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Tom Ley / Deadspin:
Cardinals Fans Get Ugly In Clash With Ferguson Protesters  —  This guy right here, the one with “I am Darren Wilson” taped onto the back of his Cardinals jersey—an homage to the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot an unarmed teenager named Mike Brown to death in August—was at the Cardinals game last night.
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Saeed Ahmed / CNN:
Federal judge rules that police in Ferguson violated the Constitution  —  Protesters march in Ferguson, Missouri, on Thursday, August 21.  The St. Louis suburb has been in turmoil since a white police officer, Darren Wilson, fatally shot an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, on August 9.
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Huge Increase In Voter Registrations In Ferguson Apparently Never Happened  —  Last week, numerous news outlets, national and local, reported on a huge increase in registered voters in Ferguson, Mo., following the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown.  But it apparently didn't actually happen.
Discussion: KMBC Channel 9
Tim Reid / Reuters:
Exclusive: Missouri police plan for possible riots if Brown cop not charged  —  (Reuters) - Missouri authorities are drawing up contingency plans and seeking intelligence from U.S. police departments on out-of-state agitators, fearing that fresh riots could erupt if a grand jury does not indict a white officer for killing a black teen.
Discussion: Liberaland and FOX2now.com
Chris Hamby / BuzzFeed:
Government Set Up A Fake Facebook Page In This Woman's Name  —  The Justice Department is claiming, in a little-noticed court filing, that a federal agent had the right to impersonate a young woman online by creating a Facebook page in her name without her knowledge.
David Willman / Los Angeles Times:
Some Ebola experts worry virus may spread more easily than assumed  —  U.S. officials leading the fight against history's worst outbreak of Ebola have said they know the ways the virus is spread and how to stop it.  They say that unless an air traveler from disease-ravaged West Africa …
Brad Richardson / The Claremont Independent:
George Will Uninvited from Scripps College  —  A prominent conservative political pundit was uninvited from speaking at Scripps College, in a program designed to promote conservative views on campus, because of his conservative views.  —  Nationally syndicated columnist George Will was slated …
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Kendall Breitman / Politico:
NOW: Post should drop George Will column
Discussion: National Review
TMZ.com:
‘7TH HEAVEN’ DAD STEPHEN COLLINS  —  CONFESSES ON TAPE TO CHILD MOLESTATION  —  NYPD Investigating [AUDIO]  —  10/7/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Stephen Collins — who played the pastor/dad on “7th Heaven” — confessed to his estranged wife he was a child molester …
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
BREAKING: Federal Court Strikes Down One Of The Most Aggressive Gerrymanders In The Country  —  Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D), who has something to smile about right now.  —  CREDIT: AP Photo/Steve Helber  —  One of the most aggressive gerrymanders in the country is unconstitutional …
Discussion: Election Law Blog
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
RNC Chairman Thinks Marriage Equality Is A Threat To Our Economy And National Security  —  Twenty-four hours after the Supreme Court announced it would not consider appeals of lower court rulings legalizing same-sex marriage in five states, effectively paving the way for couples to marry in Indiana …
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Zack Ford / ThinkProgress:
Ninth Circuit Rules For Marriage Equality In Nevada And Idaho
Discussion: Daily Kos
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
‘A Terrible Slaughter Is Coming’  —  The theme of the week in the Syria conflict—that airstrikes are of only limited use in the struggle to degrade and destroy the Islamic State terror group—is about to be underscored in terrible fashion in the besieged border town of Kobani …
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Kristina Wong / The Hill:
Cost of ISIS war exceeds $1B since June
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Firedoglake
New York Times:
Turkish Inaction on ISIS Advance Dismays the U.S.
David Dausey / Washington Post:
Epidemiologist: Stop the flights now  —  Infected men and women may not be contagious on the plane, but they could wreak havoc when they arrive.  —  The United States got its first scare from Ebola last week when Thomas Eric Duncan, a man sick with the virus, traveled from Liberia to Dallas.
Steven Dennis / Roll Call:
Ted Cruz Slams SCOTUS on Gay Marriage: ‘Tragic and Indefensible’  —  While most Republicans shied away from commenting Monday on the Supreme Court's historic decision to let stand a slew of lower court rulings legalizing gay marriage, Sen. Ted Cruz torched the court's decision.
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Zeke J Miller / TIME:
GOP Candidates May Benefit From Supreme Court's Gay Marriage Decision
The Hill:
Pentagon: US troops to have contact with Ebola virus  —  Several dozen U.S. troops could come into contact with Ebola while testing for the deadly disease in Liberia, the Pentagon said Tuesday.  —  The highly trained troops will help operate seven mobile labs, where they could be working …
Ben Lee / The Twitter Blog:
Taking the fight for #transparency to court  —  As part of our latest transparency report released in July, we described how we were being prohibited from reporting on the actual scope of surveillance of Twitter users by the U.S. government.  Our ability to speak has been restricted by laws …
Chad Livengood / The Detroit News:
Southeast Mich., women favoring Peters  —  Democratic U.S. Rep. Gary Peters holds a 9-percentage point lead over Republican Terri Lynn Land in Michigan's hotly contested U.S. Senate race, according a new statewide poll conducted for The Detroit News and WDIV (Channel 4).
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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Jeremy Herb / Politico:
Up in smoke?  —  There's a new battle brewing over smoking in the military.  —  Congress and the Defense Department are mulling over a potential ban on selling tobacco products — cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco — on military bases and ships in an effort to curb high smoking rates …
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Murray Weiss / DNAinfo.com New York:
VIDEO: NYPD Officer Hits Unarmed Teen in the Face With His Gun  —  BROOKLYN — Two NYPD officers are under criminal investigation after punching and bashing a 16-year-old suspect in the face with a gun despite the teen raising his hands to surrender, according to a video obtained by DNAinfo New York.
Cara Anna / Associated Press:
UN: Syria Declares Another 4 Chemical Facilities  —  Syria has declared four chemical weapons facilities it hadn't mentioned before, a special representative of the U.N. secretary-general told the Security Council on Tuesday.  The news heightened concerns that the Syrian government …
Eric W. Dolan / Raw Story:
Catholic League chief Bill Donahue: Liberals defend Islam because they don't like Jews  —  DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  Bill Donahue, president of the Catholic League, said Tuesday that one of the reasons that liberals defended Islam was because they shared common enemies: The United States and Jews.
Project Veritas Action:
Top Grimes Donor: “She's going to f**k 'em when she gets elected”  —  [Warning: Explicit Language]  —  Part Two of investigative report where chorus of campaign workers insist that Senate candidate Alison Grimes deceives voters about her energy policy  —  Investigators secretly record video …
Kevin D. Williamson / National Review:
They Are Coming for Your Children  —  Teacup totalitarians target Connecticut home-schoolers  —  Home-schoolers represent the only authentically radical social movement in the United States (Occupy Wall Street was a fashion statement) and so they must be suppressed, as a malevolent committee …
Jessica Chasmar / Washington Times:
Producer of anti-Obamacare movie ‘Sick and Sicker’ hit with IRS audit … The producer of a new movie that criticizes Obamacare has reportedly become the latest prominent conservative slapped with an IRS audit.  —  Logan Clements, producer of “Sick and Sicker: ObamaCare Canadian Style,” …
Discussion: Power Line and The Daily Caller
 
 
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