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1:20 AM ET, July 15, 2015

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Washington Post:
Undercover video shows Planned Parenthood official discussing fetal organs used for research  —  Editor's note: Contains graphic language.  The Center for Medical Progress released a video that allegedly shows a Planned Parenthood executive talking about selling fetal organs.  (The Center for Medical Progress)
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Steven Ertelt / LifeNews.com:
Shock Video Catches Planned Parenthood's Top Doctor Selling Body Parts of Aborted Babies  —  A shocking new expose' video has caught Planned Parenthood's top doctor describing how the abortion business sells the body parts of aborted babies.  —  New undercover footage shows Planned Parenthood Federation …
David Daleiden / The Center for Medical Progress:
Planned Parenthood's Top Doctor, Praised by CEO, Uses Partial-Birth Abortions to Sell Baby Parts  —  #PPSellsBabyParts PLANNED PARENTHOOD'S TOP DOCTOR, PRAISED BY CEO, USES PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTIONS TO SELL BABY PARTS  —  PPFA Senior Director of Medical Services Deborah Nucatola …
Planned Parenthood:
Statement from Planned Parenthood on New Undercover Video  —  Statement from Eric Ferrero, Vice President of Communications, Planned Parenthood Federation of America:  —  “In health care, patients sometimes want to donate tissue to scientific research that can help lead to medical breakthroughs …
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Republicans seize on Planned Parenthood video
Discussion: Hot Air
Amanda Marcotte / Slate:
Live Action Puts Out Another Titillating but Misleading Video About Planned Parenthood
Discussion: Mediaite
Matthew Duss / The New Republic:
The Iran Deal Is a Victory for Obama Diplomacy Over Bush Warmongering  —  don't want to just end the war, but I want to end the mindset that got us into war in the first place.  " That was Senator Barack Obama, speaking about Iraq in a 2008 primary debate.  For a candidate who had seen …
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Peter Beinart / The Atlantic:
Why the Iran Deal Makes Obama's Critics So Angry  —  “Mankind faces a crossroads,” declared Woody Allen.  “One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness.  The other, to total extinction.  Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.”  —  The point is simple: In life …
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Obama Makes His Case on Iran Nuclear Deal
Michael B. Oren / TIME:
Michael Oren: Why Israel Won't Be Celebrating the Iran Deal
New York Times:
Deal Reached on Iran Nuclear Program; Limits on Fuel Would Lessen With Time
Ishaan Tharoor / Washington Post:
The historic nuclear deal with Iran: How it works
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic:
The Single Most Important Question to Ask About the Iran Deal
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USA Today:
Poll: Trump leads the GOP field but falters against Clinton  —  WASHINGTON — Donald Trump has surged to the top of a crowded Republican presidential field, a USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds, but the brash billionaire is also the weakest competitor among the top seven GOP candidates against Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Politico:
GOP candidates vow to roll back Iran deal  —  Republican presidential candidates have made their feelings known about any potential nuclear deal with Iran in recent months, ranging from strong skepticism to complete repudiation.  On Tuesday morning, negotiators from the United States …
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Trump: Why no US prisoners in Iran deal?
Discussion: Hot Air, The Daily Beast and Politico
Oklahoma Republican Party / Facebook:
Last night, there was a post on our OKGOP Facebook page, and it was misinterpreted by many.  I offer my apologies for those who were offended - that was not my intention.  —  This post was supposed to be an analogy that compared two situations illustrating the cycle of government dependency in America, not humans as animals.
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Tara Culp-Ressler / ThinkProgress:
The Oklahoma Republican Party's Deeply Offensive Facebook Post  —  The Oklahoma Republican Party is making the case against food stamps by comparing poor people to animals, reviving a stereotype that's often deployed against Americans who rely on government benefits to feed their families.
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Obama calls for criminal justice system reform  —  President Obama made the case for swift reforms to the country's criminal justice system on Tuesday, calling on Congress to pass legislation to improve the nation's sentencing laws, particularly those affecting minorities.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Ben Dreyfuss / Mother Jones:
Donald Trump Just Tweeted a Campaign Ad Featuring What Look Like Nazi Soldiers  —  “#MakeAmericaGreatAgain.”  —  Not long ago, Donald Trump sent out the following tweet:  —  The tweet is now deleted.  Why did Trump delete it?  Maybe it has something to with those the soldiers marching next to The Donald's shoulder:
Discussion: Mediaite, Raw Story and Hullabaloo
Baltimore Sun:
Pluto flyby: an unmatched American accomplishment  —  America is poised to reach a new milestone Tuesday in exploration and discovery.  Fifty years after Mariner-4's historic flyby of Mars, 20 years after the Galileo spacecraft arrived at Jupiter and five years after President Barack Obama …
Discussion: NBC News, WCBD News 2 and The Week
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Kenneth Chang / New York Times:
NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Sends Signal From Pluto to Earth
Stephen Gutowski / Washington Free Beacon:
Blue Angel Trolls Beachgoers in Epic Fly-By  —  During an air show in Pensacola, Fla., on Saturday the Navy's Blue Angels performed a flyover of the beach that was close enough to blow beach umbrellas out of the sand and into the sky.  —  The maneuver was performed by Blue Angel No. 5, a F/A-18 Hornet flown by Lt. Cmdr.
Discussion: KTLA, WTVR-TV and FOX6Now.com
Ed Mullins / New York Post:
NYPD union head on the city's ‘obscene’ Eric Garner settlement  —  Ed Mullins, President of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, blasts the city's record-braking $5.9 million settlement with the family of police chokehold victim Eric Garner in this exclusive column.
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Bill Turque / Washington Post:
Maryland Del. Ariana Kelly charged with indecent exposure, trespassing  —  A 39-year-old state lawmaker from Bethesda was arrested in late June and charged with indecent exposure and trespassing after a dispute at the home of her ex-husband, according to court records.
Manu Raju / Politico:
GOP senators challenge Ted Cruz book claims  —  Rand Paul takes issue with one anecdote, and another claim is called ‘pure fantasy.’ Cruz's camp stands by the book.  —  In his new book, Ted Cruz writes that Rand Paul let him down on Obamacare.  —  During Cruz's now-infamous 21-hour speech …
Discussion: Addicting Info and Daily Kos
Anne Helen Petersen / BuzzFeed:
Lena Dunham Is Launching A Newsletter For Young Women  —  On Sunday morning, Lena Dunham — on a break between days of shooting the fifth season of Girls and escorting her young cousin to a Taylor Swift concert — was sitting in a Brooklyn Heights restaurant, talking about Lenny …
Kelsey Rupp / Independent Journal Review:
Scott Walker Weighs in on New Proposal That Would Allow Gay Boy Scout Leaders...  Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker opened his presidential candidacy speech with a story from his time in Boy Scouts, and he frequently cites being an Eagle Scout to illustrate his Americana appeal and preparedness.
 
 
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Los Angeles Times:
Videos of Gardena police shooting of unarmed men are made public
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Becket Fund:
Court rules against Little Sisters of the Poor
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Kevin Cirilli / The Hill:
Warren calls for return of Glass-Steagall
Discussion: Slantpoint, Reuters and Washington Post
Catherine Lucey / Des Moines Register:
Behind in the polls, Martin O'Malley looks to Iowa
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Daniel Wiessner / Reuters:
Wal-Mart sued over denying health insurance to gay worker's wife
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Camille Paglia / TIME:
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