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Afternoon Lede Check – 8.11.14

Maliki defiant as Iraq political crisis escalates (The Washington Post). Mom calls Mo. teen shot by police a ‘gentle giant’ (USA Today). Suspect wanted in Md. 3-year-old girl’s murder (CBS9).

From WaPo to WJLA, here are the stories that are leading your homepages today, after the jump…

The Washington Post: Maliki defiant as Iraq political crisis escalates

USA Today: Mom calls Mo. teen shot by police a ‘gentle giant’

POLITICO: A promise on the verge of collapse

The HillObama seeks Iraq regime change

Roll Call: Capitol Dome Restoration Work Picks Up Pace During August Recess

Daily Caller: Please Take Note, America – Eight More Things You Had No Idea Are Racist

The Washington TimesGOP goes BIG: National-themed ad blitz lashes Dems to Obama in 2014 run-up

National JournalISIS Has Been Bombing Baghdad for Years

Washington Examiner: Why a program for the poor may be helping big banks instead

Huffington Post Politics: TAKING SIDES – EX-CIA OFFICIAL DISAGREES WITH CLINTON’S OBAMA CRITICISM

WTOP: How to deal with neighbor’s barking dog

ABC 7: Maryland case is fourth Six Flags roller coaster mishap this summer

NBC 4: Man Found Guilty in Death of Teen Walking to School

CBS 9: Suspect wanted in Md. 3-year-old girl’s murder

Fox 5: 3-year-old shot, killed in Landover; police search for suspect

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