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10:55 AM ET, July 17, 2015

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Katie Zavadski / The Daily Beast:
Read Chattanooga Shooter's Blog  —  The killer of four U.S. Marines in Chattanooga maintained a short-lived blog that hinted at his religious inner life.  Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez's blog had only two posts, both published July 13 and written in a popular style of Islamic religious reasoning.
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Conor Berry / Union-News:
Chattanooga shooting: Springfield native Thomas Sullivan among Marines killed  —  Thomas J. Sullivan, 40, of Springfield, Massachusetts, was killed in an apparent terror attack on Thursday, July, 16, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  His family gathered in Hampden, Massachusetts, to honor Tommy, a Purple Heart recipient.
Discussion: Reuters and Fox News Insider
Benny Johnson / Independent Journal Review:
Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez's High School Yearbook Quote Will Give You Chills
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Jihad Watch
CBS News:
4 Marines killed in attacks on Chattanooga military facilities
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Wanna bet?  Trump makes wager after MSNBC host calls him liar  —  Donald Trump called into MSNBC's “Morning Joe” on Thursday to wager a year of Lawrence O'Donnell's network salary after the MSNBC host accused Trump of lying on his financial disclosure forms.
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Ryan Grim / The Huffington Post:
A Note About Our Coverage Of Donald Trump's ‘Campaign’  —  Washington bureau chief for The Huffington Post  —  Editorial Director, The Huffington Post  —  After watching and listening to Donald Trump since he announced his candidacy for president, we have decided we won't report …
Mark Halperin / Bloomberg Business:
Donald Trump Says He's Thankful for Ted Cruz's Support
Discussion: Washington Post and Mediaite
David Brooks / New York Times:
Listening to Ta-Nehisi Coates While White  —  The last year has been an education for white people.  There has been a depth, power and richness to the African-American conversation about Ferguson, Baltimore, Charleston and the other killings that has been humbling and instructive.
Discussion: Sadly, No! and RH Reality Check
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Scott Eric Kaufman / Salon:
David Brooks scolds Ta-Nehisi Coates: “I think you distort history”  —  The Times columnist displays more white privilege in one column than some white people experience in a lifetime  —  The New York Times' moral scold David Brook took time out from his career as a professional taxi cab passenger …
Discussion: Shakesville
Politico:
The mystery of the Trump coalition  —  Pollsters can't get a read on his supporters.  —  Last weekend, Donald Trump added to his long list of bold claims by declaring himself the champion of a new “silent majority” of Americans.  —  While 17 percent of Republican voters isn't a majority …
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Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Most voters don't trust Iran, many agree with Trump on immigration  — Home - Video - Politics - U.S. - Opinion - Entertainment - Tech - Science - Health - Travel - Lifestyle - World - Sports - On Air  —  ©2015 FOX News Network, LLC.  All rights reserved.
National Journal:
“If you were a total evil-conspiracy theorist, you'd think the Trilateral Commission got Trump …
Jordan Sargent / Gawker:
Condé Nast's CFO Tried To Pay $2,500 for a Night With a Gay Porn Star  —  David Geithner, brother of ex-Obama Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, is currently the chief financial officer of Condé Nast.  This past weekend, he'd planned to go to Chicago—where he planned to meet …
Scott Wong / The Hill:
Republicans criticize Confederate flags at Obama visit  —  Two Oklahoma Republican congressmen ripped protesters in their state who greeted President Obama in Oklahoma City by waving Confederate flags, calling their actions “disrespectful,” “embarrassing” and “inappropriate.”
Niall Stanage / The Hill:
Sanders makes play for black vote  —  Bernie Sanders is making a push for support from black and Hispanic voters as he seeks to intensify his challenge to Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination.  —  Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont, has made a number …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
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Nick Gass / Politico:
Clinton campaign touts endorsements ahead of Iowa cattle call
Discussion: ABC News
Sandra Bland / The Root:
Everything We Know About Sandra Bland  —  The 28-year-old Illinois native, who was on a road trip to Texas to start a new job, was found dead while in the custody of a local jail.  —  Sandra Bland was found dead Monday while in the custody of a Waller County, Texas, jail.
Discussion: Raw Story and Chicago Tribune
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abc7chicago.com:
Road trip for suburban woman ends in jailhouse death
Politico:
Small donor myth debunked  —  The heavily touted grassroots fundraising engines were largely spin, a POLITICO analysis shows.  —  Don't believe the small donor hype.  —  Suggestions by Hillary Clinton and other presidential candidates that their campaigns are being powered …
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Washington Post:
Clinton burns through millions as she assembles a political battleship
Discussion: BillMoyers.com and Prairie Weather
Zeke J Miller / TIME:
Jeb Bush Says Laws on the Books Already Ensure Equal Pay  —  But backs new anti-discrimination measures for LGBT Americans  —  Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush indicated Thursday that he thinks existing laws sufficient to ensure men and women are paid equally for the same work …
Discussion: Towleroad and Washington Blade
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Janie Har / Associated Press:
Jeb Bush Takes Uber to San Francisco Startup
Discussion: Yahoo Politics
Tim Anderson / The Register:
Windows 10: You'll get UPDATES LIKE IT or NOT - unless you have Enterprise Edition  —  ‘You agree to receive automatic updates without notice’  —  Microsoft's licensing on the upcoming Windows 10 OS means that most users will find their systems updating on command from Redmond without any option to stop this.
Discussion: Guardian and The Verge
 
 
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Nick Gass / Politico:
Hillary Clinton sounds the alarm on meteorites
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Racism Edges Up Again as Most Important U.S. Problem
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Hillary Clinton's economics: Suddenly it's 1947
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Americans Don't Have the Right to Bear Any Arms
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Kyle Blaine / BuzzFeed:
Hillary Clinton Declines To Support A National $15 Minimum Wage
Paul Waldman / Washington Post:
Scott Walker wants to drug test food stamp recipients. That shows why he'll never be president.
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Sarah Wheaton / Politico:
I could have wound up in prison, Obama tells inmates
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