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12:05 PM ET, July 19, 2013

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John Wolfson / Boston Magazine:
The Real Face of Terror: Behind the Scenes Photos of the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Manhunt  —  In response to the controversial Rolling Stone cover, new photos of Tsarnaev's capture emerge.  —  The Rolling Stone cover featuring the suspected Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has, of course …
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New York Times:
Judging Rolling Stone by Its Cover  —  Maybe the hysteria about Rolling Stone's August issue is heat-wave induced.  That's the only charitable explanation for the stampede of critics who have been accusing Rolling Stone editors of trying to turn Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man accused …
Matt Smith / CNN:
‘Real Boston bomber’ photos released  —  (CNN) — The backlash over Rolling Stone's cover photo of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev led to the release of new photos of his capture Thursday, images a police photographer said show “the real Boston bomber.”
Travis Andersen / Boston Globe:
State Police photographer releases bloody Tsarnaev photos to Boston Magazine
Discussion: TalkLeft, U.S. News, Mediaite and Guardian
New York Times:
Detroit Files for Bankruptcy  —  By MONICA DAVEY and MARY WILLIAMS WALSH  —  DETROIT — Detroit, the cradle of America's automobile industry and once the nation's fourth-most-populous city, has filed for bankruptcy, an official said Thursday afternoon, the largest American city ever to take such a course.
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Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
A Bombshell in the IRS Scandal  —  A higher office is implicated.  —  The IRS scandal was connected this week not just to the Washington office—that had been established—but to the office of the chief counsel.  —  That is a bombshell—such a big one that it managed to emerge in spite of an unfocused …
CBS News:
DNA shows Rep. Cohen not model's father: “I loved her”  —  (CBS News) Rep. Steve Cohen (Dem., Tenn.) admitted Thursday that the woman he believed for three-and-a-half years was his out-of-wedlock daughter is not related to him.  —  In an exclusive interview with CBS News correspondent Jan Crawford, Cohen said, “I was totally stunned.
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Melissa Kondak / CNN:
‘New Day’ Exclusive: Odd Twist in Tweeting Congressman & Model Relationship
Discussion: New Day, ABC News and Politico
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
GOP lawmaker: The Obamas use Air Force One as ‘personal toy’  —  Rep. Howard Coble (R-N.C.) said Thursday morning that President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are using Air Force One and other official aircraft as their “personal toys.”  —  “I'm not suggesting …
Charles Barkley / RealClearPolitics:
The Media Doesn't Have a Pure Heart on Race  —  The Latest Politics, News & Election Videos  —  Charles Barkley On Zimmerman Trial: “I Agree With The Verdict”  —  CHARLES BARKLEY: Well, I agreed with the verdict.  I feel sorry that young kid got killed.  But they didn't have enough evidence to charge him.
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Matt Wilstein / Mediaite:
Charles Barkley ‘Agrees’ With Zimmerman Verdict, Hits Media For Giving ‘Racists’ A ‘Platform To Vent Ignorance’
Discussion: Hot Air
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Hitting China's Wall  —  All economic data are best viewed as a peculiarly boring genre of science fiction, but Chinese data are even more fictional than most.  Add a secretive government, a controlled press, and the sheer size of the country, and it's harder to figure out what's really happening …
Andrea Drusch / Politico:
Pols face recall over gun control  —  For the first time in Colorado history, two state lawmakers will face recall elections for their support of tougher gun control measures.  —  Colorado's Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an executive order on Thursday setting the date …
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David Martosko / Daily Mail:
Justice Department places ‘hold’ on Trayvon Martin trial evidence, including George Zimmerman's gun - which Florida law says must be returned to him  —  The U.S. Department of Justice, overseen by Attorney General Eric Holder, has ordered the Sanford, Florida police department to keep possession …
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Robert J. Lopez / Los Angeles Times:
At least 6 arrested at Zimmerman trial protest in San Bernardino
Washington Post:
Investigators looking into whether Va. first lady got free dental work, 2 people say  —  RICHMOND — Investigators looking into gifts to Gov. Robert F. McDonnell and his family have asked questions about whether first lady Maureen McDonnell received cosmetic dental work for free, according to two people familiar with the probe.
