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12:35 AM ET, August 25, 2014

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Maggie Haberman / Politico:
On Ferguson, no words from Hillary Clinton  —  Hillary Clinton ignored reporters' questions about the racial conflict in Ferguson, Missouri, on Sunday at the end of a book-signing event in Westhampton Beach, a vacation enclave near her rented summer house.  —  Clinton, the potential 2016 …
Discussion: Associated Press
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CNN:
Ahead of Michael Brown's funeral, calls to not let the moment pass  —  (CNN) - One day before thousands are expected to gather for the funeral of Michael Brown, political and civil rights leaders don't appear ready to let the moment pass.  On the Sunday political talk shows …
Discussion: Politico
Olivia Nuzzi / The Daily Beast:
Dinesh D'Souza: Ferguson Protesters Are Just Like ISIS
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Al Jazeera English:
Kidnapped US journalist freed in Syria  —  Peter Theo Curtis is handed over to UN peacekeepers in Golan Heights nearly two years after he was captured.  —  An American journalist kidnapped nearly two years ago has been freed in Syria and handed over to UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights …
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New York Times:
Timeline for a Body: 4 Hours in the Middle of a Ferguson Street  —  FERGUSON, Mo. — Just after noon on Saturday, Aug. 9, Michael Brown was shot dead by a police officer on Canfield Drive.  —  For about four hours, in the unrelenting summer sun, his body remained where he fell.
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BBC:
Actor and director Richard Attenborough dies aged 90  —  Oscar-winning British film director Richard Attenborough has died at the age of 90, his son has said.  —  Lord Attenborough was one of Britain's leading actors, before becoming a highly successful director.
Steven Hayward / Power Line:
Propping Up Obama  —  The left-liberal establishment is in crisis at the moment.  They can't make up their mind between desperately trying to prop up Obama, and giving up on him and increasing their distance.  Maureen Dowd has given up, judging from her brutal column today, “The Golf Address.”
Discussion: Salon and The Raw Story
Fox News:
US, UK eye rapper as British-born militant who beheaded journalist James Foley  —  American and British intelligence officials are eyeing a British-born rapper as the militant who beheaded journalist James Foley.  —  A senior Western intelligence official told Fox News that 23-year-old …
Lucy McCalmont / Politico:
Rand Paul: Dems afraid I'll run in 2016  —  Sen. Rand Paul says Democrats are afraid his stance on war and foreign policy would attract independents and “even some Democrats” if he were to run against Hillary Clinton for president in 2016.  —  “I think the American public is coming …
Discussion: Mediaite
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Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
Rand Paul Calls Hillary Clinton ‘A War Hawk’
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Detroit Free Press:   Sen. Rand Paul calls Hillary Clinton a ‘war hawk’
Alexander Simenstad / ABC News:
State of Emergency After Northern California Shaken by Biggest Earthquake in 25 Years  —  Northern California was shaken awake this morning by its strongest earthquake in 25 years, a jolt that damaged historic buildings and hurt dozens of people, including a young child critically injured by a crumbling fireplace.
Discussion: abc7.com and Mashable
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
The Golf Address  —  FORE!  Score?  And seven trillion rounds ago, our forecaddies brought forth on this continent a new playground, conceived by Robert Trent Jones, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal when it comes to spending as much time on the links as possible …
Leslie Holland / CNN:
Texas police chief killed in traffic stop  —  (CNN) — A police chief in a small Texas town was shot multiple times during a traffic stop Saturday afternoon and later died, authorities said.  —  Michael Pimentel served in Elmendorf, a suburb southeast of San Antonio with about 1,500 residents.
TMZ.com:
Suge Knight — Shot Multiple Times After VMA Party Turns Violent  —  5:45 AM PT — Suge is out of surgery ... according to family sources.  We're told Suge was shot 6 times.  He's currently in ICU, but is expected to recover.  —  Shots rang out at 1OAK nightclub in West Hollywood …
Robert Mendick / Telegraph:
Tony Blair gives Kazakhstan's autocratic president tips on how to defend a massacre  —  Tony Blair told the Nursultan Nazarbayev that the deaths of 14 protesters ‘tragic though they were, should not obscure the enormous progress’ his country had made  —  Tony Blair gave Kazakhstan's autocratic …
Los Angeles Times:
At least 89 go to hospital after 6.0 earthquake shakes Bay Area  —  A long, rolling 6.0 earthquake shook a wide swath of the Bay Area awake early Sunday, prompting Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency.  The temblor damaged buildings, cut off power to tens of thousands …
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Iris Salem / CBS Los Angeles:
Strong 6.1 Earthquake Rocks San Francisco Bay Area, Injures 87+, Significant Damage In Napa
Keith Laing / The Hill:
Graham: Target ISIS in Syria  —  Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Sunday called for President Obama to target leaders of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Syria after the beheading of an American journalist last week.  —  “It's about time to assume the worst about these guys,” …
Discussion: Hot Air, CNN, Associated Press and Politico
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Greg Miller / Washington Post:
U.S. strikes in Syria against Islamic State would be hindered by intelligence gaps
 
 
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