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9:05 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
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
CNN:
Police: George Zimmerman involved in Florida shooting
Discussion: The Week and The PJ Tatler
Orlando Sentinel:
George Zimmerman shot at in Lake Mary
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
Discussion: Mediaite and The PJ Tatler
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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CNN:
Was there a cover-up in bin Laden killing?
ABC News:
Rand Paul Presidential Campaign Staffer Licks Camera of Democratic Tracker … A Democratic tracker got a licking Monday while attending a Rand Paul campaign event in New Hampshire.  —  A campaign staffer for the Republican presidential candidate licked the camera lens of a tracker …
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Adam B. Lerner / Politico:
Rand Paul aide licks tracker's camera
Discussion: Gawker and BuzzFeed
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 …
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 …
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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
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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Dave Urbanski / TheBlaze.com:
Surveillance Video Shows What Happens When Thugs Mess With the Wrong Concealed Carry Permit Holder  —  Florida officials have determined that a concealed carry permit holder who fatally shot a man earlier this year acted in self-defense — and a newly released surveillance video showed how the scary scene unfolded.
Niall Ferguson / The Huffington Post:
The Rise and Fall of Krugmania in the UK  —  It is already conventional to name the former party leaders Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage as the biggest losers of the British general election, closely followed by all the opinion pollsters and the narcissistic comedian Russell Brand.
Discussion: Power Line
George Hunter / Detroit News:
Report: Naked Sen. Smith confronted ex before shooting  —  Detroit — State Sen. Virgil Smith told police his ex-wife stormed into his house and assaulted his girlfriend before he did “the most stupid thing in his life” — opening fire at the ex-wife's Mercedes Benz with an automatic rifle …
Sarah Maslin Nir / New York Times:
Cuomo Orders Emergency Measures to Protect Workers at Nail Salons  —  Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo ordered emergency measures on Sunday to combat the wage theft and health hazards faced by the thousands of people who work in New York State's nail salon industry.  —  Effective immediately …
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 …
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Alex Jones: ABC News Used ‘Dirty Tricks’ To Silence Me About Texas Takeover  —  Radio host Alex Jones has been the most outspoken conspiracy theorist of “Jade Helm 15,” an upcoming U.S. military training exercise that some people believe is a cover for the implementation of martial law.
Discussion: Mediaite and The Daily Banter
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Bill won't campaign for Hillary in 2015, aides say  —  President Clinton will not hit the campaign trail for Hillary Clinton in 2015, aides told The Washington Post, keeping in line with his promise to be a “backstage adviser” to her White House run.  —  “He's completely focused right …
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.
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.
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.
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 …
 
 
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Nun: Tsarnaev ‘sincerely remorseful’ about Boston bombing victims
Lt. Matthew Kohr / abc11.com:
Jury finds Starbucks not liable for Raleigh police officer's burns
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Peter Sullivan / The Hill:
HHS: Insurers must cover all birth control
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Eliza Collins / Politico:
Mike Huckabee: Nothing wrong with diabetes infomercials
Discussion: Daily Kos
Ezra Klein / Vox:
Why Hillary Clinton needs Elizabeth Warren
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Richard Fry / Pew Research Center:
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