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3:15 PM ET, April 17, 2019

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CBS Denver:
Sol Pais Dead: Massive Colorado Manhunt Over  —  CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) - The statewide manhunt for Sol Pais is over in Colorado.  She is dead from possible self-inflicted wounds, according to a law enforcement source at a command post in Clear Creek County.
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CBS Denver:
CAPTURED: Sol Pais Taken Into Custody At Mount Evans  —  CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) - The massive search for Sol Pais is over.  She was captured on Wednesday morning in Clear Creek County.  The 18-year-old female suspect was on the run after after making threats that led to the closure …
Polls:
Trump's Tax Time Troubles  —  Most say Congress should get full Mueller report  —  West Long Branch, NJ - President Donald Trump's job rating has taken a slight dip as the country awaits the release of the Mueller report according to the latest Monmouth University Poll.
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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Media must ‘fight their own DNA’ to properly cover the redacted Mueller report.  —  It's certainly possible that the news media will do a nuanced, accurate job Thursday of helping citizens understand the redacted version of the Mueller report.  —  It's possible they will do a better job …
Peter Nicholas / The Atlantic:
Who's Afraid of the Mueller Report?
Discussion: Townhall, Washington Post and Raw Story
Catherine Lucey / Associated Press:
APNewsBreak: Ivanka Trump says she passed on World Bank job  —  ABIDJIAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump says her father asked her if she was interested in taking the job of World Bank chief but she passed on it.  —  In an Associated Press interview …
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Catherine Lucey / Associated Press:   AP Interview: Ivanka Trump says Africa would inspire her dad
Kamala Harris / TIME:
Christine Blasey Ford  —  Her story, spoken while holding back tears, shook Washington and the country.  Her courage, in the face of those who wished to silence her, galvanized Americans.  And her unfathomable sacrifice, out of a sense of civic duty, shined a spotlight on the way we treat survivors of sexual violence.
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Mitch McConnell / TIME:
Most Influential People - Brett Kavanaugh  —  When Brett Kavanaugh was named the President's choice to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy, he was one of the most qualified Supreme Court nominees in modern history.  He had a sterling academic record, impeccable legal credentials and a prolific record …
Devin Dwyer / ABC News:
Supreme Court asked to void abortion clinic law
Discussion: Fox News
Alexandra Jaffe / Associated Press:
Buttigieg to Democrats: Don't get bogged down zinging Trump  —  DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says President Donald Trump is “kind of like a Chinese finger trap — you know, the harder you pull, the more you get stuck” and warns that Democrats …
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Jason Johnson / The Root:   Attention Black People: It's Your Fault Should Donald Trump Get Re-Elected in 2020
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Buttigieg storms Iowa, shrugs off hecklers
Elizabeth Warren / TIME:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez  —  The year 2008 was a reckoning.  While millions of Americans lost their livelihoods to Wall Street's greed, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lost her dad to lung cancer, and her family fell off a financial cliff.  She watched as our government bailed out Wall Street while it ignored families like hers.
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Washington Post:
Doctors in five states charged with prescribing pain killers for cash, sex  —  Dozens of medical professionals in five states were charged Wednesday with participating in the illegal prescribing of more than 32 million pain pills, including doctors who prosecutors said traded sex for prescriptions …
Discussion: Althouse and The Crime Report
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U.S. Department of Justice:
Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid (ARPO) Strike Force Takedown Results in Charges …
Discussion: The Daily Beast and NPR
Katie Galioto / Politico:
O'Rourke defends charitable giving record following release of tax returns  —  Beto O'Rourke on Wednesday said he made “thousands of dollars” in charitable donations not reflected in his tax returns, claiming his campaign is working to find evidence of contributions amid criticisms of the 2020 hopeful's low giving rate.
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Bloomberg:
Mnuchin Plans to Hire Fox's Monica Crowley as Spokeswoman, Sources Say  —  Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin plans to hire Fox News commentator Monica Crowley as his top spokeswoman, according to people familiar with the matter, as he seeks to tout the GOP's tax cuts and navigate Democrats' demands for the president's tax returns.
Raphael Satter / Associated Press:
AP Exclusive: Undercover spy targeted Kaspersky critics  —  LONDON (AP) — Keir Giles' first thought was that the man's cheap-looking suit didn't seem right for a private equity executive.  The man seated in front of him at the London hotel claimed to live in Hong Kong, but didn't seem overly familiar with the city.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Tim Miller / The Bulwark:
The Kiss  —  Holy crap, they kissed.  —  I was absentmindedly scrolling through my Instagram live stories a few weeks ago.  That rote escape from the garbage that awaits on the rest of the phone: Baby Pic.  Thirst Trap.  Celeb Live Vid.  Another Baby.  Beach Scene.
Discussion: NBC News, Washington Blade and MSNBC
Marc Fortier / NBC10 Boston:
Florida Prosecutors Say They'll Release Videos of Robert Kraft at Day Spa  —  WHAT TO KNOW  —  Prosecutors said in court documents Wednesday that they are planning to release video of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft at a Florida day spa.  —  Kraft's lawyers argued in court last week …
Peter Baker / New York Times:
A President of the People or a President of His People?  —  WASHINGTON — In the last couple of weeks, President Trump repeatedly called his enemies “treasonous.”  He threatened to punish Democrats by dumping migrants in their districts.  He promoted a video tying a Muslim congresswoman …
Gina Kolata / New York Times:
‘Partly Alive’: Scientists Revive Cells in Brains From Dead Pigs  —  In research that upends assumptions about brain death, researchers brought some cells back to life — or something like it.  —  In a study that raises profound questions about the line between life and death …
Associated Press:
Ex-Peru president kills himself as police try to arrest him  —  LIMA, Peru (AP) — Former Peruvian President Alan García shot himself in the head and died Wednesday moments after police arrived at his home to arrest him on corruption allegations in Latin America's largest graft probe.
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Marco Aquino / Reuters:
Peru ex-president Garcia shoots himself as police try to arrest him
Sally Yates / TIME:
Robert Mueller  —  Born to privilege, Robert S. Mueller III has lived his life governed not by a sense of entitlement but of duty.  Distinctly apolitical, he confounds those who can't comprehend a person driven by his all too uncommon values: honor, integrity, humility, service.
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Katie Galioto / Politico:
Sally Yates calls Mueller the ‘inverse’ of Trump
Discussion: Raw Story
Emily Dreyfuss / Wired:
JACK DORSEY IS CAPTAIN OF THE TWITTANIC AT TED 2019  —  ON TUESDAY, JACK Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, came to TED 2019 to answer for the sins of his platform.  In his signature black hoodie and jeans, unkempt facial hair, and black beanie, he sat with TED head Chris Anderson and Whitney Pennington Rodgers …
Luke Harding / The Guardian:
Deutsche Bank faces action over $20bn Russian money-laundering scheme  —  Exclusive: in confidential internal report seen by the Guardian, bank says scandal has hurt global brand  —  Germany's troubled Deutsche Bank faces fines, legal action and the possible prosecution of “senior management” …
Jim Galloway / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
The Jolt: Peachtree City ordinance would permit libel suits against critics  —  Bad ideas are apparently like the measles - especially contagious in populations that have neglected their vaccines.  Or in this case, basic civic lessons.  —  You know about the state lawmaker from Henry County …
David Rothkopf / The Daily Beast:
Trump & Co. Are Crossing Big, Bright Red Lines—and They're Getting Away With It  —  It's been bad since Day 1, of course.  But in recent weeks, the lawlessness has gotten far more egregious and dangerous.  What force can stop it?  —  Whatever revelations the redacted version of the Mueller report …
Peter Jamison / Washington Post:
D.C. housed the homeless in upscale apartments.  It hasn't gone as planned.  —  The SWAT team, the overdose, the complaints of pot smoke in the air and feces in the stairwell — it would be hard to pinpoint a moment when things took a turn for the worse at Sedgwick Gardens, a stately apartment building in Northwest Washington.
Tim Morris / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Who said it: Sen. John Kennedy or Foghorn Leghorn?  —  John Neely Kennedy is the junior U.S. senator from Louisiana who was a key member of Gov. Buddy Roemer's staff before being elected to five terms as the state treasurer.  —  Foghorn J. Leghorn is an animated chicken who appeared …
Claremont Institute:
An Interview with Norman Podhoretz  —  This interview appears in the forthcoming Spring 2019 issue of the Claremont Review of Books.  —  CRB: Let's start by talking about Donald Trump and you.  In the first sentence of the first chapter of your book Making It, recently republished …
 
