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2:37 AM ET, March 29, 2014

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EBONY.com:
Diversity of Thought  —  EBONY.COM RESPONDS TO PERSONAL TWEETS SENT BY SENIOR EDITOR JAMILAH LEMIEUX  —  EBONY founder John H. Johnson once said that he created EBONY magazine with the intention to affirm a certain sense of “somebodiness” for African Americans.
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Ms. Amy D. Barnett / GOP.com:
RNC Statement for EBONY  —  Dear Ms. Barnett:  —  Over the years, the writers and editors at EBONY have done great work in promoting civil rights and diligently covering issues of race and politics in America.  That's why I was shocked to learn that one of your senior editors, Jamilah Lemieux …
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Putin Calls Obama to Discuss Ukraine, White House Says  —  RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia called President Obama on Friday to discuss a proposal by Mr. Obama for a diplomatic resolution to the crisis in Ukraine, and the two leaders agreed that diplomats …
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eng.kremlin.ru:
Telephone conversation with US President Barack Obama  —  Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the United States of America Barack Obama.  —  The two leaders continued exchanging views on the crisis in Ukraine.  —  Vladimir Putin drew Barack Obama
Jim Acosta / CNN:
Obama administration: U.S. and Saudi Arabia ‘very much aligned’
Discussion: The Intercept and Politico
Eric Lach / Talking Points Memo:
Port Authority Chairman Resigns In Response To Christie Scandal Report  —  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Friday announced the resignation of Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Chairman David Samson.  —  Samson, the governor's appointee, tendered his resignation on Friday …
Discussion: Liberaland
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Chris Christie / CNN:
Highlights from Chris Christie's news conference
Madeleine Stix / CNN:
Teen to government: Change your typeface, save millions  —  (CNN) — An e.  You can write it with one fluid swoop of a pen or one tap of the keyboard.  The most commonly used letter in the English dictionary.  Simple, right?  —  Now imagine it printed out millions of times on thousands of forms and documents.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
FiveThirtyEight Apologizes On Behalf Of Controversial Climate Science Writer  —  NEW YORK — Two prominent climate scientists say Roger Pielke Jr., a controversial writer at Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight site, sent emails threatening possible legal action in response to their criticism of his findings for the data-driven news site.
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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEightDataLab:
FiveThirtyEight to Commission Response to Disputed Climate Article  —  FiveThirtyEight relaunched less than two weeks ago.  It's been a heck of a learning experience.  When you're trying something new, it's going to take some time to get everything right, and you're going to get criticism from all quarters.
Simbi Ntahobari / theeagleonline.com:
Dick Cheney denies war criminal allegations at KPU event  —  By Ana Santos  —  Former Vice President Dick Cheney refuted accusations that he is a war criminal during his speech to students and members of the AU community in Bender Arena on March 28.  The Kennedy Political Union hosted Cheney …
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Paige Lavender / The Huffington Post:
Dick Cheney On Torture: ‘If I Would Have To Do It All Over Again, I Would’
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Young Americans' Affinity for Democratic Party Has Grown  —  Majority have consistently aligned with Democratic Party since 2006  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Young adults — those between the ages of 18 and 29 — have typically aligned themselves with the Democratic Party, but they have become substantially more likely to do so since 2006.
Tony Maglio / The Wrap:
The Most and Least Liked TV Newscasters - From Scott Pelley to Chris Matthews  —  The latest edition in TheWrap's Q Score series reveals MSNBC's “Hardball” host is ranked dead last among his media peers  —  What do you want in a newscaster?  Accuracy?  Ethics?  A voice of reason in times of duress?
Emily Langer / Washington Post:
Jeremiah A. Denton Jr., Vietnam POW and U.S. senator, dies  —  Jeremiah Denton, who survived nearly eight years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam and alerted the U.S. military to conditions there when he blinked the word “torture” in Morse code during a television interview, has died.  He was 89.
Numbers / Pew Research Center's Religion …:
Shrinking Majority of Americans Support Death Penalty  —  According to a 2013 Pew Research Center survey, 55% of U.S. adults say they favor the death penalty for persons convicted of murder.  A significant minority (37%) oppose the practice.  —  While a majority of U.S. adults still support …
Rebecca Leber / ThinkProgress:
Sidestepping Equal Pay Attacks, Greg Abbott Tries To Accuse Wendy Davis Of Gender Discrimination  —  Texas gubernatorial candidate and Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) faces continued tough scrutiny over his campaign's position against equal pay for women.  His campaign has twice justified …
Discussion: Daily Kos and The PJ Tatler
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Peter Hamby / CNN:
Democrats seize on equal pay as a midterm issue
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
People Want ‘The Colbert Report’ Canceled Over Asian Joke  —  Twitter users aimed to get the hashtag #CancelColbert trending on Thursday night after the official Twitter account for “The Colbert Report” posted a joke about Asian stereotypes out of context.  —  The now-deleted tweet read …
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Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:
Three Mozilla Board Members Resign over Choice of New CEO  —  Mozilla named a new chief executive this week to lead the non-profit Web organization as it tries to keep its Firefox browser relevant in the mobile age.  The appointment has proved controversial in more ways than one.
Laila Kearney / Reuters:
California senate suspends three lawmakers in criminal probes  —  (Reuters) - The California state Senate suspended three Democratic lawmakers on Friday who have been the subject of criminal probes, including Leland Yee, who was arrested this week in an FBI sweep on corruption and gun trafficking charges.
Discussion: protein wisdom and Hot Air
New York Times:
Deadline Near, Health Signups Show Disparity  —  WASHINGTON — The online insurance marketplace in Oregon is such a technological mess that residents have been signing up for health coverage by hand.  In Texas, political opposition to President Obama's health law is so strong that some residents believe …
Brian Winter / Reuters:
Brazil grows wary of Venezuela under Maduro, reduces support  —  (Reuters) - Brazil, Latin America's biggest economy and diplomatic power, has toned down its support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro because of disappointment over how he is handling mounting economic problems and opposition-led street protests.
Discussion: Bloomberg, Hot Air and National Review
 
 
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Former Police Commissioner Ray Kelly Joins ABC News
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Condoleezza Rice: U.S. can't afford to be war-weary
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Russian Buildup Stokes Worries
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Jonah Goldberg / National Review:
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