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12:25 PM ET, August 24, 2014

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Los Angeles Times:
6.0 quake jolts Bay Area; damage, at least 70 injuries reported  —  A long, rolling temblor pegged at 6.0 by the U.S. Geological Survey shook a wide swath of the Bay Area awake early Sunday, causing damage to buildings and sending at least 70 people to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
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CNN:
6.0-magnitude earthquake hits California Bay Area  —  (CNN) — A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck Northern California early Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.  —  It was the strongest to hit the Bay Area since 1989, when a quake struck during the World Series.
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
Iris Salem / CBS Los Angeles:
Strong 6.1 Earthquake Rocks San Francisco Bay Area, Injures 87+, Significant Damage In Napa  —  Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.  —  AMERICAN CANYON (CBS SF) — A strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake rocked the San Francisco Bay Area early Sunday morning …
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
The Golf Address  —  FORE!  Score?  And seven trillion rounds ago, our forecaddies brought forth on this continent a new playground, conceived by Robert Trent Jones, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal when it comes to spending as much time on the links as possible …
Washington Post:
Darren Wilson's first job was on a troubled police force disbanded by authorities  —  FERGUSON, Mo. — The small city of Jennings, Mo., had a police department so troubled, and with so much tension between white officers and black residents, that the city council finally decided to disband it.
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Washington Post:
Black America and the burden of the perfect victim
Molly Ball / The Atlantic Online:
Inside the Democrats' Plan to Save Arkansas—and the Senate  —  PINE BLUFF, Arkansas—No sign announces the purpose of this little storefront, squeezed between a Bestway Rent to Own and a Rent-a-Center in a dilapidated shopping center.  But the words hand-lettered in black and red marker …
Detroit Free Press:
Sen. Rand Paul calls Hillary Clinton a ‘war hawk’  —  WASHINGTON — Calling Hillary Rodham Clinton “a war hawk,” Sen. Rand Paul says that if the former secretary of state seeks the presidency, some voters will worry that she will get the U.S. involved in another Mideast war.
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TMZ.com:
Suge Knight — Shot Multiple Times After VMA Party Turns Violent  —  5:45 AM PT — Suge is out of surgery ... according to family sources.  We're told Suge was shot 6 times.  He's currently in ICU, but is expected to recover.  —  Shots rang out at 1OAK nightclub in West Hollywood …
Robert Mendick / Telegraph:
Tony Blair gives Kazakhstan's autocratic president tips on how to defend a massacre  —  Tony Blair told the Nursultan Nazarbayev that the deaths of 14 protesters ‘tragic though they were, should not obscure the enormous progress’ his country had made  —  Tony Blair gave Kazakhstan's autocratic …
Greg Miller / Washington Post:
U.S. strikes in Syria against Islamic State would be hindered by intelligence gaps  —  A U.S. offensive in Syria against the radical Islamist group that beheaded an American journalist would likely be constrained by persistent intelligence gaps and an inability to rely on fleets of armed drones …
Amartya Sen / The New Republic:
Stop Obsessing About Global Warming  —  Environmentalists are ignoring poor countries' needs  —  Our global environment has many problems.  If the high volume of carbon emission is one, the low level of intellectual engagement with some of the major environmental challenges is surely another.
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Bill Gertz / Washington Free Beacon:
U.S. Sends Second Carrier to Asia Amid Tensions with China  —  The Navy is sending a second aircraft carrier strike group to the Asia Pacific region amid new tensions with China over a dangerous aerial encounter between a Chinese interceptor and Navy P-8 surveillance craft.
Noah Rothman / Hot Air:
In effort to shield Obama from criticism on ISIS, White House makes everything worse  —  Ben Rhodes, the White House's deputy national security advisor, made things a lot worse for President Barack Obama today.  —  As AllahPundit observed, the White House has been in a crouch since Wednesday …
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President Barack Obama is trying to rally support for a taxpayer …
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