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Fox News:
EXCLUSIVE: Bergdahl declared jihad in 2010, secret documents show  —  U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl at one point during his captivity converted to Islam, fraternized openly with his captors and declared himself a “mujahid,” or warrior for Islam, according to secret documents prepared on the basis …
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Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Scarborough And Todd Get Into On-Air Shouting Match Over Bergdahl's Dad  —  MSNBC's Chuck Todd and Joe Scarborough got into a shouting match Thursday on “Morning Joe” over Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's father in a heated debate that ultimately centered around the host's own parenting skills.
New York Times:
Bergdahl Walked Away Before, Military Report Says  —  WASHINGTON — A classified military report detailing the Army's investigation into the disappearance of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in June 2009 says that he had wandered away from assigned areas before — both at a training range in California …
TODAY:
Bowe Bergdahl handover shown in Taliban video  —  The Taliban released the first video of former prisoner Bowe Bergdahl's handover, a dramatic exchange under a white flag.  Meanwhile, controversy grows over the deal that set him free.  NBC chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel reports …
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
GOP Rep. Who Defended Bergdahl Now Calls Him Deserter
New York Times:
Fears for Sergeant's Life Led to Secrecy About Swap, Obama Official Says
Discussion: IMAGINE 2050
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Democrats Are Weary in Wake of Bergdahl Case
TIME:
Taliban Commander: More Kidnappings to Come After Bergdahl Deal
KIRO-TV:
Seattle Pacific University shooting: Multiple victims, 2 shooters  —  Quick Facts:  — At least six people shot at Seattle Pacific University.  — At least one suspect in custody.  Police initially said two.  — School is about 10 min. from downtown Seattle with about 4,000 students.
CNN:
70 years later, D-Day vet Jim ‘Pee Wee’ Martin jumps again  —  Normandy, France (CNN) — Jim “Pee Wee” Martin acted like he'd been here before, like jumping from a plane is as easy as falling off a log.  —  Maybe that's because he had — 70 years ago.  —  “I'm feeling fine,” …
Patrick O'Connor / Wall Street Journal:
Primary Winner: Poll Averages Prove More Accurate  —  For all the focus on Republican infighting this primary season, one quiet winner has emerged from these intraparty contests: public-opinion polls.  —  Individual survey results have been all over the map in primary after primary …
Harry Enten / FiveThirtyEight:
Is There a Favorite in the Republican Runoff For Senate in Mississippi?  —  State Sen. Chris McDaniel finished over 1,000 votes ahead of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran in Mississippi's Republican primary for U.S. Senate.  But McDaniel — with 49.5 percent of the vote — is short of a majority, the threshold needed to avoid a runoff.
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Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
Sheriff's Office: McDaniel Camp Account Of Courthouse Caper A ‘Fabrication’
Discussion: Sun Herald and Daily Kos
Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
Democrats See a Break in a Gain for the Tea Party in Mississippi
Discussion: News Desk, CNN and NewsBusters
Therese Apel / The Clarion-Ledger:
Hinds Sheriff's Dept. denies allowing McDaniel staffers access to courthouse after hours
Dave Forster / Virginian-Pilot:
Virginia DMV orders Lyft, Uber to stop operating  —  Virginia's Department of Motor Vehicles sent cease and desist orders today to Lyft and Uber, telling the two ride services that they must stop operating in violation of state law or face fines against their part-time drivers.
Isaac Chotiner / The New Republic:
Q&A: Ta-Nehisi Coates on Reparations, Ignorant Journalism, and Whether He Talks to President Obama  —  Ta-Nehisi Coates's cover story in this month's Atlantic, ‘The Case For Reparations,’ is not merely a call for greater dialogue and conversation about America's racial history.
David Brooks / New York Times:
President Obama Was Right  —  Americans don't have a common ancestry.  Therefore, we have to work hard to build national solidarity.  We go in for more overt displays of patriotism than in most other countries: politicians wearing flag lapel pins, everybody singing the national anthem before games …
CNN:
CNN exclusive: Doctor in Senate says Bergdahl was drugged in video  —  Washington (CNN) - Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma, who is a also a physician, told CNN he is convinced that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was drugged in the so-called “proof of life” video shown to senators during a closed briefing Wednesday.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
CBS News:
Hillary Clinton's “Hard Choices”: Bergdahl, Benghazi and more  —  Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the World Bank May 14, 2014 in Washington, D.C. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GETTY IMAGES  —  Shares -  —  Hillary Clinton's long-awaited memoir, “Hard Choices” isn't scheduled …
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Rebecca Shabad / The Hill:
Paul has warning for released detainees  —  Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) late Tuesday said if the United States discovered any of the released Guantánamo Bay prisoners were planning a terrorist attack, “there would be a drone with their name on it.”  —  On Fox News's “Your World with Neil Cavuto …
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William Saletan / Slate:
Trading Taliban prisoners for a POW doesn't reward terrorism. It keeps our promise to our troops.
 
 
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Bruce Schreiner / Associated Press:
Paul weighing dual run for White House, Senate
Discussion: CNN
Patricia Murphy / The Daily Beast:
Southern-Fried Freedom Lovers Propel Libertarian Candidates
Discussion: Hit & Run
Tammy Vigil / KDVR.com:
Court mistake sets man free, but he's been sent back for 90 years after turning life around
Discussion: KFOR-TV
Jenna Levy / Gallup:
U.S. Uninsured Rate Holds Steady at 13.4%
Evan McMurry / Mediaite:
Scarborough, Todd Erupt over Bergdahl's Dad: 'Don't Criticize the Parents in Here'
Discussion: PJ Media and Hot Air
Gretchen Livingston / Pew Research Center's …:
Growing Number of Dads Home with the Kids
Discussion: WAMC, New York Times and ABC News
Yahoo! News:
Gen. Stanley McChrystal on Bowe Bergdahl, Hillary Clinton and his call to national service
Discussion: National Review
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