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10:30 AM ET, March 28, 2016

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Asoleycerro / KTLA:
Gun Store Owner Refuses to Sell Weapon to Man Suspected of Planning Mass Shooting at Ohio University  —  A gun store owner is being credited with possibly stopping a mass shooting at Ohio University after he refused to sell a gun to a man who passed a background check, CNN reported on Sunday.
Robert O'Harrow Jr / Washington Post:
How Clinton's email scandal took root  —  Hillary Clinton's email problems began in her first days as secretary of state.  She insisted on using her personal BlackBerry for all her email communications, but she wasn't allowed to take the device into her seventh-floor suite of offices, a secure space known as Mahogany Row.
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Nicholas Confessore / New York Times:
How the G.O.P. Elite Lost Its Voters to Donald Trump  —  The manufacturing executives had gathered in an Atlanta conference room last year to honor their senior United States senator, Johnny Isakson, for his tireless efforts on their behalf in Washington.  But as the luncheon wound down …
Juan Williams / The Hill:
Dems must pay price to keep Sanders sweet  —  (I-Vt.) want in exchange for endorsing Hillary Clinton  —  And what can Clinton and the Democratic Party give Sanders to get him to campaign aggressively for her in the fall, harnessing the voting power of the passionate, mostly young, white left-wing voters who favor him?
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Steven Shepard / Politico:   Bernie's math: Improbable, not impossible
Katherine Lam / New York's PIX11:
Why is there a Donald Trump tombstone in Central Park?  —  UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan — People walking through Central Park spotted a mysterious tombstone for Donald Trump Sunday.  —  The tombstone had the phrase “Made America Hate Again!” engraved under Trump's name.
Discussion: WGN-TV, Slantpoint and fox13now.com
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Shane Goldmacher / Politico:
Marco Rubio's secret (money) legacy  —  Marco Rubio's campaign is dead.  His secret-money legacy lives on.  —  Nobody knows who funded the nonprofit group that spent more than $10 million on TV ads boosting Rubio, and untold more on mailers and research.  And, unless those donors out themselves, nobody ever will.
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Sean Sullivan / Washington Post:
Why some Republicans are feeling shame
Donald J. Trump / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Head of Louisiana GOP says they ‘will be prepared’ if Trump sues
BuzzFeed:
North Carolina Sued Over Anti-LGBT Law  —  “By singling out LGBT people for disfavored treatment and explicitly writing discrimination against transgender people into state law, H.B. 2 violates the most basic guarantees of equal treatment and the U.S. Constitution,” the lawsuit argues.
Discussion: Vox, Towleroad, The Week and Joe.My.God.
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Robert Lahser / Associated Press:   ACLU, Lambda Legal To Announce Federal Lawsuit Against North Carolina Anti-Gay Law
Daily Mail:
ISIS carries out Good Friday crucifixion of Indian Catholic priest in Yemen after he was kidnapped three weeks ago in attack on old people's home where four nuns were shot  —  The Indian Catholic priest kidnapped by ISIS-linked terrorists in Yemen earlier this month was crucified on Good Friday, it has been claimed.
Agence France-Presse:
Kerry says Republican campaign ‘an embarrassment’  —  Washington (AFP) - Secretary of State John Kerry warned that the Republican presidential campaign has descended into “an embarrassment” that raises awkward questions abroad about the reliability of the United States.
Discussion: Booman Tribune
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Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:   Kerry: World leaders shocked by GOP rhetoric
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
McCaul: Cruz comments about Muslim neighborhoods ‘inflammatory’
Discussion: The Last Tradition
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Conservatives to pounce if GOP relents on Supreme Court  —  There are plenty of plausible reasons why Republicans might eventually fold in the standoff over the Supreme Court: Overwhelming public opinion, a Democratic pressure campaign, and vulnerable GOP senators trying to save their jobs, to name a few.
Svati Kirsten Narula / The Atlantic:
The 5 U.S. Counties Where Racial Diversity Is Highest—and Lowest … Data wizard Randy Olson, the guy behind that astounding graph illuminating the reality of paying for college with minimum-wage work, has created another beautiful visualization: a map of racial diversity across the United States' nearly 3,000 counties.
