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Rukmini Callimachi / New York Times:
ISIS Demanded Ransom From U.S. Before Killing Reporter  —  Kneeling in the dirt in a desert somewhere in the Middle East, James Foley lost his life this week at the hands of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.  Before pulling out the knife used to decapitate him, his masked executioner explained …
Jon Lee Anderson / New Yorker:
The Men Who Killed James Foley  —  A video showing the beheading, by a black-garbed executioner, of the American journalist James Foley is the latest in a series of sickening acts that the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS, has visited on the world in recent months.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Kristina Wong / The Hill:
Pete King: Beheading was ‘declaration of war’  —  Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) on Wednesday said the beheading of American journalist James Foley by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was effectively “a declaration of war” and called for a stronger U.S. military response.
Discussion: Politico and The Week
defense.gov:
Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary RADM John Kirby on Attempted Rescue Operation
Discussion: TalkLeft
John Kerry / US Department of State:
Murder of James Foley
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and TalkLeft
Hollie McKay / Fox News:
Missouri cop was badly beaten before shooting Michael Brown, says source  —  Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting of Michael Brown touched off more than a week of demonstrations, suffered severe facial injuries, including an orbital (eye socket) fracture …
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Alex Byers / Politico:
Ferguson: Social media more spark than solution
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Jamelle Bouie / Slate:
Why the Fires in Ferguson Won't End Soon
Lee Enterprises / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Jay Nixon won't remove Robert McCulloch as Brown case goes to grand jury
KFVS-TV:
Councilman under fire for posting what some call ‘racist photos’ on Facebook … POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) -  —  A Poplar Bluff city councilman is under fire for posting what some are calling racist photos of President Obama on his Facebook page.  —  The issue was brought up at Monday night's city council meeting.
Discussion: The Raw Story
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Ahiza Garcia / Talking Points Memo:
Missouri Councilman Explains Racist Facebook Posts: ‘I Was A Very Active Republican’  —  A Republican city councilman in Missouri apologized this week for posting racist messages about President Obama on Facebook, citing his own strong engagement with the Republican Party as the reason behind his actions.
Discussion: Liberaland
Chris McDaniel / St. Louis Public Radio:
St. Louis Police Release Video, Calls From City Shooting  —  On Tuesday, two officers from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department shot and killed Kajieme Powell, who was 25 years old.  —  Powell was suspected of shoplifting energy drinks and donuts from a convenience store.
Linda Greenhouse / New York Times:
By Any Means Necessary  —  The Affordable Care Act — Obamacare — has endured so many near-death experiences that digging into the details of still another effort to demolish it is admittedly not an inviting prospect.  (My own reaction, I confess, to hearing some months back about the latest legal challenge …
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Chris Johnson / Washington Blade:
Supreme Court blocks Virginia same-sex marriages
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Colby Itkowitz / Washington Post:
Answering question on Israel, Bernie Sanders tells townhall hecklers to ‘shut up!’  —  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has little patience for being heckled.  —  The self-described “socialist,” often named as a liberal alternative to Hillary Clinton in 2016, fought with constituents over Israel …
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Israel Matzav
Patrick O'Connor / Wall Street Journal:
Wall Street Isn't the Political Baddie It Used to Be  —  As political villains go, Wall Street seems to be enjoying something of a reprieve.  —  No industry was more battered on the airwaves in 2012 than the financial-services sector.  Candidates, parties and outside groups aired a total …
Rebecca Riffkin / Gallup:
Americans' Satisfaction With Job Security at New High  —  Satisfaction with many job aspects returns to high pre-recession levels  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the U.S., 58% of full- or part-time workers are completely satisfied with their job security.  This represents an increase …
Discussion: Washington Post
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Contempt [Updated]  —  In recent months, Barack Obama has crossed an important threshold.  He has always shown contempt for his opponents; now he shows contempt for his supporters.  He has quit pretending to be a leader, and more or less quit pretending to be a president.
Julia Ioffe / The New Republic:
“No One Treats African-Americans Worse Than We Treat Each Other”  —  The troubling self-flagellation in Ferguson's black community  —  Last Thursday, the rapper Nelly went on the air of his hometown hip-hop radio station, St. Louis's Hot 104.1, to announce a college scholarship fund …
 
 
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