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Ben Smith:
New York Times And Guardian Will Publish More Snowden Revelations  —  “A climate of intense pressure.”  —  Brad Barket / Getty Images  —  The New York Times is in the Snowden game.  —  The paper — which NSA leaker Edward Snowden deliberately avoided over his fear that it would cooperate …
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Guardian partners with New York Times over Snowden GCHQ files  —  Some of Edward Snowden cache shared with US paper after ‘climate of intense pressure’ from UK government  —  The Guardian has struck a partnership with the New York Times which will give the US paper access to some of the sensitive cache …
Glenn Greenwald / Guardian:
Snowden: UK government now leaking documents about itself  —  The NSA whistleblower says: ‘I have never spoken with, worked with, or provided any journalistic materials to the Independent’  —  (Updated below)  —  The Independent this morning published an article - which it repeatedly claims comes from …
Brian Beutler / Salon:
The right's black crime obsession  —  There are a few black people up to no good in this country and Fox News is on it!  So is Drudge Report.  Vigilantly on the lookout, 24 hours a day, for stories about black youths behaving badly.  —  This isn't a particularly new phenomenon …
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TMZ.com:
George Zimmerman Shops For Tactical Shotgun  —  SHOPS FOR TACTICAL SHOTGUN  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  George Zimmerman was on the hunt today — for a shotgun ... TMZ has learned.  —  Zimmerman went to Kel-Tec in Cocoa, Florida ... a gun manufacturing company.  We're told he was asking questions …
Daily Mail:
‘Paula Deen SHOOTS Trayvon Martin’ in new SVU that wraps both scandals into one controversial episode... and Cybill Shepard plays gun-wielding TV chef  — Cybill Shepard plays Jolene Castille, a famous southern chef who guns down an unarmed, hoodie-wearing black teen in New York
Dylan Wohlenhaus / KHQ-TV:
BREAKING UPDATE: One Suspect In Custody After WWII Veteran Beaten To Death  —  BREAKING NEWS: Major crimes investigators have just confirmed that one teenager has been arrested in the beating death of WWII veteran Delbert Belton.  One suspect remains on the loose.  Charges of 1st degree murder and 1st degree robbery pending.
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CNN:
WWII vet Delbert Benton, 88, beaten to death by teens in Spokane, Washington  —  (CNN) — An 88-year-old World War II veteran was brutally beaten and left for dead by two teens outside a lounge in Spokane, Washington, where he loved to go play pool.  —  The motive?  Police don't have one.
Rob Kauder / KXLY-TV:
WWII vet, beaten by teens outside Eagles Lodge, dies
Evan McMorris-Santoro / BuzzFeed:
Obama: Law School Should Be Two Years, Not Three  —  “This is probably controversial to say, but, what the heck, I'm in my second term, so I can say it.”  —  Jacquelyn Martin / AP  —  BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — President Barack Obama told a town hall crowd in Binghamton, New York …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Julie Pace / ABC News:
Obama Says Law School Should Be 2 Years, Not 3  —  President Barack Obama says law schools in the U.S. should cut down to two years instead of three to cut costs for students.  —  Obama says students do most of their classroom learning in the first two years of law school.
Discussion: ProfessorBainbridge.com and CNN
Reid J. Epstein / Politico:
Obama talks race relations in Binghamton
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Reports: Bob Filner signs resignation letter  —  San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has signed his resignation letter, according to news reports Friday, a move that comes as the City Council prepares to consider a deal concerning the embattled mayor's future.  —  Several California news outlets …
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Washington Free Beacon:
Filner Resigns, Plays the Victim  —  San Diego Mayor Bob Filner pointed fingers at the “media and their political agents” for executing a “political coup” to oust him from office following allegations of sexual misconduct Friday in his resignation speech.  —  Filner acknowledged he provided the …
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and National Review
Chris Strohm / Bloomberg:
NSA Analysts Intentionally Abused Spying Powers Multiple Times  —  Some National Security Agency analysts deliberately ignored restrictions on their authority to spy on Americans multiple times in the past decade, contradicting Obama administration officials' and lawmakers' statements that no willful violations occurred.
