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10:30 AM ET, December 24, 2014

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Lee Enterprises / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Berkeley officer fatally shoots teenager at gas station  —  Updated at 3:15 a.m. with new details.  —  BERKELEY  • A Berkeley police officer fatally shot a suspect who pointed a gun at him late Tuesday, St. Louis County police said early today.  —  Police did not identify the person killed …
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St. Louis County Police  —  The St. Louis County Police Department is conducting an investigation into a shooting death involving a Berkeley, Missouri police officer.  —  At approximately 11:15 PM on December 23, 2014, a police officer with the City of Berkeley was conducting a routine business check …
Discussion: Washington Post, Mediaite and TPNN
Jennifer Mann / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Berkeley officer kills suspect who pulled gun; police say victim was ‘known’ to police  —  A Berkeley police officer fired at least three shots at a suspect who pulled a gun on him, the St. Louis County Police chief said at a Wednesday morning news conference.
Discussion: PoliPundit.com
Mitch Smith / New York Times:
Officer Fatally Shoots Armed Man Near Ferguson, Police Say  —  A police officer in suburban St. Louis fatally shot a man who pointed a gun at him outside a gas station on Tuesday night, the authorities said.  —  The episode occurred less than five miles from Ferguson, Mo. …
Discussion: Guardian, KSDK-TV, Gawker and Althouse
Associated Press:
Officer kills armed 18-year-old near Ferguson
Discussion: Roger's Rules
ABC News:
Video Shows Moments Before Police Shooting Near Ferguson, Missouri
Mike Glenn / Houston Chronicle:
George H.W. Bush rushed to the hospital … Former President George H.W. Bush was hospitalized on Tuesday after experiencing what a spokesman called a “shortness of breath.”  —  Bush, 90, was taken by ambulance to Houston Methodist Hospital Tuesday evening as a precaution.
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David Cohen / Politico:   George H.W. Bush hospitalized
Washington Post:
Jeb Bush e-mails offer a look at the Republican's hands-on style as governor
Discussion: CNN and Talking Points Memo
Trevor Eischen / Politico:
Sen. Elizabeth Warren blasts FDA proposal on gay sex  —  Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) took to Twitter on Tuesday to criticize the FDA's proposed new policy on blood donations from gay men, saying that while the recommendation is a “step forward” it is still “discriminatory.”
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Food and Drug Administration:
FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg's statement on FDA's blood donor deferral policy for men who have sex with men
CNN:
CNN/ORC Poll: Obama ends year on an upswing  —  ‘Pals’: The Obama-Biden partnership  —  Honolulu (CNN) — Improving views of the economy have helped hike President Barack Obama's approval rating to a 20-month high, a new CNN/ORC poll showed Tuesday, as markets climbed to record levels at news of an economy in overdrive.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and theGrio
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Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Obama's next sales job: The economy
Discussion: The Hill
Margot Harrison / Seven Days:
Palace 9 Will Show The Interview  —  Merrill Jarvis III, co-owner of several Burlington-area theaters, has just announced that he will screen The Interview at the Palace 9 in South Burlington starting on December 31.  —  Last week, Sony Pictures cancelled the planned Christmas release …
Discussion: Mediaite and Slantpoint
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New York Times:
Sony, in About-Face, Will Screen ‘The Interview’ in a Small Run
David S. Joachim / New York Times:
Inquiry Into I.R.S. Lapses Shows No Links to White House  —  WASHINGTON — An 18-month congressional investigation into the Internal Revenue Service's mistreatment of conservative political groups seeking tax exemptions failed to show coordination between agency officials and political operatives …
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Seeking U.S. funds, Somali clan retains D.C. lawyer  —  A Somali clan has found its man in Washington — in hopes of securing U.S. funds.  —  The Habr Gidr clan suffered significant civilian losses during a U.S. military operation in the Somali capital of Mogadishu in July 1993 …
Peter Sullivan / The Hill:
Obama continues vacation golf tradition  —  President Obama is back on the golf course on Tuesday, continuing a tradition that's part of his annual Christmas vacation to Hawaii.  —  He arrived on Tuesday morning at the golf course at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, according to a pool report.
Peter Beinart / The Atlantic Online:
Marco Rubio's Old-School Cuba Policy  —  Marco Rubio titled his autobiography American Son.  The book, whose cover shows the 43-year-old senator without a tie, is meant to convey youth.  But it actually explains why, when it comes to Cuba policy, Rubio's views are so old.
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Immigration lawsuit thrown out  —  President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration survived their first major court test Tuesday, when a federal judge tossed out a lawsuit claiming the president exceeded his constitutional power.  —  U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell dismissed …
Jacob Siegel / The Daily Beast:
The Monsters Who Screamed for Dead Cops  —  Evidence from photos, video, social-media posts and interviews suggests it was a single group, desperate to ‘turn up the anger’ at otherwise-peaceful protests.  —  A little over a week ago, a group of people marched down the streets of Manhattan and called for police to be killed.
Fox News:
US government offering $5M reward for Al Qaeda leader freed from Gitmo  —  Shown at left is Ibrahim al-Rubaysh, an AQAP operative and former Guantanamo inmate.  (Rewards for Justice/AP)  —  The Obama administration is scrambling to track down an Al Qaeda terrorist released from Guantanamo Bay years ago …
Discussion: The Daily Caller and TPNN
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New York Post:
Judge bails thug who posted this threat against cops  —  Judge Laura Johnson (left) released Devon Coley (right) without bail after he made death threats against the NYPD on Facebook.  —  A Brooklyn judge cut loose a gang member who had posted online threats to gun down cops in the hours …
Agence France-Presse:
IS captures Jordanian pilot after plane downed over Syria  —  Serene Assir  —  Beirut (AFP) - The Islamic State group captured a Jordanian pilot on Wednesday after his warplane from the US-led coalition was reportedly shot down while on a mission against the jihadists over northern Syria.
Politico:
GOP leaders refuse to weigh in on Grimm  —  House Republican leadership is refusing to weigh in so far on whether New York GOP Rep. Michael Grimm should remain in Congress after pleading guilty to felony federal tax fraud on Tuesday.  —  Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has declined to comment on the case …
Discussion: NPR
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Roll Call:
Rep. Michael Grimm Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion (Updated)
Discussion: Daily Kos
 
 
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Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
North Carolina's Outrageous Abortion Requirement Is Struck Down
Noemie Emery / Washington Examiner:
The more things change ...  It's been a bad couple of weeks …
Associated Press:
Court rules against environmentalists seeking EPA regs for lead bullets
Discussion: Liberty Unyielding
Amy Schatz / Re/code:
Google, Wireless Industry Not Down With Marriott's Wi-Fi Blocking Plan
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Communists Are Behind the Anti-Police Protests In New York
Discussion: Instapundit
Martin Parry / Agence France-Presse:
Australian charged over terrorist plot targeting govt
Discussion: Slantpoint
Douglass K. Daniel / Associated Press:
Govt to pay subcontractor freed from Cuban jail
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Politico:
No rules of cyber war
Discussion: Washington Post
Glenn Beck / Facebook:
On Police officers and the Hobbit.  —  I have been haunted …
Discussion: Raw Story, Mediaite and TheBlaze.com
Larry O'Dell / Associated Press:
Pat Robertson's Charity Tries To Make A Deal For Bob McDonnell's Freedom
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Sean Rossman / Tallahassee Democrat:
Satanic Temple display damaged, woman in custody
Discussion: NPR
 

 
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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
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