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Michael Bloomberg speechifying earlier today.(Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

• A mortar shell from Gaza landed in the western Negev, in Israel, injuring one man. [Haaretz]

• Michael Bloomberg continues to maybe position himself for a centrist third-party presidential run, this time with a speech on economic policy. [NYT]

• The State Department clarified that it still opposes Israeli settlement-building. [Haaretz]

• Reza Aslan proposes a Palestinian declaration of statehood, if only to dare President Obama when it comes to the U.N. vote. [Daily Beast]

• An interview with Walt “Clyde” Frazier on the occasion of the reissue of his book, co-written by Ira Berkow. Go buy it! [NYMag.com]

• Somehow, the NHL’s Florida Panthers screwed up their yarmulke giveaway. [Deadspin]

The International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame inducted seven members, none of which I have heard of. But hey, here is one of them, Mike Sigel, dominating the felt:





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