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7:20 AM ET, May 19, 2014

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Susan Snyder / Philly.com:
Haverford College commencement speaker lambastes students  —  In a surprising move, a commencement speaker at Haverford College on Sunday used the celebratory occasion to deliver a sharp rebuke to students who had mounted a campaign against another speaker who had been scheduled to appear but withdrew amid the controversy.
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Graduation speaker blasts students  —  HAVERFORD, Pa. — A commencement speaker on Sunday blasted Pennsylvania college students as “immature” and “arrogant” for protesting another speaker who then decided to withdraw.  —  William Bowen, former president of Princeton University …
Discussion: Progressives Today
Todd Spangler / Variety:
YouTube to Acquire Videogame-Streaming Service Twitch for $1 Billion: Sources  —  Deal would be biggest ever for YouTube  —  Google's YouTube has reached a deal to buy Twitch, a popular videogame-streaming company, for more than $1 billion, according to sources familiar with the pact.
Susan Edelman / New York Post:
The 9/11 museum's absurd gift shop  —  The museum at Ground Zero tells the dark story of the 9/11 terror attacks with spectacular artifacts and exhibits.  It pays heart-wrenching tribute to the innocents and heroes killed that day.  —  It also has a gift shop.
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Motoko Rich / New York Times:
Science Standards Divide a State Built on Coal and Oil  —  CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Sitting in the headquarters of the Wyoming Liberty Group, Susan Gore, founder of the conservative think tank, said new national science standards for schools were a form of “coercion,” adding, “I don't think government …
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Bernie Sanders has questions about Clinton  —  As Hillary Rodham Clinton moves steadily toward what Democrats now see as an inevitable campaign for president in 2016, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is readying a dissent from the left.  —  Sanders has been traveling the country to explore …
Discussion: Booman Tribune and Liberaland
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
Grading Obama's Foreign Policy  —  SECOND terms are often a time when presidents, balked by domestic opposition, turn to the world stage to secure their legacy — opening doors to China, closing out the Cold War, chasing Middle Eastern peace.  —  But the global stage hasn't been a second-term refuge …
Discussion: The Dish
Steve Peoples / Associated Press:
Christie calls for more aggressive foreign policy  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Courting powerful Jewish donors for the second time in two months, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called Sunday for a more aggressive foreign policy that defends American values abroad — even in “in some very messy, difficult places.”
Discussion: Algemeiner.com
Gretchen Morgenson / New York Times:
Geithner, Staying on Script  —  Timothy F. Geithner, the former Treasury secretary, drew a large and respectful crowd last Wednesday at a Barnes & Noble store in Manhattan, where he was publicizing “Stress Test,” his new memoir about the financial crisis.  Mr. Geithner left little to chance at the event …
Discussion: Marginal REVOLUTION
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Jennifer Medina / New York Times:
Warning: The Literary Canon Could Make Students Squirm  —  SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Should students about to read “The Great Gatsby” be forewarned about “a variety of scenes that reference gory, abusive and misogynistic violence,” as one Rutgers student proposed?
Jethro Mullen / CNN:
China evacuates thousands of citizens from Vietnam after deadly attacks  —  Hong Kong (CNN) — China has evacuated more than 3,000 of its citizens from Vietnam and is sending ships to retrieve more of them after deadly anti-Chinese violence erupted last week over a territorial dispute between the two countries.
Discussion: NPR
Becky Pallack / Arizona Daily Star:
AZ congressional candidate says mass shooters are Democrats (with audio)  —  FLORENCE — Congressional District 1 candidate Gary Kiehne made extreme comments about gun rights at a Republican primary debate Saturday.  —  Asked how he would protect gun rights, Kiehne said he owns more guns …
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Paige Lavender / Associated Press:
Arizona GOP Candidate Says Democrats Are Behind Most Mass Shootings
CNN:
Political Chatter: Hillary Clinton is talk of the town  —  Hillary Clinton was the subject that consumed the political talk shows, as questions continued to be raised about Karl Rove's comments regarding her health.  —  While Republicans attacked the noncandidate, Democrats defended …
 
 
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