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4:10 PM ET, September 16, 2013


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Washington Post:
Police search for active shooter on grounds of Washington Navy Yard in Southeast D.C.  —  A D.C. police officer is among the people shot at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday morning.  —  A police spokesman confirmed at 9:20 a.m. that the officer was shot near the room where a lone gunman …
Max Seddon / BuzzFeed:
Russian Official Gloats Over Navy Yard Shooting  —  With multiple people injured and the gunman still at large, a member of Russia's parliamentary foreign affairs committee says the shooting is an example of “American exceptionalism.”  —  A shooting at the Washington Navy Yard …
Active Shooter at Washington Navy Yard  —  WASHINGTON (NNS) — An active shooter was reported inside the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters building (Bldg.  197) on the Washington Navy Yard at 8:20 a.m. (Eastern Time).  —  There is one confirmed injury.
Associated Press:
OFFICIALS: 2ND SHOOTER POSSIBLE AT NAVY YARD  —  You are here  —  Home » U.S. Navy » Officials: 2nd shooter possible at Navy Yard  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Two officials say police are looking into the possibility of a second shooter at the Washington Navy Yard where several people were killed.
Los Angeles Times:
Live updates: Navy Yard shooter identified as Aaron Alexis
Washington Times:
One shooter dead, hunt on for two more; death toll expected to climb in Navy Yard rampage
Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
Obama condemns Navy Yard shooting
Discussion: ABC News and CNN
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
WH: ‘We Urge Citizens to Listen to the Authorities and Follow Directions from the First Responders on Site’
Discussion: Shot in the Dark and Ed Driscoll
New York Times:
Gunman and 11 Victims Killed in Shooting at D.C. Navy Yard
Washington Navy Yard shooting: Aaron Alexis identified as shooter
Shooter dead at Navy Yard; police hunt for more gunmen
Discussion: ABC News
Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
As Health Care Law Proceeds, Opposition and Uncertainty Persist  —  One-in-Four Backs Efforts to Make the Law Fail  —  As a key step in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act approaches, public views of the 2010 health care law are as negative as ever, and many are unaware of the elements …
Kyle Balluck / The Hill:
Conservatives: Obama will blink  —  A weakened President Obama will back down if there is a standoff over funding ObamaCare and preventing a government shutdown, House conservatives say.  —  They are urging Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) …
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
CNN 2016 Poll: Clinton favored for Democrats; no clear GOP leader  —  Washington (CNN) — A new national poll in the battle for the 2016 Democratic and Republican presidential nominations indicates what you would expect: Hillary Clinton is the overwhelming Democratic frontrunner …
Sarah Kliff / Wonkblog:
Two new polls tell us Americans are very, very confused about Obamacare
Discussion: NBCNews and The New Republic
Mark Murray / NBCNews:
Poll: Obamacare remains highly unpopular as implementation looms
Discussion: Firedoglake, Hot Air and VodkaPundit
Patrick Brennan / National Review:
Pew Finds People Dislike Obamacare So Much, They Might Even Trust Republicans Now
Discussion: The Plum Line and Weekly Standard
Ryan Broderick / BuzzFeed:
A Lot Of People Are Very Upset That An Indian-American Woman Won The Miss America Pageant  —  Sunday night Nina Davuluri, Miss New York, was crowned the winner the 2014 Miss America Pageant.  She is the first contestant of Indian descent to be crowned Miss America.  —  Lucas Jackson / Reuters
Ann Oldenburg / USA Today:
Miss America Nina Davuluri brushes off racist remarks
James Hohmann / Politico:
Why Ken Cuccinelli is losing the Virginia governor's race  —  Republicans can't believe this is happening: Democrat Terry McAuliffe — whose controversial business dealings and past life as a party moneyman make him a walking negative ad — has taken command of the Virginia governor's race.
Laura Vozzella / Washington Post:
McAuliffe camp erupts over business PAC's choice of Cuccinelli for Virginia governor
Discussion: The Fix, WJLA-TV and Ballot Box
The Atlantic Online:
How a Small Team of Democrats Defeated Larry Summers—and Obama  —  The president's presumptive choice for Federal Reserve chair withdrew his name from consideration on Sunday.  —  No one has ever said President Obama's relationship with Congress was warm.
New York Times:
Summers Pulls Name From Consideration for Fed Chief
Betsy McCaughey / New York Post:
Obamacare will question your sex life  —  A man holds a sign at the ‘Exempt American from Obamacare’ rally on Sept. 10, 2013  —  'Are you sexually active?  If so, with one partner, multiple partners or same-sex partners?  Be ready to answer those questions and more the next time you go to the doctor …
Wall Street Journal:
Inside the White House's Reversal on Syria  —  How the U.S. Stumbled Into an International Crisis and Then Stumbled Out of It  —  When President Barack Obama decided he wanted congressional approval to strike Syria, he received swift—and negative—responses from his staff.
Marc A. Thiessen / Washington Post:
Obama's ‘unbelievably small’ presidency
Detroit Free Press:
How Detroit went broke: The answers may surprise you - and don't blame Coleman Young  —  Detroit is broke, but it didn't have to be.  An in-depth Free Press analysis of the city's financial history back to the 1950s shows that its elected officials and others charged with managing …
Discussion: Hit & Run and Betsy's Page
Avi Tuschman / Salon:
Inside the conservative brain: What explains their wiring?  —  The question of human nature reliably polarized political philosophers across many centuries and several oceans.  One group of these thinkers viewed people as innately cooperative or potentially compassionate; another group argued for an inherently competitive human nature.
Colleen Flaherty / Inside Higher Ed:
TOPICS  —  By  —  A Texas Christian University professor reached out in an e-mail to a group of students he deemed to be “of color” to help them succeed in his class.  But the move backfired with at least one student, who was insulted at being included for her perceived ethnicity.
Discussion: Gawker, The Daily Caller and Althouse
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Matthew L. Wald / New York Times:
An Unusual Public Battle Over an Energy Nomination
Discussion: Bloomberg and E2-Wire
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Sen. Burr gives fundraising boost to NC Senate candidate Thom Tillis
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Tara Culp-Ressler / ThinkProgress:
Three Students Got Kicked Out Of An Arkansas Public School Because They Might Be HIV-Positive
Julian Zelizer / CNN:
GOP strategy on shutdown courts doom
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
McCain says he feels ‘lonely’ on Syria stance
Discussion: The Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
Simone Pathe / Online NewsHour:
Three Traits to Ace the GMAT and Run an Unethical Business
Discussion: The Agonist
Albert Hunt / Bloomberg:
Obama's Syria Meanderings Border on Incompetence
Discussion: The Plum Line and VodkaPundit
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Media doesn't hold back on President Obama