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2:45 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 …
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 …
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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.
Nancy Benac / Associated Press:
Again? Really? What if it's Bush-Clinton in 2016?
Discussion: Slantpoint
Associated Press:
IS captures Jordanian pilot after warplane crashes in Syria  —  Associated Press 1 hr ago  —  AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Islamic State group militants on Wednesday captured a Jordanian pilot after his warplane crashed in Syria while conducting airstrikes, and a Jordanian official said it was believed …
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Agence France-Presse:   IS captures Jordanian pilot after plane downed over Syria
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.
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
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Bachmann: Obama Supports The Agenda Of Islamic Jihad “At Every Turn”  —  “And I have been very surprised, to answer your question, to see the president of the United States, at every turn, cut the legs off of our ally, Israel, and in fact embrace and lift up the agenda of Islamic jihad.”
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 …
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 …
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
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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Molly Osberg / Talking Points Memo:
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Discussion: First Draft, Vox and Washington Monthly
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Seeking U.S. funds, Somali clan retains D.C. lawyer
Peter Beinart / The Atlantic Online:
Marco Rubio's Old-School Cuba Policy
Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
North Carolina's Outrageous Abortion Requirement Is Struck Down
Peter Sullivan / The Hill:
Obama continues vacation golf tradition
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Associated Press:
Court rules against environmentalists seeking EPA regs for lead bullets
Discussion: Liberty Unyielding
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)
 

 
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