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10:10 AM ET, May 13, 2014

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David Keys / The Independent:
Exclusive: Found after 500 years, the wreck of Christopher Columbus's flagship the Santa Maria  —  Shipwreck found off coast of Haiti thought to be one of the most significant underwater discoveries in history  —  More than five centuries after Christopher Columbus's flagship, the Santa Maria …
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Karl Rove: Hillary Clinton might have brain injury  —  Republican strategist Karl Rove suggested last week that Hillary Clinton suffers from brain damage, according to a new report.  —  The New York Post's Page Six section reported Monday that Rove, appearing at a conference …
Harvard News:
Even as Harvard Group Drops Sponsorship, Black Mass Underway at Hong Kong  —  Although the Harvard Extension School Cultural Studies Club dropped its sponsorship of a reenactment of a satanic “black mass” ritual earlier in the night, members of the New York-based Satanic Temple gathered …
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Scott Johnson / Power Line:
The IRS scandal for dummies  —  Paul Caron holds down the fort at the TaxProf Blog.  On his site he has provided daily compilations of news stories and editorial commentary bearing on the IRS scandal over the past year.  He has not otherwise made his point of view on the scandal apparent.
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Paul L. Caron / USA Today:
The media ignore IRS scandal: Column  —  We need to get to the bottom of it by giving Lois Lerner full immunity in exchange for her testimony.  —  The timeline of the Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative groups reveals nothing less than a scandal.
Discussion: TaxProf Blog and Instapundit
J.D. Walker / Asheboro Courier Tribune:
Congressional candidate Keith Crisco dies suddenly at home  —  ASHEBORO — Asheboro businessman and congressional candidate, Keith Crisco, died suddenly at his home today.  —  Information is incomplete; however, early information indicates he suffered injuries from a fall around 1 p.m. at his home at 1263 Thayer Drive in Asheboro.
Reed Abelson / New York Times:
More Insured, but the Choices Are Narrowing  —  In the midst of all the turmoil in health care these days, one thing is becoming clear: No matter what kind of health plan consumers choose, they will find fewer doctors and hospitals in their network — or pay much more for the privilege of going to any provider they want.
Discussion: Hit & Run and Hot Air
New York Times:
Scientists Warn of Rising Oceans as Antarctic Ice Melts  —  The collapse of large parts of the ice sheet in West Antarctica appears to have begun and is almost certainly unstoppable, with global warming accelerating the pace of the disintegration, two groups of scientists reported Monday.
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Mike Schwartz / CNN:
Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert sentenced to six years in prison in bribery scandal  —  Jerusalem (CNN) — Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison for taking bribes while mayor of Jerusalem.  —  Olmert was also fined 1 million shekels (about $289,000), Israeli state radio IB reported.
Michael Paterniti / GQ Magazine Online:
The Man Who Knows Too Much  —  He works at the white-hot center of the media universe as the most reliable source for NSA surveillance scoops.  He talks to Edward Snowden most days and has full access to the complete archive.  And while Glenn Greenwald has spent the past year publishing revelations …
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Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Glenn Greenwald Doesn't Share Washington's Love Of Tim Russert
Discussion: legacy.com and Prairie Weather
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Jeb 2016: The Bush battle within  —  Jeb Bush's decision whether to run for president in 2016 is being driven by competing impulses within his own family.  On one side is his eldest son, George P., who's unabashedly and publicly supportive of his father's potential candidacy.
Adam Weinstein / Gawker:
Here Is a Collection of Twitter Trolls Teaching Photoshop to Ann Coulter  —  Ann Coulter's bulls**t conservative troll game is slipping.  In her zeal to land a jab against... Twitter?  Michelle Obama?  Nigerian schoolgirls?... she opened a door for her detractors, and they jumped through …
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
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Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:   Ann Coulter's Hashtag Hijacking Of #BringBackOurGirls Backfires Big Time
Diane Dimond / The Daily Beast:
Exclusive: Michael Jackson Hit With New Sex Abuse Claim  —  The star of a 1987 Pepsi ad featuring Michael Jackson has joined a suit against the singer's estate, alleging that Jackson sexually abused him for years.  —  And then there were five.  The Daily Beast has learned that another man …
Michael Parsons / The Irish Times:
Letters to priest provide rare insight into life of Jackie Kennedy  —  A 14-year correspondence with Fr Joseph Leonard reveal thoughts about marriage to President John F Kennedy and reaction to his assassination  —  Jackie Kennedy's long and close correspondence with a Dublin priest gives …
Discussion: The Week
Shane Goldmacher / NationalJournal.com:
Carl DeMaio Apologizes for Lifted Pension Report  —  After plagiarizing a National Journal investigative project to make a case against his opponent, the California Republican says he's “mortified.”  —  Carl DeMaio(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) … SHARE THIS STORY  —  SHARE THIS STORY
Francesca Chambers / Daily Mail:
White House wanted Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner to LIE to the public about social security being behind the deficit  — In his memoir, out today, former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says the White House wanted him to mislead Americans about the long term costs of Social Security
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Richard Ingham / Agence France-Presse:
Electrical stimulation of brain alters dreams  —  Paris (AFP) - Scientists on Sunday said they had used a harmless electrical current to modify sleep so that an individual has “lucid dreams,” a particularly powerful form of dreaming.  —  The discovery provides insights into the mechanism of dreaming …
Staci Zaretsky / Above the Law:
In What State Do Courthouse Janitors Make More Money Than Prosecutors?  —  Some people go to law school not in the hope of making buckets of cash, but to bring justice to their communities.  With long hours and low pay, being a government attorney is a noble pursuit.
Associated Press:
Judge expresses concerns over Casey Kasem's safety  —  LOS ANGELES — A judge on Monday ordered an investigation into the whereabouts of Casey Kasem after an attorney for the ailing radio personality's wife said the former “Top 40” host had been removed from Los Angeles without his children's knowledge.
Michael Kinsley / Vanity Fair:
That Old Flack Magic  —  With the House majority leader “rebranding” himself—meet the sick-kids-and-civil-rights-loving Eric Cantor—it's time for a look at this time-honored Washington game, in which reality takes a backseat to P.R. and the media's hunger for a fresh story.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Washington Post:
Marco Rubio makes a wrong turn on climate change  —  SEN. MARCO Rubio (Fla.), whom many presume to be a contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, said two things Sunday about climate change.  Only one could fit into a presidential campaign worth taking seriously.
 
 
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Medical Futility Blog:
Unilateral Do-Not-Attempt Resuscitation Orders at the Massachusetts General Hospital
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Michael Hirsh / Politico:
The Boko Haram-Benghazi Link
Russell Berman / The Hill:
When will Boehner turn to immigration?
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Huckabee Wants To Impeach Judge Who Struck Down Ark. Gay Marriage Ban
Matt K. Lewis / The Daily Caller:
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