 
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Annika Merrilees / ABC News:
Bernie Sanders can't beat Donald Trump in 2020: Obama campaign manager Jim Messina
Discussion: Political Wire
Adam Shaw / Fox News:
Pelosi undermines Trump abroad on US-UK trade deal, says ‘no chance’ if Brexit hurts Irish peace accord
Edward-Isaac Dovere / The Atlantic:
The 2020 Race Is Going Just Like Bernie Sanders Wanted
Discussion: jacobinmag.com and Balloon Juice
Maggie Koerth-Baker / FiveThirtyEight:
Even Brain Function Tests Can't Tell Us How Old Is Too Old To Be President
Discussion: The Hill
Diana Falzone / Vanity Fair:
“You Will Lose Everything”: Inside the Media's #MeToo Blacklist
Daisuke Wakabayashi / New York Times:
The Most Measured Person in Tech Is Running the Most Chaotic Place on the Internet
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Beyoncé Knowles-Carter / TIME:
By Beyoncé Knowles-Carter  —  Loving Michelle Obama wasn't much of a choice.
Discussion: IJR, Breitbart and Rolling Stone
Adam Shaw / Fox News:
‘Shadowy’ dark money network behind left-wing causes exposed in new report
Rod Rosenstein / TIME:
Most Influential People - William Barr
Sara Carter / Sara A. Carter:
Exclusive: House Dems Sign Secret MOUs To Target Trump
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and RedState
Daniel Larison / The American Conservative:
Trump's Shameful Yemen Veto Defines His Presidency
Discussion: Washington Monthly, Axios and TheBlaze
KBSL-TV:
Governor signs bill making voting more convenient in Kansas
Discussion: Election Academy
Russell Berman / The Atlantic:
The Democrats Whose 2020 Goal Is Grander Than the Presidency
Yahoo News:
Trump's Notre-Dame advice ‘risible’, says fire chief
Discussion: Washington Monthly
 

 
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