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Mark Halperin / Bloomberg Business:
Clinton Camp Claims It's Already Secured One-Fifth the Delegates Needed for Nomination  —  As Hillary Clinton's campaign seeks to project dominance in a field that could soon include Vice President Joe Biden, her top advisers are touting a decisive edge on a little-discussed metric: superdelegate commitments.
Associated Press:
Clinton quietly trying to discourage Biden from a 2016 bid  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — In ways both subtle and blunt, Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign is sending a message to Vice President Joe Biden about his potential presidential campaign: This won't be easy.
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Daily Mail
New York Post:
Reporter's everyday comments deemed racist by on-air killer  —  Innocent comments made by slain reporter Alison Parker (left) incited Vester Lee Flanagon's racism fueled shooting.  —  ROANOKE, Va. — The words are a part of everyday conversation — “swinging” by an address and going out in the “field.”
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Caitlin Cruz / Talking Points Memo:
Donald Trump: 'I'm The King Of The Tax Code!'  (VIDEO)  —  Republican presidential candidate and real estate mogul Donald Trump reminded us of his business prowess, calling himself “king of the tax code” during a Friday morning interview with MSNBC's “Morning Joe.”
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Nick Gass / Politico:
Trump explains why he's hitting Jeb harder than other rivals  —  <p>Donald Trump explained his attacks toward Jeb Bush on Friday, saying that he had taken for granted that the former governor of Florida was going to be his chief rival.</p><p>Asked to answer why he has continually referred …
Discussion: Political Wire
Jason Horowitz / New York Times:
Donald Trump Weighing Whether to Sign Pledge to Back Republicans' Eventual Nominee
Discussion: Political Wire and ABC News
Reid J. Epstein / Wall Street Journal:
Donald Trump Brings His Insult Show to South Carolina
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
Enough Is Enough  —  When Donald Trump's security escorted …
Discussion: Slantpoint
Shawnmcginnis / KTLA:
Lake Elsinore Man Bitten While Taking Selfie With Rattlesnake  —  A Lake Elsinore man could lose his hand after being bitten by a rattlesnake he was holding and taking pictures with, family members said Thursday.  —  Alex Gomez found the 4 foot long snake behind his home on Monday and decided to pick it up.
Discussion: FOX31 Denver and WTVR-TV
WATE-TV:
UT Knoxville encourages students to use gender-neutral pronouns  —  KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The University of Tennessee is asking students to use “ze, hir, hirs, and xe, xem, xyr.”  —  No, those words are not another language.  They're actually the gender-neutral singular versions of pronouns.
Discussion: FOX31 Denver and WTKR-TV
Politico:
The Invincible Trump  —  As the controversies pile up, Trump's favorability soars.  —  What hasn't killed Donald Trump has only made him stronger.  —  Right off the bat, there was the shocking statement about the Mexican government sending over immigrant “rapists.”
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Jason Howerton / TheBlaze.com:
Donald Trump Says He and ‘Friend’ Ted Cruz Are ‘Doing Something Very Big Over the Next Two Weeks in Washington’
Bradford Richardson / The Hill:
Carson: There's a war on 'what's inside of women'  —  Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is dismissing the notion that there is a “war on women,” saying the real war is on “what's inside of women.”  —  “They tell you that there's a war on women,” Carson said at a rally in Little Rock, Ark. on Thursday.
Discussion: Political Wire
Dan Merica / CNN:
On women's health, Clinton compares Republicans to ‘terrorist groups’  —  Cleveland (CNN)Hillary Clinton compared Republican presidential candidates who hold conservative views on abortion and women's reproductive rights to “terrorist groups” in a Cleveland speech on Thursday.
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David Alexander / Reuters:
Pentagon teams up with Apple, Boeing to develop wearable tech  —  The Pentagon is teaming up with Apple, Boeing, Harvard and others to develop high-tech sensory gear flexible enough to be worn by people or molded onto the outside of a jet.  —  The rapid development of new technologies …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Mashable
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Appeals Court Allows NSA Data Collection Program To Continue Unimpeded  —  The three-judge panel, each writing a separate opinion, all agree that the 2013 trial court decision finding the post-9/11 program likely to be unconstitutional went too far.  —  Christof Stache / AFP / Getty Images
Discussion: Hit & Run
Benedict Carey / New York Times:
Many Psychology Findings Not as Strong as Claimed, Study Says  —  The past several years have been bruising ones for the credibility of the social sciences.  A star social psychologist was caught fabricating data, leading to more than 50 retracted papers.  A top journal published a study supporting the existence of ESP.
