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2:15 PM 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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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.
KSDK-TV:
Police release video of officer-involved shooting  —  A man in Berkeley, Missouri is dead after a confrontation with police late Tuesday night.  Police say the man was armed and pulled his gun on an officer, who then fired several shots.  VPC  —  CONNECT
ABC News:
Video Shows Moments Before Police Shooting Near Ferguson, Missouri
Associated Press:   Officer kills armed 18-year-old near Ferguson
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney.com:
YouTube tentatively agrees to stream ‘The Interview’  —  YouTube, the world's largest video web site, has tentatively agreed to help Sony Pictures distribute “The Interview” via the Internet, according to sources with direct knowledge of the ongoing negotiations.  —  The sources cautioned that the deal could still fall apart.
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Agence France-Presse:
Sony streams North Korea comedy online  —  Los Angeles (AFP) - Entertainment giant Sony released “The Interview” — a movie that outraged North Korea by lampooning dictator Kim Jong-Un — online for US viewers on Wednesday.  —  The madcap comedy became available for rent in the United States …
Discussion: Slantpoint
The Official Google Blog:
“The Interview” now available on Google Play and YouTube Movies  —  Last Wednesday Sony began contacting a number of companies, including Google, to ask if we'd be able to make their movie, “The Interview,” available online.  We'd had a similar thought and were eager to help …
Jeremy Diamond / CNN:
5 takeaways from Jeb Bush emails  —  Washington (CNN) — A trove of emails from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's time in Tallahassee reveal a hands-on chief executive who was a prolific Blackberry user.  —  Bush, who is considering a 2016 presidential run, planned on releasing the tens of thousands of emails next month.
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Washington Post:
Jeb Bush e-mails offer a look at the Republican's hands-on style as governor  —  The new governor of Florida was feeling exhausted and beleaguered.  It was after 10 o'clock at night, and Jeb Bush was still going through angry e-mails.  —  He forwarded a message lambasting him as …
Nancy Benac / Associated Press:
Again? Really? What if it's Bush-Clinton in 2016?
Discussion: Slantpoint
Julia Marsh / New York Post:
Woman who makes $6K a month off Airbnb rental ordered to stop  —  A woman has been “profiteering” from her government-subsidized, rent-controlled Central Park duplex by renting out bedrooms through Airbnb, a Manhattan judge said, ordering her to stop immediately.
Discussion: Mashable and Gothamist
Christopher Brito / New York's PIX11:
Gang threatens to ‘shoot it out’ with two Brooklyn police precincts: SBA  —  In an exclusive picture given to PIX11, Emergency Service Unit assembled at the 81st Precinct in response to latest threats against NYPD.  —  BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn (PIX11) — Police are on high alert after receiving …
Roger Cohen / New York Times:
Why Israeli-Palestinian Peace Failed  —  TEL AVIV — I sat down with Tzipi Livni, Israel's lead negotiator with the Palestinians during months of talks that collapsed last April, to get a sense of how she viewed that failure and to take Israel's pulse in the run-up to the March election.
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 …
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
Jonathan Zimmerman / Los Angeles Times:
Op-Ed Governors may not have edge in 2016 presidential race  —  In 1947, U.S. historian Wilfred E. Binkley took stock of the 13 men who had been president since the end of the Civil War and reached a stark conclusion: Governorship was “a training school for successful presidents.”
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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.
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.
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
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.
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Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Obama's next sales job: The economy
Discussion: The Hill
 
 
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NK News:
The Associated Press in North Korea: A Potemkin news bureau?
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cbp.gov:
CBP Enrolls Santa in Global Entry
Discussion: TheBlaze.com and Slantpoint
Molly Osberg / Talking Points Memo:
How Colonel Sanders Became Father Christmas in Japan
Discussion: First Draft, Vox and Washington Monthly
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Seeking U.S. funds, Somali clan retains D.C. lawyer
Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
North Carolina's Outrageous Abortion Requirement Is Struck Down
Associated Press:
Court rules against environmentalists seeking EPA regs for lead bullets
Discussion: Liberty Unyielding
Agence France-Presse:
IS captures Jordanian pilot after plane downed over Syria
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John D. McKinnon / Wall Street Journal:
IRS Considered Tax on Donations to Political Groups
Discussion: Power Line
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: Roger's Rules and Instapundit
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Sony Set to Announce ‘The Interview’ Theatrical, VOD Release (Exclusive)
Matt Egan / CNNMoney.com:
US economy grows incredible 5%
Discussion: PoliticusUSA and Marmel.com
 

 
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