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12:05 PM 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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Wall Street Journal:
Chattanooga Shooting Suspect's Trip to Jordan Scrutinized by Authorities  —  Officials looking at whether he had contact with extremists or traveled to other countries  —  Counterterrorism investigators are looking closely at a monthslong trip the Chattanooga shooting suspect took to Jordan …
Richard Fausset / New York Times:
Chattanooga Gunman Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez: ‘Life Is Short and Bitter’  —  HIXSON, Tenn. — He played whiffle ball in a suburban neighborhood of swim meets and gently sloping lawns.  He was a young man who was polite, who sometimes drove too fast, who was arrested on a drunken-driving charge.
Matthew Balan / NewsBusters:
CNN Analyst Unsure If Mass Shooter Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez's Name is Muslim
Discussion: Jihad Watch and The Gateway Pundit
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.
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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
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 …
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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.
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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Jennifer Palmieri / Medium:
Hillary Clinton's No Good, (Record-Breaking, Poll-Winning), Very Bad Week
Discussion: Politico, Hot Air and America Rising
Politico:   Small donor myth debunked
Washington Post:
Clinton burns through millions as she assembles a political battleship
Discussion: BillMoyers.com and Prairie Weather
Nick Gass / Politico:
Clinton campaign touts endorsements ahead of Iowa cattle call
Discussion: ABC News
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Insiders: Ted Cruz hurt most by Trump candidacy  —  Insiders say Donald Trump is a candidate who is as uncompromising as Cruz on hot-button issues like immigration — and can deliver the message with even more fiery rhetoric.  —  Donald Trump's turn in the national spotlight is mainly taking …
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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 …
Mark Halperin / Bloomberg Business:
Donald Trump Says He's Thankful for Ted Cruz's Support
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 …
Politico:
Republicans plan new abortion push  —  They see a turning point following the release of a secretly filmed Planned Parenthood video.  —  Republicans on Capitol Hill are betting the secretly filmed Planned Parenthood video — depicting an executive allegedly discussing the sale of fetal organs …
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T. Becket Adams / Washington Examiner:
Rick Perry turns Planned Parenthood question back on reporter
Discussion: LifeNews.com
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.”
Discussion: Political Wire
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.
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Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Reshuffling of GOP field, many agree with Trump on immigration
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
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Democrats View U.S. Justices Kennedy, Roberts Favorably  —  Story Highlights  —  PRINCETON, N.J. — More Democrats have a favorable than an unfavorable view of Republican-appointed U.S. Supreme Court Justices Anthony Kennedy and John Roberts, while Republicans' opinions of the justices are much more negative than positive.
Discussion: Politico and Washington Times
Herb Keinon / Jerusalem Post:
Top US official: ‘Anytime, anyplace access’ to Iranian facilities was rhetorical flourish … Wendy Sherman says Israeli experts “essential” in formulating certain aspects of deal.  —  The US pledge three months ago for “anytime, anyplace” access to Iran's nuclear facilities …
Discussion: BREITBART.COM
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Propeller falls through roof in Montgomery County
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Nick Gass / Politico:
Hillary Clinton sounds the alarm on meteorites
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Zeke J Miller / TIME:
Jeb Bush Says Laws on the Books Already Ensure Equal Pay
Rebecca Riffkin / Gallup:
Racism Edges Up Again as Most Important U.S. Problem
Discussion: Slantpoint
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