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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

Violence wracks Ferguson, surrounding towns

Police Chief: Short of bringing in 10,000 officers, we can't stop people destroying their own town.

THE GUARDIAN (UK)

The end of Benghazi-gate?

Does last week's report discrediting accusations of mismanagement in Benghazi finally close the door on the scandal?

WASHINGTON POST

Chuck Hagel resigns

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced his resignation Monday morning. Obama reportedly dissatisfied.  

NEW YORK TIMES

House Republicans sue over Obamacare

John Boehner and the House Republicans brought a long expected suit over the Affordable Care Act.

NEW YORK TIMES

ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC will not air Obama's immigration address

Why? "The mid-season finale of ... 'Grey’s Anatomy' is scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday, as are NBC’s 'The Biggest Loser' and FOX’s 'Bones.'"

THE HILL

Three city budget items worth a closer look

Last week the City Council's Budget Committee passed a $4 billion budget for Seattle by a 9-0 vote and here are three items that caught Seattle Weekly's eye. 

SEATTLE WEEKLY

GOP worry: Will we create another government showdown?

The party is so stressed that it hasn't even decided on whether its Senate and House members should hold a retreat together.

POLITICO

Tax cuts for the working class: Will Republicans seize their 2016 opportunity?

President Obama has failed to halt the middle class decline, opening the door for Republicans to broaden their appeal.

NEW YORK TIMES

House passes Keystone bill

The House voted 252-161 to approve the construction of the Keystone pipeline. The bill is unlikely to make it past both the Senate and the President. 

NEW YORK TIMES

Minimum wage hikes: Don't rely on either political party

Ballot measures show the public wants higher minimum wages, with or without the support of either political party.

THE GUARDIAN (UK)
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