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3:12 AM ET, January 14, 2018


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Michelle Broder Van Dyke / BuzzFeed:
I'm In Hawaii And Just Got The Scariest Alert Of My Life.  Here's What I Did Next.  —  What would you do if you thought you had 15 minutes to live?  —  Reporting From  —  HONOLULU — On Saturday morning, I was basking in my usual routine, waking up with my yawning dog, walking upstairs to receive a macchiato made by my husband.
Eliana Johnson / Politico:
White House scrambles after false missile warning in Hawaii  —  The erroneous alert triggered reminders inside the administration about long-delayed plans to prepare for a domestic missile attack.  —  A false warning of a missile threat in Hawaii sent White House aides scrambling Saturday …
New York Times:
Hawaii Panics After Alert About Incoming Missile Is Sent in Error  —  An early-morning emergency alert mistakenly warning of an incoming ballistic missile attack was dispatched to cellphones across Hawaii on Saturday, setting off widespread panic in a state that was already on emotional edge …
New York Times:
False Alarm Adds to Real Alarm About Trump's Nuclear Risk  —  It was the sort of nightmare that had only ever been real for most people's parents or grandparents — the fear of an impending nuclear attack.  “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii,” read the emergency alert that residents …
Jon Letman / The Daily Beast:   Terror in Paradise: I Got the Hawaii Missile Message and Prepared to Die
Zachary Cohen / CNN:
Missile threat alert for Hawaii a false alarm
Washington Post:
Chelsea Manning files to run for U.S. Senate in Maryland … Chelsea Manning, the transgender former Army private who was convicted of passing sensitive government documents to Wikileaks, has filed to run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland, according to federal election filings.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: Response to January 2018 Preliminary Injunction  —  Update: Due to a federal court order, USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA.  Until further notice, and unless otherwise provided in this guidance …
Eliza Dushku:
When I was 12 years old, while filming “True Lies”, I was sexually molested by Joel Kramer, one of Hollywood's leading stunt coordinators.  —  Ever since, I have struggled with how and when to disclose this, if ever.  At the time, I shared what happened to me with my parents, two adult friends and one of my older brothers.
New York Times:
Male Models Say Mario Testino and Bruce Weber Sexually Exploited Them  —  For a fashion model, success is the ability to incite desire.  The job requirements often include nudity and feigning seduction; provocation is a lever for sales.  In the industry, boundaries between the acceptable …
Discussion: Refinery29, AOL and thecut
Vanessa Friedman / New York Times:
Condé Nast Crafts Rules to Protect Models From Harassment
Julia Manchester / The Hill:
Obama: Fox viewers ‘living on a different planet’ than NPR listeners  —  Former President Obama said in an interview that Fox News viewers and NPR listeners are living on different planets in terms of what news they consume.  —  “If you watch Fox News, you are living on a different planet …
Discussion: Power Line
St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Woman at center of Greitens story asks for privacy; Greitens asks lawmakers for forgiveness  —  • The woman at the center of possible blackmail allegations aimed at Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens asked the media and the public for privacy Friday.  —  Through her attorneys …
Aurora Snow / The Daily Beast:
Trump Accuser Jessica Drake Silenced … The Daily Beast was informed late Friday that porn star Jessica Drake is not allowed to discuss President Donald J. Trump on account of a non-disclosure agreement she signed barring her from any such talk.  NDAs are often deployed as part of settlements to silence accusers.
Rowan Scarborough / Washington Times:
Fusion GPS, firm behind disputed Russia dossier, retracts its claim of FBI mole in Trump camp  —  Glenn Simpson, the Fusion GPS founder who sponsored the unverified anti-Trump dossier, claimed in August and again Jan. 2 that the FBI has a source inside the Trump camp who lent credence to the document.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Rlitt / Lawfare:
The President is Wrong to Accuse the FBI of Treason  —  With all of the attention paid to President Donald Trump's confusing tweets about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and his profane description of African nations, another comment he made should not escape notice.
Alexandra King / CNN:
Condoleezza Rice on #MeToo: 'Let's not turn women into snowflakes'  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  —  (CNN)Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said that while she believes the #MeToo movement is “a good thing,” people need “to be a little bit careful” about how they respond to it.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Marc Fisher / Washington Post:
The ‘genius’ of Trump: What the president means when he touts his smarts  —  The genius in the White House has always believed that what makes him special is his ability to get things done without going through the steps others must take.  —  In school, he bragged that he'd do well without cracking a book.
Discussion: Raw Story
Sophie Doughty / nechronicle:
VIDEO UNAVAILABLE  —  Six people who left offensive comments on social media about the Operation Shelter sex gang have been tracked down by police.  —  Northumbria Police posted a series of articles on its Facebook page following the conviction of 18 people after an investigation into sex exploitation in Newcastle's West End.
Leigh Giangreco / CityLab:
The City That ‘This Town’ Forgot  —  On a bone-chilling January night last week, customers lined up inside Kramerbooks in Washington, D.C.'s Dupont Circle for the midnight release of Michael Wolff's account of the Trump administration, Fire and Fury.  The occasion should have merited …
Mike Fleming / Deadline:
Mark Wahlberg Donates $1.5M In Michelle Williams' Name To #TimesUp Legal Fund  —  BREAKING: Mark Wahlberg has announced that he will donate in Michelle Williams' name the $1.5 million in money he received for All The Money In The World reshoots.  The donation is being made to #TimesUp …
Mark Davis / WCTX-TV:
Puerto Rican storm refugees in Connecticut facing eviction this weekend  —  Related Coverage  —  (WTNH) — Dozens of Puerto Rican hurricane refugees that came here to Connecticut are now in danger of being evicted from their hotels tomorrow.  FEMA says their homes back on the island are …
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Facebook Couldn't Handle News.  Maybe It Never Wanted To.  —  Getty Images / John Paczkowski, BuzzFeed News  —  When news broke on Thursday evening of Facebook's dramatic overhaul of its News Feed, the worlds of media and publishing erupted.  But inside Facebook, the reaction was markedly different — indifference.
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Andrew Klavan / City Journal:
Of Crudeness and Truth  —  Thoughts on President Trump's latest verbal tempest
Discussion: Instapundit
Seamus Hughes / The Atlantic:
A New American Leader Rises in ISIS
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Judge: Trump racism may have been key to ending DACA
David J. Lynch / Washington Post:
‘This is super tight’: Companies struggle to find, retain workers in a hot economy
Discussion: The Daily Caller and IJR
Associated Press:
EXCLUSIVE: Interview with ‘swatting’ suspect from Sedgwick County jail
Discussion: RedState
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
A Romney Who Is Unfailingly Loyal to Trump
Erin Beck / Charleston Gazette-Mail:
WV DHHR: 4 of nearly 900 TANF applicants test positive for drugs
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Wall Street Journal:
World Bank Unfairly Influenced Its Own Competitiveness Rankings
Discussion: Mother Jones
John Bowden / The Hill:
Liam Neeson: Sexual harassment scandal has sparked ‘a bit of a witch hunt’
Discussion: The Week and RedState
Shelby Steele / Wall Street Journal:
Black Protest Has Lost Its Power
David Rogers / Politico:
GOP tax law a one-two punch to charities — and American giving
New York Times:
Las Vegas Gunman Took Elaborate Steps to Hide His Tracks, New Documents Show
Discussion: Axios