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4:20 PM ET, August 23, 2013

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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  —  Author: Ian Cull, KXLY4 Multimedia Journalist, ianc@kxly.com  —  WWII veteran Delbert Belton survived being wounded in action during the Battle of Okinawa only to be beaten and left for dead by two teens at the Eagles Lodge in Spokane on Wednesday evening.
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 …
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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 …
Ewen MacAskill / Guardian:
NSA paid millions to cover Prism compliance costs for tech companies  —  • Top-secret files show first evidence of financial relationship  —  • Prism companies include Google and Yahoo, says NSA  —  • Costs were incurred after 2011 Fisa court ruling
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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Nathan Koppel / Wall Street Journal:   Hasan Found Guilty in Fort Hood Shooting
Simon McCormack / Associated Press:   Nidal Hasan Guilty: Soldier Convicted Of Murder In Fort Hood Shooting
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 …
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Brian Beutler / Salon:
The right's black crime obsession
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 …
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Alan Silverleib / CNN:
Exclusive: Obama tells CNN key decisions nearing on Syria, Egypt
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.
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: CNN
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Evan McMorris-Santoro / BuzzFeed:   Obama: Law School Should Be Two Years, Not Three
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 …
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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.
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 …
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.
Adam Housley / Fox News:
Team involved in tracking Benghazi suspects pulling out, sources say  —  Two weeks after the Obama administration announced charges against suspects in the Benghazi attack, a large portion of the U.S. team that hunted the suspects and trained Libyans to help capture or kill them is leaving Libya permanently.
Alec Macgillis / The New Republic:
Raising the Minimum Wage Could Be a Winning Issue for Democrats.  Here's Why.  —  Earlier this month, I noted that Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democrat running against Mitch McConnell in Kentucky, was, intriguingly, elevating an issue that one doesn't hear Democrats elsewhere talking up nearly …
Discussion: ThinkProgress and The Impolitic
Kimberley A. Strassel / Wall Street Journal:
A New Strategy to Take on ObamaCare  —  A coalition of conservatives believes that ‘delay’ is more likely to succeed than ‘defund.’  —  The Republicans determined to defund ObamaCare are getting a little competition in the ideas department.  Maybe there's hope for progress against the president's health-care law after all.
Barnini Chakraborty / Fox News:
DHS employee spends spare time promoting race war against ‘whites’  —  Shown here is an image from the War on the Horizon website.  —  A Department of Homeland Security manager in charge of buying weapons and ammunition for the government is, on the side, running an inflammatory website …
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Rand Paul, heading to South Carolina, talks Lindsey Graham, Egypt  —  On the eve of a fresh trip to the early presidential state of South Carolina, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said in an interview he is “unlikely” to get involved in the brewing Senate primary there between GOP incumbent Lindsey Graham …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Jonah Goldberg / National Review:
The ‘Race Conversation’ Network  —  'Why do they seem so determined to also make it racial?  So asks Joy-Ann Reid, the managing editor of The Grio, a web magazine owned by NBC News whose mission is to “focus on news and events that have a unique interest and/or pronounced impact within the national African Americans audience.”
Discussion: TheBlaze.com
Justin Kroll / Variety:
Ben Affleck Is the New Batman  —  VIEW GALLERY … Ben Affleck is Batman.  —  The actor will replace Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne in the upcoming untitled Batman-Superman feature for Warner Bros., the studio announced Thursday.  —  Affleck becomes the eighth actor to play the Caped Crusader …
 
 
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