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Holder's big test: Ferguson

POLITICO - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:04am
And when he arrives, the attorney general will stare down his biggest political test.
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George Hansen, Idaho Congressman Who Sought Release of Hostages in Iran, Dies at 83

The New York Times - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:14am
Found guilty three times of federal crimes, Mr. Hansen, an Idaho Republican, had a 1984 conviction overturned by the Supreme Court.

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ISIS Video Purports to Show Beheading of James Foley

The New York Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:42pm
The terrorist group ISIS said it executed James Foley in retaliation for American airstrikes in Iraq.

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News Analysis: Holder and Obama Differ in Approach to Underlying Issues of Missouri Unrest

The New York Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:30pm
As African-Americans have praised Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.’s outspokenness on Ferguson, Mo., and lament President Obama’s restraint, the White House has denied any substantive distance between the two.

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How to restore calm to Ferguson?

POLITICO - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:06pm
Law enforcement and political leaders are left struggling for answers to a frustrating question.
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Shooting Accounts Differ as Holder Schedules Visit to Ferguson

The New York Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 9:50pm
Witnesses to the shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., have given investigators sharply conflicting accounts. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is scheduled to visit Wednesday.

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Listening Post : Obama Holds to Afghanistan Withdrawal Deadline

The New York Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 9:49pm
President Obama rejected growing arguments that the chaos in Iraq should prompt him to reconsider his timetable for withdrawing the last soldiers from Afghanistan by the end of 2016.

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In Russia, Scenes From Ferguson Are Played as Nothing Shocking: It’s America

The New York Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 9:40pm
Events in Missouri are the latest opportunity for news media and the government to portray the United States as a hypocritical critic of speech restrictions.

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Pentagon joins weapons debate

CNN - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 9:37pm
The sometimes violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and the law enforcement response has sparked a debate about what some call the "militarization of police," after armored vehicles, stun grenades and high-tech weaponry were brought in to calm the violence.
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Ferguson media blur the lines

POLITICO - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 9:35pm
Some national journalists inject their perspective and even themselves into the story.
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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Ferguson, Watts and a Dream Deferred

The New York Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 9:26pm
Over the past 15 years, three decades of black progress have gone up in smoke.

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What it means to be a high nation

POLITICO - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 9:22pm
Opinion: Americans who want to legalize marijuana should come to Holland first.
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What mass murderers are thinking

POLITICO - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 9:20pm
Once upon a time people thought I might be one, and I came to love the notoriety.
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The making of Vladimir Putin

POLITICO - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 9:19pm
Opinion: His aggression makes sense with what has defined his presidency: turning back the clock.
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Plouffe's campaign: Steer to victory

POLITICO - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 9:02pm
He will likely play a role in transforming Uber.
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Bob McDonnell’s Sister Testifies at Corruption Trial in Virginia

The New York Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 9:02pm
The testimony also tried to counter a prosecution contention that money woes made Bob McDonnell and his wife susceptible to cash offerings while he was governor.

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Rick Perry, Fighting Charges, Hires High-Profile Legal Team in Texas

The New York Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 8:47pm
Gov. Rick Perry, who was photographed and fingerprinted Tuesday after a felony indictment, vowed to fight the charges “with every fiber of my being.”

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Why Obama can't go there

POLITICO - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 8:46pm
It's a paradox of Obama's presidency: he is constrained from addressing the actions in Ferguson.
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National Briefing | Washington: White House Promises to Change Rules for Removal From No-Fly List

The New York Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 8:37pm
The Obama administration is promising to change the way people can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of terrorism suspected barred from air travel.

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National Briefing | West: California: 2 Teenagers Are Arrested After Police Say They Planned Attack

The New York Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 8:36pm
Investigators acting on a tip arrested two students who were said to be planning to target three staff members and kill as many people as possible at a suburban Los Angeles school.

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