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1:15 PM ET, April 1, 2012

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Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
I Screamed It Couldn't Be Done  —  The Orlando Sentinel brings on some voice experts to analyze a 911 call in the Trayvon Martin shooting to attempt to establish whether it is Zimmerman or Martin screaming for help.  I have previously expressed my skepticism of this process:
Discussion: Riehl World View
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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?
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
NBC to do ‘internal investigation’ on Zimmerman segment  —  NBC told this blog today that it would investigate its handling of a piece on the “Today” show that ham-handedly abridged the conversation between George Zimmerman and a dispatcher in the moments before the death of Trayvon Martin.
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CNN:
TRENDING: Rep. Paul Ryan: ‘I really misspoke’  —  (CNN) - House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said Sunday he misspoke earlier in the week when he accused military officials of not being honest about the Pentagon budget.  —  “I really misspoke,” Ryan said on CNN's “State of the Union.”
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CNN:
McConnell: Romney will be an ‘outstanding’ nominee
Discussion: Politico, The Hill and The Hill
David G. Savage / Los Angeles Times:
Signs of Supreme Court activism worry Reagan administration lawyers  —  Advocates of judicial restraint say conservative justices should be wary of the impulse to strike down the healthcare law passed by Congress.  —  John G. Roberts Jr., now chief justice of the Supreme Court …
Kathleen Geier / Washington Monthly:
“Ethicist” sees no ethical issue with excluding women  —  We're hip-deep into a year that's been overflowing with virulent antifeminist backlash.  Another outbreak of the epidemic as occurred, but this time it's in a most unexpected place: the New York Times' Ethicist Column.
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Supreme Court health care debate: If the law fails, what's next?  —  The Supreme Court has yet to rule on President Barack Obama's health care law, but court watchers already are handicapping the domino effect if it falls.  —  If the justices knock out key parts of the law or bring down the whole thing …
Rasmussen Reports:
49% Trust Republicans on Economy, 38% Trust Democrats More  —  As they have for nearly three years now, voters trust Republicans more than Democrats when it comes to handling the economy, by far the top issue on a list of 10 regularly tracked by Rasmussen Reports.
Discussion: Power Line and Althouse
Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
Police Tracking of Cellphones Raises Privacy Fears  —  WASHINGTON — Law enforcement tracking of cellphones, once the province mainly of federal agents, has become a powerful and widely used surveillance tool for local police officials, with hundreds of departments, large and small …
Discussion: Truthdig and Prairie Weather
Rachel Leven / The Hill:
Santorum says he's not dropping out even if he loses in Wisconsin  —  GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum said his campaign will not end Tuesday, even if he loses the Wisconsin primary.  —  “We're moving forward, we're setting up our teams for the 26th.
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James Hamilton / Econbrowser:
Halbert L. White, Jr., 1951-2012  —  It is with great sadness that I report that UCSD Economics Professor Hal White passed away Saturday morning after an extended struggle with cancer.  He was an irreplaceable colleague and dear friend, and we will miss him greatly.  —  Hal was one of the world's leading econometricians.
Thomas Fuller / New York Times:
Aung San Suu Kyi Elected to Myanmar Parliament, Party Says  —  YANGON, Myanmar — The party of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi declared that she had won a seat in Myanmar's Parliament on Sunday, an unofficial result that may herald a new era for the country as it moves toward democracy after decades of oppressive military rule.
Jonny Paul / Jerusalem Post:
British lecturer: Jerusalem doesn't belong to Jews  —  University of Exeter lecturer tells Global March to Jerusalem protesters, “the only way we can stop Israel is to act against it.”  —  By TOVAH LAZAROFF  —  LONDON - A British university lecturer told Global March to Jerusalem protesters …
 
 
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BBC:
Email and web use ‘to be monitored’ under new laws
James Risen / New York Times:
Assessing Iran, but Thinking About Iraq
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Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
Households Earning Less Than $13,000 A Year Spend 9% Of Their Income On Lottery Tickets
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Keith Olbermann Complained To Current That Car Service Drivers ‘Smelled, Talked To Him’
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