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–US backed government in Yemen falls to Houthi rebels after last-ditch attempt at power sharing agreement—script is similar to Ukraine coup last year

–after Boehner invites Netanyahu to address conference, White House declines to meet Bibi, citing his upcoming election

–Gitmo base commander is fired after affair and suspicious death of the husband of his mistress

–yesterday, we reported that new Senate Intel chair Richard Burr is demanding return of Feinstein report copies—Jason Leopold digs deeper at VICE

–“Justice” Dept. expected to follow release of investigators’ report with announcement of no federal charges in Michael Brown killing in Ferguson

–dashboard cam captures NJ police killing of black man with hands up

–GOP extremists push 20-week abortion limit, GOP moderates push back

–Supreme Court votes 7-2 to uphold whistleblower decision in favor of Robert McLean; my interview with MacLean exposed rifts in whistleblower community

–just before his sentencing, Barret Brown warns of the dangers of his conviction, for simply linking to hacked information

–NY Times editorial recaps the failed effort to force James Risen to testify….Risen has more balls than his bosses

–NY state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver arrested on corruption charges