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6:10 AM ET, June 16, 2015

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Wbastone / The Smoking Gun:
NAACP Imposter Sued School Over Race Claims  —  Rachel Dolezal alleged she was victim of white discrimination  —  The NAACP official who today resigned in the face of evidence that she masqueraded as black once sued Howard University for denying her teaching posts and a scholarship …
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Spokane NAACP / Facebook:
Dear Executive Committee and NAACP Members,  —  It is a true honor to serve in the racial and social justice movement here in Spokane and across the nation.  Many issues face us now that drive at the theme of urgency.  Police brutality, biased curriculum in schools, economic disenfranchisement …
Jelani Cobb / New Yorker:
Black Like Her  —  On June 7th, Elinor Burkett published an Op-Ed in the Times expressing what she portrayed as a feminist's reluctant skepticism about aspects of the transgender movement.  She argued, in part, that the notion of men simply transitioning into women was equivalent …
Jonathan Capehart / Washington Post:
Caitlyn Jenner and Rachel Dolezal: Clash of identity and authenticity
Rachael Bade / Politico:
Some of Hillary Clinton's Libya emails said to be withheld from Benghazi Committee  —  It's not clear who withheld the correspondence.  —  House GOP Benghazi investigators have discovered additional Libya communications between Sidney Blumenthal and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton …
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Politico:
Hillary Clinton = Jeb Bush?  —  Their policies may be different, but their political problems look remarkably similar.  —  One candidate vowed to “ban discrimination against LGBT Americans” and “make preschool and quality childcare available to every child in America.”
Discussion: Bloomberg Business
McKay Coppins / BuzzFeed:
Jeb Bush Embarks On Least Joyful Campaign Ever  —  Five days ago, Jeb Bush was outside a hotel in Berlin, straining to evince something other than abject dread at the prospect of running for president.  —  He stood, rigid and erect, in front of a semicircle of American political reporters …
Eli Stokols / Politico:
Jeb Bush makes it official: ‘I will run to win’
Discussion: Bloomberg Business and The Week
Guardian:
Pope Francis warns of destruction of Earth's ecosystem in leaked encyclical  —  Vatican condemns early release of document in which pontiff calls on people to change their lifestyles and energy consumption or face grave consequences  —  Pope Francis will this week call for changes in lifestyles …
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Washington Post:
Pope Francis blasts global warming deniers in leaked draft of encyclical  —  A draft of a major environmental document by Pope Francis says “the bulk of global warming” is caused by human activity — a perspective aligned with most climate scientists but still highly controversial to some Americans.
Francis X. Rocca / Wall Street Journal:
Papal Draft Blames Most Global Warming on Human Activity
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Instapundit
Page Six:
Prince puts on private show at White House  —  Prince played two shows in Washington, DC, on Sunday, but he also gave a private VIP performance at the White House on Saturday night to celebrate African-American Music Appreciation Month.  —  Spies exclusively told Page Six that the …
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Gardiner Harris / New York Times:
Invitations to a White House Party: Signed, Sealed, Delivered, but Private  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has thrown an invisibility cloak over many issues during its nearly seven years in office: drone strikes in Yemen, the raid to kill Osama bin Laden in Pakistan …
Discussion: The Week and Washington Post
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
White House defends private Prince party
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Gail Sheehy / Politico:
Full text of Jeb Bush's presidential announcement  —  Jeb Bush announced his 2016 candidacy for President of the United States of America.  Below are his remarks, as prepared for delivery.  —  Thank you all very much.  I always feel welcome at Miami-Dade College.
Discussion: Power Line and Slantpoint
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Washington Post:
Stressing his experience as governor of Fla., Jeb Bush enters 2016 race
Zeke J Miller / TIME:
Transcript: Read Full Text of Former Gov. Jeb Bush's Campaign Launch
Washington Post:
Donald Trump will declare $9 billion in assets as he reveals 2016 plans  —  Businessman and TV personality Donald Trump is a possible Republican contender for the White House in 2016.  Here's his take on Obamacare, building a border wall, and more, in his own words.  (Julie Percha/The Washington Post)
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Joe Siegrist / The LastPass Blog:
LastPass Security Notice  —  We want to notify our community that on Friday, our team discovered and blocked suspicious activity on our network.  In our investigation, we have found no evidence that encrypted user vault data was taken, nor that LastPass user accounts were accessed.
Athens Daily News:
The sun has not exploded  —  OnlineAthens.com, the website of the Athens Banner-Herald, was the victim of an online miscue early Monday when an unauthorized updated news item atop the site announced “the sun just exploded.”  —  The item was taken off the site and the Banner-Herald is investigating.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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Ahiza Garcia / Talking Points Memo:   Georgia Newspaper Retracts Alert Saying ‘The Sun Just Exploded’
Martin Matishak / The Hill:
OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Ex-Clinton aide headed before Benghazi panel  —  THE TOPLINE: The House Select Committee on Benghazi is set to spend Tuesday with a member of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's inner circle.  —  Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime Clinton confidant …
Kate Bratskeir / The Huffington Post:
Amy Schumer Leaves Ginormous Tip For Student Waiter With 2 Jobs  —  After recently finishing a meal at Long Island restaurant Peter's Clam Bar, comedian Amy Schumer left her server a $500 tip on the $49 bill, as first reported by The New York Post.  —  That equates to more than a 1,000 percent tip …
 
 
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Michael Bastasch / The Daily Caller:
America's Most Advanced Climate Station Data Shows US In A 10-Year Cooling Trend
Discussion: Watts Up With That?
Chris Palmer / Philly.com:
Montco man gets 20 to 40 years for ricin-laced card
Discussion: Telegraph
Shane Harris / The Daily Beast:
Iran's Spies Tried to Recruit Me
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Poynter.
Benjamin Freed / Washingtonian:
Arlington Cracks Down on Salty Language
Discussion: The Daily Caller and ThinkProgress
Lee Stranahan / BREITBART.COM:
Four Weeks Later: Waco Police Narrative Unravels
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Heather Haddon / Wall Street Journal:
Sen. Cory Booker to Release Memoir
Discussion: Politico
Dylan Byers / Politico:
DeMaio calls on CNN to correct sexual harassment ‘smear’
Discussion: TVNewser and Hit & Run
 Earlier Items: 
Jack Healy / New York Times:
A Thirsty Colorado Is Battling Over Who Owns Raindrops
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Katie Pavlich / Townhall.com:
121 Illegal Aliens Avoid Deportation, Now Charged With Murder
Lydia Wheeler / The Hill:
Scalia slips, refers to Justice ‘Goldberg’
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
New York Post:
Bride rages as Waldorf cancels reception after shooting
Discussion: The Daily Caller
James Hibberd / EW.com:
GAME OF THRONES STAR ON HER BRUTAL WALK OF SHAME
Discussion: Mashable and The Daily Caller
Casey Conley / Portsmouth Herald:
Scott Brown goes from Senate to cycle assembly
David Zweig / Salon:
The facts vs. David Brooks: Startling inaccuracies raise questions about his latest book