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3:10 AM ET, August 20, 2014


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Eric H. Holder Jr / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
A message to the people of Ferguson  —  Since the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, the nation and the world have witnessed the unrest that has gripped Ferguson, Mo. At the core of these demonstrations is a demand for answers about the circumstances of this young man's death …
Bonyen Lee / KCTV:
Kansas City officer faces review for Michael Brown Facebook posts  —  A Kansas City Police Department officer vented on Facebook about the Michael Brown shooting, and now he faces an internal review.  —  Officer Marc Catron's postings have produced outrage on social media …
ABC News:
Ferguson Cop Has No Temper, Is ‘Struggling’ With Shooting, Friend Says
Discussion: and ABC News
Charlie Spiering / BREITBART.COM:
Chelsea J. Carter / CNN:
Video shows ISIS beheading U.S. journalist James Foley  —  (CNN) — A video released by ISIS shows the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley and threatens the life of another American if President Barack Obama doesn't end military operations in Iraq.  —  In the video posted Tuesday on YouTube …
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Video shows ISIL beheading of photojournalist James Foley  —  Men claiming to be part of terrorist group ISIL posted a video allegedly showing the beheading of freelance photojournalist James Wright Foley, who disappeared in northwest Syria on November 22, 2012.
Matt Wilstein / Mediaite:
ISIS Reportedly Beheads U.S. Journalist James Wright Foley on Camera  —  According to multiple reports, ISIS claims to have executed American freelance journalist James Wright Foley.  Politico's Blake Hounshell was one the first to report the news on Twitter, saying the militant Islamic group …
Jessica Testa / BuzzFeed:
ISIS Appears To Behead American Photojournalist In YouTube Video  —  Updated: Family grieved Tuesday for James Wright Foley, who was kidnapped in November 2012 in Syria.  In the video, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, indicates the killing is a response to recent American operations in Iraq.
Sunil Dutta / Washington Post:
I'm a cop.  If you don't want to get hurt, don't challenge me.  —  It's not the police, but the people they stop, who can prevent a detention from turning into a tragedy.  —  Sunil Dutta, a professor of homeland security at Colorado Tech University, has been an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department for 17 years.
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
BREAKING REPORT: Officer Darren Wilson Suffered “Orbital Blowout Fracture to Eye Socket” During Mike Brown Attack  —  The Gateway Pundit can now confirm from two local St. Louis sources that police Officer Darren Wilson suffered facial fractures during his confrontation with deceased 18 year-old Michael Brown.
Wanda Carruthers /
Dershowitz: Perry Indictment ‘What Happens in Totalitarian Societies’  —  More ways to share...  Stumbled  —  Vine  —  Newstrust  —  Tell my politician  —  Technocrati  —  | A A  —  The indictment of Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry over abuse of power and coercion is reminiscent …
Jeffrey Toobin / New Yorker:
Why Rick Perry May Be Out of Luck  —  Governor Rick Perry of Texas and President Barack Obama, strangest of bedfellows, are making similar discoveries about the scope of prosecutorial discretion.  In short, it's very broad.  —  Perry's education on the subject is an unhappy one.
Fox News:
Texas Gov. Perry booked on abuse of power charges, vows to ‘prevail’
Discussion: Hot Air and Business Insider
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama heads back to vacation after unexplained DC trip  —  President Obama went back to his vacation on Martha's Vineyard Tuesday evening following less than 48 hours in Washington, leaving people puzzled over why he came back in the first place.  —  Obama's two days in Washington were mostly quiet …
New York Times:
Obama Is Seen as Frustrating His Own Party
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
White House hasn't ruled out sending Obama to Ferguson
Glenn Thrush / Politico:
The Survivor  —  Why the hell is Eric Holder still around?
Discussion: Fox News
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Fareed Zakaria rebuts plagiarism charges  —  Fareed Zakaria sought to dismiss new plagiarism allegations on Tuesday after an anonymous report cited 12 instances in which the veteran foreign policy journalist appeared to lift passages from other news outlets and websites.
Blupman / Our Bad Media:
Did CNN, The Washington Post, and TIME Actually Check Fareed Zakaria's Work For Plagiarism?  —  WHEN AN “ISOLATED” INCIDENT ISN'T  —  Following our reports on Benny Johnson and plagiarism last month, a number of news outlets ran articles analyzing the future of journalism in the Buzzfeed age.
Vera Culley /
St. Louis City police shoot, kill knife-wielding suspect  —  ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - People are again in the streets after a police officer shoots and kills a suspect.  This time in North St. Louis.  The call came out just after noon, when police say a man with a knife charged officers.
Stephanie Baumer / KMOV-TV:
Police: Knife-wielding suspect shot, killed by officers
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Travis / Uber Blog:
A Leader for the Uber Campaign  —  UPDATE:  —  Business and political leaders laud David Plouffe joining Uber as SVP for Policy & Strategy:  —  “I've worked closely with David and believe this is a game changer for Uber.  David is uniquely suited to scale and lead the same kind …
Rasmussen Reports:
How Would the Media React If the Cop Was Black and the Victim Was White?  —  Most Americans think the media would be less interested in the incident in Ferguson, Missouri if a white teenager had been shot by a black police officer.  They also reject the idea that most policemen are racist.
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Hagan leads Tillis by 4  —  PPP's newest North Carolina poll continues to find Kay Hagan in the lead, although the race has tightened slightly compared to a month ago.  Hagan is at 42% to 38% for Thom Tillis with Libertarian Sean Haugh continuing to hold on to 8% of the vote.
Tarini Parti / Politico:
Democratic poll: Kay Hagan lead narrows
Discussion: Washington Post and CNN
S.A. Miller / Washington Times:
Mitt Romney: Obama worse than even I expected … BECKLEY, W.Va. — When Mitt Romney stumped here Tuesday for a trio of Republican candidates for Congress, the event had all the trappings of a “Romney for President” rally.  —  The crowd chanted, “Mitt!  Mitt!  Mitt!”
Discussion: Truth Revolt
Polly Mosendz / The Wire:
City of Ferguson Pledges to Outfit Officers with Vest Cameras  —  The City of Ferguson is exploring some serious changes to their police force.  Most notably, police officers may soon be wearing cameras on their vests so all acts will be recorded.  —  They offered this statement:
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John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Can a Liberal Learn to Shoot?
Rina Palta / 89.3 KPCC:
Compton school police authorized to carry AR-15 assault weapons
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Hit & Run
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Activist Encourages Defacement of Cover of Paul Ryan's Book
New York Times:
Airstrikes Over Tripoli Kill Six; Source of Bombing Is Unknown
Sara Libby / CityLab:
Even When Police Do Wear Cameras, Don't Count on Seeing the Footage
Discussion: TIME, KSDK-TV, ThinkProgress and The Hill
 Earlier Items: 
Esther Yu-Hsi Lee / ThinkProgress:
Five Children Murdered After They Were Deported Back To Honduras
Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
Rand Paul is no Jack Kemp
Daily Mail:
Fiancé faked his own death to get out of dream wedding to 23-year-old partner by ringing …
Discussion: Gawker,, Gothamist and Liberaland
Matt Wilstein / Mediaite:
WATCH: Ferguson Protesters Throw Rocks at Chris Hayes' Head
Stuart Stevens / The Daily Beast:
Why Won't Obama Go to Ferguson?
Discussion: VodkaPundit
Argus Leader:
Reid: ‘We are going to lose in South Dakota’