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9:05 PM ET, April 18, 2017

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Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Sources: The Murdochs Are Turning Against Bill O'Reilly  —  With only six days remaining in Bill O'Reilly's vacation, the pressure on the Murdoch family to decide the embattled commentator's fate is intensifying.  Three sources with knowledge of the discussions said that …
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Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Source: Fox News and Bill O'Reilly are talking exit  —  Fox News will no longer even respond to questions about whether Bill O'Reilly will return to his show.  —  A well-placed source said Tuesday afternoon that representatives for Fox and O'Reilly have begun talking about an exit.
Ashley Cullins / Hollywood Reporter:
New Bill O'Reilly Accuser Says He Called Her “Hot Chocolate” and Leered  —  Another woman is telling Fox News her story of harassment at the hands of O'Reilly, according to attorney Lisa Bloom.  —  Bill O'Reilly used to leer at an African-American Fox News clerical worker and called her …
Matthew Sheffield / Salon:
Roger Ailes' fake news empire: Former Fox News head presided over a panoply of phony “sock puppet” blogs  —  Former Fox News CEO paid for many deceptive sites, including leering blogs promoting female Fox personalities  —  Since a series of sexual harassment accusations led to the ouster …
Kristin Salaky / Talking Points Memo:
Report: The Murdochs Are ‘Fighting’ About Possibly Firing O'Reilly
Discussion: The Hill, Mediaite and Balloon Juice
New York Times:
Aircraft Carrier Wasn't Sailing to Deter North Korea, as U.S. Suggested  —  WASHINGTON — As worries deepened last week about whether North Korea would conduct a missile test, the White House declared that ordering an American aircraft carrier into the Sea of Japan would send a powerful deterrent signal …
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Jacob Pramuk / CNBC:
Trump companies don't always follow his ‘buy American, hire American’ pledge  —  President Donald Trump will promote his “buy American, hire American” policy again Tuesday — but his family's companies haven't always followed that pledge themselves.  —  After touring a Snap-on tools facility …
USA Today:
First protected DREAMer is deported under Trump  —  Federal agents ignored President Trump's pledge to protect from deportation undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children by sending a young man back to his native Mexico, the first such documented case …
Tamar Hallerman / Political Insider blog:
Live updates: Georgia's 6th District special election  —  Atlanta's affluent, leafy northern suburbs are the scene of the biggest electoral vote in the nation since Donald Trump's victory.  —  Outside groups have poured millions into the special election to replace Rep. Tom Price …
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New York Times:
Live Election Results: Georgia's Sixth Congressional District
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Democratic enthusiasm may not be enough to capture GOP House seat in Georgia
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Zpolitics
Lisa Hagen / The Hill:   Five things to watch in the Georgia special election
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Veronica Rocha / Los Angeles Times:
Man kills 3 people in shootings in downtown Fresno  —  The suspect was identified as Kori Ali Muhammad, a 39-year-old man who was wanted in connection with the shooting death of a security guard outside a motel Thursday, said Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer.  —  A man shot and killed three people …
Fox News:
Fresno shooting spree: 3 people killed, suspect who yelled ‘Allahu Akbar,’ says he ‘hates white people’ in custody
Discussion: Red Alert Politics
David K. Li / New York Post:
Crazed gunman targeted whites in deadly shooting rampage: cops
Discussion: Red Alert Politics
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
Sanders on Clinton's 'I'm with her' slogan: 'It's so phony'  —  (I-Vt.) called former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton  —  's “I'm with her” slogan “phony,” according to a new book.  —  In “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign,” The Hill's Amie Parnes …
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Steven Ginsberg / Washington Post:
The night Clinton said what she never expected to say: ‘Congratulations, Donald’
Clare Malone / FiveThirtyEight:
‘Reluctant’ Trump Voters Swung The Election.  Here's How They Think He's Doing.  —  Over the past 14 months, no group has made America more alive to its rebellious streak than the Trump voter.  The visual trope of this number is cling-wrapped to our brains: red hats, stadium crowds, rippling flags, chanting.
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Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Trump issues bold new promises on health care, tax, infrastructure
Discussion: ABC News
ABC News:
Transcript for A breakdown of President Trump's new ‘Buy American, Hire American’ executive order
Discussion: Vox
CNN:
FBI used dossier allegations to bolster Trump-Russia investigation  —  Washington (CNN)The FBI last year used a dossier of allegations of Russian ties to Donald Trump's campaign as part of the justification to win approval to secretly monitor a Trump associate, according to US officials briefed on the investigation.
