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4:10 PM ET, June 8, 2014

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Eric Schmitt / New York Times:
As Bowe Bergdahl Heals, Details Emerge of His Captivity  —  WASHINGTON — Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has told medical officials that his captors locked him in a metal cage in total darkness for weeks at a time as punishment for trying to escape, and while military doctors say he now is physically able …
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Wall Street Journal:
Bergdahl Has Declined to Speak to Family  —  Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has declined to speak to his family after five years in harsh captivity that included being held in a cage after one attempted escape, according to a U.S. official familiar with the Army soldier's recovery.
Brian Knowlton / New York Times:
With Tough Tone, Kerry Defends Swap for Bergdahl  —  WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday that he felt confident the five Taliban detainees freed in a swap for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl posed little risk to Americans, adding that Qatari officials were not the only ones monitoring them …
New York Times:
Bergdahl Was in Unit Known for Its Troubles  —  The platoon was, an American military official would assert years later, “raggedy.”  —  On their tiny, remote base, in a restive sector of eastern Afghanistan at an increasingly violent time of the war, they were known to wear bandannas and cutoff T-shirts.
Discussion: Liberaland and NewsBusters
Chris Good / ABC News:
Hillary Clinton Reveals 2016 Timetable, Won't Say Whether She'll Testify On Benghazi … Hillary Clinton wants more time through the end of the year to think about whether she'll run for president in 2016, the former secretary of state told ABC's Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview in advance …
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Peter Nicholas / Wall Street Journal:   Your Introduction to a Full Week of Hillary Clinton
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Clinton's book sets foundation for 2016 run
Discussion: Politico and New York Times
Kevin D. Williamson / National Review:
Mother Courage  —  Miss Pennsylvania USA's remarkable mother  —  Valerie Gatto does not want to talk about abortion.  That's probably prudent, inasmuch as she very much desires to be the next Miss USA, and contestants in that pageant are expected to have ruthlessly anodyne interests along …
Washington Post:
How Bill Gates pulled off the swift Common Core revolution  —  The pair of education advocates had a big idea, a new approach to transform every public-school classroom in America.  By early 2008, many of the nation's top politicians and education leaders had lined up in support.  —  But that wasn't enough.
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Obama on Obama on Climate  —  WHEN it comes to dealing with the world's climate and energy challenges I have a simple rule: change America, change the world.  —  If America raises its clean energy standards, not only will others follow — others who have hid behind our inaction …
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
Dear Millennials, We're Sorry  —  AMONG Americans age 40 and older, there's a pastime more popular than football, Candy Crush or HBO.  —  It's bashing millennials.  —  Oh, the hours of fun we have, marveling at their self-fascination and gaping at their sense of entitlement!
Discussion: Daily Kos and Firedoglake
Paul Sperry / New York Post:
Obama to free Gitmo terrorist ‘because he took up yoga’  —  Detainees in orange jumpsuits sit in a holding area under the eyes of military police during in-processing to the temporary detention facility at Camp X-Ray of Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay.  —  If you thought President Obama's release …
Discussion: Power Line and The Gateway Pundit
Tony Cook / The Indianapolis Star, Indystar:
Richard Mourdock says nation going way of Hitler's Nazi Germany  —  FORT WAYNE - Reaction ranged from anger to shock to befuddlement after Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock compared the nation's direction to Hitler's Nazi Germany during a farewell speech at the Indiana Republican Convention on Saturday.
New York Times:
Starting Out Behind  —  Today's young people, ages 18 to 24, should have been the lucky ones.  They were preteens or teenagers when the recession hit in late 2007, with high school and college still ahead.  Unlike those who had to enter the work force in the depths of the downturn …
 
 
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Jeremy Herb / Politico:
Kerry: ‘Offensive’ to leave an American behind
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Sisi sworn in as Egypt's president, cool reception from West
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