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7:35 PM ET, August 15, 2014

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Michael Daly / The Daily Beast:
The Day Ferguson Cops Were Caught in a Bloody Lie  —  The officers got the wrong man, but charged him anyway—with getting his blood on their uniforms.  How the Ferguson PD ran the town where Michael Brown was gunned down.  —  Police in Ferguson, Missouri, once charged a man with destruction …
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Brian Beutler / The New Republic:
The Ferguson Police Chief's Statement Is Only Making Things Worse  —  Five days after a police officer fired multiple rounds at and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, we now know that the officer's name is Darren Wilson.  Thanks to Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson …
Julia Ioffe / The New Republic:
White St. Louis Has Some Awful Things to Say About Ferguson  —  About a 15-minute drive from the Ferguson protest that, by now, feels more like a block party, in the more upscale St. Louis suburb of Olivette, there's a new strip mall with a barbecue joint and a Starbucks and an e-cigarette store.
USA Today:
Ferguson police identify officer in Michael Brown shooting  —  Ferguson, Missouri police department released store surveillance video that shows a man shoving the store clerk and stealing cigars.  Michael Brown was a suspect in that robbery. … FERGUSON, Mo. — Michael Brown was identified …
TwitLonger:
Statement from the Family of Michael Brown & Their Attorneys  —  “Michael Brown's family is beyond outraged at the devious way the police chief has chosen to disseminate piece mil information in a manner intended to assassinate the character of their son, following such a brutal assassination of his person in broad daylight.
New York Times:
Ferguson Police Identify Darren Wilson as Officer in Fatal Shooting and Link Teenager to Robbery  —  FERGUSON, Mo. — The police in Ferguson broke their weeklong silence on Friday and identified the officer involved in the fatal shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager …
Tim Devaney / The Hill:
Congress under pressure from left and right to ‘demilitarize’ police
Andy Abrahams / Parade:
Paul Ryan on His Father's Private Battle, Family, and ‘House of Cards’  —  More by Andy  —  When Mitt Romney chose Paul Ryan to be his running mate in 2012, the most dramatic detail in the potential veep's biography was the tragic loss of his father when Ryan was just 16.
Jay Newton-Small / TIME:
Ernst Says She Was Sexually Harassed in the Military  —  Breaks with party, Pentagon on stance  —  Republican State Sen. Joni Ernst, who is running for Senate and served more than 20 years in the military, said Friday that she was sexually harassed in the military and, given her experience …
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Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
Claire McCaskill's sexual assault bill passes
Discussion: BuzzFeed
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Al Gore sues Al Jazeera for fraud  —  Former Vice President Al Gore and business partner Joel Hyatt have filed a lawsuit against Al Jazeera on charges of fraud and material breaches in their acquisition of Current Media, POLITICO has learned.  —  Gore and Hyatt, the co-founders of Current Media …
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Bloomberg:
Al Gore Sues Al Jazeera Over $500 Million Current TV Deal
Tara Culp-Ressler / ThinkProgress:
Candidate Can't Explain His Position On Women's Health, Forgets What Birth Control Is  —  Rep. Mike Coffman,, left, and Democratic challenger Andrew Romanoff smile at the start of a their first debate  —  At a political debate on Thursday night, a GOP candidate for the U.S. House …
Lizzie Dearden / The Independent:
Huge asteroid that ‘could end human life’ defying gravity as it moves towards Earth, scientists say  —  Scientists have moved closer to being able to stop a huge asteroid colliding with the Earth and potentially wiping out human life.  —  Researchers at the University of Tennessee have discovered …
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Twitter User Appears To Provide Eyewitness Account Of Teen Shooting  —  A Twitter user appears to have provided a contemporaneous account from the scene of the Ferguson, Mo., police shooting of Michael Brown, 18, on Saturday, Aug. 9.  —  The account of the incident was found and curated …
Discussion: UPROXX and National Review
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
There Is A Man In Texas Who Has Been Imprisoned 34 Years Without A Conviction  —  In 1977, a Texas man named Jerry Hartfield was convicted of murder.  His conviction was tossed out three years later because the process used to select his jury was unconstitutional.
Discussion: Shakesville
Ben Jacobs / The Daily Beast:
Meet Montana's Nose-Ringed Candidate for the U.S. Senate  —  A week ago, Amanda Curtis was a just math teacher from Butte with a TED talk.  Now she's the last-minute frontrunner to hold on to the Democrats' Big Sky Senate seat.  —  In recent years, Montana has been electing a certain breed of burly, alpha male Democrats.
Discussion: Washington Post
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
Why Is Dem Nunn Touting Endorsement From Zell Miller?  —  Georgia Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn's campaign has been strongly touting a new, major endorsement: former Georgia governor and Sen. Zell Miller (D).  —  Miller supported segregationist candidates early in his career and then became …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Jim Galloway / Political Insider blog:
Zell Miller endorses Michelle Nunn for Senate, but Nathan Deal for governor
Discussion: Washington Monthly and OnPolitics
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Buying Main Street: Billionaires swamp local races  —  It was a gut-punch moment for the local lawman: Already sweating a tough reelection race, he'd just received word that one of the country's most powerful billionaires was trying to oust him from the Milwaukee County sheriff's seat.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Hillary Clinton Stars In “House Of Cards” Spoof For Her Husband's Birthday  —  Brought to you by the Clinton Foundation.  —  Hillary Clinton stars a House of Cards-style video for her husband's upcoming 68th birthday.  —  The bill features a couple jokes about Clinton running for president …
Discussion: Politico and Jezebel
Kimberley A. Strassel / Wall Street Journal:
A Climate Crusader's Comeuppance  —  Billionaire Tom Steyer's vow to make politicians toe the green line isn't working out so well.
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Salt - The Science Was Settled!  —  The science was settled on salt, or at least the talking points were - less was better, and the typical American consumed too much.  —  Now it turns out the low-salt deniers may be on to something; here is NBC News:  —  Pour on the Salt?  New Research Suggests More Is OK
 
 
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