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7:55 PM ET, August 17, 2014

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Michael Brown / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Nixon speaks on several Sunday morning shows, Holder orders autopsy  —  Attorney general orders third autopsy  —  Attorney General Eric Holder said today he has ordered the Justice Department to conduct its own independent autopsy of Michael Brown.  — Michael Sorkin, 10:50 a.m.
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New York Times:
Justice Dept. to Conduct Its Own Autopsy in Ferguson Case  —  FERGUSON, Mo. — Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Sunday that the Justice Department would conduct its own autopsy of Michael Brown, the unarmed African-American teenager who was fatally shot more than a week ago by a white police officer.
Jason Sickles / Yahoo! News:
Photos: Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson earned police honor before fatal shooting Yahoo News 4 hrs ago
Ellen Wulfhorst / Reuters:
Some clashes in Ferguson, Missouri, despite night curfew
Discussion: Gawker and Washington Free Beacon
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
This Indictment Of Rick Perry Is Unbelievably Ridiculous  —  I have never seen anything so frivolous in my (admittedly nonexistent) legal career.  —  Shares … They say a prosecutor could get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich, and this always seemed like hyperbole …
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Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Perry: ‘I stood up for the rule of law’
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Niall Stanage / The Hill:
Five figures on the left who could challenge Hillary Clinton  —  Hillary Clinton's criticism of President Obama this week has added to the skepticism about her that has long percolated through the Democratic Party's grassroots.  —  Clinton's assertions of the need for a muscular foreign policy …
Discussion: CANNONFIRE and Washington Monthly
Karoli / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Billboard With Giant Set Of Testicles Asks Who ‘Has The Balls To Impeach Obama’  —  Hurray for the First Amendment!  —  There's so much wrong with this.  Where it's placed, its content, and the attitudes that put it there are the tip of the iceberg.  —  Newsnet5.com:
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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Debora Lee / WEWS-TV:
Graphic Cleveland billboard at Pearl and State Roads depicting male anatomy sparks controversy  —  CLEVELAND - A billboard depicting part of the male anatomy is sparking controversy on Cleveland's west side.  —  “It's totally inappropriate,” said John Sumlin as he passed by the sign, near Pearl and State Roads, Friday afternoon.
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Shannon Chamberlain / The Atlantic Online:
What Is the Price of Perfect Equality?  —  The world is an increasingly unequal and unfair place, economists tell us.  Every year, it becomes a little harder to picture what equal opportunity and egalitarianism even look like.  As the rich attract capital like Jupiter attracts space debris …
Laura Myers / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
High fashion, expense for Hillary travel  —  Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton answers questions during the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries' annual conference at the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino on Thursday, April 10, 2014.  Clinton, a potential 2016 presidential candidate …
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
Playing Soldier in the Suburbs  —  TO understand what's been happening in Ferguson, Mo., where protests and violence following a cop's shooting of an unarmed teenager summoned up a police response that looked more like a military invasion, it helps to flash back to the heyday of the Symbionese Liberation Army.
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Where's the Justice at Justice?  —  WASHINGTON — JIM RISEN is gruff.  —  The tall slab of a reporter looks like someone who could have played an Irish Marine sergeant in an old World War II movie.  —  “Editors think I'm a curmudgeon,” the 59-year-old admits, laughing.
Albert R. Hunt / Bloomberg View:
Reading the Early Republican Presidential Field  —  In the realm of Republican presidential politics, this has been a good year for Senators Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas.  It hasn't been as kind to former Florida Governor Jeb Bush or Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
 
 
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