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Ann Hornaday / Washington Post:
In a final videotaped message, a sad reflection of the sexist stories we so often see on screen  —  Police were examining this video posted on YouTube in which a man who identifies himself as Elliot Rodger says he is planning an attack in Isla Vista because he had been snubbed by women.
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Daniel Beekman / NY Daily News:
Woman ‘devastated’ to be named by Santa Barbara shooter Elliot Rodger as motivation for killing spree, dad says  —  The father of the woman, whose name the Daily News is withholding, 'doesn't even remember' Rodger, who went on a killing spree Friday night that left six dead and 13 injured.
James Poulos / The Daily Beast:
Alleged Santa Barbara Killer Elliot Rodger and the Twisted Cult of Modern Masculinity
Mike Allen / Politico:
HILLARY CLINTON: Book is not for 'followers of Washington's long-running soap opera ... I'm proud of what we accomplished ... America remains the “indispensable nation"' — GOP SENATE CONTRACT '14?  —  EXCLUSIVE: The initial printing of Hillary Rodham Clinton's “Hard Choices,” …
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Niall Stanage / The Hill:
Hillary leaves left cold
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Kenneth P. Vogel / Politico:
Rise of the showboat donor
Discussion: Bloomberg View
Ken Thomas / Associated Press:
Clinton Proud Of Diplomatic Accomplishments
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Manu Raju / Politico:
GOP pols press for 2014 ‘Contract with America’
Mark Follman / Mother Jones:
Gun Activists Flaunting Assault Rifles Get Booted From Chili's and Sonic  —  As a backlash grows, open-carry groups in Texas beat a retreat.  —  It would be an understatement to say that the tactics of gun rights activists have been backfiring of late.  The showdown has taken place foremost in Texas …
Joan Walsh / Salon:
GOP's post-Obama problem: Why they're lost without him — and with the electorate he helped create  —  The establishment vanquished the Tea Party by drinking its poison — but has no plan for life after this president  —  With the 2014 congressional primary season almost behind us …
New York Times:
A Cable Merger Too Far  —  There are good reasons the Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission should block Comcast's $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable.  The merger will concentrate too much market power in the hands of one company, creating a telecommunications colossus …
Coral Davenport / New York Times:
Governments Await Obama's Move on Carbon to Gauge U.S. Climate Efforts  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama is expected to announce on Monday an Environmental Protection Agency regulation to cut carbon pollution from the nation's fleet of 600 coal-fired power plants, in a speech that government analysts …
Eliana Johnson / National Review:
Christie's Lawyer Problem  —  Chris Christie rose to national prominence in 2010 in part on his reputation for taking on unpopular battles, entrenched interests, and vocal critics at town-hall meetings across his heavily Democratic state.  —  But the governor's decision last Wednesday …
Discussion: City Journal
Phil Galewitz / Kaiser Health News:
Safety Net Hospitals Already Seeing More Paying Patients — And Revenue  —  This KHN story was produced in collaboration with  —  At Seattle's largest safety-net hospital, the proportion of uninsured patients fell from 12 percent last year to an unprecedented low of 2 percent this spring …
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Balloon Juice
Dean Obeidallah / The Daily Beast:
How I Made Sure a Texas Tea Party Candidate Accepted ‘Dirty’ Muslim Money  —  In a GOP runoff today, candidate T.J. Fabby has attacked his foe for accepting Muslim money.  But now Fabby has too.  I know.  I sent it.  —  Sometimes you have to taunt the bigots.  It's often more fun and satisfying than getting angry with them.
Discussion: Yahoo! News
Andrew Higgins / New York Times:
Populists' Rise in Europe Vote Shakes Leaders  —  BRUSSELS — An angry eruption of populist insurgency in the elections for the European Parliament rippled across the Continent on Monday, unnerving the political establishment and calling into question the very institutions and assumptions …
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Fred Kaplan / Slate:
Did Peace Just Break Out in Ukraine?  —  Why the standoff with Vladimir Putin may have ended.  —  The crisis in Ukraine appears to be over.  Not that Ukraine itself is cruising toward democracy and prosperity.  That road is littered with obstacles: The country is crippled with debt, mired in corruption, and quaking with instability.
Michelle Faul / Associated Press:
NIGERIAN DEFENSE CHIEF SAYS ABDUCTED GIRLS LOCATED  —  ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military has located nearly 300 school girls abducted by Islamic extremists but fears using force to try to free them could get them killed, the country's chief of defense said Monday.
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Dana Ford / CNN:
Nigerian military official claims he knows whereabouts of kidnapped girls
Discussion: Sic Semper Tyrannis
 
 
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