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10:55 PM ET, July 11, 2014

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SI.com:
BY LEBRON JAMES (AS TOLD TO LEE JENKINS)  —  Before anyone ever cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid from Northeast Ohio.  It's where I walked.  It's where I ran.  It's where I cried.  It's where I bled.  It holds a special place in my heart.  People there have seen me grow up.
Brandon Darby / BREITBART.COM:
EXCLUSIVE: TSA ALLOWING ILLEGALS TO FLY WITHOUT VERIFIABLE ID, SAYS BORDER PATROL UNION  —  MCALLEN, Texas—Illegal aliens are being allowed to fly on commercial airliners without valid identification, according to the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC).  “The aliens who are getting released …
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Washington Post:
The immigration no-brainer  —  As is his wont, President Obama …
Warren Bass / Wall Street Journal:
Cheney vs. 9/11 Commission: What Each Said About Iraq  —  Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz, a former U.S. Senate candidate, have written a piece on Iraq in the Weekly Standard that resuscitates an old argument about Saddam Hussein's links to al Qaeda.
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Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
Chris McDaniel: We've Found 8,300 ‘Questionable Ballots’  —  Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) said Friday that his campaign and his supporters have found “over 8,300 questionable ballots cast” in the runoff election for U.S. Senate, which Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) won.
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Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Megyn Kelly Distances Herself From Guest's ‘Jew-Hating Administration’ Quote (VIDEO)  —  Megyn Kelly's interview Thursday with conservative commentator Ben Shapiro veered into wildly accusatory territory, and the Fox News anchor said she had no interest in perpetuating the extreme sentiment.
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Kendall Breitman / Politico:
Megyn Kelly: Nancy Pelosi ‘guilty’ of sexism
Discussion: Mediaite and Daily Kos
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
U.S. Muslims Most Approving of Obama, Mormons Least  —  Relative rank order of religious groups stable throughout his presidency  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Seventy-two percent of U.S. Muslims approved of the job President Barack Obama was doing as president during the first six months of 2014 …
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Maria Tadeo / The Independent:
L'Oreal cuts ties with Belgium supporter Axelle Despiegelaere after hunting trip photographs  —  L'Oreal confirms Axelle Despiegelaere's contract with the French beauty behemoth has “been completed”  —  French cosmetics giant L'Oréal has cut its ties with a Belgian football fan …
Jessica Taylor / The Hill:
Judge strikes down GOP-drawn Florida congressional lines  —  A Florida Circut County Court has struck down the state's congressional map and ordered a redrawing of district lines.  —  In his 41-page ruling issued Thursday evening, Judge Terry Lewis writes that the map drawn …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Florida Court Declares One Of The Worst Partisan Gerrymanders In The Country Unconstitutional
Discussion: Shakesville and Liberaland
Mary Ellen Klas / MiamiHerald.com:
Judge throws out Florida's congressional map
Tom Junod / Esquire:
IN PRAISE OF 42-YEAR-OLD WOMEN  —  In our occasional ranking of the ages, we found that this year's most alluring is not what you'd expect.  It's not 27 (honored in 1999) or 39 (2008) or 86 (1937 and 1983).  No, this year it's 42.  Because it's not what it used to be. … Marc Hom/Trunk Archive
Nicole Lafond / Talking Points Memo:
Woman Finds Stack Of Anti-Hillary ‘Lewinsky’ Bumper Stickers At GOP Office  —  A Virginia woman told TPM on Friday that she recently discovered a stack of anti-Hillary Clinton bumper stickers at a local GOP office, despite denials from the state party that it had anything to do with the stickers.
William P. / The New York Young Republican Club:
United States of Gaymeria?  U.S. Embassy in London Flies Rainbow Flag  —  Can I pose a serious question?  At what point does replacing the American flag with the rainbow flag, a symbol of gay/LGBTQ(RSTUVWXYZ) pride from embassies abroad become an impeachable offense in itself?
Greg Horton / Religion News Service:
Student who married same-sex partner expelled from Southwestern Christian University  —  OKLAHOMA CITY (RNS) A lesbian student who married her partner was expelled from an Oklahoma university one semester shy of her sports management degree.  —  Christian Minard, 22, attended Southwestern …
New York Times:
Who Wants a Depression?  —  One unhappy lesson we've learned in recent years is that economics is a far more political subject than we liked to imagine.  Well, duh, you may say.  But, before the financial crisis, many economists — even, to some extent, yours truly — believed …
Esther Yu-Hsi Lee / ThinkProgress:
Congressman Goes On Diatribe Against Migrant Children, Urges Texas To Unilaterally Declare War  —  Unaccompanied children sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in Brownsville, Texas.  —  CREDIT: Eric Gay/ AP  —  During a speech on the House floor Friday …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Sarah Palin / Fox News:
President Obama's buzzed on suds great adventure  —  President Obama was absolutely swamped the other night, staving off the munchies at a pizza party in the Mile High city, hobnobbing as headliner at numerous Democrat shindigs, collecting big bucks from big donors all day.  —  Whew.  Exhausting.
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Martin O'Malley: Don't send kids to ‘certain death’  —  NASHVILLE — Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley urged compassion Friday for children flooding over the U.S. border from Latin American countries, sharply rejecting any wholesale effort to return them to places where he said they could face “certain death.”
Discussion: CNN
Ben Austen / New York Times:
The Post-Post-Apocalyptic Detroit  —  In downtown Detroit, at the headquarters of the online-mortgage company Quicken Loans, there stands another downtown Detroit in miniature.  The diorama, made of laser-cut acrylic and stretching out over 19 feet in length, is a riot of color and light …
Discussion: The Verge and FishbowlDC
Reuters:
Slim says he could exercise NY Times stock warrants  —  (Reuters) - Mexican telecoms billionaire Carlos Slim says he could exercise stock warrants in The New York Times Co which expire early next year, a move that would more than double his stake in the media company.
 
 
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Matthew Continetti / Washington Free Beacon:
The New Old Europe  —  Clemens Wergin is something of a contrarian.
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Bernie Becker / The Hill:
Judge demands IRS explain lost emails
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Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
More City Hall Change: A Mayor Taking a Break
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North Carolina Will Determine the Future of the Voting Rights Act
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Is Religion ‘Old-Fashioned’ and ‘Out of Date’?
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The Secret War On Black Republicans
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