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Gmail Blog:
Introducing Gmail Mic Drop  —  UPDATE: Well, it looks like we pranked ourselves this year.  😟 Due to a bug, the Mic Drop feature inadvertently caused more headaches than laughs.  We're truly sorry.  The feature has been turned off.  If you are still seeing it, please reload your Gmail page.
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Katherine Lam / New York's PIX11:
Google pulls Gmail ‘Mic Drop’ button after April Fools joke receives backlash  —  Google attempted to prank its Gmail users for April Fools Day this year, but it seems like it created more tears than laughs.  —  On Thursday, a new “send + mic drop” button appeared next to the “send” button in Gmail.
Discussion: The Verge
Monica Alba / Blue Nation Review:
FACTCHECK: No, Hillary Did NOT Get Money from the ‘Fossil Fuel Industry’  —  One of the most insidious attacks against Hillary is Bernie's false assertion that she has received money directly from corporations. … Following an event in New York, Hillary Clinton was working the crowd …
Discussion: Politico and Shakesville
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Jonathan Bernstein / Chicago Tribune:
Commentary: No, the race between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton isn't close
Discussion: Slantpoint
Dan Merica / CNN:
Clinton to climate activist: 'I'm so sick of the Sanders campaign lying about me'
Annie Karni / Politico:
De Blasio loves Clinton, but hearts Bern
New York Times:
Donald Trump Clears Air With G.O.P. Leaders, and Chastises His Aides  —  Outwardly, Donald J. Trump called it a “unity meeting” — a closed-door session in Washington on Thursday involving his own inner circle and the Republican National Committee's high command.
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Ben Schreckinger / Politico:
Delegates ready to flee Trump at contested convention  —  The reality of a contested convention has become more real than ever, with Donald Trump facing the risk of losing Wisconsin next week, meaning he'd have to win roughly 60 percent of the remaining delegates to win the Republican presidential nomination outright.
The Huffington Post:
Top Black Staffers Leave The Republican National Committee
Discussion: Blue Nation Review
Lauren Victoria Burke / NBC News:
Yet Another Top African American Staffer Departs RNC
Discussion: BuzzFeed and Mediaite
Bureau of Labor Statistics:
Employment Situation Summary  —  Transmission of material in this release is embargoed until USDL-16-0662 8:30 a.m. (EDT) Friday, April 1, 2016  —  Technical information:  —  Household data: (202) 691-6378 * cpsinfo@bls.gov * www.bls.gov/cps
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Wall Street Journal:
March Jobs Report: Everything You Need to Know
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Learning From Obama  —  Like many political junkies, I've been spending far too much time looking at polls and trying to understand their implications.  Can Donald Trump really win his party's nomination?  (Yes.)  Can Bernie Sanders?  (No.) But the primaries aren't the only things being polled …
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WGN Web Desk / WGN-TV:
Victim filming when shot, video posted to social media  —  Share Update: … CHICAGO — Video posted to social media appears to show a brazen Chicago shooting that left a man in critical condition.  —  The 31-year-old victim was recording himself, apparently on his phone, when someone opened fire on him.
Hugh Hewitt / The Hugh Hewitt ShowThe Hugh Hewitt Show:
Karl Rove On The State Of Play Re: The Contested Convention  —  The Architect Karl Rove joined me today:  —  Audio:  —  03-31hhs-rove  —  Transcript:  —  HH: Karl Rove is the Architect.  He's also the author of an incredibly timely book about 1896, because we're going to a contested convention …
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:   Karl Rove: ‘Fresh face’ might be best GOP nominee
Patrick Clark / FOX2now.com:
78-year-old grandmother goes viral after powerlifting 245lbs  —  WOOD RIVER, IL (KTVI) - “I don't want any Grandma jokes in this story,” says Shirley Webb, the Weightlifting Grandma.  —  You heard the woman, which means no lines about the 78 year old grams who can dead-lift one hundred eleven thousand one hundred thirty grams.
Discussion: fox8.com
KFTC-TV:
WATCH: Local teen's acceptance into college  —  Lansdale Pa.(WTXF) A North Penn High School student found out she got accepted to college and her reaction is truly priceless.  —  Rachel Grace, who has been the Knights girls basketball manager for three years, has been accepted to East Stroudsburg University.
