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1:40 AM ET, October 10, 2014

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Ahiza Garcia / Talking Points Memo:
READ: Anchorage Police Release Report For Palin Family Brawl  —  Police in Anchorage, Alaska announced on Thursday there are no plans to press charges over the brawl that reportedly involved several members of former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's family.
Discussion: his vorpal sword
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Anchorage Daily News:
Anchorage police: No charges in Palin birthday brawl  —  Prosecutors won't proceed with charges in a brawl that involved several members of the Palin family, Anchorage police said Thursday.  —  The news comes as Anchorage police released a report Thursday morning outlining witness statements in the fight.
Matt Higgins / CBS DC:
CDC Director: We Have To Work Now So Ebola 'Is Not The World's Next AIDS'  —  WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told a top-level forum in Washington, D.C., that the Ebola outbreak is unlike anything he's seen since the AIDS epidemic.
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Philip Klein / Washington Examiner:
HHS secretary: There may be other cases of Ebola in the U.S.
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and National Review
Sabrina Tavernise / New York Times:
Newly Vigilant, U.S. Will Screen Fliers for Ebola
Richard Wolf / Associated Press:
Supreme Court blocks Wisconsin's voter ID law  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday night blocked Wisconsin from implementing its new voter identification law on the eve of next month's elections.  —  In a related action, a district court judge in Texas ruled that state's voter ID law …
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Will Weissert / Associated Press:
Texas Voter ID Law Blocked by Federal Judge  —  A federal judge on Thursday blocked Texas from enforcing voter ID requirements just weeks ahead of the November elections, knocking down a law that the U.S. Justice Department condemned in court as the state's latest means of suppressing minority turnout.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Tina Nguyen / Mediaite:
NYPD Breaks Reporter's Camera for Interviewing Students  —  NY1 recently filmed a segment about police officers hustling black and Latino students out of the predominantly-white neighborhoods where they attend school.  In a thing that should no longer surprise you, they ran into trouble …
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Miranda Blue / Right Wing Watch:
Phyllis Schlafly: Obama Intentionally Bringing In Ebola To Make America More Like Africa  —  In an interview with WorldNetDaily published today, Eagle Forum founder Phyllis Schlafly weighed in on the unfounded theory gaining traction in the right-wing media that Central American young people …
Ed Payne / CNN:
Police: Off-duty St. Louis officer shoots, kills man who fired at him  —  (CNN) — An off-duty St. Louis police officer shot and killed an 18-year-old Wednesday, firing his gun 17 times, authorities said.  —  Angry residents damaged several police cars in response, even though police say the man fired first.
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Lee Enterprises / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Police officer fatally shoots teenager in south St. Louis
Tametria Conner / WSFA-TV:
Montgomery pastor admits to having AIDS, sleeping with church members  —  MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -  —  All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WSFA.  All Rights Reserved.  —  For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
Tina Nguyen / Mediaite:
Justice Kennedy's Typo Accidentally Stops Same-Sex Marriage in Nevada  —  Yesterday, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy stunned America when he ordered a halt on Nevada's same-sex marriages, less than a day after the Court voted to overturn a ban on gay marriages in that state.
Jake Tapper / CNN:
Senate math seems impossible to some Democrats  —  Washington (CNN) — Four weeks away from the 2014 midterm elections and even some Democratic operatives struggle to imagine a scenario where they retain control of the U.S. Senate.  The terrain and current momentum seem all but overwhelming and against them.
Associated Press:
‘Why do I have to be half-naked to swim?’  Muslim woman barred from swimming in public pool with her children while wearing shirt, pants and dress  — Saba Ali said she was barred from swimming at recreation center in Commerce City, Colorado on Sunday  — A distressed Mrs Ali asked: 'Why do I have to be half-naked to swim?
Joe Klein / TIME:
A Troubled American Moment  —  As conspiracy theories abound, voters are uncertain about what to believe  —  “How do you feel about the federal government buying tons of ammunition for the post office in order to raise the price of ammo for gun owners?” was the first question I got …
Discussion: Rush Limbaugh
Abby Livingston / Roll Call:
Democrats Cut Bait in Virginia to Save California House Seat  —  Bera is getting some on-air backup.  (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)  —  The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has canceled its television advertising in a competitive northern Virginia House district …
Discussion: National Review
Alexandra Jaffe / The Hill:
South Dakota Independent: I'd be a ‘friend of Obama’ in the Senate  —  An underfunded independent from South Dakota has turned the Senate race there upside-down, giving Democrats a renewed hope of holding the seat — or at least preventing a Republican pickup.
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Game-Changer In Georgia?  —  In the endless argument between political scientists and “traditional” political people about how elections are decided, I'm with the Poli Sci crowd more often than not, and don't much believe individual “moments” in campaigns usually matter all that much.
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Joe Biden Devours Ice Cream In Most Joe Biden Photos Ever  —  Double-fold vanilla.  —  During an appearance in Portland on Wednesday to campaign with Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley in his race against Republican opponent Monica Wehby, the vice president made an appearance at Salt and Straw ice cream shop to devour an ice cream cone.
Discussion: American Spectator and BroBible
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Jeff Mapes / Oregonian:
Vice President Joe Biden pays surprise visit to Salt & Straw in Portland
CBS News:
Will Obama be a driving force for midterm voters?  —  Shares -  —  Although he is not on the ballot this year, President Obama remains a motivating force for some voters, and voters are more apt to say theirs will be a vote against Mr. Obama rather than a vote for him, according to a new CBS News poll.
Discussion: Hot Air and Rush Limbaugh
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Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Grimes Refuses To Say If She Voted For Obama (VIDEO)
Discussion: Mediaite
Evan McMorris-Santoro / BuzzFeed:
White House Uses Emojis To Make Its Economic Case To The Youth
Emily Ekins / Reason:
Poll: Americans Want Congress to Vote on Military Force Before Midterms, Say an Ebola Outbreak …
Discussion: Hit & Run
Tarini Parti / Politico:
Barbara Comstock pushed client's issues, didn't disclose
Matt Fox / Daily Surge:
Harry Reid's Bodyguard Physically Attacks “Crapitalism” Author Jason Mattera
Discussion: Hot Air, TPNN and The PJ Tatler
 Earlier Items: 
Washington Post:
U.S. frustration rises as Turkey withholds military help from besieged Kobane
Lina Batarags / Opposing Views:
Anonymous Letter States “Beheadings Are Planned” In Three Rhode Island Elementary Schools
Discussion: FOX News Radio
The Fiscal Times:
Obama's Dismal Performance Is His Personal Failure
Clinton Yates / Washington Post:
Foxhall police encounter caught on video and the interaction is fascinating
Discussion: Raw Story and Balloon Juice