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Liz Cheney rejects carpetbagging charge in Wyoming race  —  Liz Cheney (R) is rejecting accusations that she's a carpetbagger who moved to Wyoming just to run for its Senate seat.  —  “I am a fourth generation Wyomingite.  My family first came here in 1825, walking the Mormon Trail in search of religious freedom.
Ta-Nehisi Coates / New York Times:
Raising the Wrong Profile  —  In 2003, State Senator Barack Obama spearheaded a bill through the Illinois legislature that sought to put the clamps on racial profiling.  Obama called racial profiling “morally objectionable,” “bad police practice” and a method that mainly served to …
USA Today:
Obama nominee gets second chance after DUI arrest  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama nominated campaign fundraiser Timothy Broas on Thursday to be his next ambassador to the Netherlands, one year after the Washington lawyer withdrew himself from consideration for the same post following a DUI arrest.
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Axelrod: Hillary will likely be ‘the candidate’ for Democrats in 2016  —  Former senior White House official David Axelrod said Friday he believes Hillary Clinton will likely be “the candidate” for Democrats in 2016 if she decides to run for president.  —  And Axelrod said that Vice President Biden …
Discussion: Politico
Ben Shapiro / BREITBART.COM:
'LET'S GO MESS UP HOLLYWOOD FOR TRAYVON'  —  On Tuesday night, a flash mob of some 40 to 50 teenagers invaded the busiest and most tourist-centric part of Hollywood, smashing windows, stealing cellphones, and assaulting passersby.  The police described the incident as a “rolling crime wave.”
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Aaron Blake / Post Politics:
Senate confirms Thomas Perez as labor secretary  —  Thomas Perez on Capitol Hill in April 2013.  (Molly Riley/AP)  —  The Senate voted Thursday to confirm Thomas E. Perez as labor secretary, making him the latest of President Obama's nominees to earn confirmation after senators reached a deal to avert changing the chamber's rules.
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The Huffington Post:
Thomas Perez Confirmed As Labor Secretary By Senate
Discussion: Power Line and Associated Press
 
 
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Alexandra Jaffe / Ballot Box:
GOP Senate fortunes get boost with Cassidy's Louisiana fundraising haul
Ronald D. Rotunda / Washington Post:
On the health-care mandate, Obama reaches beyond the law
Discussion: Post Politics
Kyle Mantyla / Right Wing Watch:
Fischer: ‘It Is Your Patriotic Duty To Worship God’
Discussion: Shakesville and Crooks and Liars
Jonathan Cohn / New Republic:
The Obamacare Train Still Hasn't Wrecked
Caitlin Gibson / Washington Post:
Loudoun board disciplines Delgaudio
Discussion: Joe. My. God.
Gabriela Baczynska / Reuters:
Russian opposition leader freed on bail after protests
Manu Raju / Politico:
Brian Schweitzer's challenge: Montana Democrats
Discussion: Business Insider
 Earlier Items: 
Tom Harper / The Independent:
Exclusive: Hacking cover-up scandal as police refuse to name ‘blue-chip’ …
Discussion: BBC and Telegraph
Rachael Bade / Politico:
Darrell Issa clarifies Elijah Cummings ‘boy’ comment
Lois Romano / Politico:
‘This Town’ rattles D.C. social scene
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Matthew Stabley / nbcwashington.com:
Gunman Near White House “Was Only Going to Fire a Couple of Shots”
Discussion: The Raw Story and The Hill
Steven M. Davidoff / DealBook:
Debating, Yet Again, the Worth of Law School
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
House Republicans Cave On Marriage Fight