Discussion: FOX 61 and fox8.com
John Cassidy / New Yorker:
Is Donald Trump Self-Destructing?  —  If Donald Trump were a normal political candidate, he would be in serious trouble at the moment.  Over the past few days, he has said and done things that have raised more doubts about his temperament, judgment, and command of policy issues.
Discussion: New York Times, CNN, NPR and CNNMoney
Chris Pleasance For / Daily Mail:
Hilarious moment anti-Trump activist backflips on to his own face after callling supporter a ‘fat b****’  —  While Donald Trump certainly knows how to grab a headline, it seems these days that his supporters garner almost as much attention with bizarre and often violent displays at his rallies.
Ildefonso Ortiz / Breitbart:
VIDEO: Cartel Smugglers Stumble into Mexican TV Reporters  —  A crew of Mexican reporters who were recording a segment on the border fence in the city of Nogales Arizona, ended up stumbling into two cartel smugglers who managed to sneak into the country undetected.
John Tozzi / Bloomberg Business:
The World May Have Too Much Food  —  For the first time in history, more people are obese than underweight.  —  The past 40 years have seen an unprecedented increase in the number of obese adults worldwide, climbing to about 640 million from 105 million in 1975.
Walter Shapiro / Roll Call:
Clinton Offers Predictability in an Erratic Political Year  —  Underlying message is ‘Everything will be okay’  —  Cruz and Kasich Could Learn Lessons From 1968 John Kasich's Finest Hour John Kasich's Finest Hour  —  Looking out at the orchestra seats and up at two balconies filled …
Discussion: Shakesville
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox Business Network Poll: Cruz leads in Wisconsin  —  Ted Cruz leads Donald Trump in the Republican nomination contest in Wisconsin, according to a Fox Business Network Poll released Thursday.  —  Cruz garners 42 percent among Wisconsin likely GOP primary voters, while Trump receives 32 percent.
Mark Holmberg / WTVR-TV:
Greyhound shooting suspect was from a Chicago suburb with a long record, anger at police  —  RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia State Police confirmed the identity of the suspect who shot Trooper Chad P. Dermyer Thursday afternoon at the Greyhound bus station in Richmond.
Discussion: WTKR-TV and CBS Chicago
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Ted Cruz's moment to shine  —  is having a moment to shine.  —  The Texas senator has become the favorite to win Tuesday's primary in Wisconsin, which would be huge for his presidential campaign.  —  He's seen a GOP establishment that despised him warm to his presidential campaign …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and CNN
Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed:
Top Conservative Writer Is A Group Effort, Sources Say  —  Sources claim interns produce much of Breitbart.com tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos's work.  Yiannopoulos says his practices are “completely standard.”  —  A leading voice of the new “alt-right,” Breitbart.com tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos …
Jill Filipovic / TIME:
Donald Trump's Abortion Logic Is Totally 100% Right  —  If abortion is murder, then women who have them are criminals—right?  —  The success of Donald Trump stems from one major factor: the perception that he tells it like it is because he's beholden to no one.
Mark Faram / Navy Times:
The Navy just approved the military's best tattoo rules  —  The Navy is easing its tattoo policy in a bid to recruit and retain more sailors from the millennial generation, of whom more than 1 in 3 sport body art.  —  Sailors will be allowed to have neck tattoos, sleeves and even markings behind …
 
 
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Brad Heath / USA Today:
200 imprisoned based on illegal cellphone tracking, review finds
Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
The worst stereotype of the GOP is coming to life in the form of Donald Trump
Discussion: Booman Tribune and Raw Story
Niraj Warikoo / Detroit Free Press:
Anti-Islam message written in chalk on University of Michigan's Diag
Discussion: Inside Higher Ed
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Rupert Murdoch's Ex-Wife Wendi Deng Is Dating Vladimir Putin
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WKMG:
Bullet lodges in Florida man's testicles after wife shoots him, deputies say
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Jacob Gershman / Wall Street Journal:
George Mason University Renames Law School After Justice Antonin Scalia