MORNING BRIEFING: Sext, lies, and WikiLeaks

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The Spokane Arts Fund finds a new artistic director, a veteran of the Seattle arts scene. (Inlander)

Two Spokane businessmen are charged with a scheme to scam "thousands of small business owners." (SR) 

The convention center expansion breaks ground today. (KREM)

Spokane home prices are climbing again, just like the good ol' days. (KXLY)

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President Obama tries to sooth frustrated leaders in his own party. (NYT)

The Smithsonian museum wants Trayvon Martin's hoodie. (WP)

Bashar Al-Assad is on Instagram, but there's no "war crime" filter available yet. (The Atlantic Wire)

Wikileaks leaker Bradley Manning was convicted of several counts of espionage yesterday, but not of "aiding the enemy. (The Guardian)

WEINER

The campaign communications manager of sext-prone NY Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner had some choice words for an intern who dished details to the New York Daily News. One of those words was "slutbag." (TPM)

But Weiner doesn't believe it's right to let a few embarrassing sex scandals stop New York from electing a mayor with the potential to provide future embarrassing sex scandals. (USA Today)

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