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2:25 PM ET, September 1, 2015


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Officer dies, manhunt for 3 armed suspects in Fox Lake  —  Share Update: … FOX LAKE, Ill. — A manhunt is underway for three armed suspects after a Fox Lake police officer was fatally shot in the head Tuesday morning, sources tell WGN.  —  At a brief news conference Tuesday …
Chicago Tribune:
Fox Lake police officer shot and killed, manhunt underway in Lake County  —  A Fox Lake police officer was shot and killed Tuesday morning, and a massive manhunt with dogs and helicopters was underway along Rollins Road in Lake County.  —  The officer was on routine patrol and radioed shortly …
Todd Feurer / CBS Chicago:
Manhunt In Fox Lake After Police Officer Shot And Killed
Discussion: Mediaite
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Trump Supporters Think Obama is A Muslim Born in Another Country  —  PPP's newest national poll finds Donald Trump just continuing to grow his lead over the GOP field.  He is at 29% to 15% for Ben Carson, 9% for Jeb Bush, 8% for Carly Fiorina, 7% for Marco Rubio, 6% each for Ted Cruz and John Kasich …
David Brooks / New York Times:
Hillary Clinton, the Great Defender  —  Hillary Clinton has obviously had a bad summer.  She's losing in New Hampshire to Bernie Sanders, even among women.  She's barely leading him in Iowa.  In a Quinnipiac poll of potential general election matchups, she's beating Donald Trump by only four points …
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Poll: Majority of Republicans thinks Obama is a Muslim  —  A majority of Republican voters, 54 percent, think that President Obama is a Muslim, according to a new survey from the left-leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP).  —  Asked whether they thought Obama is a Christian or Muslim or if they were unsure …
Will Femia /
Chris Christie, Rand Paul scraping the bottom in new PPP poll
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Timothy Cama / The Hill:
Trump pledges to reverse Obama's mountain renaming  —  Donald Trump promised Monday that he would return the name of North America's largest mountain to Mount McKinley, undoing President Obama's decision to call it Denali.  —  Calling Obama's act a “great insult to Ohio,” Trump …
Yoni Appelbaum / The Atlantic:
Mt. McKinley Owes Its Name to an Epic Act of Trolling
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and NBC News
David Daleiden / The Center for Medical Progress:
Planned Parenthood Baby Parts Vendor ABR Pays Off Clinics, Intact Fetuses “Just Fell Out”  —  #PPSellsBabyParts PLANNED PARENTHOOD BABY PARTS VENDOR ADVANCED BIOSCIENCE RESOURCES PAYS OFF CLINICS, INTACT FETUSES “JUST FELL OUT”  —  ABR, Oldest Supplier of Baby Parts, Paid “Advisor Fee” …
Peter Sullivan / The Hill:
McConnell: Defunding Planned Parenthood must wait for new president
Steven Ertelt /
9th Shocking Video: Planned Parenthood Sells Intact Aborted Babies, One “Just Fell Out” of the Womb
Testo in lingua inglese  —  for the Promotion of the New Evangelization  —  With the approach of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy I would like to focus on several points which I believe require attention to enable the celebration of the Holy Year to be for all believers a true moment of encounter with the mercy of God.
Claire Galofaro / Associated Press:
Judge Orders Clerk, Her Entire Staff To Court After Refusing Licenses Yet Again (VIDEO)  —  MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A county clerk in Kentucky who has invoked “God's authority” and is defying the U.S. Supreme Court by refusing to license same-sex marriage has been summoned along with her entire staff …
Bernie Quigley / The New York Observer:
Will Mitt Romney Jump In?  —  As Jeb Bush struggles to carry the establishment mantle, some wonder whether the time is right for Mitt  —  There is on the edge of the spectrum a thought awakening that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who ran for president in 2008 and 2012, might get back in the race.
Discussion: Allen B. West and Althouse
Miles E. Johnson / Mother Jones:
Donald Trump Goes Willie Horton on Jeb Bush
Official Google Blog:
Google's look, evolved  —  So why are we doing this now?  Once upon a time, Google was one destination that you reached from one device: a desktop PC.  These days, people interact with Google products across many different platforms, apps and devices—sometimes all in a single day.
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
Walker: 'I've never talked about a wall' with Canada  —  Gov. Scott Walker (Wis.), a 2016 GOP presidential contender, is walking back talk of building a wall on the U.S.-Canada border, days after calling it a “legitimate issue.”  —  “I've never talked about a wall at the north, I'm certainly not now.
Discussion: Fox Business
David Ibanez / KSAT-TV:
KSAT.COM EXCLUSIVE: Unedited video of fatal deputy-involved shooting  —  Gilbert Flores shot, killed by deputies Greg Vasquez, Robert Sanchez  —  SAN ANTONIO - The unedited version of a video obtained by KSAT 12 News showing the fatal shooting of a man by two Bexar County sheriff deputies will now be made available for online viewing.
Marissa's Tumblr:
Happy personal news  —  With great happiness, Zack and I have some exciting news to share - I'm pregnant!  In fact, I'm expecting identical twin girls, likely arriving in December.  The twins part was quite a surprise, because I have no family history of twins or any other predisposing factors.
Dan Billow / WESH-TV:
Racial slur burned into Palm Bay man's front lawn  —  A Palm Bay man said he wanted to explode in anger when he saw what happened to his front lawn.  —  Police are now investigating after someone used a chemical to write a racial slur on the man's lawn in huge letters.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Raw Story
Ryan Sweet /
Democrats to Win in a Landslide in 2016, According to Moody's Election Model  —  Analysis by Dan White, senior economist at Moody's Analytics  —  NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Our Moody's Analytics election model now predicts a Democratic electoral landslide in the 2016 presidential vote.
New York Times:
Murder Rates Rising Sharply in Many U.S. Cities  —  MILWAUKEE — Cities across the nation are seeing a startling rise in murders after years of declines, and few places have witnessed a shift as precipitous as this city.  With the summer not yet over, 104 people have been killed this year — after 86 homicides in all of 2014.
Discussion: Wonk Wire and American Power
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Ruby Cramer / BuzzFeed:
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Emily Smith / Page Six:
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Jonathan Swan / The Hill:
Fiorina, Christie battle for spot on main debate stage
Discussion: Politico and Fox News
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C-Tran agrees to $2M settlement in 2012 death
Discussion: Associated Press and Q13 FOX News
Emma G. Fitzsimmons / New York Times:
Tomorrow Arrives for New York City's Yellow Cab Standard
Discussion: Gizmodo
Los Angeles Times:
244 immigrants arrested in four-day sweep across Southern California
Discussion: Hot Air and Washington Free Beacon
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Nick Bilton / Vanity Fair:
Is Silicon Valley in Another Bubble . . . and What Could Burst It?
Discussion: Business Insider
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Poll shows majority wants Congress to approve Iran deal
Eugene Robinson / Washington Post:
Republicans are digging themselves a hole over immigration
Discussion: Daily Kos
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / New York Times:
Obama to Call for More Icebreakers in Arctic as U.S. Seeks Foothold