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12:50 PM ET, November 26, 2011

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Nick Paton Walsh / CNN:
Pakistan official: NATO attack kills 26 Pakistani soldiers
Alicia M. Cohn / Ballot Box:
Texas court refuses to hold GOP-contested redistricting map  —  A San Antonio-based federal court refused to block a new congressional redistricting map late Friday, setting up a battle between Texas GOP and Democratic interests that will next turn to the Supreme Court.
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Gary Martin / MySanAntonio.com:
Rep. Gonzalez will not run again  —  Decision opens doors for Castro, Rodriguez.  —  WASHINGTON — Rep. Charlie Gonzalez said Friday he won't seek re-election, a decision that will end the congressional tenure of a Democratic family whose name has been synonymous with the city of San Antonio for more than half a century.
Stacey Patton / Washington Post:
Why African Americans aren't embracing Occupy Wall Street  —  Occupy Wall Street might seem like a movement that would speak to black Americans.  After all, unemployment among African Americans is at 15 percent, vs. almost 8 percent for whites.  And between 2005 and 2009 …
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Occupy News Bin
Discussion: Mediaite
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Obama gives thumbs up to end of NBA strike  —  The NBA lockout may be over, allowing basketball season to proceed after a two-month delay, following a tentative deal agreed to early Saturday morning.  —  NBA representatives and players shook hands on the deal at about 3 a.m. Saturday, according to The New York Times.
Discussion: CNN and Jammie Wearing Fools
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Howard Beck / New York Times:
N.B.A. and Players Reach Tentative Deal to End Lockout
Rob Waugh / Daily Mail:
Climategate scientists DID collude with government officials to hide research that didn't fit their apocalyptic global warming  — 5,000 leaked emails reveal scientists deleted evidence that cast doubt on claims climate change was man-made  — Scientist asks, 'What if they find that climate change is a natural fluctuation?
Home Santafenewmexican.com:
‘Abandoned’ by GOP, Johnson could seek Libertarian nod  — HOME - NEWS - SPORTS - OPINION - PASATIEMPO - MAGAZINES - OBITUARIES - PHOTOS - VIDEO - SUBSCRIBERS - HELP & CONTACTS  —  Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson knows he's not going to win the New Hampshire presidential primary …
Ynetnews:
Cairo rally: One day we'll kill all Jews  —  Muslim Brotherhood holds venomous anti-Israel rally in Cairo mosque Friday; Islamic activists chant: Tel Aviv, judgment day has come  —  Arab hate: A Muslim Brotherhood rally in Cairo's most prominent mosque Friday turned into a venomous anti-Israel protest …
Jon Kyl / Washington Post:
The supercommittee failed because Democrats insisted on $1 trillion in new taxes  —  We do not choose to add more to the blame game for failure of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction , but one Democratic talking point needs debunking: that the talks failed because of Republicans' attachment to the Bush tax cuts.
William Nottingham / L.A. NOW:
Villaraigosa, Beck start countdown to Occupy L.A. closure  —  Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa ordered the shutdown of the Occupy L.A. encampment on City Hall grounds at 12:01 a.m. Monday, saying officials can no longer “maintain the public safety of a long-term encampment,” according to a statement issued Friday.
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Ian Lovett / New York Times:
Occupy Los Angeles to Be Evicted From City Hall Park
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org blogs:
Barack Obama and Ed Schultz Make GQ's ‘25 Least Influential People Alive’  —  President Barack Obama and MSNBC's Ed Schultz have been named to GQ magazine's annual list of “The 25 Least Influential People Alive.”  —  Although not available online yet, TVNewser published a preview Friday:
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Gail Collins / New York Times:
O.K., Now Ron Paul  —  Ron Paul, the libertarian congressman from Texas, now seems to have an outside chance of winning the Iowa caucus vote.  Not the presidential nomination.  It seems highly unlikely that the Republicans are going to give the nod to a guy who disapproves of the Patriot Act and marriage licenses.
New York Times:
Legal Education Reform  —  American legal education is in crisis.  The economic downturn has left many recent law graduates saddled with crushing student loans and bleak job prospects.  The law schools have been targets of lawsuits by students and scrutiny from the United States Senate …
Discussion: Althouse and Balkinization
Naomi Wolf / Guardian:
The shocking truth about the crackdown on Occupy |  Naomi Wolf  —  The violent police assaults across the US are no coincidence.  Occupy has touched the third rail of our political class's venality  —  US citizens of all political persuasions are still reeling from images …
 
 
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Keith Koffler / White House Dossier:
Obama Plays Golf for the 30th Time This Year
Louise A. Mozingo / New York Times:
To Rethink Sprawl, Start With Offices
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Kevin Fagan / San Francisco Chronicle:
Occupy protests can't stop S.F. shoppers
Discussion: Hot Air and Jammie Wearing Fools
First Read / msnbc.com:
Gingrich: Most illegal immigrants should leave, reapply to become citizens
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Julie Pace / Associated Press:
Obama Turning to Biden for Help in 3 Key States
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Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
Republicans see opportunity to beat Obama with Pentagon cuts
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McCaskill calls for probe into smallpox-vaccine boondoggle
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Jared Janes / Monitor:
Aaron Peña to retire, says court-drawn map makes his district unwinnable
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Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
European Banks Frantically Trying To Dump $7 Trillion Of Crap Assets — But No One Will Buy Them
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Radley Balko / The Huffington Post:
Driven By Drug War Incentives, Cops Target Pot Smokers, Brush Off Victims Of Violent Crime
Discussion: TalkLeft and The Volokh Conspiracy