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9:35 AM ET, August 18, 2014

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New York Times:
Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Was Struck at Least 6 Times  —  FERGUSON, Mo. — Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was killed by a police officer, sparking protests around the nation, was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, a preliminary private autopsy performed on Sunday found.
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Missouri Governor's Office / Governor Jay Nixon:
Following coordinated attacks on civilians and law enforcement, Governor Nixon signs executive order directing Missouri National Guard resources to Ferguson  —  Gov. Jay Nixon has signed an executive order directing additional resources through the Missouri National Guard to help restore peace …
Joe Millitzer / FOX2now.com:
Watch Capt. Ron Johnson's amazing Michael Brown speech  —  FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) - The new leader of the policing effort in Ferguson, Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson, opens the unity rally at Greater Grace Church with a rousing speech.  It brought down the house.
Ellen Wulfhorst / Reuters:
National Guard called in after second night of chaos in Ferguson, Missouri  —  (Reuters) - Missouri's governor said on Monday he would send the National Guard into the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson to restore calm after authorities forcibly dispersed a crowd protesting last week's fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen by police.
Discussion: Hot Air and National Review
Los Angeles Times:
Ferguson curfew still on; Michael Brown rally gives message of hope
Discussion: Crooked Timber
Ellen Wulfhorst / Reuters:
Some clashes in Ferguson, Missouri, despite night curfew
Discussion: Washington Free Beacon and Gawker
Olivia Nuzzi / The Daily Beast:
Rand Paul Gives War a Chance  —  The libertarian senators is famously skeptical of foreign wars.  So why are his advisers suddenly comparing him to the coldest of Cold Warriors?  —  When it comes to international affairs, Rand Paul is the new Ronald Reagan.
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Albert R. Hunt / Bloomberg View:
Reading the Early Republican Presidential Field
Discussion: NewsBusters and Washington Monthly
Thomas Frank / Salon:
How to wreck the GOP in 3 easy steps!  —  Now's the time for change — and here's how to make it  —  President Obama is in the doldrums.  He has run out of ideas, and out of gas.  His strongest supporters are in the grip of a morbid fatalism.  There is nothing the president can do any longer …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Congressional Re-Elect Measure Remains Near All-Time Low  —  American voters not as negative about their own member of Congress  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Nineteen percent of U.S. registered voters say most members of Congress deserve re-election, roughly the same as in two measures earlier this year.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar / TIME:
The Coming Race War Won't Be About Race  —  Ferguson is not just about systemic racism—it's about class warfare, and how America's poor are held back  —  Will the recent rioting in Ferguson, Missouri, be a tipping point in the struggle against racial injustice, or will it be a minor footnote …
Discussion: Hot Air
WSB-TV:
Police: Texas tourist killed in accidental shooting in Helen  —  Sponsored Links  —  HELEN, Ga. —  Helen police said a man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after a bizarre accident left him shot and a stranger dead.  —  According to police, officers were dispatched …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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:
Carol Gorga Williams / app.com:
At Middletown school, a fight over gender  —  Rachel Pepe is a 13 year old Transgender who finds herself without a school.  Her mother Angela has found a private school where she can feel safe, but Middletown Board of Education is reluctant to pay for it.  STAFF VIDEO BY PETER ACKERMAN  —  CONNECT
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 …
 
 
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