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5:35 PM ET, May 11, 2015

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Kevin Clay / WESH-TV:
George Zimmerman involved in shooting in Lake Mary, police say  —  Zimmerman appeared to suffer minor wound, officers say  —  George Zimmerman was involved in a shooting incident in Lake Mary on Monday afternoon, according to Lake Mary Police Chief Steve Bracknell.
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www.wftv.com:
George Zimmerman wounded in Lake Mary shooting incident  —  LAKE MARY, Fla. —  Channel 9 has learned that George Zimmerman was involved in a shooting incident Monday in Seminole County on Lake Mary Boulevard.  —  Authorities said Zimmerman suffered injuries to the face during a confrontation with a driver.
mynews13.com:
George Zimmerman shot, injured in Lake Mary road rage incident  —  LAKE MARY —  George Zimmerman was shot and suffered minor injuries in what Lake Mary police called a road rage incident Monday afternoon.  —  The shooting happened sometime around the 1 p.m. hour on Lake Mary Boulevard and Rinehart Road, police said.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
CNN:
Police: George Zimmerman involved in Florida shooting
Orlando Sentinel:
George Zimmerman shot at in Lake Mary
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
The Prize For The Most Racist Interview Of A 2016 Candidate Goes To Bloomberg's Mark Halperin  —  Bloomberg's Mark Halperin, who somehow managed to act like a bigger jerk than Ted Cruz  —  Late last month, Bloomberg's Mark Halperin conducted a cringe-worthy interview with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).
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Ted Cruz / Facebook:
Mark Halperin is a serious and fair-minded journalist.  Today he kindly issued an apology for some silly questions he asked me in an interview.  The apology was unnecessary -\-\ no offense was taken, nor, I believe, intended -\-\ but is certainly appreciated.
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Mark Halperin's cringey Ted Cruz interview is all part of the Halperin Primary  —  The San Jose Mercury News's Ruben Navarrette was watching a week-old interview between Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Bloomberg's Mark Halperin when he suddenly felt a wave of nausea.
Andrew Kirell / Mediaite:
Mark Halperin's Terrible Ted Cruz Interview Unites Left and Right in Mockery
Max Fisher / Vox:
The many problems with Seymour Hersh's Osama bin Laden conspiracy theory  —  On Sunday, the legendary investigative journalist Seymour Hersh finally released a story that he has been rumored to have been working on for years: the truth about the killing of Osama bin Laden.
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Seymour M. Hersh / London Review of Books:
The Killing of Osama bin Laden  —  It's been four years since a group of US Navy Seals assassinated Osama bin Laden in a night raid on a high-walled compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.  The killing was the high point of Obama's first term, and a major factor in his re-election.
Mark Lagerkvist / Watchdog.org:
Big appetite: Christie buys $300K of food & booze with NJ expense account  —  GRILLED: Chris Christie's state-paid grocery bills shrank after Barbara Walters asked if he was too heavy to be president  —  Chris Christie's expense account tells a story of appetite and ambition …
Jeffrey Tayler / Salon:
The left has Islam all wrong: Bill Maher, Pamela Geller and the reality progressives must face  —  Whatever her views on other matters are, Pamela Geller is right about one thing: last week's Islamist assault on the “Draw Muhammad” cartoon contest she hosted in Texas proves the jihad …
Discussion: Chicks on the Right
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Dean Obeidallah / The Daily Beast:
‘SNL’ (Doesn't) Draw the Line at Prophet Muhammad  —  In Saturday night's skit, the venerable comedy show skewers Islamic extremists, Islamophobes, and 1990s game shows.  —  Saturday Night Live has really crossed the line this time!  On Saturday night this venerable comedy institution …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Elizabeth Warren fires back at Obama: Here's what they're really fighting about  —  In an interview with Yahoo News that ran over the weekend, President Obama intensified his push-back against Elizabeth Warren and other critics of the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, flatly declaring that Warren is “absolutely wrong.”
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Wall Street Vampires
Coral Davenport / New York Times:
Administration Gives Conditional Approval for Shell to Drill in Arctic  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration gave conditional approval on Monday for Shell Gulf of Mexico, Inc. to start drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic Ocean this summer.  —  The approval is a major victory for Shell …
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Tobias Salinger / NY Daily News:
UCSD art student forced to perform naked to pass, mom protests, art professor says that's not the full-frontal truth (VIDEO)  —  Visual arts students at the University of California, San Diego, must exhibit themselves in the buff before a naked class of 20 and a nude professor or fail an upper-level course, a disgusted mom told KGTV-TV.
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
The Clinton Foundation's Behind-the-Scenes Battle With a Charity Watchdog Group  —  After landing on a high-profile watch list, the Clinton group is fighting to recover its good name.  —  Shares  —  Last Wednesday, Bill Clinton ratcheted up Clintonworld's counter assault on Clinton Cash …
Eliza Collins / Politico:
Mike Huckabee: Nothing wrong with diabetes infomercials  —  Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on Sunday defended his endorsement of a diabetes kit whose effectiveness has been challenged.  —  “If that's the worst thing that somebody can say to me, is that I advocated for people …
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Adam B. Lerner / Politico:
Rand Paul aide licks tracker's camera  —  No candidate likes being hounded by opposition researchers, but one member of Rand Paul's team has a peculiar way of expressing his distaste.  —  At a townhall event Monday for Rand Paul in Londonderry, New Hampshire, the Kentucky senator's political director …
Discussion: Gawker, ABC News and BuzzFeed
Peter Sullivan / The Hill:
HHS: Insurers must cover all birth control  —  Insurers must cover a wide range of contraceptive methods at no cost to consumers, the Obama administration said Monday in new guidance to health insurance companies.  —  The guidance from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Michael C Bender / Bloomberg Business:
Jeb Bush Says He Wouldn't Repeal Obama's Immigration Actions Right Away  —  He may be a staunch critic of President Obama's executive orders on immigration, but Jeb Bush wouldn't rush to repeal them if he's the next White House resident.  —  In an interview scheduled to air Monday night on Fox News …
Discussion: New York Times and Daily Kos
Matt Apuzzo / New York Times:
Ex-C.I.A. Officer Sentenced in Leak Case Tied to Times Reporter  —  ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A former Central Intelligence Agency officer on Monday was sentenced to three and a half years in prison on espionage charges for telling a journalist for The New York Times about a secret operation to disrupt Iran's nuclear program.
Ahmed Al Omran / Wall Street Journal:
Rulers Snub Arab Summit, Clouding U.S. Bid for Iran Deal  —  Saudi monarch's decision signals that the Arab states aren't on board with nuclear accord  —  WASHINGTON—Saudi Arabia's monarch pulled out of a summit to be hosted by President Barack Obama on Thursday, in a blow to the White House's efforts …
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Jonathan Cohn / The Huffington Post:
The Clock Is Ticking And Republicans Still Have No Serious Obamacare Alternative  —  Republicans keep saying they'll be ready to act if the Supreme Court upholds the big legal challenge to Obamacare, thereby wiping out financial assistance for millions of people in two-thirds of the states.
 
 
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