Washington Post:
Black Lives Matter activists disrupt Bowser speech on how to stop killings  —  Anger over a rising murder rate and the District's response to it boiled over into a shouting match Thursday as Mayor Muriel E. Bowser struggled to tell a crowd about a new initiative to fight crime while being shouted down by protesters.
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Peggy Noonan's Dominican Friend, Cesar, Works at the Deli Counter  —  If there is anyone able to understand the vast and ever-changing cultural diversity of this sprawling nation of ours, it is elderly white Reaganite Peggy Noonan, who once met a Mexican.  Now, mi amigos, she has met a Dominican as well.
Kathryn Rubino / Above the Law:
The Ninth Circuit Hearts John Oliver  —  It was only earlier this week that I was thanking the heavens for John Oliver's unique brand of humor and ability to brighten the dog days of summer.  Apparently I'm not the only one that appreciates his work.  —  Judging by her recent decision …
S. E. Cupp / Townhall.com:
Blame Liberals for the Rise of Trump  —  There are a few existential questions which man has struggled but failed to answer conclusively, despite Sisyphean efforts, such as: Why are we here?  What happens when we die?  And why do kids go ape for “Frozen”?  —  To these we may add another …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Mediaite
Sarah Palin / Facebook:
ESPN IS A JOURNALISTIC EMBARRASSMENT  —  ESPN - what happened to you?  Your intolerant PC police are running amok and making a joke out of you!  —  By picking and choosing who they'll tolerate and who they'll try to destroy, ESPN has zero credibility as a sound and reasonable media outlet.
Discussion: Mediaite and Talking Points Memo
Lindsey Hilsum / Guardian:
Hungarian police arrest driver of lorry that had 71 dead migrants inside  —  Four detained after death toll in Austrian motorway tragedy is raised from initial estimate of about 50 victims  —  Hungarian police have arrested the driver of a lorry found on an Austrian motorway with the decomposing bodies …
Discussion: RedState
 
 
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Hayley Peterson / Business Insider:
SUBWAY FRANCHISEE: I told Subway about Jared Fogle's interest in kids, and they did nothing
Discussion: Mediaite, KFOR-TV and Shakesville
Joe Coscarelli / New York Times:
Miley Cyrus Promises a ‘Raw’ MTV Video Music Awards
Discussion: Daily Mail, Fusion and Refinery29
Erick Erickson / Townhall.com:
RIP GOP  —  In 1854, confronted by the moral evil of slavery …
Discussion: Bearing Drift
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Clarence Thomas, a Supreme Court Justice of Few Words, Some Not His Own
Discussion: RedState, Mediaite and National Review
CNN:
4 dead, others missing after Tropical Storm Erika's deluge hits Dominica
Discussion: nepr.net
New York Times:
The Latest: Greece Rescues 665 Migrants Off Its Islands
Discussion: nepr.net and NPR
Kristina Wong / The Hill:
Kerry pressures Iran to release former Marine from ‘unjust detention’
Discussion: Liberaland
ABC News:
Virginia On-Air Shooting: Survivor's Harrowing Tale of Facing Down Gunman
Discussion: Guardian and Talking Points Memo
 Earlier Items: 
Richard Rubin / Bloomberg Business:
Donald Trump Wants to Raise His Own Taxes, But Would He Kill the 1031 Real Estate Break?
Discussion: Washington Post
The Local:
German gadget clamps down on Nutella thieves
Discussion: Refinery29
Jordan Golson / Wired:
Welcome to the World, Drone-Killing Laser Cannon
Discussion: Gizmodo, The Verge and Vox Popoli
Gilad Edelman / Slate:
New York Bagel Places Put Way Too Much Cream Cheese on Their Bagels
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money