National Headlines 8-18-13

Democrats, for once, are rooting for McConnell in Senate primary (The Hill)

Fort Hood trial: Prosecutors will tackle motive this week (Christian Science Monitor)

Seattle’s Hempfest celebrates new law, mellows pot activists (Christian Science Monitor)

Is GOP big enough for Chris Christie and Rand Paul? (Washington Post)

Prompted by court rulings and attitude changes, states revisit life sentences for juveniles (Associated Press)

Obama faces a challenging post-vacation agenda (USA Today)

Hooters won’t serve San Diego Mayor Filner, says it respects women (USA Today)

CIA: The mysterious Area 51 exists! (USA Today)

Family ties factor in key Senate races (Associated Press)

Weiner’s Wieners: New ‘Carlos Danger’ brand hot dogs poke fun at Anthony Weiner’s sexting indiscretions (Daily Mail)

White House gets solar panels (Politico)

NYC Mayor: Public Housing Residents Should Be Fingerprinted as Crime-Fighting Measure (NBC News)