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2:25 PM ET, April 19, 2014

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Bill Pennington / New York Times:
In a Hole, Golf Considers Digging a Wider One  —  GREENSBORO, Ga. — Golf holes the size of pizzas.  Soccer balls on the back nine.  A mulligan on every hole.  —  These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game.
Jamie Johnson / New York Times:
White House Hosts ‘Next Generation’ Young and Rich  —  On a crisp morning in late March, an elite group of 100 young philanthropists and heirs to billionaire family fortunes filed into a cozy auditorium at the White House.  —  Their name tags read like a catalog of the country's wealthiest …
Kristen Moulton / Salt Lake Tribune:
Western lawmakers gather in Utah to talk federal land takeover  —  'It's time' » Lawmakers from 9 states gather in Utah, discuss ways to take control of federal lands.  —  | The Salt Lake Tribune  —  It's time for Western states to take control of federal lands within their borders …
John Milburn / Associated Press:
Michelle Obama's Planned High School Commencement Speech Draws Complaints  —  TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — If expanding the guest list to include Michelle Obama at graduation for high school students in the Kansas capital city means fewer seats for friends and family, some students and their parents would prefer the first lady not attend.
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Joel Gehrke / Washington Examiner:
Obama signs Ted Cruz bill into law, but says he won't enforce it  —  BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL BARACK OBAMA PRESIDENT IRAN TED CRUZ  —  President Obama on Friday signed into law a bill authored by Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz that would bar an Iranian diplomat from entering the United States …
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama signs bill blocking Iranian envoy
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Eric Leonard / Local News:
Early-Release Felon Charged with Kidnapping, Rape, Torture  —  Photo Credit: California Department of Corrections  —  A man on probation as a “non-violent offender” under California's prison realignment program has been charged with kidnapping, raping, and torturing a 16-year-old girl in South Los Angeles …
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Jason Leopold / Guardian:
James Mitchell: 'I'm just a guy who got asked to do something for his country'  —  Psychologist who designed CIA's post-9/11 torture program insists he has nothing to apologise for - and attacks 'people with a Jack Bauer mentality who don't understand how intel works'
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Jason Leopold / Guardian:
CIA torture architect breaks silence to defend ‘enhanced interrogation’
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Jelani Cobb / News Desk:
The Failure of Desegregation  —  In 1952, an African-American woman named Sarah Bulah filed a lawsuit challenging the segregated education system in her home state of Delaware.  Bulah lived near a spacious, modern, whites-only high school, but her daughter, Shirley, was forced to attend a decrepit, single-room school.
Politico:
Keystone decision delayed yet again  —  The Obama administration says it is indefinitely extending its long-awaited review of the Keystone XL pipeline — providing a Good Friday jolt to one of the president's most wrenching environmental decisions.  —  The move could easily push President …
Discussion: his vorpal sword
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John Hinderaker / Power Line:
The War On Standards Comes to College Debate [with comment by Paul]  —  Paul has been writing about the war on standards in various aspects of our society, generally as a means of advancing the interests of minorities (or purporting to advance them, anyway).
Discussion: Vox Popoli and Blazing Cat Fur
Dustin Lance Black / Out Magazine:
Dustin Lance Black Hits Back at Alma Mater For Shaming Him  —  ‘I did nothing wrong and I refuse to be shamed for this any longer.’  —  After being invited to be commencement speaker at his alma mater, Pasadena City College, Dustin Lance Black—the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Milk …
Nick Gass / Politico:
Beliebers rejoice, W.H. won't boot Justin  —  The White House has answered the call to deport Justin Bieber, but those hoping for the Canadian pop star to take a long hike up north will be disappointed.  —  More than 270,000 people signed the petition “to deport Justin Bieber and revoke his green card …
Discussion: Liberaland and CNN
Mollie Hemingway / The Federalist:
Why Are Feminists So Insecure?  6 Reflections On The Confidence Gap  —  Another day, another feminist grievance in a major media outlet.  The Atlantic features “The Confidence Gap” on its cover, written by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman.  Kay is the lead anchor of BBC World News America …
 
 
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