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Afternoon Lede Check – 8.18.14

County: Brown shot from front, had pot in his system (The Washington Post). Obama: Holder going to Ferguson (USA Today). Fmr. sec. of Va.: Maureen McDonnell was ‘very diva-ish’ (WUSA9).

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

The Washington Post: County: Brown shot from front, had pot in his system

USA Today: Obama: Holder going to Ferguson

POLITICO: Obama sending Holder to Ferguson

The HillObama sends Holder to Ferguson

Roll Call: Martha McSally Tries to Fly to Victory

Daily Caller: What Everyone In Ferguson Wants To Know – Was Michael Brown Charging The Cop When He Was Killed?

The Washington TimesObama appeals for calm from protesters, law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri

National Journal: Obama on Ferguson: There’s a ‘Gulf of Mistrust’ Between People and Police

Washington Examiner: Obama on Ferguson: ‘Gulf of mistrust’ between cops and community

Huffington Post Politics: ‘WE DON’T WANT THOSE LINES BLURRED’ – OBAMA WEIGHS IN ON POLICE MILITARIZATION

WTOP: Poor use separate door at NY apartments

ABC 7: Obama: Time to listen & not just shout about Ferguson, ‘Major step forward’ in battle against Iraq insurgents

NBC 4: Woman Found Murdered in Landover Apartment

CBS 9: Fmr. sec. of Va.: Maureen McDonnell was ‘very diva-ish’

Fox 5: Obama on Ferguson: Time to listen, not just shout

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