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11:10 PM ET, August 25, 2014

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Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
An Ill-Chosen Phrase, ‘No Angel,’ Brings a Storm of Protest  —  Two words — “no angel” — have become a flash point for many of the difficult, contentious, entrenched issues that have arisen in Ferguson, Mo. On Twitter, in my email queue and across the Internet, many Times readers are angry …
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John Eligon / New York Times:
Michael Brown Spent Last Weeks Grappling With Problems and Promise  —  FERGUSON, Mo. — It was 1 a.m. and Michael Brown Jr. called his father, his voice trembling.  He had seen something overpowering.  In the thick gray clouds that lingered from a passing storm this past June, he made out an angel.
Tara Culp-Ressler / ThinkProgress:
Why Rape Prevention Activists Don't Like The New Nail Polish That Can Detect Roofies  —  A manicure isn't the solution to rape on college campuses.  —  CREDIT: Shutterstock  —  A group of four college students is taking the media by storm with the development of an innovative nail polish …
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Who Should Be Banned as Panelists For the New “Meet?”  —  So the “vision” NBC president Deborah Turness has (according to an interview with the New York Times' Bill Carter) for the new, Chuck-Todd-moderated Meet the Press could just as easily be interpreted as a blast from the past:
Discussion: Politico and Mediaite
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Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:   NBC News President Wants An Edgier ‘Meet The Press’
Peter Hamby / CNN:
Foley killer featured in Republican campaign ad  —  (CNN) — The masked man appears briefly, for only a frame or two, but it's startling nonetheless.  —  The not-yet-identified killer of kidnapped American photographer James Foley is featured in an ominous and risky campaign ad released Monday …
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Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
Journalist Foley's Killer Appears In GOP Senate Candidate's Ad (VIDEO)  —  The masked man who beheaded journalist James Foley appears in a web video created in support of New Mexico Republican Senate candidate Allen Weh.  —  The ad, released by the New Mexico Republican Party …
Discussion: Mediaite
NBC News:
Britain IDs Man They Believe Killed Journalist James Foley
Pew Research Center:
In search of libertarians  —  The question of whether libertarianism is gaining public support has received increased attention, with talk of a Rand Paul run for president and a recent New York Times magazine story asking if the “Libertarian Moment” has finally arrived.
Judicial Watch:
Judicial Watch Statement on Discovery of Backups for “Missing” Lois Lerner IRS Emails  —  (Washington, DC) - Judicial Watch announced the following developments in the IRS' missing emails investigation.  Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton stated:  —  Department of Justice attorneys …
Peter Beinart / The Atlantic Online:
The Problem With Bombing ISIS  —  Striking the jihadists in Syria is reckless without allies on the ground.  —  In my heart, I'd love to see the Obama administration pursue ISIS into Syria.  First, because stopping genocide is a good justification for war.
Discussion: New York Times, Corrente and CANNONFIRE
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Fox News:
More White House officials at Michael Brown's funeral than Thatcher's  —  People begin to line up to attend the funeral for Michael Brown, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in St. Louis.AP  —  The White House sent three officials to attend Monday's funeral for Michael Brown in St. Louis …
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Facebook:
News Feed FYI: Click-baiting  —  Today we're announcing some improvements to News Feed to help people find the posts and links from publishers that are most interesting and relevant, and to continue to weed out stories that people frequently tell us are spammy and that they don't want to see.
Matt Stone / Boston Herald:
Suffolk-Herald poll: Coakley, Grossman gov battle tightens  —  Photo by:  —  Attorney General Martha Coakley's seemingly insurmountable lead has dwindled to a dozen points in the Democratic race for governor, according to a new Suffolk University/Boston Herald poll of very likely primary voters.
Anne Penketh / Guardian:
France thrown into political turmoil after government dissolved  —  Manuel Valls told to form new government after crisis triggered by minister calling for end to austerity policies imposed by Germany  —  France has entered uncharted political waters after the prime minister, Manuel Valls …
Richard A. Oppel Jr / New York Times:
No Link Found for Deaths and Veterans' Care Delays  —  An investigation by the watchdog office for the Department of Veterans Affairs has been unable to substantiate allegations that 40 veterans may have died because of delays in care at the veterans medical center in Phoenix …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Ryan Gallagher / The Intercept:
The Surveillance Engine: How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google  —  The National Security Agency is secretly providing data to nearly two dozen U.S. government agencies with a “Google-like” search engine built to share more than 850 billion records about phone calls, emails, cellphone locations …
New York Times:
Arab Nations Strike in Libya, Surprising U.S.  —  CAIRO — Twice in the last seven days, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have secretly launched airstrikes against Islamist-allied militias battling for control of Tripoli, Libya, four senior American officials said, in a major escalation …
Wtvrwebstaff / WTVR-TV:
‘Enraged’ soldier who shot herself at Fort Lee has died  —  FORT LEE, Va. -The solider who shot herself while barricaded inside an office in a command headquarters building Monday morning at Fort Lee has died.  —  Officials said the soldier was pronounced dead at VCU Medical Center after an early morning incident.
The Political Eye:
Reid calls legislators ‘cowards’ over prostitution  —  U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks during the Asian Chamber of Commerce's monthly lunch at the Gold Coast casino-hotel in Las Vegas Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.  (Erik Verduzco/Las vegas Review-Journal)  —  U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev. …
Discussion: OnPolitics
Emily Cahn / Roll Call:
DesJarlais Wins by 38 Votes, Jim Tracy Concedes  —  Rep. Scott DesJarlais has officially won his primary, barely squeaking past state Sen. Jim Tracy, who conceded Monday after more than two tense weeks following Tennessee's Republican primary in the 4th District.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Washington Monthly
Elizabeth Harrington / Washington Free Beacon:
Feds Creating Database to Track ‘Hate Speech’ on Twitter  —  The federal government is spending nearly $1 million to create an online database that will track “misinformation” and hate speech on Twitter.  —  The National Science Foundation is financing the creation of a web service that will monitor …
Discussion: Hot Air, Hit & Run and Moe Lane
Noah Berger / ABC News:
Damages From Northern California Earthquake Could Reach $1 Billion  —  Northern California is cleaning up today, one day after suffering its strongest earthquake in 25 years.  —  A state of emergency remains in effect following the South Napa Earthquake, which struck about 3:20 a.m. local time Sunday …
Discussion: KTLA and abc7.com
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William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Revealed: Wisconsin John Doe investigation was full-blown anti-conservative fishing expedition
Kelly Riddell / Washington Times:
Chicago crime rate drops as concealed carry applications surge
Discussion: Truth Revolt, Hot Air and Moe Lane
FOX 13 News:
Legally blind man shoots teen nephew during break-in
Chicago Sun Times:
Quinn nixes Uber bill, says it would be a disservice to consumers
Discussion: The Daily Caller and The Hill
NCEDC:
MAINSHOCK  —  Magnitude : 6.02 Mw (A strong quake)
Discussion: NBC News and Los Angeles Times
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Future of Export-Import Bank Is Wild Card in Key Senate Races
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Mike Allen / Politico:
71 days to midterms - CLINTON LIBRARY to spill new secrets - RISING-STAR DEMS buck administration …
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Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
The Matter of Time  —  What should a magazine company be now?
Discussion: PandoDaily and The Huffington Post
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Georgia Restores Gun Rights To Ex-Cop Who Tried To Sexually Assault A Woman With His Gun
Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
For sale: Systems that can secretly track where cellphone users go around the globe
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Wrong Way Nation  —  Gov. Rick Perry of Texas is running for president again.
Discussion: JustOneMinute and BillMoyers.com