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Did the media get Ferguson wrong?

theweek.com — In August, after a Ferguson, Missouri police officer shot and killed a young, unarmed black man named Michael Brown, the reaction by local residents, civil rights activists, and the media instantly went nuclear.

The U.S. government is actually trouncing Ebola. When will it get credit?

theweek.com — Here's a story you won't read. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The American public health system has largely contained the exceptionally deadly Ebola virus, despite early mistakes and some confusing public statements from official voices. No person who contracted the disease in the United States has died.

Secret Service stretched mission to protect employee, report finds

theweek.com — A top Secret Service official ordered its Washington Field Office to protect an employee whose family had been threatened by a neighbor, a job that probably fell outside the scope of the agency's general duties, the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general has concluded.

60% of Obama Threats Made Online

thedailybeast.com — Secret Service struggles to keep up.

Don't fall for Secret Service nostalgia

theweek.com — With Secret Service Director Julia Pierson out, and the Joe Clancy interregnum upon us, there will be a lot of calls for the Secret Service to go back to the way things were. Back when the Secret Service had a sterling reputation. Back when, apparently, no one ever cut corners.

Complaints allege sex abuse at immigration lockup

politico.com — AUSTIN, Texas - Attorneys have filed complaints with federal immigration officials alleging sexual abuse and harassment at a South Texas immigration lockup that houses women and their children. Lawyers with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the University of Texas Law School are representing immigrants who were held...

What's Wrong with the US Secret Service?

vice.com — " Horsepower, Signature is wheels up ..." On Friday, September 19, Secret Service agents and Uniformed Division officers arrayed on the South Lawn of the White House watched as Marine One, with President Barack Obama on board, disappeared into the reflection of the setting sun off the Washington monument.

Exclusive: Piers Morgan dishes on CNN

politico.com — BEVERLY HILLS, California - Piers Morgan swears he doesn’t miss CNN - but the network is still very much on his mind.“I’ve never looked back, because I never feel negative,” Morgan said in his first interview since his last show for CNN in March.

Behind the Scenes With a ‘Site Agent’: The Secret Service’s Hardest Job

thedailybeast.com — There's no wiggle room in Secret Service standard operation procedures for presidential visits: The security guard who pushed elevator buttons for President Obama and his entourage at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on September 16 should not have been allowed to carry a gun that day.

Why We Need a Less-Secret Service

politico.com — And now what? Joe Clancy, the interim director of the Secret Service, has his work cut out for him in replacing Julia Pierson (who herself had been appointed only six months ago to fix dysfunction inside the agency). Clancy brings two immediate assets. One is that the president undeniably trusts him.
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Oct 23, 2014

Metrics unclear “@latimes: Child poverty in the U.S. is at its highest point in 20 years, according to new analysis: lat.ms/1FGri39

Oct 22, 2014

Glad that @SariHorwitz is on the Ferguson shooting. If the truth is out there, she'll find it, regardless of how uncomfortable it might be.

Oct 22, 2014

Michael Brown's autopsy deserves plenty of coverage, but couldn't Fox have booked someone other than Mark Fuhrman to argue w Brown's lawyer?

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