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1:30 AM ET, January 17, 2017


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Manu Raju / CNN:
First on CNN: Trump's cabinet pick invested in company, then introduced a bill to help it  —  Tom Price in 60 seconds Story highlights  —  Washington (CNN)Rep. Tom Price last year purchased shares in a medical device manufacturer days before introducing legislation that would have directly benefited …
MJ Lee / CNN:
Trump's HHS pick doesn't want to flaunt his own Obamacare bill at confirmation hearing  —  (CNN)Tom Price made his name in Washington as a critic of Obamacare — in fact, he has a plan to dismantle it.  —  But he may not want to talk about that much when he testifies before Congress this week …
Jennifer Haberkorn / Politico:
Trump, Price and Hill GOP at odds on Obamacare
Nicole Lopez-Alvar / WSVN-TV:
8 shot at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park in Miami on MLK Day; 2 detained  —  Police and fire rescue crews are on the scene after eight people were shot during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park.  —  According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue …
Curtis Houck / NewsBusters:
Reporters Plead with MLK III to Attack Trump; Did Lewis Tweets Shake You ‘To Your Core?’
Discussion: Power Line and Mediaite
Rachel Stoltzfoos / The Daily Caller:
Martin Luther King's Niece Voted For Trump
Matt Lewis / The Daily Beast:
Obama Loves Martin Luther King's Great Quote—But He Uses It Incorrectly
Discussion: TheBlaze
John King / CNN:
Sources: Trump labor pick Andrew Puzder has voiced second thoughts about nomination  —  Washington (CNN)President-elect Donald Trump's choice to be labor secretary has voiced second thoughts in recent days, because of a relentless barrage of criticism from Democrats, labor unions and other liberal groups …
Washington Times:
Monica Crowley to forgo post in Trump White House  —  GOP foreign policy adviser Monica Crowley said Monday she will relinquish the senior job she'd been poised to take in the Trump White House.  —  Ms. Crowley, who had been tapped to be senior director of strategic communications …
Adam Goldman / New York Times:
F.B.I. Arrests Wife of Killer in Orlando Mass Shooting  —  WASHINGTON — The wife of the man who carried out a deadly terrorist attack in Orlando, Fla., has been arrested in connection with the mass shooting, a law enforcement official said Monday.  —  Noor Salman was taken into custody …
Wall Street Journal:
Trump Warns on House Republican Tax Plan  —  Donald Trump criticized a cornerstone of House Republicans' corporate-tax plan, which they had pitched as an alternative to his proposed import tariffs, creating another point of contention between the incoming president and congressional allies.
Discussion: Marginal REVOLUTION
David Nakamura / Washington Post:
‘Never Trump’ national-security Republicans fear they have been blacklisted  —  They are some of the biggest names in the Republican national security firmament, veterans of past GOP administrations who say, if called upon by President-elect Donald Trump, they stand ready to serve their country again.
Emily Brown / USA Today:
Obamas, out.  Trumps, in: Flipping the White House is a 5-hour sprint  —  When Donald Trump walks into the White House for the first time as president on Jan. 20, his suits will be hanging in his closet, his personal photos will be displayed on perfectly placed tables, and his toothbrush …
Discussion: Political Wire
Scott Clement / Washington Post:
More than 4 in 10 say Trump should sell his businesses — but even more say he shouldn't, poll finds  —  A narrow majority of Americans say Donald Trump should not have to sell his businesses to separate them from his duties as president — but a large majority say the president-elect …
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
CNN to Sean Spicer: Jim Acosta ‘has our complete support’  —  The Trump transition team's calls for an apology from CNN correspondent Jim Acosta are being met by something else: a strong statement from CNN supporting Acosta.  —  “Being persistent and asking tough questions is his job …
Michael Birnbaum / Washington Post:
