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12:15 AM ET, January 12, 2016

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Ryan Struyk / ABC News:
Rand Paul and Carly Fiorina Cut From Next Republican Mainstage Debate  —  Republican presidential candidates Rand Paul and Carly Fiorina have been cut from the next mainstage debate on Thursday.  —  According to a newly-announced lineup by debate host Fox Business Network …
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Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Fiorina Says People Are Tired Of Politicians Renouncing Their Canadian Citizenship  —  Rage against the professional political class.  —  Sean Rayford / Getty Images  —  w.soundcloud.com  —  Republican presidential candidate and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina says she finds …
Discussion: RedState
Daniel Strauss / Politico:
Paul out of main debate, won't join undercard
Discussion: Hit & Run
David Jackson / USA Today:
Paul, Fiorina bumped from next prime-time GOP debate
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and The Week
Nick Gass / Politico:
Trump soars, Bush sinks in latest N.H. poll
Discussion: Bloomberg.com and ABC News
Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal:
New Republic Owner Chris Hughes Puts Magazine Up For Sale  —  Facebook co-founder, who purchased the title in 2012, says magazine needs a new business model  —  The New Republic, the century-old magazine that was rocked a year ago by the mass exodus of its staff following an effort by its owner …
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Chris Hughes / Medium:
The New Republic's Next Chapter  —  I sent the letter below to the The New Republic staff this morning on the next chapter for our institution.  I've reposted it in full here.  —  To the staff of The New Republic,  —  I have some difficult news today: I have decided to put The New Republic up for sale.
Ira Stoll / New York Sun:
Sale of the New Republic Spells a Political Story Of Democrats' Demise
Discussion: The Atlantic
Jack Shafer / Politico:
Journalists: Stop Complaining About Sean Penn  —  Awakened from its holiday hibernation, the journalistic orthodoxy massed yesterday to attack Sean Penn and Rolling Stone for their 11,000-word story/interview with Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera—aka El Chapo.
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Emily Shapiro / ABC News:
Inside the Dramatic Raid That Took Down ‘El Chapo’
Discussion: Raw Story, 6abc.com and The Week
CNN:
Cologne aftermath: Pakistanis, Syrian attacked in wake of New Year's assaults  —  Backlash in Germany after gang sex assaults  —  (CNN)Gangs of men have attacked and injured two Pakistanis and a Syrian man in Cologne, Germany, in the aftermath of an unprecedented wave of mob sex assaults on women in the city on New Year's Eve.
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Daily Mail:
Syrian ISIS supporter shot dead outside Paris police station had been arrested for sexually …
Discussion: Vlad Tepes and Pamela Geller
Ashe Schow / New York Post:   Europe is enabling a rape culture
Nick Gass / Politico:
Trump pleads with FBI to go after Clinton for email scandal  —  Donald Trump on Monday pleaded, with slight jest, for the FBI to go after Hillary Clinton for exclusively using a private email server which she was secretary of state, declaring that he would rather run against Bernie Sanders in the general election.
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Jennifer Epstein / Bloomberg Business:
Clinton Tax Plan Would Place 4% Surcharge on Incomes Over $5 Million
Discussion: Politico and Bloomberg.com
Fox News:
FBI's Clinton probe expands to public corruption track  —  Jan. 10, 2015: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses an audience during an event in Hooksett, N.H. (AP)  —  EXCLUSIVE: The FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of private email as secretary of state …
Des Moines Register:
Last Slide  —  Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday that the issue of whether U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is legally eligible to run for the presidency because he was born in Canada is “fair game” on the Republican campaign trail.  —  “When you run for president of the United States, any question is fair game.
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John H. Sununu / UnionLeader.com:
Another View — John H. Sununu: Don't drink the Trump Kool-Aid  —  Most of us know “Drinking the Kool-Aid” refers to a commitment to an idea without comprehending the implications of that commitment.  We remember that this phrase derives from the horrible tragedy of 1978 where 900 followers …
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court Seems Poised to Deal Unions a Major Setback  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court seemed poised on Monday to deliver a severe blow to organized labor.  —  The justices appeared divided along familiar lines during an extended argument over whether government workers who choose …
Juan Williams / The Hill:
Angry white women  —  Who knew white women had become so angry?  —  The anger animating the divide between the GOP establishment and the GOP grassroots is always presented in terms of angry white men.  —  It is impossible to ignore, as The Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin noted last week …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
BBC:
David Bowie dies of cancer aged 69  —  Singer David Bowie, one of the most influential musicians of his era, has died of cancer at the age of 69.  —  A statement was issued on his social media accounts, saying he “died peacefully, surrounded by his family” after an “18-month battle with cancer”.
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CNN:
Exclusive: North Korea reveals alleged U.S. prisoner to CNN in Pyongyang  —  Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN)Is North Korea holding an American prisoner?  That's what a man CNN spoke to in Pyongyang claims.  —  As tensions on the Korean peninsula continued to rise and Seoul and Washington officials discussed …
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Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon:
Clinton Considered Secret Plan to Spark Palestinian Protests  —  Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton considered a secret plan created by her then-advisers to foment unrest among Palestinian citizens and spark protests in order to push the Israeli government back to the negotiating table …
Nicholas Confessore / New York Times:
Father of Koch Brothers Helped Build Nazi Oil Refinery, Book Says  —  The father of the billionaires Charles G. and David H. Koch helped construct a major oil refinery in Nazi Germany that was personally approved by Adolf Hitler, according to a new history of the Kochs and other wealthy families.
Howard Blume / Los Angeles Times:
Michelle King is new superintendent for Los Angeles Unified School District  —  Michelle King served as L.A. Unified's No. 2 administrator under the two previous superintendents before applying for the top job herself.  —  The Los Angeles Board of Education on Monday named Deputy Supt.
Discussion: EdSource and Diane Ravitch's blog
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
My Right to Die: Assisted Suicide, My Family, and Me  —  Every story has a beginning.  This one starts in late 2001, when my father-in-law fractured three of his ribs.  Harry was a retired physician, and after a thorough workup that he insisted on, it turned out that his bone density …
Discussion: Hot Air and Washington Monthly
Amanda Stone / The White House:
Meet the Guests in the First Lady's 2016 State of the Union Box  —  Summary: These inspiring individuals will be seated in the box with the First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden and Valerie Jarrett at the State of the Union Address on Tuesday. … Each year for nearly three decades …
 
 
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Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Black Fox News Guest Says Black Americans are ‘Poorer, Dumber and More Criminalized’
Discussion: Raw Story and addictinginfo.org
USA Today:
USA TODAY/Rock the Vote poll: Millennials' agenda for the next president
Discussion: Grist and Mashable
Harper Neidig / The Hill:
DNC chief: Nikki Haley rebutting Obama because of GOP's ‘diversity problem’
Discussion: Politico, LifeNews.com and Mediaite
Jack Jenkins / ThinkProgress:
Catholic Diocese Rejects Texas' Open Carry Law
Discussion: KFOX-TV and Raw Story
Richard Fausset / New York Times:
Law on Ultrasounds Reignites Abortion Battle in North Carolina
Discussion: The Frisky and Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Oregon Democrat Blames Obama Administration For Bundy Standoff
David Bowie / Facebook:
January 10 2016 - David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded …