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Afternoon Lede Check – 8.7.14

Islamic State militants seize major Christian town in Iraq (The Washington Post). Montana’s Walsh to quit Senate race (POLITICO). Md. School District to Monitor Social Media (NBC4).

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

The Washington Post: Islamic State militants seize major Christian town in Iraq

USA Today: Detroit-area porch shooter convicted of second-degree murder

POLITICO: Montana’s Walsh to quit Senate race

The HillWalsh ends Senate campaign amid plagiarism scandal

Roll Call: John Walsh Drops Senate Bid in Montana

Daily Caller: America’s Least Wanted – John Walsh Drops Out Of Montana Senate Race

The Washington TimesPelosi, too?: Africa a country, she says

National JournalMontana’s Walsh Ends Senate Campaign

Washington ExaminerSen. John Walsh ends election bid after plagiarism scandal

Huffington Post Politics: THROWING IN THE TOWEL – HOUSE REPUBLICANS FINALLY SURRENDER TO ACORN

WTOP: Beware of the red top parking meters

ABC 7: Hawaii rattled by magnitude 4.5 earthquake as Hurricane Iselle swirls nearby

NBC 4: Md. School District to Monitor Social Media

CBS 9: Clerk killed at gas station in Hanover, suspect sought

Fox 5: Md. school district to monitor social media

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