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7:05 PM ET, July 22, 2013

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Matt Gutman / ABC News:
George Zimmerman Emerged From Hiding for Truck Crash Rescue  —  George Zimmerman, who has been in hiding since he was acquitted of murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, emerged to help rescue someone who was trapped in an overturned truck, police said today.
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George Zimmerman Emerged From Hiding for Truck Crash Rescue … George Zimmerman, defendant in the killing of Trayvon Martin, is sworn in as a witness in Seminole circuit court for a pre-trial hearing April 30, 2013 in Sanford, Fla.  —  Joe Burbank/Getty Images
Kerry Picket / BREITBART.COM:
Zimmerman Saves Family of Four in Florida Car Crash, Extinguishes Car Fire  —  On Wednesday, July 17 at about 5:45 PM Sanford Police responded to a single car accident in the area of I- 4 and State Road 46 in Sanford.  A blue Ford Explorer SUV traveled off the road and rolled over.
Discussion: protein wisdom and Rush Limbaugh
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
Nate Silver Went Against the Grain for Some at The Times  —  Why did Nate Silver decide to leave The New York Times and accept an offer from ESPN?  —  That's the cause of great speculation in media circles at the moment.  As has been noted elsewhere, there's no question that The Times …
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Mike Allen / Politico:
How ESPN and ABC landed Nate Silver  —  If you were away from your screens this weekend, you may have missed Mike Allen's fascinating behind-the-scenes look at how ESPN and ABC News fought to lure data-whiz Nate Silver away from The New York Times.  Because this all went down in Playbook, it'll be lost to the archives soon.
Amy Phillips / ESPN:
Nate Silver - Renowned Statistician, Author and Founder of FiveThirtyEight - Joins ESPN in Multi-Faceted Role  —  Nate Silver - Renowned Statistician, Author and Founder of FiveThirtyEight - Joins ESPN in Multi-Faceted Role  —  Will Also Contribute Regularly to ABC News Platforms
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
In Climbing Income Ladder, Location Matters  —  The odds of rising to another income level are notably low in certain cities, like Atlanta and Charlotte, and much higher in New York and Boston.
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Matthew Yglesias / Slate:
In America, Where You're Born Has a Huge Impact on How Far You'll Go in Life
Los Angeles Times:
Rhetoric, race and reality in America  —  The biggest threat to black youths is other young blacks, not white bigots.  —  Rev. Al Sharpton speaks during a news conference outside the Department of Justice while discussing Trayvon Martin case.  Sharpton called for the federal government …
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Associated Press:   Why I left the NAACP: Column
Shelby Steele / Wall Street Journal:   The Decline of the Civil-Rights Establishment
BBC:
Royal baby: Kate gives birth to boy  —  The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby boy, Kensington Palace has announced.  —  The baby was delivered at 16:24 BST at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, west London, weighing 8lb 6oz.  —  The palace said in a statement that the duchess and the baby were …
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Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
Big Racial Divide over Zimmerman Verdict  —  Whites Say Too Much Focus on Race, Blacks Disagree  —  OVERVIEW  —  The public is divided over the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial and over the conversation about race that has surrounded it.  The latest national survey …
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Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge:
25 Facts About The Fall Of Detroit That Will Leave You Shaking Your Head  —  Submitted by Michael Snyder of The Economic Collapse blog,  —  It is so sad to watch one of America's greatest cities die a horrible death.  Once upon a time, the city of Detroit was a teeming metropolis …
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New York Times:
Cries of Betrayal as Detroit Plans to Cut Pensions
Pew Research Center:
Are unauthorized immigrants overwhelmingly Democrats?  —  As Congress debates immigration reform, some political leaders and analysts have speculated that there will be “an electoral bonanza for Democrats” if the nation's estimated 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants - three quarters of whom are Hispanics …
Discussion: Politico, Post Politics and Twitchy
Illinois Review:
OBAMA CO-SPONSORED LEGISLATION STRENGTHENING ILLINOIS' “STAND YOUR GROUND” LAW  —  CHICAGO - This past week President Obama publicly urged the reexamination of state self-defense laws (see remarks below).  However, nine years ago then-State Sen. Barack Obama actually co-sponsored a bill …
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John Fund / National Review:
Obama Voted to Strengthen Illinois's Stand Your Ground Law in 2004
Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Priebus: GOP Not Embracing ‘Tolerance,’ Just Becoming More Loving  —  Following their 2012 election debacle, the Republican National Committee and the College Republicans issued reports which urged the party to go through an image makeover without adjusting its political stances.
Patrick Howley / The Daily Caller:
The Obama appointee implicated in congressional testimony in the IRS targeting scandal met with President Obama in the White House two days before offering his colleagues a new set of advice on how to scrutinize tea party and conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status.
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Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:
Obama Lines Up Celebrities To Promote Obamacare
Mark Landler / New York Times:
Obama Plans to Unveil His Agenda for Economy  —  WASHINGTON — With major battles looming in the fall over the federal budget and the debt ceiling, President Obama is trying to regain the initiative, embarking on a campaign-style tour of the Midwest this week to lay out his agenda for reinvigorating …
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Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Obama Seeking to Take Credit and Set Course for Economy
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Reuters:
Al Qaeda militants flee Iraq jail in violent mass break-out  —  (Reuters) - Hundreds of convicts, including senior members of al Qaeda, broke out of Iraq's Abu Ghraib jail as comrades launched a military-style assault to free them, authorities said on Monday.
Evan McMurry / Mediaite:
Scarborough Rips Hannity For Trayvon Weed Comments: Are ‘White Kids On College Campuses Fair Game’ Too?  —  On his show Monday morning, Joe Scarborough tore into Sean Hannity for the latter's attempt to link Trayvon Martin and Barack Obama through their allegedly similar drug history.
Laurie Goodstein / New York Times:
Some Mormons Search the Web and Find Doubt  —  A Mormon Doubts: Hans Mattsson was once a high-ranking leader for the Mormon church in Europe.  He joins others who are experiencing a crisis of faith and finding few answers from their church.  —  In the small but cohesive Mormon community where he grew up …
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / Bloomberg:
Virginia Republican Suffers Abortion Backlash From Donors  —  Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli has less than half as much cash as Democratic opponent Terry McAuliffe, with a prominent list of Republican donors sitting out this year's most competitive U.S. political contest — and in some cases switching sides.
 
 
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Adam Ozimek / Forbes:
The Free Market Plan To Save Detroit
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Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Ohio Officials Ordered To Recognize Gay Couple's Marriage
Kyle Cheney / Reuters:
Federal judge blocks North Dakota's six-week abortion ban
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Report: Jay Z, Kanye West, Rolling Stones join Stevie Wonder's Florida boycott
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Barry Paddock / NY Daily News:
Critics to Obama: NYPD commissioner Kelly wrong for Homeland Security
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
Right seeks to force Boehner's hand on special Benghazi probe
BBC:
Dubai rape case Norwegian woman ‘free to go’
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
House GOP Pushes Massive Cuts To EPA, Wildlife And Arts
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Jacob Fischler / BuzzFeed:
Mayors Abandon Bloomberg's Gun Control Group
CNN:
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Steve Kornacki / Salon:
Christie may be forced to quit as governor
W. James Antle III / The Daily Caller:
Southern Avenger no more: Rand Paul aide Jack Hunter leaves staff, returns to punditry
Peter Hamby / CNN:
‘Stop Hillary’ group ramps up anti-Clinton efforts
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Detroit, the New Greece