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9:55 PM ET, April 5, 2014

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Maher: “There Is A Gay Mafia — If You Cross Them, You Do Get Whacked”  —  In the online-only “Overtime” portion of his HBO show Real Time, host Bill Maher weighed in on the Mozilla controversy, and did not react in a way that you would think.  Maher seemed to disagree with gay rights activists …
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Yitz Jordan / Quartz:
Mozilla only made things worse by letting CEO Brandon Eich go  —  This has been a rough week for the open web.  —  Last week, Mozilla Corporation, makers of the ever-popular Firefox web browser, appointed co-founder Brendan Eich to CEO.  The move was not surprising—Eich, after all …
Discussion: Valleywag and Power Line
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Why Mozilla's Chief Had to Resign  —  What conclusions should we draw about Silicon Valley from what happened at Mozilla?  —  Two weeks ago, Brendan Eich was appointed as chief executive of the open-source software company that makes the Firefox Web browser, among other products.
Bill Gertz / Washington Free Beacon:
CIA Official Dies in Apparent Suicide  —  A senior CIA official has died in an apparent suicide this week from injuries sustained after jumping off a building in northern Virginia, according to sources close to the CIA.  —  CIA spokesman Christopher White confirmed the death and said the incident …
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Jose A. Rodriguez Jr / Washington Post:
I ran the CIA interrogation program.  No matter what the Senate report says, I know it worked.  —  Jose A. Rodriguez Jr. is the former head of the CIA's National Clandestine Service and the author of “Hard Measures: How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9/11 Saved American Lives.”
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Wall Street Journal:
Oppressed by the Ivy League  —  What Dartmouth's president should have told bullying students.  —  Academia has been obsessed over identity politics for two generations, so there's some justice in the newest addition to the matrix of oppression: an Ivy League education …
Discussion: American Power and National Review
Jenna Portnoy / New Jersey Online:
Rendell: Chris Christie ‘not a factor’ in 2016 presidential race  —  TRENTON — Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell is dismissing Gov. Chris Christie as a non-factor in the presidential race because of the controversial closing of lanes to the George Washington Bridge.  He named Jeb Bush as his favorite GOP contender.
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CNN:
Report: Chinese ship hears pulse signal in south Indian Ocean  —  (CNN) — A Chinese patrol ship searching for signs of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean discovered Saturday the pulse signal used by so-called black boxes, state news agency Xinhua reported.
Detroit Free Press:
Muslim parent upset over school flyer promoting church's Easter egg hunt  —  Some Muslim parents are concerned about public schools in Dearborn handing out flyers to all students advertising an Easter egg hunt, saying it violates the principle of church and state separation.
Erik Wemple:
Court ruling: Case against MSNBC's Ed Schultz may proceed  —  A federal appeals court ruled today that a legal action taken by an NBC employee against MSNBC's Ed Schultz over compensation from his television deal may proceed to a jury.  Michael Queen sued Schultz in 2011 …
WTSP.com:
EXCLUSIVE: Fiancée of murdered Ft.Hood solider speaks  —  Sgt. First Class Danny Ferguson just returned from Afghanistan.  The movement specialist was working at Ft. Hood when 34-year-old Ivan Lopez snapped and opened fire.  —  STORY: Fort Hood shooter had mental health problems
Catalina Camia / OnPolitics:
Georgia candidate features fake Obama phone call in ad  —  Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., was first elected to Congress in 1992.  (John Bazemore, AP)  —  Would you take a phone call from President Obama?  GOP Rep. Jack Kingston says no and definitely not if it's about toning down his opposition to the Affordable Care Act.
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