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7:15 AM ET, September 1, 2015

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KPHO-TV:
Matt Salmon facing parents' anger over civics presentation to young kids  —  Several parents are demanding answers from Congressman Matt Salmon, saying they cannot believe what the lawmaker said to young school children during a visit to a Gilbert school.  —  “It should have probably …
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Bradford Richardson / The Hill:
Congressman tells second-graders about child suicide bombers  —  Several parents say they are shocked by comments Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) made to second- and third-graders about suicide bombings and nuclear weapons last week.  —  The congressman was giving a presentation to students …
Discussion: Mediaite
Michael Seewald / The Seewald Family:
Grief, Shame, And Taking The LORD's Name In Vain  —  The recent hack into the adultery website Ashley Madison, and subsequent release to the internet the information of millions of users, turned up some interesting names.  None of these names was more attention grabbing than Josh Duggar of 19 Kids and Counting fame.
Ynetnews:
‘Showers’ placed at Auschwitz entrance  —  Israeli visitors to the concentration camp's museum were “shocked” to find mist showers placed at the entrance to the camp, the museum management: We did not mean to hurt visitors' feelings.  —  Itamar Eichner  —  Israelis who visited …
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Jerusalem Post:
Showers installed outside Auschwitz remind visitors of gas chambers  — Natalie Portman: Holocaust is no more tragic than other genocides - Germany warns Facebook: Clamp down on Holocaust denial - or else  —  Management of the historical site believes showers to be a good way to help guests cool off during summer season.
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Black Lives Matter Disavows Democratic Party's Show Of Support  —  Activists are not returning the DNC's love.  —  Senior Political Reporter, The Huffington Post  —  Activists with the Black Lives Matter movement rejected the Democratic Party's recent statement of support …
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Kimberly Hefling / Politico:
Columbia University president causes stir with Obama announcement  —  <p>Columbia University President Lee Bollinger caused a stir Monday by reportedly announcing that President Barack Obama will be coming to the New York-based campus in 2017.</p><p>The Columbia Daily Spectator student newspaper <a href="http …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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Columbia Daily Spectator:
Obama's coming back to town in 2017, and more highlights from convocation
Discussion: CBS Chicago
Sara Jerde / Talking Points Memo:
Karl Rove: Obama Wouldn't Be President If McKinley Hadn't Annexed Hawaii  —  Republican strategist Karl Rove said Monday that President Obama should be “more gracious” to the man whose name he just stripped from North America's tallest peak.  —  After all, Rove told Time magazine …
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Kevin Cirilli / The Hill:
Navajo Nation preps lawsuit against EPA over mine spill  —  The Navajo Nation is preparing for a legal battle against President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  —  The tribe contends that the EPA's Aug. 5 accident in Colorado, which made national headlines after turning portions …
Malia Zimmerman / Fox News:
Mystery deepens into how classified emails got onto Clinton's unclassified server  —  The daily revelations over classified information finding its way onto Hillary Clinton's personal email server are raising perplexing questions for former government officials who wonder how classified information …
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Anne M. Tompkins / USA Today:
Petraeus prosecutor: Clinton has committed no crime
Yoni Appelbaum / The Atlantic:
Mt. McKinley Owes Its Name to an Epic Act of Trolling  —  In 1901, William McKinley, 25th president of the United States, was struck down by an assassin's bullet six months into his second term.  There are towns and monuments and geographic features across America bearing his name …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and NBC News
Spencer Ackerman / Guardian:
West Point law professor who called for attacks on ‘Islamic holy sites’ resigns  —  William C Bradford departs institution that hired him in August following report on his call for scholars to be treated as ‘enemy combatants’  —  A law professor who published an inflammatory article urging attacks …
David / Crooks and Liars:
Liz Cheney: America Feels ‘Gratitude’ To My Dad ‘Matched Only By Our Love For Him’  —  Former Vice President Dick Cheney embraced his Darth Vader persona in a recent interview with CBS, arguing that politicians with “warmth and friendliness and so forth” could not protect the country.
Discussion: Daily Kos
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Supreme Court Denies Kentucky Clerk's Request To Halt Same-Sex Marriage Order  —  Justice Elena Kagan referred the request from Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis to the full court, which denied the request on Monday evening.  —  Rowan County Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis  —  Timothy D. Easley / AP
Shannon Pettypiece / Bloomberg Business:
Wal-Mart Cuts Some Workers' Hours After Pay Raise Boosts Costs  —  Wal-Mart Stores Inc., in the midst of spending $1 billion to raise employees' wages and give them extra training, has been cutting the number of hours some of them work in a bid to keep costs in check.
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Bryce Covert / ThinkProgress:
Bowing To Demands Of Wall Street, Walmart Cuts Hours To Trim Costs
Discussion: Daily Kos
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Carson catches Trump in Iowa  —  Donald Trump and Ben Carson are tied for the lead of Republican presidential candidates in the first-in-the-nation caucus state of Iowa, according to a Monmouth University poll released on Monday.  —  The survey found Trump and Carson taking 23 percent support each.
Discussion: Allen B. West and Politico
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Alan Rappeport / New York Times:
Increase Taxes? Talk by Donald Trump Alarms G.O.P.
Discussion: Washington Post and Bearing Drift
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Apple Eyes Move Into Original Programming (EXCLUSIVE)  —  The moment the media and technology industries have been expecting for years may finally be arriving: Apple is exploring getting into the original programming business.  —  Sources indicate the Cupertino, Calif. …
Jane Eisner / The Forward:
The Full Transcript of Forward Editor-in-Chief's Interview With Obama  —  Here is the transcript of Jane Eisner's interview with President Obama on Friday, August 28 in the Oval Office.  The questions have been edited slightly for clarity.  His responses are published here in full.
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BREITBART.COM:
Armed Black Panthers to Texas Cops: ‘We Will Start Creeping Up on You in the Darkness’  —  HOUSTON, Texas - Armed Black Panther members marched in front of the Waller County jail and shouted, “You're gonna stop doing what you're doing, or we will start creeping up on you in the darkness.”
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / New York Times:
Obama to Call for More Icebreakers in Arctic as U.S. Seeks Foothold  —  ANCHORAGE — President Obama on Tuesday will propose speeding the acquisition and building of new Coast Guard icebreakers that can operate year-round in the nation's polar regions, part of an effort to close the gap between …
Discussion: Slate, nps.gov, Medium and Fox News
 
 
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Ryan Sweet / TheStreet.com:
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Jim Geraghty / National Review:
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Phil Mushnick / New York Post:
ESPN punished Schilling for telling truth about Nazis and extremist Muslims
Mona Charen / The Federalist:
What The Left And Right Don't Get About Campus Rape
Discussion: National Review
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Judge Allows Moral, Not Just Religious, Contraception Exemptions
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Cruz points at Obama for deputy's murder, shrugs off “jackass” label from Speaker John Boehner
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A 24-year-old black Republican has launched a ‘Ready for Kanye’ PAC
Brian Beutler / New Republic:
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Michael Isikoff / Yahoo:
How Trump could turn the presidency into a ‘litigation circus’
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