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7:10 PM ET, August 16, 2014


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Emma G. Fitzsimmons / New York Times:
Missouri Governor Declares Emergency in Ferguson and Orders Nightly Curfew  —  FERGUSON, Mo. — After a week of unrest following the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a police officer, Gov. Jay Nixon of Missouri on Saturday declared a state of emergency in Ferguson and ordered a curfew.
Curfew set in Ferguson  —  Have you documented the protests in Ferguson?  Share your photos, videos and opinions with CNN iReport.  For local coverage of the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown and its aftermath, go to CNN affiliates KMOV, KSDK, KTVI and KPLR.
Lee Enterprises / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
The Rev. Jesse Jackson shows up at protest site as Brown family calls for calm
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Black Caucus members call for hearings on Ferguson shooting
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
This Indictment Of Rick Perry Is Unbelievably Ridiculous  —  I have never seen anything so frivolous in my (admittedly nonexistent) legal career.  —  Shares … They say a prosecutor could get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich, and this always seemed like hyperbole …
Olivia Nuzzi / The Daily Beast:
What the Hell Just Happened in Texas, and Why Was Rick Perry Just Indicted?  —  The scandal that erupted Friday night involved millions of dollars, statehouse power plays—oh yeah, and alcohol, police, and masks.  —  Texas Governor Rick Perry was indicted Friday on charges of abuse of power …
Sarah Rumpf / BREITBART.COM:
POLITICAL PAYBACK: RICK PERRY INDICTED IN POWER STRUGGLE WITH DEMOCRAT-CONTROLLED DA OFFICE  —  AUSTIN, Texas — A grand jury indicted Governor Rick Perry Friday for his attempts to remove Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg from office after she was arrested for driving …
Ross Ramsey / The Texas Tribune:
Analysis: It's Not the Crime, It's the Politics … So this is what happens when the fox cuts the food supply of the dog guarding the henhouse.  —  A Travis County grand jury on Friday indicted Gov. Rick Perry on two felony counts, alleging he abused his power by threatening to veto funding …
Discussion: WFAA-TV and Hot Air
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Rick Perry Indicted: Another Democratic Party Dirty Trick
Andrew Browne / Wall Street Journal:
The Great Chinese Exodus  —  Many Chinese are leaving for cleaner air, better schools and more opportunity.  But Beijing is keeping its eye on them.  —  A recent report showed that 64% of China's rich are either migrating overseas or have plans to leave the country.
Sattkisson / Sharyl Attkisson:
HHS Official: “Delete this email”  —  An email obtained by Congress shows the top official for at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under the Department of Health and Human Services, Marilyn Tavenner, instructed the agency's top spokesman to “Please delete this email.”
William C. Rhoden / New York Times:
Mo'ne Davis Dominates at Little League World Series  —  SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — An unmistakable electricity ran through Howard J. Lamade Stadium on Friday as a team from Pennsylvania faced a team from Tennessee on the second day of the Little League World Series.
New York Times:
Mapping the Spread of the Military's Surplus Gear  —  State and local police departments obtain some of their military-style equipment through a free Defense Department program created in the early 1990s.  While the portion of their gear coming from the program is relatively small …
Kristina Monllos / Adweek:
Rooster CCO Gavin McInnes Asked to Take Leave of Absence  —  Following transphobic Thought Catalog essay, boycott  —  Gavin McInnes, chief creative officer of Rooster in New York, has been asked to take an indefinite leave of absence following the publication of a transphobic essay.
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Kyle Mantyla / Right Wing Watch:
Jesse Lee Peterson Laments That ‘Thugs’ Like Michael Brown ‘Are Given The Benefit Of The Doubt’
Lachlan Markay / Washington Free Beacon:
Pelosi Subsidies Benefit Husband's Investment in Dem Mega-Donor's Company
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Congress goes after police
Kevin D. Williamson / National Review:
Who Lost the Cities?  —  The Reverend Jesse Jackson is …
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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Joe Scarborough, Mike Allen Form Journalistic Axis of Evil
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