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1:05 AM ET, February 10, 2014

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John Branch / New York Times:
N.F.L. Prospect Proudly Says What Teammates Knew: He's Gay  —  Coaches at the University of Missouri divided players into small groups at a preseason football practice last year for a team-building exercise.  One by one, players were asked to talk about themselves — where they grew up …
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Chris Connelly / ESPN:
Mizzou's Michael Sam says he's gay  —  Michael Sam, an All-American defensive lineman from Missouri Tigers and the Associated Press' SEC Defensive Player of the Year, said that he is gay in an interview with ESPN's “Outside the Lines” on Sunday.  —  Sam stated publicly what his teammates …
Tom Moran:
Chris Christie endorsement is regrettable: Moran  —  Gov. Chris Christie takes the oath of office in January.  Even before he was embroiled in scandals, The Star-Ledger's endorsement of the governor was a close call.  (Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-Ledger)  —  During the fall campaign …
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Tom Abrahams / KTRK-TV:
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul talks about key U.S. issues, political future
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Katie Glueck / Politico:
Rand Paul warns Texas could turn blue
Ashley Killough / CNN:   Rand Paul warns his former home state, Texas, could turn blue
Brendan Bordelon / The Daily Caller:
Laura Ingraham battles George Will as conservative civil war over immigration intensifies [VIDEO]  —  Conservative commentators Laura Ingraham and George Will can usually be counted on to agree on most issues, but on “Fox News Sunday,” the two sparred over immigration reform …
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Mary Grace Lucas / CNN:
Did Schumer call Boehner's bluff on immigration?  —  Washington (CNN) - When House Speaker John Boehner abruptly announced Thursday that he didn't see a way forward on immigration reform this year, he said President Obama was part of the reason.  —  “There's widespread doubt about whether …
Discussion: Politico
Laura Meckler / Washington Wire:   House Republicans Cool to Schumer Immigration Proposal
Deanna Fei / Slate:
That “distressed baby” who Tim Armstrong blamed for benefit cuts?  She's my daughter.  —  Late last week, Tim Armstrong, the chief executive officer of AOL, landed himself in a media firestorm when he held a town hall with employees to explain why he was paring their retirement benefits.
Alana Goodman / Washington Free Beacon:
The Hillary Papers  —  On May 12, 1992, Stan Greenberg and Celinda Lake, top pollsters for Bill Clinton's presidential campaign, issued a confidential memo.  The memo's subject was “Research on Hillary Clinton.”  —  Voters admired the strength of the Arkansas first couple, the pollsters wrote.
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Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Book: Hillary rejected Bill's edits to speech  —  Hillary Clinton refused to allow her husband, former President Bill Clinton, to alter her 2008 Democratic Convention speech with his own “poetic flourishes,” according to a new book on the former secretary of State.
Discussion: Politico
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Bill Keller, Former Editor of The Times, Is Leaving for News Nonprofit  —  Bill Keller, a columnist at The New York Times and its former executive editor, will leave the paper to become editor in chief of The Marshall Project, a nonprofit journalism start-up focused on the American criminal justice system.
Sandhya Somashekhar / Washington Post:
They quit their jobs, thanks to health-care law  —  Count Polly Lower among those who quit their jobs because of the health-care law.  —  It happened in September, when her boss abruptly changed her job description.  She went from doing payroll, which she liked, to working on her boss's schedule, which she loathed.
Paul Campos / Salon:
Crybabies of the 1 percent: Spoiled rich kids, Tom Perkins and the real affluenza  —  The rich's real “disease” is failing to get that their privileges come at a price: our contempt  —  More than half a century ago, “West Side Story” satirized the idea that what was then known as juvenile delinquency …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
Leaving Work Behind  —  IN 1930, in the darkening valley of the Great Depression, John Maynard Keynes wrote an essay on “Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren,” which foresaw a much happier future — one of growth, abundance and the steady decline of full-time work.
 
 
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