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3:40 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.
Orlando Sentinel:
George Zimmerman shot at in Lake Mary  —  George Zimmerman, the former Neighborhood Watch volunteer who shot and killed Trayvon Martin in 2012, suffered facial injuries today after she was shot at by an unidentified man in Lake Mary, police confirmed.  —  Zimmerman was released from a hospital …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
mynews13.com:
George Zimmerman shot, injured in Lake Mary road rage incident
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.
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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.
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Report: Obama lied about bin Laden raid  —  An expose published on Sunday alleges that President Obama deceived Americans with his narrative of the 2011 assassination of Osama bin Laden.  —  Author Seymour M. Hersh accuses Obama of rushing to take credit for the al Qaeda leader's death.
Alexandra Jaffe / CNN:
White House rejects Seymour Hersh ‘baseless assertions’ on bin Laden raid
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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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.
Discussion: Mediaite and The PJ Tatler
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 …
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
Fox News:
Rulers of most Gulf nations to miss US summit, administration denies ‘snub’  —  The White House was scrambling Monday to put a positive face on an upcoming summit of Persian Gulf states after learning leaders from four of the six invited nations are expected to skip.
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Helene Cooper / New York Times:
Saudi Arabia Says King Won't Attend Meetings in U.S.
Discussion: Power Line, NPR and The Week
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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Sarah Ferris / The Hill:
Dems to GOP: We're ready to fix ObamaCare, why aren't you?
Discussion: Politico
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.
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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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 …
CNN:
Nun: Tsarnaev ‘sincerely remorseful’ about Boston bombing victims  —  Story highlights  —  Boston (CNN)Despite prosecution attempts to keep her off the stand, well-known death penalty opponent Sister Helen Prejean told a jury Monday that she has met with Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and …
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USA Today:
Defense, prosecution rest in Tsarnaev sentencing
Discussion: The Week
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
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
Neil Macdonald / CBC News:
Ottawa considering hate charges against those who boycott Israel  —  Blaney's office cites ‘comprehensive’ hate laws for new zero tolerance plans  —  The Harper government is signalling its intention to use hate crime laws against Canadian advocacy groups that encourage boycotts of Israel.
Ezra Klein / Vox:
Why Hillary Clinton needs Elizabeth Warren  —  Elizabeth Warren has pulled off something remarkable in the Democratic primary: she's managed to set the terms of the challenge to Hillary Clinton without actually entering the race and challenging Clinton herself.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Richard Fry / Pew Research Center:
Millennials surpass Gen Xers as the largest generation in U.S. labor force  —  More than one-in-three American workers today are Millennials (adults ages 18 to 34 in 2015), and this year they surpassed Generation X to become the largest share of the American workforce, according …
 
 
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Tad Friend / New Yorker:
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Emily Anthes / New Yorker:
Lady Killers  —  In November, 1988, police arrived at 1426 F Street …
Office of Media Relations:
American Electorate Skeptical of Every 2016 Candidate, New GW Battleground Poll Shows
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New York Post:
Parents ‘stalked’ coach who put their kid on the bench
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Jake Sherman / Politico:
John Boehner press aide Michael Steel takes job with Jeb Bush
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Cuomo Orders Emergency Measures to Protect Workers at Nail Salons
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
Of Museums and Racial Relics
Juan Williams / The Hill:
The GOP's festival of flip-flopping