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9:20 AM ET, May 13, 2014

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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.
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Shushannah Walshe / ABC News:
Clay Aiken's Opponent in Congressional Race, Keith Crisco, Dies
Discussion: ABC News and CNN
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 …
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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Steve Almasy / CNN:
CNN exclusive: Donald Sterling insists he's no racist, still slams Magic Johnson  —  (CNN) — Donald Sterling blamed Magic Johnson for his delayed apology to the controversy that has him fighting to keep his NBA team, and criticized the legendary NBA player's character, his battle with HIV …
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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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.
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.
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 …
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Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:   Ann Coulter's Hashtag Hijacking Of #BringBackOurGirls Backfires Big Time
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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Kevin Robillard / Politico:
Chamber of Commerce gives ultimatum to GOP  —  Tom Donohue, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said the GOP shouldn't even field a presidential candidate in 2016 unless Congress passes immigration reform this year.  —  “If the Republicans don't do it, they shouldn't bother to run a candidate in 2016 …
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
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 …
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.
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.
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
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.
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: Power Line and TaxProf Blog
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Dems mistake 8 million sign-ups as happiness with Obamacare  —  BARACK OBAMA OBAMACARE 2014 ELECTIONS NANCY PELOSI  —  There's been a dramatic turnaround in some Democrats' thinking about Obamacare and the 2014 elections.  Where lawmakers once sought to avoid blame for their national health care overhaul …
Discussion: Washington Post
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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Larry J. Sabato / Politico:
In 2014, Will We See a GOP Ripple or Tsunami?
Laura Vozzella / Washington Post:
McAuliffe calls for review of abortion clinic regulations
Cristina Marcos / The Hill:
Bill would prohibit lawmakers from flying in first-class seats
Discussion: Fox News
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Associated Press polices story length
Diane Dimond / The Daily Beast:
Exclusive: Michael Jackson Hit With New Sex Abuse Claim
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Yahoo! News
Mary Jo Rapini / MyFoxHouston:
Tinder app ‘hookups’ can ruin self-esteem in girls
Discussion: The Daily Banter
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
James Walker / ESPN:
Don Jones apologizes for tweet
Brody Mullins / Wall Street Journal:
Club for Growth Cuts Spending in Idaho GOP Primary
Discussion: Roll Call
Matt K. Lewis / The Daily Caller:
Going down in flames: Shane Osborn decides to lose ugly in Nebraska
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Kurt Schlichter / Townhall.com:
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