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3:00 PM ET, April 25, 2015


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Kaitlan Collins / The Daily Caller:
Bruce Jenner: 'I'm A Republican And A Christian'  —  After months of speculation that he was transitioning into a woman, Bruce Jenner confirmed the news in an interview with Diane Sawyer, saying he is also a Republican and a Christian.  —  When asked about Barack Obama addressing LGBT rights …
Oliver Darcy /
Bruce Jenner Blasted Online After Coming Out As a Republican: ‘Personally, I Am Disgusted’  —  Bruce Jenner was blasted online Friday evening after revealing during a two-hour interview that he identifies as a Christian Republican.  —  When asked by ABC's Diane Sawyer if he considers himself …
Lorraine Ali / Los Angeles Times:
Bruce Jenner and the shifting dynamics of TV's transgender moment
Discussion: CNN and ThinkProgress
Paul Farhi / Reuters:
So far, NBC News finds Brian Williams embellished at least 11 times  —  A months-long internal investigation of Brian Williams by NBC News has turned up 11 instances in which the anchorman publicly embellished details of his reporting exploits, according to a person familiar with details of the probe.
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Brian Williams Inquiry Is Said to Expand  —  An NBC News internal investigation into Brian Williams has examined a half-dozen instances in which he is thought to have fabricated, misrepresented or embellished his accounts, two people with knowledge of the investigation said.
Ellen Barry / New York Times:
Nepal Earthquake Kills Hundreds and Levels Buildings in Capital  —  NEW DELHI — A powerful earthquake shook Nepal on Saturday near its capital, Katmandu, flattening sections of the city's historic center and trapping dozens of sightseers in a 200-foot watchtower that came crashing down into a pile of bricks.
Nepal earthquake: Hundreds die, many feared trapped  —  Nearly 1,000 are known to have died in a powerful earthquake in Nepal, with many more feared trapped under rubble, officials say.  —  The 7.8 magnitude quake struck an area between the capital, Kathmandu, and the city of Pokhara, the US Geological Survey said.
Discussion: CNN, Scared Monkeys, The Verge and NPR
Devastating Nepal earthquake kills hundreds, triggers deadly Everest avalanche
Discussion: Guardian, USA Today and The Atlantic
Susie Madrak / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Shocker: Turns Out Clinton Scandal Author Isn't Publishing A Jeb Bush Book!  —  See what chumps the New York Times editors are?  “This guy's the real thing, he's going after both sides!”  How's that working out for you, guys?  As the nuns used to say: Lie down with dogs, rise up with fleas:
Ed Rogers / Washington Post:
The Insiders: How do the Clinton scandals end?  —  In a compelling read, The Post's Chris Cillizza just declared that Hillary Clinton “had the worst week in Washington.”  Fortunately for Clinton, we all know that things in Washington can turn on a dime.  Bad news recedes from the headlines …
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Ben Jacobs / Guardian:
Michigan governor Rick Snyder set to enter Republican 2016 presidential race  —  Michigan governor Rick Snyder may be the newest GOP candidate for the White House.  —  Snyder mingled with donors at a meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) in Las Vegas on Friday and told at least one attendee that he was a candidate.
Robby Soave / Hit & Run:
Student Accused of Rape By ‘Mattress Girl’ Sues Columbia U., Publishes Dozens of Damning Texts  —  Paul Nungesser, the Columbia University student accused of raping fellow student Emma Sulkowicz, is now suing the university for doing nothing to stop Sulkowicz's harassment campaign against him …
Rafael Romo / CNN:
Venezuelan President: New apartment for woman who plunked me with mango  —  Story highlights  —  (CNN)How would you get your nation's president to hear you out?  Put your name and number on a mango and hit him in the head with it?  —  No?  Then you're not Marleni Olivo, who did exactly that …
Discussion: Progress Pond
Corinne Gaston /
Danish Man Commits Suicide After Dog Is Forcibly Euthanized  —  5.6 K  —  A man in Denmark was so devastated when authorities seized and euthanized his dog that he took his own life.  —  Dan, whose last name has not been disclosed, was 27 years old.  —  Dan was given just eight days …
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Polis, Jared:
Polis Proposes “Restrain Steve King from Legislating Act”  —  On the heels of Rep. Steve King's outrageous announcement Wednesday of his “Restrain the Judges on Marriage Act,” Rep. Jared Polis (CO-02) today proposed the “Restrain Steve King from Legislating Act.”
Discussion: The Spot, Joe. My. God. and Raw Story
Elise Foley / The Huffington Post:
Jared Polis Trolls Steve King With Bill To Block Him From Legislating
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Mediaite
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Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Declassified Report Shows Doubts About Value of N.S.A.'s Warrantless Spying
Discussion: The Hill and emptywheel
Washington Post:
The world's languages, in 7 maps and charts
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Katie Sanders / @politifact:
Bill Maher says more Americans have been to the moon than farmers who paid the estate tax in 2013
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
 Earlier Items: 
Stephen Moore / Weekly Standard:
Remember the Flat Tax?
Discussion: New York Times
Neil Hall / Reuters:
Christie's wife quits Wall Street job amid speculation he will seek White House
Discussion: FOX News Radio
Stephen Deere / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Alleging voter fraud, Kinloch refuses to swear in new mayor and alderman
Deborah Hastings / NY Daily News:
Auschwitz survivor confronts former Nazi at Germany trial, is embraced by him
Discussion: FOX News Radio

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Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times:
Robert MacNeil, who anchored evening newscasts for over two decades on PBS and delivered evenhanded, non-flashy news with Jim Lehrer, dies at 93

Alexandra Bruell / Wall Street Journal:
A look at the NYT's upheaval over sensitive topics like the Israel-Gaza war and management's push to emphasize neutrality, including via a probe of staff leaks

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A look at faux podcast ads or “UGC ads” where brands pay actors to tape clips that look like podcast recordings in which they promote company products

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