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5:35 AM ET, March 29, 2014

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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
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 …
New York Times:
Irate Friends See Sexism in Report on Former Christie Aide  —  She “seemed emotional.”  She was “habitually concerned about how she was perceived by the governor.”  A boyfriend had ended a relationship.  —  Bridget Anne Kelly has been the center of blame in the George Washington Bridge …
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Eric Lach / Talking Points Memo:
Port Authority Chairman Resigns In Response To Christie Scandal Report
Discussion: Liberaland
Chris Christie / CNN:
Highlights from Chris Christie's news conference
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.
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.
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?
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.
Discussion: The Verge
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Matthew Sparkes / Telegraph:
Mozilla staff call for new CEO to stand down over donation to anti-gay marriage campaign
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.
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
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 …
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: Hot Air and protein wisdom
Trey Barrineau / USA Today:
‘Colbert Report’ tweet stirs up anger  —  A satirical tweet aimed at Asians, now deleted, leaves many people angered and confused.  —  UPDATE: On Twitter early Friday, Stephen Colbert writes that the offending tweet sent from his Comedy Central show's verified Twitter account was not written by him.
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Dave Urbanski / TheBlaze.com:
Two Council Members Caught on Video Refusing to Stand and Recite the Pledge of Allegiance
Brian Winter / Reuters:
Brazil grows wary of Venezuela under Maduro, reduces support
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Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Jake Silverstein of Texas Monthly to Edit The New York Times Magazine
Nicole Enberg / ABC News:
Former Police Commissioner Ray Kelly Joins ABC News
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Russian Buildup Stokes Worries
Jonah Goldberg / National Review:
Leland Yee, the Kochs, and the Press
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Jonathan H. Adler / Washington Post:
Should The Post run a correction to the Koch oil sands story?
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Climate Forecast: Muting the Alarm
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