European leaders shocked as Trump slams NATO and E.U., raising fears of transatlantic split  —  BRUSSELS — European leaders grappled with the jolting reality of President-elect Donald Trump's skepticism of the European Union on Monday, saying they might have to stand without the United States at their side during the Trump presidency.
New York Times:
For Trump, Three Decades of Chasing Deals in Russia  —  It was 2005, and Felix Sater, a Russian immigrant, was back in Moscow pursuing an ambitious plan to build a Trump tower on the site of an old pencil factory along the Moscow River that would offer hotel rooms, condominiums and commercial office space.
Discussion: Politicus USA
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Trump has earned no respect for being the ultimate sore winner  —  Kellyanne Conway is walking a Dangerfield line.  —  “We got no forbearance.  We got nothing.  We got no respect,” the Trump strategist told CNN's Anderson Cooper last week, complaining about media coverage of her boss.
Cyra Master / The Hill:
Trump: Monday will be day one of administration  —  said the first order he'll sign as president will be to create “strong borders.”  —  It's something he's said before, but the promise gained attention Monday evening, after that portion of his Times of London interview was highlighted …
Jason Newman / Rolling Stone:
Bruce Springsteen Cover Band Drops Out of Trump Inauguration Party  —  “We had to make it known that we didn't want to seem disrespectful ... to Bruce, his music and his band,” B-Street Band's Will Forte says  —  The B-Street Band, a popular Bruce Springsteen cover group that's performed nearly 200 gigs …
Steve Neavling / Motor City Muckraker:
Audio: Mayor Fouts compares black people to ‘chimps,’ ridicules women  —  Join us on Facebook for exclusive stories in metro Detroit.  —  Warren Mayor Jim Fouts used the n-word, compared black people to “chimps” and called old women “dried-up c**ts” in new audio recordings obtained exclusively by Motor City Muckraker.
Discussion: Raw Story and Mediaite
Scott Jaschik / Inside Higher Ed:
‘Society Must Be Defended’  —  Anthropologists and other scholars plan read-in of Michel Foucault to mark inauguration of Donald Trump.  —  Many groups of scholars and writers are planning teach-ins or readings for Friday, the day Donald J. Trump will be inaugurated as president of the United States.
Discussion: Power Line
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Istanbul Reina nightclub attack suspect captured
Discussion: TalkLeft
John Wagner / Washington Post:
Surprisingly, Trump inauguration shapes up to be a relatively low-key affair
Adam Edelman / New York Daily News:
Scalpers taking losses on tickets to Trump inauguration, as secondary market interest on the mogul's swear-in wanes
Discussion: The Slot and Raw Story
Steve Usdin / Politico:
When a Foreign Government Interfered in a U.S. Election — to Reelect FDR
Discussion: Daily Wire
Andrew Kaczynski / CNN:
Before presidential run, Trump called Russia the ‘biggest problem’ and geopolitical foe of U.S.
Discussion: Mediaite
 Earlier Items: 
Robert Charles / Fox News:
To preview the Trump presidency, look at the confirmation hearings for his cabinet picks
Obamas Jet to Palm Springs After Inauguration
Discussion: Mediaite and The Daily Caller
Rachel Stockman / LawNewz:
That Time Trump Sued Bill Maher After Joke About His Mom Having Sex with Orangutan
Discussion: Mediaite
Matthew Sheffield / Salon:
The alt-right eats its own: Neo-Nazi podcaster “Mike Enoch” quits after doxxers reveal his wife is Jewish
Michael Sainato / The New York Observer:
The Clinton Foundation Shuts Down Clinton Global Initiative

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Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Last week, LinkedIn began letting advertisers pay to amplify posts from some users through Thought Leader ads, as it enters the market of influencer marketing

Alexandra Bruell / Wall Street Journal:
A look at the internal upheaval at the NYT around sensitive subjects and management's push to emphasize neutrality and independence, including through probes

New York Times:
Uri Berliner's essay about NPR reignited criticism of the outlet on social media, especially by conservatives, and spurred vehement pushback from some staffers

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