Discussion: Raw Story
Matt Apuzzo / New York Times:
Who Will Become a Terrorist?  Research Yields Few Clues  —  WASHINGTON — The brothers who carried out suicide bombings in Brussels last week had long, violent criminal records and had been regarded internationally as potential terrorists.  But in San Bernardino, Calif., last year …
Discussion: Power Line
George Brown / WREG-TV:
Man armed with rifle and gun arrested at Bellevue Baptist Church Easter service  —  MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man is undergoing a mental evaluation after being taken into custody at Bellevue Baptist Church Easter morning.  —  Police said security saw a male in the church who was armed.
Discussion: KFOR-TV and New York's PIX11
Wajahat S. Khan / NBC News:
Why It Feels Like a ‘Crime’ to Be Christian in Pakistan  —  A splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for an Easter Sunday suicide attack on a park in Lahore and said Christians were “our prime target.”  In August 2014, NBC News examined what life is like for Christians in the country.
Discussion: Hot Air and NBC News
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Reuters:
Suicide bomber targeting Christians kills 65, mostly women and children, in Pakistan park
David Remnick / New Yorker:
Soul Survivor  —  Late on a winter night, Aretha Franklin sat in the dressing room of Caesars Windsor Hotel and Casino, in Ontario.  She did not wear the expression of someone who has just brought boundless joy to a few thousand souls.  —  “What was with the sound?” she said, in a tone somewhere between perplexity and irritation.
Kirstie McCrum / Mirror.co.uk:
Doctor arrested for flying rainbow flag in Saudi Arabia says he had no idea it represented gay pride  —  The laws against homosexuality mean that the LGBT-supporting emblem is a big no-no in the Middle Eastern kingdom  —  A man who was arrested for flying a gay pride flag from his home …
Caitlin Cruz / Talking Points Memo:
John Oliver Uncovers The Conspiracy Behind Cadbury Eggs (VIDEO)  —  John Oliver exposed the insidious conspiracy theory “that no one has the guts to explain” behind Cadbury Creme Eggs on Sunday night's episode of “Last Week Tonight” in his homage to YouTube conspiracy videos.
Nick Gass / Politico:
Fidel Castro lectures Obama after Cuba trip  —  President Barack Obama did not meet with Fidel Castro during his historic visit to Cuba last week, but apparently that does not mean that Castro did not have any thoughts about el presidente norteamericano in his country.
Discussion: Associated Press and The Week
 
 
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USA Today:
Supreme Court nears decision on Blagojevich appeal
Discussion: Associated Press
Ildefonso Ortiz / Breitbart:
Mexico Adds Trump to Easter Tradition, Sets Him on Fire
Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
Arizona's Voting Problems Are More Complicated Than They Look
David Catron / American Spectator:
Obamacare at Six: A Legacy of Deception
Discussion: Power Line
Mat Honan / BuzzFeed:
The Consumer Electronics Show,
Discussion: Engadget
Dana Hedgpeth / Washington Post:
One of two baby bald eagles hatches in Southwest Washington
Discussion: Associated Press
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Anthony Weiner Was The ‘Perfectly Evolved’ Politician — Until He Screwed Up
Discussion: SoundCloud
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Abby Haglage / The Daily Beast:
Can an Implant Stop Heroin Addiction?
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
Could Trump turn New York red?
Discussion: Instapundit
Bill Scher / Politico:
The Case for Vice President Al Franken
Julia Hahn / Breitbart:
Stephen Miller Exposes Faux-Feminism of CNN Panel with Facts About Muslim Migration and Open Borders
Discussion: KFOR-TV and Raw Story
David M Jackson / USA Today:
Guns at GOP convention petition nears 35K, Trump wants to study ‘fine print’
Discussion: New York Magazine and fox8.com
Gary Robbins / ArcaMax:
House panel wants names of scientists involved in fetal-tissue research
Christian Datoc / The Daily Caller:
Trump Aide: People Are Angrier Over Trump's RTs Than Illegal Immigrants Murdering Americans [VIDEO]
WFSB-TV:
Parents turn Easter egg hunt at Pez into ‘mess’