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Afternoon Lede Check – 8.20.14

Obama pledges justice in killing of U.S. journalist (The Washington Post). McDonnell testifies on marriage woes (POLITICO). Almanac predicts ‘super-cold’ winter (WTOP).

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

The Washington Post: Obama pledges justice in killing of U.S. journalist

USA Today: Obama: ‘The entire world is appalled’ by beheading

POLITICO: McDonnell testifies on marriage woes

The HillObama: Entire world ‘appalled’ at ISIS execution of US journalist

Roll Call: Pat Quinn Could be Drag on Illinois Democrats

Daily Caller: This What You Wanted? – Congrats To Texas Dems For Turning Rosemary Lehmberg’s Drunk-Driving Conviction Into National News

The Washington TimesObama: U.S. won’t stop confronting Islamic State, appalled by Foley murder

National Journal: Obama: ISIS ‘Has No Place in the 21st Century’

Washington Examiner: Obama: World ‘appalled’ by beheading


WTOP: Almanac predicts ‘super-cold’ winter

ABC 7: BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court puts hold on same-sex marriages in Virginia

NBC 4: Bob McDonnell Takes Stand in Corruption Trial

CBS 9: Ex-Va. Gov. McDonnell takes stand in corruption trial

Fox 5: Supreme Court puts hold on same-sex marriages in Virginia

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