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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:
With Chants of Anger Outside, Pleas for Calm in Ferguson Churches  —  FERGUSON, Mo. — The scattered clashes and violence had flared on the first morning of a curfew in this troubled city.  But as Sunday drew on, pastors, the police and civil rights figures joined parishioners in churches …
Los Angeles Times:
Ferguson curfew still on; Michael Brown rally gives message of hope  —  A midnight-to-5 a.m. curfew will remain in effect early Monday in Ferguson, Mo., amid unrest surrounding the police shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black man, officials in the St. Louis suburb announced Sunday afternoon.
Discussion: Crooked Timber
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
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.
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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
Kristina Wong / The Hill:
US ramps up air campaign in Iraq  —  The U.S. military ramped up its air campaign on Sunday against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters in Iraq.  —  Using a “mix of fighter, bomber, attack and remotely piloted aircraft,” the U.S. conducted 14 strikes against ISIS targets near the Mosul dam in northern Iraq.
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Gov. Rick Perry / Politico:
America's New Mission in Iraq
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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 …
Evan McMurry / Mediaite:
Perry Dismisses Indictment: Even David Axelrod Thinks It's ‘Sketchy’  —  On Fox News Sunday, Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) dismissed the indictment handed down by a Texas grand jury this week alleging that Perry abused his power in threatening to veto funding for an agency run by a Travis County District Attorney he wanted to resign.
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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
This Indictment Of Rick Perry Is Unbelievably Ridiculous
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Perry: ‘I stood up for the rule of law’
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Tim Devaney / The Hill:
Seven pieces of military equipment the Pentagon is giving to local police  —  The riots in St. Louis that have sprung up in response to the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager have cast a spotlight on whether local police departments have too many military-style weapons and other equipment …
Discussion: Liberaland
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
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 …
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.
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 …
 
 
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