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8:05 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 …
Jeff Weiner / Orlando Sentinel:
Trayvon Martin shooting: It's not George Zimmerman crying for help on 911 recording, 2 experts say  —  As the Trayvon Martin controversy splinters into a debate about self-defense, a central question remains: Who was heard crying for help on a 911 call in the moments before the teen was shot?
msnbc.com:
Trayvon Martin marchers to Sanford, Fla., police: ‘We want an arrest.  Shot in the chest’  —  NBC's Ron Allen reports.  —  Updated at 1:27 p.m ET: SANFORD, Fla. — Civil-rights leaders from the NAACP and other groups led thousands of other protesters on Saturday in a march …
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. -
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Piers Morgan Books MSNBC's Touré In Real Time To Settle Twitter Feud
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
NBC News Accused of Editing 911 Call in Trayvon Martin Controversy (Video)
Discussion: Sister Toldjah
Nick Gillespie / Wall Street Journal:
Stop Panicking About Bullies  —  Childhood is safer than ever before, but today's parents need to worry about something.  Nick Gillespie on why busybodies and bureaucrats have zeroed in on bullying.  —  “When I was younger,” a remarkably self-assured, soft-spoken 15-year-old kid named Aaron tells …
Discussion: Hit & Run and Joanne Jacobs
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BuzzFeed:
Obama Campaign Erases State Lines  —  Fairness Meets Federalism In One Obama Campaign Chart.  Supporters say: “Equality and fairness!”  Opponents say: “Hey, what happened to all those state lines?”
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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.
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 …
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.
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
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.”
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
Discussion: Liberal Values
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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Mark Steyn / National Review:
Swingin' Kennedy  —  Since the retirement of Sandra Day O'Connor …
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Erica Goode / New York Times:
Battles to Change Prison Policy of Solitary Confinement
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Lyndsey Layton / Washington Post:
Democratic mayors challenge teachers unions in urban political shift
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Damien Pearse / Guardian:
Petrol crisis ‘is our Thatcher moment’, Tory MPs reportedly tell party members
Loretta Chao / Wall Street Journal:
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Jamie Klatell / The Hill:
Obama: Buffett Rule tax hike will ‘make this country a little fairer’
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Keach Hagey / Politico:
Current TV fires Keith Olbermann
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The Huffington Post:
General Motors Decides Climate Change Is Real, Pulls Support From Heartland Institute
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