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Michael Quine / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Shooters in Metro ambush that left five dead spoke of white supremacy and a desire to kill police  —  Two Metro officers shot in northeast Las Vegas identified Two Las Vegas police officers were killed Sunday in an apparent ambush attack in a pizza restaurant that spilled over to a nearby Walmart store …
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Police reportedly probe white supremacist link to Las Vegas shootings
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Liz Kreutz / ABC News:
Hillary Clinton Defends High-Dollar Speaking Fees … Hillary Clinton defended the millions of dollars she and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, have earned giving paid speeches since leaving public office in an exclusive interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer ahead of Tuesday's release of her new memoir, “Hard Choices.”
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The Hill:
Obama, Clinton start '16 dance
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Maggie Haberman / Politico:
Hillary Clinton's book tour: What to look for
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Laura Vozzella / Washington Post:
Va. lawmaker to resign, paving way for jobs for self, daughter, according to associates  —  RICHMOND — Republicans appear to have outmaneuvered Gov. Terry McAuliffe in a state budget standoff by persuading a Democratic senator to resign his seat, at least temporarily giving the GOP control …
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.
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Bergdahl Has Declined to Speak to Family
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Andrew Griffin / The Independent:
Computer becomes first to pass Turing Test in artificial intelligence milestone, but academics warn of dangerous future  —  Eugene Goostman, a computer programme pretending to be a young Ukrainian boy, successfully duped enough humans to pass the iconic test
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New York Times:
Taliban Claim Responsibility for Pakistan Airport Attack  —  By ZIA ur-REHMAN and SALMAN MASOODJUNE 9, 2014  —  KARACHI, Pakistan — The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility Monday for a ferocious overnight assault in Karachi that stretched into the morning in which gunmen infiltrated …
Jonathan Chait Follow / New York Magazine:
Obama Promised to Do 4 Big Things As President.  Now He's Done Them All.  —  It's no longer possible to imagine that historians will look back at his presidency and conclude that not much got accomplished.  —  The conservative view of President Obama has straddled two difficult-to-reconcile portraits.
Juan Williams / The Hill:
Cowed GOP leaders run from immigration reform  —  Where does the House Republican leadership stand on immigration reform?  — Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (Va.), said last week he is “not aware” of any Republican plan to get an immigration deal through …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Interests, Ideology And Climate  —  There are three things we know about man-made global warming.  First, the consequences will be terrible if we don't take quick action to limit carbon emissions.  Second, in pure economic terms the required action shouldn't be hard to take: emission controls …
Rhodes Cook / Politico:
Will Obama Ever Be Popular Again?  —  History suggests it's a losing battle.  —  Barack Obama has had an unusual presidency, winning election twice with a majority of the vote, yet frequently saddled with a job approval rating below 50 percent.  In fact, only during his “honeymoon” …
Tim Cavanaugh / National Review:
Feinstein Shreds Obama Claims About Bergdahl Deal  —  Senator Dianne Feinstein sharply contradicted Obama administration claims about the details of the deal in which five Taliban detainees were exchanged for captured Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.  —  Feinstein, a California Democrat who chairs …
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Matt Apuzzo / New York Times:
War Gear Flows to Police Departments  —  NEENAH, Wis. — Inside the municipal garage of this small lakefront city, parked next to the hefty orange snowplow, sits an even larger truck, this one painted in desert khaki.  Weighing 30 tons and built to withstand land mines …
Joseph Lawler / Washington Examiner:
Women are having fewer kids, and demographers don't know why  —  U.S. fertility is not recovering from the financial crisis — and demographers aren't sure why.  —  The fertility rate fell to a record low 62.9 births per 1,000 women aged 15-44 in 2013, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.
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