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5:15 PM ET, December 14, 2013

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Denver Post:
ARAPAHOE HIGH GUNMAN HELD STRONG POLITICAL BELIEFS, CLASSMATES SAID  —  The teenage gunman who entered Arapahoe High School on Friday afternoon and shot two fellow students with a shotgun was outspoken about politics, was a gifted debater and might have been bullied for his beliefs, according to students who knew him.
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EndPlay / TheDenverChannel.com:
Karl Pierson identified as Arapahoe High School gunman who shot student while targeting librarian  —  Karl Halverson Pierson as pictured in the 2012-2013 Arapahoe High School yearbook.  —  None  —  Regular Photo Size  —  Last Updated: 12 minutes ago  —  HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. …
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Denver Post Stealth Edits Out ‘Socialist’ from Profile of Arapahoe School Shooter  —  On Friday, Colorado's Arapahoe High School was put on lockdown while a student armed with a shotgun took over the school in an attempt to confront a teacher who he believed had wronged him.
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HHS.govStrategy:
Missing 834s as Percentage of Enrollment Now Near Zero  —  Site Tags:  —  Julie Bataille, Director of Communications, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services  —  Saturday, December 14, 2013  —  As the technical improvements to HealthCare.gov continue making a difference to consumers using the website …
Discussion: CNN
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Ryan: Boehner ‘got his Irish up’  —  Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) “just kind of got his Irish up” when he lashed out at conservative activist groups this week, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said.  —  “He was frustrated that these groups came out in opposition to our budget agreement before we reached …
Discussion: New York Times and The PJ Tatler
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Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Washington is Selfie City
Discussion: News Desk, Corrente, Politico and The Fix
Mark Z. Barabak / Los Angeles Times:
Cross-state presidential rivalries building for 2016
Discussion: The Reaction
Associated Press:   Ryan's Budget Plan: A Bridge Over the Divide?
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Nelson Mandela memorial security scandal: ‘There were no checks’  —  BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL WHITE HOUSE BARACK OBAMA NELSON MANDELA  —  It's becoming increasingly clear that when President Obama arrived at the Nelson Mandela memorial service in Johannesburg, South Africa Tuesday …
New York Times:
Officials Say U.S. May Never Know Extent of Snowden's Leaks  —  WASHINGTON — American intelligence and law enforcement investigators have concluded that they may never know the entirety of what the former National Security Agency contractor Edward J. Snowden extracted from classified government computers …
Discussion: Business Insider
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Washington Post:
By cracking cellphone code, NSA has capacity for decoding private conversations
Discussion: Prairie Weather, NBCNews and Mashable
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
The site once vouched for its “lie of the year.”  —  PolitiFact.com, the Tampa Bay Times's “fact checking” operation, is out with its “Lie of the Year,” and it's a doozy of dishonesty: “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it.' ”  —  Just to show how fast the news can move …
John Markoff / New York Times:
Google Adds to Its Menagerie of Robots  —  SAN FRANCISCO — BigDog, Cheetah, WildCat and Atlas have joined Google's growing robot menagerie.  —  Google confirmed on Friday that it had completed the acquisition of Boston Dynamics, an engineering company that has designed mobile research robots for the Pentagon.
JONATHAN TURLEY:
Federal Court Strikes Down Criminalization of Polygamy In Utah  —  It is with a great pleasure this evening to announce that decision of United States District Court judge Clarke Waddoups striking down key portions of the Utah polygamy law as unconstitutional.
Peter Suderman / Hit & Run:
Obamacare has lost the uninsured.  —  A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released this week asked uninsured individuals whether or not they thought the law was a good idea.  Just 24 percent said they thought it was.  In contrast, half the uninsured polled said they thought it was a bad idea.
Discussion: Hot Air
Wall Street Journal:
Backdating ObamaCare  —  A last-minute HHS rule orders insurers to pay for the law's blunders.  —  The White House says that ObamaCare is all fixed, but its conduct suggests otherwise.  As it has realized that the government-created chaos is exposing patients to nasty and even deadly surprises …
Discussion: Power Line
 
 
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The Reasoning of the Utah Opinion Partially Striking Down and Rewriting the State's Bigamy Law
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