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Matt Taibbi | With CNN Flap, Media's Trump-Era Identity Crisis Continues 
U.S. president Donald Trump takes questions from reporters during a news conference announcing Alexander Acosta as the new labor secretary nominee in the East Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., February 16, 2017. (photo: Mark Wilson/Getty) 
Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone 
Taibbi writes: "Journalists for two years now have been trapped between two nefarious forces pushing them out of their natural roles - Trump, and their own profitability model. Both evils have pushed us into this horrid WWE stage of our existence, where reporters too often have been baited into becoming half of a very profitable clown act." 
GOP Operative Sought Clinton Emails From Hackers, Implied a Connection to Flynn 
Shane Harris, The Wall Street Journal 
Harris writes: "Before the 2016 presidential election, a longtime Republican opposition researcher mounted an independent campaign to obtain emails he believed were stolen from Hillary Clinton's private server, likely by Russian hackers." 
House Committee Overwhelmingly Backs Barbara Lee's Bill to End 911 Military Authorization 
Casey Tolan, The Mercury News 
Tolan writes: "On September 14, 2001, Rep. Barbara Lee, who represents Oakland and Berkeley, stood up in the House of Representatives to cast the lone vote against the Authorization for Use of Military Force, a measure that paved the way for the war in Afghanistan." 
Trump's Voter Fraud Commission Is 'Laying the Groundwork for Voter Suppression' 
Kira Lerner and Joshua Eaton, ThinkProgress 
Excerpt: "Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach confirmed in a letter Thursday that the single objective of President Donald Trump's commission on voting is to find evidence to corroborate the president's lie that voter fraud impacted the 2016 election." 
Hawaii Files Court Challenge on Trump Travel Ban Criteria 
John Bowden, The Hill 
Bowden writes: "The state of Hawaii on Thursday filed a court challenge to the Trump administration's limitations on travelers from six Muslim-majority nations, asking a federal judge to clarify that the administration cannot enforce a temporary ban against certain relatives." 
Texas Attorney General Urges Trump to Eliminate DACA, Threatens Lawsuit 
Excerpt: "Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, along with nine state attorneys general and the governor of Idaho, urged the Trump administration Thursday to cancel the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, which protects some 800,000 undocumented immigrants from deportation." 
Tropical Diseases Are Moving North, and the Poor Are the Ones Getting Sick 
Nathanael Johnson, Grist 
Johnson writes: "In Lowndes County, Alabama, there's little infrastructure to handle sewage. That means there's seasonal pools of contaminated water in people's yards, providing habitat for mosquitos and tapeworms - and the diseases they carry. If climate change increases temperatures and rainfall, that means more pools." 

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