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12:40 PM ET, July 24, 2015


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New York Times:
Criminal Inquiry Is Sought in Clinton Email Account  —  WASHINGTON — Two inspectors general have asked the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation into whether sensitive government information was mishandled in connection with the personal email account Hillary Rodham Clinton used …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
New York Times alters Clinton email story  —  The New York Times made small but significant changes to an exclusive report about a potential criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton's State Department email account late Thursday night, but provided no notification of or explanation for of the changes.
Claire Taylor / The Advertiser:
Shooter opens fire at Grand Theatre, injures 6, kills self  —  UPDATED:  —  Gov. Bobby Jindal confirmed on Twitter that he is speaking with state police to investigate the shooting. … City Marshal Brian Pope has confirmed for The Daily Advertiser that six people were injured in a shooting Thursday night at the Grand Theatre.
Louisiana State Police: Shooter is dead, was 58-year-old male at The Grand Theater on Johnston Street
Discussion: Associated Press
Full transcript of BBC interview with President Barack Obama  —  Barack Obama spoke with the BBC ahead of his trip to East Africa.  Here is the full transcript of North America Editor Jon Sopel's conversation with the US president.  —  Going to Kenya  —  JON SOPEL: Mr President, you're about to fly to Kenya, to your ancestral home.
Julian Zelizer / CNN:
Donald Trump in the public eye 21 photos  —  Trump and his wife, Ivana, arrive at a social engagement on December 4, 1989, in New York.  —  Hide Caption  —  21 of 21  —  Story highlights  —  Julian Zelizer is a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University and a New America fellow.
Michael Falcone / ABC News:
The Note: Hillary Clinton Facing More Scrutiny Over E-mails
Nick Gass / Politico:
Trump: ‘Maybe people will get tired of me’
Discussion: Hot Air and The Hill
Hulk's N Word Racist Rants Caught On Tape — Foul, Disgusting Tirade Leaks … PICS OF  —  HULK HOGAN  —  Hulk Hogan has been captured on tape spewing foul-mouthed racial slurs — including the N-word.  —  In a shocking world exclusive, and The National ENQUIRER …
Ryan Broderick / BuzzFeed:
People Are Speculating That Sandra Bland Was Already Dead When Authorities Took Her Mugshot  —  Texas officials are investigating the jail cell death of Sandra Bland as they would a murder, the local district attorney said Monday.  —  Waller County Sheriff officials said they believe Bland died …
ABC News:
Sandra Bland News  —  ... himself.  6. EVIDENCE POINTS TOWARD BLAND SUICIDE While Sandra Bland 's family maintains that the woman found dead in a Texas jail cell would not have committed suicide, authorities are ...  As questions swirl over what happened to 28-year-old Sandra Bland …
Sarah Ferris / The Hill:
Boehner wants ‘facts first’ before defunding Planned Parenthood  —  Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is throwing cold water on several House Republicans' efforts to immediately defund Planned Parenthood in the wake of the group's undercover video controversy.  —  Boehner said Thursday …
Discussion: Erick on the Radio
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
The price of fetal parts
Jay Knoll / KARE-TV:
State patrol: Don't stop for ducks  —  Cars Swerve for Ducks Crossing I-35 KARE  —  MOUNDS VIEW, Minn. - The Minnesota State Patrol asks that motorists do not stop for ducks, or any animal, regardless of how the situation may end.  This after a video, showing a family of ducks narrowly escaping injury, went viral.
Discussion: WNEP-TV and WREG-TV
New York Post:
Car company blames Bob Simon for his limo-crash death  —  Bob Simon (inset) was responsible for his own death when the limo he was riding in crashed with another car, the car service that owns the limo claims.  —  “60 Minutes” correspondent Bob Simon was responsible for his own death …
Discussion: TVNewser, Daily Mail and The PJ Tatler
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
McConnell sets up vote to repeal ObamaCare  —  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has set up a vote to repeal ObamaCare in a bit do appease conservatives upset over a second planned vote to revive the Export-Import Bank.  —  McConnell on Friday announced he would file cloture …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Timothy P. Carney / Washington Examiner:
Mitch McConnell clears a path to restart the Export-Import Bank
Discussion: RedState
Michael Kisslinger / Anderson Valley Advertiser:
Mendocino County Today: Thursday, July 23, 2015 … BOWE BERGDAHL, the once-missing U.S. soldier in Afghanistan released in a prisoner exchange and later accused of desertion, was an unexpected visitor in Mendocino County this week.  He was visiting old friends when the local dope team arrived on a marijuana raid.
Nick Gass / Politico:
Bowe Bergdahl caught up in California pot raid
The Atlantic:
A World Without Work … 1. Youngstown, U.S.A.  —  The end of work is still just a futuristic concept for most of the United States, but it is something like a moment in history for Youngstown, Ohio, one its residents can cite with precision: September 19, 1977.
New York Times:
Poll Finds Most in U.S. Hold Dim View of Race Relations  —  Seven years ago, in the gauzy afterglow of a stirring election night in Chicago, commentators dared ask whether the United States had finally begun to heal its divisions over race and atone for the original sin of slavery by electing its first black president.
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The Hill:
House passes bill blocking states from requiring GMO labels on food
Discussion: The Atlantic
Researchers identify plant cultivation in a 23,000-year-old site in the Galilee
Discussion: Raw Story
Ian Johnston / The Independent:
Westminster child abuse allegations: MP with ‘penchant for small boys’ …
Seth Mandel / New York Post:
How Obama is using Schumer to nuke the US-Israel alliance
Discussion: Israel Matzav
Sasha Issenberg / Bloomberg Business:
Why Isn't Rand Paul Making a Data Deal With the GOP?
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Donald Trump's cash will only take him so far in 2016
Discussion: Political Wire and The Atlantic
Bernie Becker / The Hill:
GOP to IRS: Just admit Tea Party was targeted
 Earlier Items: 
Colby Itkowitz / Washington Post:
Sen. Ron Johnson regrets referring to ‘idiot inner city kids’
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Fred Barnes / Weekly Standard:
Partisan in Chief  —  Obama's besetting sin.
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Marc Caputo / Politico:
Florida poll: Jeb Bush takes big lead over Marco Rubio
Milo Yiannopoulos / BREITBART.COM:
Minority Wars: Why The Next Ten Years Will Set Everyone Against Everyone
Discussion: Guardian
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Insiders: Donald Trump has peaked
Discussion: RedState
Joe Pinsker / The Atlantic:
America Is Even Less Socially Mobile Than Previously Thought
Matt Buynak / WCTX-TV:
Clinton teen who mounted gun on drone arrested, charged with assaulting officers
Discussion: KXAN-TV