small Pool of Rich Donors Dominates Election Giving  —  Fewer than four hundred families are responsible for almost half the money raised in the 2016 presidential campaign, a concentration of political donors that is unprecedented in the modern era.  —  The vast majority of the $388 million …
Wall Street Journal:   Billionaires Put Their Stamp on 2016 Presidential Campaigns
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Bush at Urban League: Obama was ‘speaking the truth’ after shooting
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Hayley Peterson / Business Insider:
The FBI has subpoenaed lewd text messages between Subway's Jared Fogle and a former Subway franchisee  —  The FBI has subpoenaed an affidavit containing alleged texts between former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle and a former female Subway franchisee in which Fogle says he paid for sex with a 16-year-old girl …
Allen West / Allen B. West:
What's happening to this heroic Navy officer from the Chattanooga shooting will make your blood BOIL  —  I never like to be reactionary and follow anything that may just be hyperbole or conspiracy theory.  That's why I held off on addressing this issue until I got confirmation — which came Friday afternoon via text message.
Jessica McMaster / KSHB-TV:
Video of Lenexa PD arrest goes viral, sparks concerns  —  LENEXA, Kan. - A video that shows two Lenexa police officers making an arrest has gone viral and sparked concerns on social media.  —  John Sherman said he was at the Winstead's restaurant, located near 95th Street and Quivira …
Discussion: Raw Story and Mediaite
Robby Soave / The Daily Beast:
The College That Hates ‘Americans’  —  A University of New Hampshire speech guide explains why just about every adjective—including “American”—is somehow problematic.  —  The administrator who added a confusing, tin-eared Bias-Free Language Guide—a 4,500-word assault on the English language …
Mollie Hemingway / The Federalist:
Obama Appointee And Bundler Blocks More Video Releases By Group Behind Planned Parenthood Sting  —  A federal judge late Friday granted a temporary restraining order against the release of recordings made at an annual meeting of abortion providers.  The injunction is against the Center for Medical Progress …
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Ryan Carey-Mahoney / USA Today:
Jericho, Cecil the lion's brother, killed   Find
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Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Joe Biden Said to Be Taking New Look at Presidential Run   Find
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Kristinn Taylor / The Gateway Pundit:
Judge Orders Hillary Clinton to Answer for ‘Home-Brew’ Server   Find
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New York Times:
Small Pool of Rich Donors Dominates Election Giving   Find
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Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge:
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Hunter Walker / Business Insider:
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Takashi Mochizuki / Wall Street Journal:
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Discussion: New York Times, The Verge and Guardian
Steven Rattner / New York Times:
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Kerry Picket / The Daily Caller:
Dem: Obama Ready To Ignore Congress If Veto On Iran Deal Is Overridden
Discussion: Freedom Outpost and Hot Air
Philip Klein / Washington Examiner:
Turns out Obamacare is a government takeover
Discussion: Newsalert and Bloomberg View
Roxane Gay / New York Times:
Of Lions and Men: Mourning Samuel DuBose and Cecil the Lion
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Trump GOP Favorable Image Drops, but Still Positive
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Ashley Southall / New York Times:
Award in Lead Paint Lawsuit Can't Be Tied to Ethnicity, Judge Rules
Discussion: Addicting Info and Raw Story
Mike Levine / ABC News:
Trump Sues Chef Who Backed Out Of Restaurant Deal
Discussion: Politico

From Mediagazer:

Lucy Dalglish / Philip Merrill College of Journalism:
American Journalism Review to cease publication; archives and site to remain available

Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
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David Byrne / New York Times:
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