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11:00 AM ET, August 24, 2014

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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
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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.
Discussion: KTLA and naked capitalism
Iris Salem / CBS Los Angeles:
Strong 6.0 Earthquake Rocks San Francisco Bay Area, Significant Damage In Napa  —  Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.  —  AMERICAN CANYON (CBS SF) — A strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocked the San Francisco Bay Area early Sunday morning …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Mashable
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  —  Touré, a co-host of “The Cycle” on MSNBC, is the author of “Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?:  What It Means to Be Black Now.”  —  An information war is being waged in Ferguson, Mo., each salvo meant to shape public perceptions of Michael Brown and Darren Wilson.
Economist:
Overkill  —  Police in a Missouri suburb demonstrate how not to quell a riot
Discussion: BillMoyers.com and Daily Kos
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 …
Discussion: NO QUARTER USA NET and Instapundit
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.
Discussion: Moe Lane, Power Line and Booman Tribune
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 …
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Spencer Ackerman / Guardian:
Isis gains in Syria put pressure on west to deliver more robust response
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Vox not living up to the hype, explained  —  Ezra Klein sees “a problem in journalism.”  News coverage, he's said, is as appealing as “spinach.”  —  But the former Washington Post wunderkind had a way to fix all that: Create Vox.com.  By prioritizing explanation and analysis …
New York Times:
In Washington, Second Thoughts on Arming Police  —  WASHINGTON — Jolted by images of protesters clashing with heavily armed police officers in Missouri, President Obama has ordered a comprehensive review of the government's decade-old strategy of outfitting local police departments …
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.
Paige Hill / KFOR-TV:
Local superintendent's controversial way of addressing dress code sends students home humiliated  —  NOBLE, Okla. - A group of Noble High School girls were left crying and humiliated after they claim they were called out in front of the entire school for what they were wearing.
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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Mohamed Hasni / Agence France-Presse:
Libya Islamist militias ‘seize Tripoli airport’ AFP 34 mins ago
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Joe Biden / Washington Post:
Iraqis must rise above their differences to rout terrorists
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President Barack Obama is trying to rally support for a taxpayer …
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Peter Schroeder / The Hill:
The rise of ‘Obama Inc.’
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Sanitizing terror: Has the press distorted Islamic radical's crusade against gay men?
 

 
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