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Reporters arrested in Ferguson  —  Reporters from The Washington Post and the Huffington Post were arrested in Ferguson, Mo., on Wednesday night while covering the protests that have rocked the St. Louis suburb.  —  Wesley Lowery, a Washington Post political reporter, and Ryan Reilly …
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Mark Berman / Washington Post:
Washington Post reporter arrested in Ferguson  —  Wesley Lowery, a reporter for The Washington Post who has been reporting on the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., was detained Wednesday evening by police in Ferguson.  —  He and other reporters were working in a McDonald's in Ferguson when about half …
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Two Reporters Arrested In Ferguson During Protests After Teen Shooting  —  Reporters for the Huffington Post and Washington Post were arrested on Wednesday evening amid the ongoing protests in Ferguson, Mo., after the police shooting this weekend of a young African-American man.
Matt Pearce / Los Angeles Times:
Two reporters briefly detained near protest in Ferguson, Mo.  —  As police in this St. Louis suburb turned out in force Wednesday evening to discourage another night of unrest, they unleashed a brief contretemps by arresting a pair of reporters.  —  Protests have occurred every night since …
Lee Enterprises / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Governor must let Ferguson be where better begins  —  As soon as the unrest in Ferguson is over — and let it be soon — there must be a thorough, independent and timely investigation into how and why it happened and the police response to it.  This inquiry would go beyond …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Harrowing Images Out of Ferguson
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Brent Budowsky / The Hill:
Clinton hurt 2014 Dems  —  Democrats face potentially catastrophic midterm elections that could leave Republicans and conservatives in control of the House, the Senate and the Supreme Court.  Yet while Democrats face a political state of emergency, Hillary Clinton this week launched …
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Peter Beinart / The Atlantic Online:
How Money Warps U.S. Foreign Policy  —  The key divide on America's role in the world is no longer between Democrats and Republicans.  It's between elites and everyone else.  —  On Sunday, when Hillary Clinton used an interview with Jeffrey Goldberg to take pointedly more hawkish stances …
Matt Viser / The Boston Globe:
Warren plans Israel trip after mid-term elections
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Hillary Clinton Doesn't Have A Problem On Her Left
Ahiza Garcia / Talking Points Memo:
GOP Candidate: I Had An Affair Two Weeks Ago, Am Quitting My Campaign  —  New York state Senate candidate Gia Arnold, a 24-year-old Republican, halted her campaign on Wednesday because she said she had engaged in an extramarital affair within the past two weeks.
Discussion: The Raw Story
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Glenn Blain / NY Daily News:
New York state senate candidate halts her campaign because of recent extramarital affair  —  Gia Arnold, a 24-year-old Republican candidate for state Senate from the Niagara Falls area, abruptly halted her campaign early Wednesday because of an extramarital affair she began just days ago.
John McWhorter / The Daily Beast:
The True Stereotypes Behind Michael Brown's Death  —  Yes, race relations are much improved.  But at the core of modern racism is cops vs. young black men.  Here's what we can do about it.  —  To many, the protests after the shooting murder of black teen Michael Brown in St. Louis will seem like a routine.
Discussion: Washington Post and The Dish
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Susie Madrak / Crooks and Liars:
Rude Pundit: We're Lucky There Aren't More Riots
Discussion: Vox, Liberaland and The Rude Pundit
Mario Trujillo / The Hill:
Obama prepares schools for migrant kids  —  The Obama administration is preparing the nation's schools to accept thousands of new students who illegally crossed the southwest border and are now awaiting trials on their possible deportations.  —  A fact sheet from the Department of Education sent …
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Washington Post:
U.S. considering range of options to rescue Iraq's Yazidis
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon:
Cops Order ISIL Flag Removed from New Jersey Home  —  Police in Garwood, New Jersey, ordered that a militant flag associated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) be removed from the front of a local home after hundreds of online activists expressed fear and revulsion.
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Adam Taylor / Washington Post:
It doesn't matter if you call it ISIS, ISIL or Islamic State, the extremist brand is winning
James Hamblin / The Atlantic Online:
The Suburbs Made Us Fat  —  People in dense cities are thinner and have healthier hearts than people in sprawling subdivisions.  New research says the secret is in the patterns of the streets.  —  Just seeing someone wearing a Fitbit makes me nervous.  I'm told I have a tendency to become “obsessive.”
Discussion: addictinginfo.org
Laura Barron-Lopez / The Hill:
Carter: ‘Nutcases’ are stopping climate action  —  Former President Carter says climate skeptics are the “biggest handicap” for the U.S. when it comes to acting on global warming.  —  “I would say the biggest handicap we have right now is some nutcases in our country that don't believe in global warming …
Discussion: Aspen Times and RedState
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Rush Limbaugh Clarifies ‘Out-of-Context’ Remarks About Robin Williams' Death  —  Rush Limbaugh today clarified his comments yesterday about the death of Robin Williams, which he connected to general liberal unhappiness.  But Limbaugh said he in no way suggested Williams' suicide was due to his politics …
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David Weigel / Slate:
Calling All Sad Clowns
Elizabeth Hartfield / CNN:
310,000 healthcare consumers could lose coverage come September if they don't prove eligibility  —  (CNN) - Over 300,000 individuals who enrolled in a healthcare plan through the Affordable Care Act could lose their coverage come the end of September if they fail to provide …
Discussion: NewsBusters
 
 
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