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5:40 PM ET, October 27, 2013

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Rolling Stone:
Lou Reed, Velvet Underground Leader and Rock Pioneer, Dead at 71  —  New York legend, who helped shape nearly fifty years of rock music, underwent a liver transplant in May  —  Lou Reed, a massively influential songwriter and guitarist who helped shape nearly fifty years of rock music, died today.
Alan Duke / CNN:
Chris Brown jailed on felony assault charge  —  (CNN) — Chris Brown and a bodyguard were arrested Sunday morning and charged with felony assault, the Washington Metropolitan Police Department said.  —  The singer and bodyguard Christopher Hollosy were allegedly involved in an altercation …
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Tim Kreider / New York Times:
Slaves of the Internet, Unite!  —  NOT long ago, I received, in a single week, three (3) invitations to write an original piece for publication or give a prepared speech in exchange for no ($0.00) money.  As with stinkbugs, it's not any one instance of this request but their sheer number and relentlessness that make them so tiresome.
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
Cheney: Enzi lied about our relationship  —  Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday that Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) lied about their relationship when he said that the two had gone fishing.  —  Cheney's daughter, Liz Cheney, is challenging Enzi in the Wyoming Republican Senate primary.
Discussion: CNN
Zack Ford / ThinkProgress:
University Refuses To Lend Laptop To Gay Student: ‘You Look... Like A Girl’  —  Florida Atlantic University senior Abdul Asquith was trying to get some studying done at the campus library this past Wednesday, but when he attempted to check out a laptop, he was told that he could not because of his gender presentation:
NBCNews:
Republican Senator Ted Cruz on Cheney shooting incident: ‘Look, it happens’  —  AKRON, IA — Republicans have become accustomed to defending former Vice President Dick Cheney's political record, but Texas firebrand Sen. Ted Cruz is now defending his reputation as a hunter.
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Rebecca Shabad / The Hill:   Iowa's Steve King: We're not done ‘beating on’ ObamaCare
Rebecca Shabad / The Hill:
Cruz calls for ‘grassroots army’ to trample ObamaCare
Discussion: Liberaland
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
A frustrated and angry West Virginia has been cutting ties with its reliably Democratic roots  —  PINEVILLE, W.Va. — Those old enough to remember still tell visitors how this mountain town helped make history on April 26, 1960.  That was the day 600 people showed up in front …
Binyamin Appelbaum / New York Times:
In Fed and Out, Many Now Think Inflation Helps  —  WASHINGTON — Inflation is widely reviled as a kind of tax on modern life, but as Federal Reserve policy makers prepare to meet this week, there is growing concern inside and outside the Fed that inflation is not rising fast enough.
Yahoo! News:
Obama did not discuss tapping Merkel's phone with NSA chief  —  Washington (United States) (AFP) - The National Security Agency denied German press reports Sunday that President Barack Obama was personally informed of US spies tapping German Chancellor Angela Merkel's phones.
Discussion: Guardian and emptywheel
Daily Mail:
WHAT ARE ANTIBIOTICS?  —  Antibiotics, also known as antibacterials, are types of drugs that destroy or slow down the growth of bacteria.  —  Antibiotics are used to treat infections caused by bacteria.  Bacteria are microscopic organisms, some of which may cause illness.
Peter Galuszka / Washington Post:
Miners' deaths aren't a theme-park thrill  —  “Alone in the darkness . . . the only sound is the pulsing of your heart as the searing heat slowly boils you alive . . .  It was reported to be the worst coal mine accident in history.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
RealClearPolitics Video Log:
Maher vs. Liberal Panel: Liberals “Worried They're Going To Be Called Racist If They Criticize Muslims”  —  On Friday's broadcast of HBO's “Real Time,” host Bill Maher clashed with his liberal panel over liberals not being allowed to criticize Muslims in fear of being called a racist.
 
 
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Chad Terhune / Los Angeles Times:
Some health insurance gets pricier as Obamacare rolls out
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Jeff Sommer / New York Times:
Eugene Fama, King of Predictable Markets
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Hadas Gold / Reuters:
Rogers sees Obamacare site as security risk
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
Jindal: 'I don't know' about 2016  —  Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal …
Discussion: Politico and CNN
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Health Site Woes Undermine Obama's Vow on Government
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New York Times:
Bill de Blasio for Mayor
Discussion: Weasel Zippers, Politico and Gothamist
Mark Landler / New York Times:
Rice Offers a More Modest Strategy for Mideast
Discussion: ParaPundit and Booman Tribune
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Libertarians And Progressives Team Up Against NSA Surveillance
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and Hot Air