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Tom Cleary / Heavy.com:
Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know  —  Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, left, opened fire at two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee, killing four Marines and wounding three others before he was killed.  At right is the recruiting center's front door, which was pierced by bullets.
WRCB-TV:
4 Marines killed, police officer shot in Chattanooga  —  UPDATE: Four U.S. marines were killed Thursday by a gunman in Chattanooga.  Mayor Andy Berke confirmed the fatalities in an afternoon news conference.  A police officer, who was wounded, is said to be in stable condition.
timesfreepress.com:
This breaking news story is being continually updated as new information comes in. … Four members of the military were killed in two attacks on military centers in separate parts of Chattanooga by an unknown gunman, leading to lockdowns at local hospitals as well as the Army Recruiting Center …
Jason Hanna / CNN:
‘Active shooter incident’ reported at Tennessee naval center  —  Reports: Shooting at Chattanooga Naval Reserve Center 01:56  —  (CNN)Authorities were investigating an “active shooter incident” late Thursday morning at the Naval Reserve Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Fire Chief Randy Jackson said.
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Gunman identified in Tennessee rampage  —  Officials have reportedly identified the gunman responsible for the deaths of four Marines in a Chattanooga, Tenn., rampage that stretched across two separate military facilities.  —  Multiple news outlets reported that law enforcement officials …
New York Times:
Four Marines Killed in Chattanooga Shootings
Associated Press:
Official: 4 Marines killed in military attacks in Tenn.
Discussion: Jihad Watch
Ryan Lizza / New Yorker:
John McCain Has a Few Things to Say About Donald Trump  —  Over the weekend, Donald Trump held a rally in Phoenix, Arizona, that attracted several thousand people.  He shared the stage with the father of a man who was killed by an undocumented immigrant—and Trump continued his rant …
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NBC News:
First Read: How Donald Trump Shrank the GOP Field  —  First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.  —  How Donald Trump shrank the GOP field  —  Yes, 17 Republicans are running for president.
Discussion: Phantom Public
Tim Higgins / Bloomberg Business:
Presidential Fundraising: See Who's Spending, Who's Lagging, Who's Raising and Where
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Sarah Wheaton / Politico:
I could have wound up in prison, Obama tells inmates  —  On a visit to a federal prison in Oklahoma, the president says he believes social disparities mean some youth go to the principal's office while others go to jail.  —  EL RENO, Okla. — Instead of the White House, but for the grace of God …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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Darlene Superville / Yahoo Politics:
Obama visits prison to call for a fairer justice system
Discussion: ABC News
Associated Press:
Wisconsin Supreme Court ends John Doe probe into Scott Walker's campaign  —  The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday ended a secret investigation into whether Republican Gov. Scott Walker's campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups in winning his 2012 recall election.
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Paul Waldman / Washington Post:
Scott Walker wants to drug test food stamp recipients.  That shows why he'll never be president.  —  Sixteen years ago, George W. Bush presented to America his vision of “compassionate conservatism,” and in response he received an absolute torrent of glowing articles in the media calling him a …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Ellen Pao / Washington Post:
Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao: The trolls are winning the battle for the Internet  —  Ellen Pao resigned this month from her position as interim chief executive of Reddit.  —  I have just endured one of the largest trolling attacks in history.  And I have just been blessed with the most astonishing human responses to that attack.
Associated Press:
AP-GfK Poll: Clinton's standing falls among Democrats  —  1 photo  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's standing is falling among Democrats, and voters view her as less decisive and inspiring than when she launched her presidential campaign just three months ago, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
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Jason Stein / JSOnline:
Senate approves financing deal for Bucks arena, 21-10  —  By Jason Stein and Patrick Marley of the Journal Sentinel  —  Madison — After two days of backroom talks, state senators struck a bipartisan deal Wednesday and approved $250 million in public subsidies for a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks.
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Kevin Draper / Deadspin:
Wisconsin Senate Votes To Give $250 Million To Billionaires
The Duggar Family:
Duggar Family Statement Regarding TLC's Announcement  —  Today, TLC announced that they will not be filming new episodes of 19 Kids and Counting.  —  Years ago, when we were asked to film our first one hour documentary about the logistics of raising 14 children, we felt that it was an opportunity …
Discussion: WWBT-TV, Mashable, WGN-TV and Guardian
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Frazier Moore / Associated Press:
AP Exclusive: TLC cancels ‘19 Kids and Counting’
Jonathan Tilove / Dallas Morning News:
Traveler bumped from flight after accosting Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for opposing gay marriage  —  AUSTIN — As he was waiting with family and staff to board a flight back to Austin on Tuesday night after two days promoting Texas in New York City, Gov. Greg Abbott was approached by another passenger …
CBS News:
Anti-abortion group: More Planned Parenthood videos coming  —  Shares -  —  Congressional Republicans say they will launch an investigation of Planned Parenthood as a result of an undercover video released by the Center for Medical Progress, an anti-abortion group, asserting …
 
 
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