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2:00 PM ET, June 9, 2014

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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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Brian Nordli / Las Vegas Sun News:
Neighbors: Couple suspected in Las Vegas killing spree vowed to commit ‘next Columbine’  —  Hours after a man and woman killed two police officers at an east Las Vegas pizza restaurant and then gunned down another victim at a nearby Wal-Mart before killing themselves, a picture of the shooters began to emerge.
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Neighbors: Las Vegas Shooters Bragged About Taking Part In Bundy Standoff  —  Neighbors of the couple who ambushed two police officers Sunday in Las Vegas told local newspapers the pair had bragged about spending time at Cliven Bundy's ranch during the standoff with the federal government earlier this year.
Fox News:
Police reportedly probe white supremacist link to Las Vegas shootings
Discussion: Fox News Insider
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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Noah Rothman / Hot Air:
Hillary: ‘We struggled’ to make ends meet after leaving the White House
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Maggie Haberman / Politico:
What to watch on the tour
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 …
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Ron Fournier / NationalJournal.com:
'I've Had Enough:' When Democrats Quit on Obama  —  Bergdahl swap is latest last straw for top Democrats frustrated with president's leadership.  —  The email hit my in-box at 9:41 p.m. last Wednesday.  From one of the most powerful Democrats in Washington, a close adviser to the White House …
Discussion: RedState, CNN and Hot Air
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Rowan Scarborough / Washington Times:
Bergdahl's parents got rare access to insiders; data for sympathizer of Gitmo detainees  —  The Obama administration gave the parents of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl extraordinary insider access to the military's hunt for their son by having them take part in a series of secure video conferences …
Tim Cavanaugh / National Review:
Feinstein Shreds Obama Claims About Bergdahl Deal
Discussion: Betsy's Page and CNN
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.
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
FiveThirtyEight Senate Forecast: Toss-Up or Tilt GOP?  —  We last issued a U.S. Senate forecast in mid-March.  Not a lot has changed since then.  —  The Senate playing field remains fairly broad.  There are 10 races where we give each party at least a 20 percent chance of winning,1 …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Power Line
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 …
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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Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
Computer passes Turing Test for first time by convincing judges it is a 13-year-old boy
Discussion: ABC News and Re/code
reading.ac.uk:
TURING TEST SUCCESS MARKS MILESTONE IN COMPUTING HISTORY
Michael Wolff / USA Today:
Can these faces save CNN?  —  How to fix CNN is one of those enduring media puzzles that just might, it sometime seems, nag forever at true news believers.  Shouldn't there be a way to create strong, intelligent, informative news that a significant audience might find compelling?
Discussion: Politico and TVNewser
Kenneth R. Timmerman / New York Post:
How the Taliban got their hands on modern US missiles  —  Taliban militia stand in the back of a pickup truck with heat-seeking Stinger missiles.  —  In his new book, “Dark Forces: The Truth About What Happened in Ben­ghazi” (Broadside Books), writer Kenneth R. Timmerman explains …
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
NY Man Accidentally Shoots Wife While Demonstrating How To Use Gun  —  A man accidentally shot his wife while demonstrating how to use a handgun in Cornwall, N.Y. on Friday night, the Times-Herald-Record reported.  —  The man was showing his wife how to use the gun's tactical light …
Discussion: Times Herald-Record
 
 
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Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
GOP Congressman: ‘Foolish’ To Think Humans Can Cause Climate Change (VIDEO)
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About That Hate Crime I Committed at University of Chicago
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Meanwhile, On the Health Front
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Laura Ungar / USA Today:
More patients flocking to ERs under Obamacare
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Armed & Dangerous: The Terrorism of the LGBT Radicals
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Matt Apuzzo / New York Times:
War Gear Flows to Police Departments
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Joseph Lawler / Washington Examiner:
Women are having fewer kids, and demographers don't know why
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Juan Williams / The Hill:
Cowed GOP leaders run from immigration reform
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Will Obama ever be popular again?
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