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Jeff Schogol / Air Force Times:
Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone stabbed in chest  —  Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, who helped take down a gunman on a train in Belgium, was stabbed four times in the chest in Sacramento early Thursday morning, Air Force Times has learned.  —  “A1C Spencer Stone has been transported to a local hospital …
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Matthew Grimson / NBC News:
Spencer Stone, French Train Attack Hero, Stabbed in Sacramento  —  Spencer Stone, one of three Americans who helped foil a terror attack on a French train in August, was stabbed in Sacramento on Wednesday night, the U.S. Air Force confirmed to NBC News.  —  Airman First Class Stone …
Sarah Heise / KQCA-TV:
France train hero Spencer Stone stabbed multiple times in Sacramento  —  Police: Stone taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries  —  France train hero Spencer Stone was stabbed multiple times early Thursday morning near several popular bars in midtown Sacramento, KCRA has confirmed with the U.S. Air Force.
Discussion: American Spectator and The Week
ABC10:
Man stabbed in Sacramento identified as Spencer Stone  —  Spencer Stone, one of three Sacramento men who stopped an alleged terrorist on a French train this summer, was stabbed Wednesday night multiple times.  Sources identified the stabbing victim to ABC10.
Discussion: ABC News, WRIC-TV and WCTX-TV
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Carson: I faced a gunman  —  GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson, under fire for advice about what to do when facing a gunman, late Wednesday recounted the time when a gun was pointed at him.  —  “I have had a gun held on me when I was in a Popeye's,” Carson told host Karen Hunter on Sirius XM Radio …
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Sara Jerde / Talking Points Memo:
Carson: I've Had A Gun Held On Me And I Told The Guy To Attack Someone Else (AUDIO)  —  Republican presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson said Wednesday that when he had a gun pointed at him, he told the attacker to approach someone else, as The Hill flagged.
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Kendall Breitman / Bloomberg Business:
Bloomberg Politics Focus Groups: What's Powering the Ben Carson Boom
The Hill:
Right flexes muscle ahead of Speaker vote  —  The conservative House Freedom Caucus on Wednesday endorsed little-known Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.) for Speaker — a bold move that raises serious doubts about whether Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy can cobble together the 218 votes on the House floor he needs to be promoted.
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Politico:
Rep. Webster won't commit to backing eventual speaker nominee  —  Florida Rep. Daniel Webster — a long-shot candidate for speaker backed by hard-line conservatives — said he would not commit to supporting the party's nominee for the House's top post, according to sources in a closed GOP meeting Thursday morning.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Peter Schroeder / The Hill:
GOP faces debt-limit divide
Discussion: Washington Post
Aleister / Progressives Today:
Watch Hillary Clinton Supporters Endorse A SPECIAL TAX ON WHITE PEOPLE (VIDEO)  —  Democrats sure are great at uniting America, aren't they?  Especially if you think our country will be united by pitting people of different races against each other.  —  Here's how Hillary Clinton supporters responded …
Discussion: Power Line and The Daily Caller
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Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Inside Bernie Sanders' unorthodox debate prep … Hillary Clinton has had aides lined up to run her debate prep for months.  A Washington super lawyer is mimicking Sanders and her top policy staffer is acting as Martin O'Malley.  —  Bernie Sanders started studying for next Tuesday's event not even a full week ago.
George Zornick / The Nation:
Hillary Clinton Just Made Passage of the TPP Much More Difficult
Discussion: Politico, Vox, Hullabaloo and BillMoyers.com
Ben White / Politico:
Hillary Clinton on TPP then
Discussion: Bloomberg Business
Pete Souza / New York Magazine:
Did Barack Obama do enough for his own community?  —  There is a photo by Pete Souza, the White House's canny and peripatetic photographer, that surfaces from time to time online.  The setting is Marine One, and it features a modest cast of five.  Valerie Jarrett, dressed in a suit of blazing pink, is staring at her cell phone.
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Samantha Ketterer / Daily Texan:
Citing concerns with campus carry, professor emeritus to withdraw from University  —  Economics professor emeritus Daniel Hamermesh will withdraw from his position next fall, citing concerns with campus carry legislation.  —  The law will allow the concealed carry of guns in campus buildings beginning Aug. 1, 2016.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Althouse
Karen Deyoung / Washington Post:
Russia's Syria intervention may force choice on Obama: Act or yield  —  Russia's military moves in Syria are fundamentally changing the face of the country's civil war, putting President Bashar al-Assad back on his feet, and may complicate the Obama administration's plans to expand its air operations against the Islamic State.
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www.wftv.com:
Video shows judge berating, sentencing domestic violence victim to jail  —  SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. —  Channel 9 has obtained video from a Seminole County courtroom where an emotional domestic violence victim was sentenced to three days in jail for failing to show up for her abuser's trial.
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Arturo Garcia / Raw Story:
Florida judge harasses domestic violence victim before jailing her: 'You haven't even seen anxiety'
Kaily Cunningham / fox8.com:
Hear it for yourself: 911 call released from Ohio man ‘too high’ on pot … AUSTINTOWN, OH - The 911 call has been released after an Austintown man called 911 last week because he was “too high on weed.”  —  When officers arrived, they were directed to an upstairs bedroom by the caller's grandfather.
Discussion: KTLA
Dennis Ross / Politico:
How Obama Got to ‘Yes’ on Iran: The Inside Story  —  What Netanyahu really thought of Obama, how Susan Rice stymied Israel and other bombshell revelations from Obama's disillusioned peace negotiator.  —  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked me to come by his residence after sundown for an informal chat.
Discussion: New York Times
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Stores Must Keep Doors Closed if Air-Conditioning Is On  —  Starting next summer, nearly all shops and restaurants in New York City will be required to keep front doors and windows shut while their air-conditioners and cooling systems are running.  —  The requirement, which became law on Wednesday …
Discussion: Associated Press
Sarah Jeong / Motherboard:
Former Reuters Journalist Matthew Keys Found Guilty of Three Counts of Hacking  —  On Wednesday, a jury in Sacramento, California, found Matthew Keys, former social media editor at Reuters and an ex-employee of KTXL Fox 40, guilty of computer hacking under the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act.
Devin Henry / The Hill:
White House threatens veto on crude oil exports bill  —  The Obama administration has formally threatened a veto on a House bill that would lift the federal ban on crude oil exports.  —  In a statement of administration policy, the Office of Management and Budget said that …
Discussion: RedState and The Hayride
Nick Gass / Politico:
Ben Carson stumbles on debt limit question  —  Ben Carson appeared to have some difficulty in explaining exactly whether he would support raising the debt limit in a recent interview.  —  “Let me put it this way: if I were the president, I would not sign an increased budget.  Absolutely would not do it.
Wall Street Journal:
Accused Oregon Shooter Discharged From Army After Suicide Attempt  —  Christopher Harper-Mercer left basic training after just one month in 2008  —  The gunman who allegedly killed nine people and wounded nine others at a rural community college in Oregon last Thursday had been discharged …
Wall Street Journal:
Dell Is in Talks With EMC Over Possible Merger  —  Data-storage giant has been considering several options  —  Dell Inc. and private-equity firm Silver Lake are in advanced talks to buy EMC Corp. , according to people familiar with the matter, a deal that would rank as the biggest technology …
Discussion: Mashable, New York Times and CBS Boston
 
 
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