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10 things you need to know today: August 27, 2014

10 things you need to know today: August 27, 2014

A Palestinian girl celebrates the cease-fire with her father.

A Palestinian girl celebrates the cease-fire with her father. (Adel Hana/AP Images)

The Week

Israel and Hamas reach a long-term truce, audio of the Michael Brown shooting surfaces, and more 

1. A new cease-fire takes hold in Gaza
Israel and the Palestinians reached a deal on a long-term cease-fireaimed at ending their seven-week conflict in Gaza. The truce was negotiated in Cairo and took effect…

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Romney: I’m Not Running In 2016, But ‘Circumstances Can Change’

Romney: I’m Not Running In 2016, But ‘Circumstances Can Change’

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Mitt Romney | No attribution

In other words it’s too early to announce…

TPM LiveWire

Mitt Romney has insisted that he is not going to run for president again in 2016, but acknowledged on Tuesday that the situation could technically change.

On Hugh Hewitt’s radio show, Romney reiterated that he is not going to run for president, according to audio recorded by Mediaite.

Hewitt then pressed…

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At Koch Retreat, Top GOP Senate Candidates Credited Koch Network For Their Rise

At Koch Retreat, Top GOP Senate Candidates Credited Koch Network For Their Rise

The Huffington Post

Three top Republican Senate candidates heaped praise on the political network built by the conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch during a secretive conference held by the brothers this past summer, according to audio of the event.

Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst and Arkansas Rep. Tom Cotton directly…

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Secret $700,000 Donation Has Scott Walker Scrambling to Address ‘Appearance of Corruption’

Secret $700,000 Donation Has Scott Walker Scrambling to Address ‘Appearance of Corruption’

WI Gov. Scott Walker | (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

The Nation

When Gogebic Taconite LLC began moving in November 2010—the same month Scott Walker was elected governor of Wisconsin—to develop an open-pit iron mine in one of the most environmentally sensitive regions of northern Wisconsin, the Florida-based mining firm got a lot of pushback. Residents of the region objected, along with Native American tribes. So, too, did citizens from across…

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Tough-Guy Pols Let Wives Take the Fall, Maureen McDonnell Edition

Tough-Guy Pols Let Wives Take the Fall, Maureen McDonnell Edition

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.|Mark Wilson/Getty

The Daily Beast

Like so many politicians before him, ex-Virginia governor Bob McDonnell is blaming his wife. And though she may have signed off on the strategy, she doesn’t seem happy about it.

People are expected to protect the people they love, which is why spouses aren’t compelled to testify against each other.…

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The NRA Pissed Off the Wrong Nerd Genius

The NRA Pissed Off the Wrong Nerd Genius

Bill Gates | The Daily Beast

The Daily Beast

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg already had the gun lobby in his sights. Now Bill Gates is donating $1 million for universal background checks—and there’s more where that came from.

Somewhere in a large glass tower in Northern Virginia, there’s a guy who runs guns with a French name having a bad day. With good reason.

It was reported Mondaythat Bill…

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Man Says He Was Detained For 6 Hours Because Police Wouldn’t Watch The Video Proving Him Innocent

Man Says He Was Detained For 6 Hours Because Police Wouldn’t Watch The Video Proving Him Innocent

Charles Belk | CREDIT: POSTED BY BELK ON TWITTER

Actually, these stories are all too common.  The media have finally caught up to the larger issue…

Think Progress

Police were looking for a bank robber when they arrested Charles Belk on Friday night. The profile of the suspect was tall, black, and bald. And so is Belk. They were both wearing green shirts. That’s all the information they had. And…

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Cops Hold Mother And Four Kids At Gunpoint Because They Thought Her Red Nissan Was A Tan Toyota

Cops Hold Mother And Four Kids At Gunpoint Because They Thought Her Red Nissan Was A Tan Toyota

Six-year-old Ryan exits a car with his hands over his head, after police pull over his mother's car, guns drawn.

Six-year-old Ryan exits a car with his hands over his head, after police pull over his mother’s car, guns drawn. | CREDIT: SCREENSHOT FROM DASH CAM VIDEO POSTED BY WFAA

Bad actors in the police force should be fired instead of coddled and hidden away which appears to be standard procedure around the country.  This really ticks me off…big time!

Think Progress

Police officers in Forney, Texas, were…

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Michael Brown Laid To Rest As Fox News Edits Eric Holder Video To Inflame Racial Tensions

Apparently it’s legal for Fox News to do this as well… PoliticusUSA On the same day that Michael Brown was laid to rest, Fox News edited video of Attorney General Eric Holder in an attempt to exploit and inflame racial tensions.

Michael Brown Laid To Rest As Fox News Edits Eric Holder Video To Inflame Racial Tensions

Apparently it’s legal for Fox News to do this as well… PoliticusUSA On the same day that Michael Brown was laid to rest, Fox News edited video of Attorney General Eric Holder in an attempt to exploit and inflame racial tensions.