USA Today:
Nidal Hasan found guilty in Fort Hood killings  —  The panel voted unanimously to convict the Army psychiatrist for the rampage that left 13 dead and 31 injured.  —  CONNECT  —  Maj. Nidal Hasan, the radicalized Army psychiatrist who turned his gun on fellow soldiers at Fort Hood four years ago …
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Fox News:
Found: Samantha Power in Ireland during urgent Syria meeting, sources say  —  Mystery solved.  America's ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power was in Ireland on a personal trip when she missed an emergency meeting on the alleged chemical gas attack in Syria, U.N. sources tell Fox News.
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Rush Limbaugh:
Irrelevant?  Obama Declares Your Host His #1 Obstacle as EIB Inks Deal with Cumulus, Gets New Station in the Big Apple  —  RUSH: So I got in here at the usual time after working very early this morning, late into last night on show prep and stuff, and at about ten o'clock I get an e-mail …
CNN:
Transcript of President Obama's interview on “New Day”  —  (CNN) — OBAMA: All right.  We're ready?  OK.  —  CUOMO: All right.  Let's begin with why you're here in Syracuse, why you're doing this particular bus tour what do you believe you can do to help lower the cost of college …
Investor's Business Daily:
Obama's Economy — We've Fallen And Can't Get Up  —  Economy: Household incomes are still down 4.4% since the recession ended four years ago.  Meanwhile, the unemployment picture may be even worse than we think.  The Obama “recovery” continues to impress.  —  According to a report released …
Discussion: The Impolitic
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Ezra Klein / Wonkblog:
Al Gore and ‘Category 6 hurricanes’  —  On Wednesday, I published an interview with Al Gore in which he mentioned that the scientific community was beginning to consider Category 6 hurricanes.  The line has attracted some criticism because there are no official plans to add a sixth category to the 1-5 scale.
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Joe Romm / ThinkProgress:
It's not Easy Being Gore: Media Creates A Category 6 Tempest In A Teapot
Associated Press:
NM county ordered to give gay marriage licenses days after other clerk starts granting them  —  SANTA FE, N.M. — A New Mexico judge has ordered the clerk of the state's third-largest county to start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples or show why that shouldn't happen …
Blake Neff / The Hill:
Obama joined by Biden in Scranton to close out college tour  —  President Obama closed out his two-day tour of colleges accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden as the two appeared together at Lackawanna College in Scranton, Pa.  —  The president has been promoting a plan to create a system …
Discussion: CNN and Politico
Ashley Killough / CNN:
Howard Dean blasts Ted Cruz  —  (CNN) - Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean on Thursday described Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and others who support threatening a government shutdown in order to defund Obamacare as “irresponsible” and “petty, radical-right people.”
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
James Andrew Miller / New York Times:
N.F.L. Pressure Said to Lead ESPN to Quit Film Project  —  Pressure from the National Football League led to ESPN's decision on Thursday to pull out of an investigative project with “Frontline” regarding head injuries in the N.F.L., according to two people with direct knowledge of the situation.
Chicago Business:
James Pritzker opens new chapter in her life  —  Col. James Pritzker, the ever-private billionaire and an heir to the Pritzker fortune, has come out in the open about his personal life.  —  In a memo to employees at the Pritzker Military Library and Tawani Enterprises …
Discussion: BuzzFeed, Advocate and The Raw Story
Christian Adams / Election Law Center:
Maddow's Dishonest Scare Parade on NC Voting  —  Last night the great David Webb filled in for Sean Hannity on Fox News.  Webb put on Allen West and Juan Williams to talk about urban malaise.  The visuals at Fox must have been too much for Rachel Maddow because she put up an hour long show designed to scare people about voting rights.
Scott Lemieux / American Prospect:
Stop Defending the NCAA  —  The possibility that last year's Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel might be suspended for selling his autograph to willing buyers has left more people aware of the grossly exploitative nature of the NCAA Cartel.  There's good reason for that.
 
 
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Alec Macgillis / The New Republic:
Raising the Minimum Wage Could Be a Winning Issue for Democrats. Here's Why.
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Jonah Goldberg / National Review:
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Alexander Burns / Politico:
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