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6:25 PM ET, March 31, 2012

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Rich Lowry / National Review:
The Murders That Don't Count  —  Delric Miller IV died in a hail of bullets a month ago.  When someone fired 37 AK-47 rounds into his Detroit home at 4:30 a.m., he was mortally wounded while dozing on the couch.  He was nine months old.  No one made the multicolored teething ring he got …
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Orlando Sentinel:
Trayvon marchers: 'We want an arrest.  Shot in the chest"  —  Civil-rights organizers from the NAACP and other groups today marched down Sanford's 13th street in the heart of one of the city's historic black neighborhoods to Sanford Police headquarters to demand the arrest …
msnbc.com:
Trayvon Martin marchers to Sanford, Fla., police: ‘We want an arrest.  Shot in the chest’  —  Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rev. Al Sharpton and NAACP President Benjamin Justice lead a march and rally in front of the Sanford Police Department for Trayvon Martin on Saturday.
clickorlando.com:
Civil rights leaders condemn Sharpton's call for escalated civil disobedience  —  Rally Saturday in Sanford hosted by NAACP  —  Author: Erik von Ancken, Anchor/Reporter, evonancken@clickorlando.com  —  NAACP condemns call for escalated civil disobedience  —  SANFORD, Fla. -
Arelis R. Hernández / Orlando Sentinel:
Al Sharpton: Civil disobedience will escalate if Zimmerman remains free  —  If George Zimmerman is not arrested in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin soon, theRev.  Al Sharpton will call for an escalation in peaceful civil disobedience and economic sanctions.
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Piers Morgan Books MSNBC's Touré In Real Time To Settle Twitter Feud
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
When the Archbishop Met the President  —  Cardinal Dolan thought he heard Barack Obama pledge respect for the Catholic Church's rights of conscience.  Then came the contraception coverage mandate.  —  New York  —  The president of the U.S. Conference of Bishops is careful to show due respect for the president of the United States.
Discussion: Power Line and National Review
Wall Street Journal:
EPA Backpedals on Fracking Contamination  —  Texas Water-Pollution Suit Dropped; Third Recent Setback on Drilling for Agency  —  The Environmental Protection Agency has dropped its claim that an energy company contaminated drinking water in Texas, the third time in recent months that the agency …
Discussion: americanthinker.com
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Dems: Team Romney call to release foreign leader transcripts shows ‘naivete’  —  I'm late to this, but the Democrats are seizing on a Mitt Romney spokeswoman's statement yesterday, responding to a call from Chicago for the candidate to release his tax returns, saying the president shou'd …
Associated Press:
7 California boys arrested in attack on teen … PALMDALE, CALIF. - Seven black teens have been arrested on suspicion that they committed a hate crime when they attacked a 15-year-old Hispanic boy while he was walking home from school in Southern California, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
He's a Uniter!... Barack Obama Accuses Republicans of “Madness”  —  He's a uniter.  —  Barack Obama, the worst jobs president since the Great Depression, accused Republicans of “madness” tonight in his campaign speech.  —  The AP reported: … Actually, the policies that are not working belong to Barack Obama.
Jennifer Medina / New York Times:
Campaign Fund Prompts Talk of Giffords Comeback  —  LOS ANGELES — When Gabrielle Giffords announced that she would step down from Congress in January, she did not shy away from the possibility that she would one day run for office again.  —  “I will return,” she said, “and we will work together for Arizona and this great country.”
Discussion: New York Magazine
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
Why Are American Conservatives More Anti-Science Than European Conservatives?  —  Chris Mooney has a new book out, The Republican Brain, which I haven't read yet.  But he has a long piece over on the right which says, basically, that conservatives are wrong about a lot of stuff …
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Chris Mooney / Mother Jones:   Diagnosing the Republican Brain
Joe Nocera / New York Times:
Orwell and March Madness  —  If you've been watching the N.C.A.A. men's basketball championship — a k a March Madness — you've undoubtedly seen the commercial.  It's an N.C.A.A. ad that shows college athletes pumping iron, running sprints and playing games.
Michelle Singletary / Washington Post:
Mega Millions: Why I threw away common sense and bought a ticket  —  We played.  —  My husband and I decided to do a financially unwise thing and take a chance at winning the $640 million dollar Mega Millions lottery.  It's not a smart use of even a dollar because the odds of winning are, well, astronomical — 1 in 176 million.
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Keach Hagey / Politico:
Current TV fires Keith Olbermann
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