Donald Judd / CNN:
Republican senator wishes Trump spent less time at Mar-a-Lago  —  (CNN)Republican Sen. Joni Ernst said Tuesday that President Donald Trump's frequent trips to Florida have been “bothering” her, saying, “I do wish he would spend more time in Washington.”  —  Her comments came during a Wall Lake …
Discussion: Political Wire and IJR
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Max Greenwood / The Hill:
GOP senator: Trump should spend less time at Mar-a-Lago
Ryan Lizza / New Yorker:
The Continuing Fallout from Trump and Nunes's Fake Scandal  —  Recently, several members and staffers on the House Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Russia's role in the Presidential election, visited the National Security Agency, in Fort Meade, Maryland.
Elizabeth Elizalde / New York Daily News:
Oregon man dies thinking President Trump was impeached after being lied to by ex-wife  —  A man died peacefully in his Oregon home after his ex-wife lied to him that President Trump was impeached from office.  —  Michael Garland Elliott, 75, passed away on April 6 and was surrounded by his caregivers …
New York Times:
Hunt for Facebook Killer Ends With McDonald's Sighting and a Suicide  —  Two days after an extraordinary crime, a murder that the killer recorded on video and posted to Facebook, it was a hankering for something as reassuringly normal as a McDonald's meal that tripped him up on Tuesday …
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Sean Higgins / Washington Examiner:
Hike in minimum wage prompts more closings of San Francisco restaurants  —  San Francisco's higher minimum wage is causing an increasing number of restaurants to go out of business even before it is fully phased in, a new study by the Harvard Business School found.
Discussion: Hot Air
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Andrew Rafferty / NBC News:
Homeland Sec. Kelly: Marijuana is a ‘Dangerous Gateway Drug’  —  Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly Tuesday called marijuana a “gateway drug” and vowed his agency will uphold federal laws against its possession, a sterner message than he delivered on the topic just last week.
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Associated Press:
Kelly has simple message to critics: change law or shut up
Discussion: Politico
Ross Cavitt / WSB-TV:
Equipment stolen days before special election; Sec. of State: ‘Unacceptable’  —  Twtter  —  COBB COUNTY, Ga. - Channel 2 Action News has learned that critical voting machines were stolen just days before polls will open for a special election.  —  State officials are investigating …
Fox News:
Russian bombers fly near Alaska; Air Force scrambles jets  —  A pair of Russian nuclear-capable bombers flew near Alaska Monday night, two U.S. officials told Fox News, coming as close as 100 miles from Kodiak Island — the first time since President Trump took office that Moscow has sent bombers so close to the U.S.
CBS Sacramento:
Congressman Walks Off Stage During Oroville Town Hall  —  OROVILLE (CBS13) — The boos and shouts of displeasure started during the introduction of Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) at his town hall meeting in Oroville.  —  For nearly two hours, the crowd at the State Theater shouted down responses by the congressman.
 
 
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Reason:
How Florida Entraps Pain Patients, Forces Them to Snitch, Then Locks Them Up for Decades
Discussion: New York Magazine
Gabriel Stargardter / Reuters:
Exclusive: Asylum applications in Mexico surge after Trump election win
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Cristina Marcos / The Hill:
Judge keeps controversial police painting out of Capitol complex
Discussion: RedState
Media Matters for America:
Hannity: “I Want People To See” Violence And Murder On Facebook So Americans “Can Understand The Nature Of Evil”
Chris Megerian / Los Angeles Times:
Rep. Jeff Denham says he's a ‘no’ on Republican healthcare legislation for now
Discussion: The Daily Caller
David Shield / CBC News:
Sask. ranchers stunned as beaver herds 150 cattle
 Earlier Items: 
Bob Price / Breitbart:
Tax Day Justice: DOJ Investigation of Lois Lerner Called for by Ways and Means Chairman
Hannah Devlin / The Guardian:
Receding glacier causes immense Canadian river to vanish in four days
Cristina Marcos / The Hill:
House Democrat introduces bill to amend presidential removal procedures
Peter Baker / New York Times:
As Trump Drifts Away From Populism, His Supporters Grow Watchful
Discussion: Daily Kos