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5:25 PM ET, June 8, 2013

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Natalie Brand / KASW-TV:
PD: Boy, 4, accidentally shoots, kills father  —  PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. — A 4-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his father at a home in Prescott Valley Friday, according to a spokesman for the Prescott Valley Police Dept.  —  Police have identified the victim as 35-year-old Justin Stanfield Thomas …
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Justin Stanfield Thomas / The Huffington Post:
Justin Stanfield Thomas Shot, Killed Accidentally By 4-Year-Old Son In Arizona  —  PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. — Authorities in northern Arizona say a 4-year-old boy has accidentally shot and killed his father at a Prescott Valley home.  —  Prescott Valley police say the shooting occurred just after noon Friday.
Discussion: Mediaite
Gail Collins / New York Times:
Intelligence for Dummies  —  Question for the day: Do you feel more secure or less secure, now that you know the government is keeping a gargantuan pile of information about everybody's telephone calls in the name of national security?  —  You have heard, I'm sure, that the National Security Agency …
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Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Tech Companies Concede to Surveillance Program  —  SAN FRANCISCO — When government officials came to Silicon Valley to demand easier ways for the world's largest Internet companies to turn over user data as part of a secret surveillance program, the companies bristled.  In the end, though, many cooperated at least a bit.
New York Times:
Administration Says Mining of Data Is Crucial to Fight Terror
Discussion: The Verge, Spectator and Hot Air
JTA / Jerusalem Post:
Paris museum opens exhibit of Palestinian ‘martyrs’  —  French government subsidizes museum which opens exhibition of 68 photos, entitled “Death,” of Palestinian suicide bombers.  —  A Paris museum subsidized by the French government opened an exhibition of photos of Palestinian suicide bombers …
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Atlas Shrugs
Ellen Sturtz / Washington Post:
Why I confronted the first lady  —  Ellen Sturtz is a retired public servant and an advocate for LGBT equality.  —  When Barack Obama was running for President in 2008, I thought he was serious about protecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community from workplace discrimination.
Peter Hamby / CNN:
First on CNN: Republican Party to step up outreach to evangelicals  —  (CNN) - The Republican National Committee has brought on a director of evangelical outreach to massage the party's complicated relationship with religious conservatives, GOP sources told CNN on Saturday.
Discussion: The Hill and GOP.com
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Garance Franke-Ruta / Reuters:
Immigration Reform, or How the GOP Can Screw Up Its 2016
James Freeman / Wall Street Journal:
Cleta Mitchell: How to Investigate the IRS  —  Cleta Mitchell, the attorney who helped expose the tax agency's abuses, has a road map for identifying the culprits.  It doesn't stop in Cincinnati.  —  Washington  —  The woman who helped expose IRS abuse of conservative activists has more news to share …
Discussion: Wake up America
Guardian:
Boundless Informant: the NSA's secret tool to track global surveillance data  —  Revealed: The NSA's powerful tool for cataloguing data - including figures on US collection  —  • Boundless Informant: mission outlined in four slides  —  • Read the NSA's frequently asked questions document
Dr. Susan Berry / BREITBART.COM:
REPORT: HOMESCHOOLING GROWING SEVEN TIMES FASTER THAN PUBLIC SCHOOL ENROLLMENT  —  As dissatisfaction with the U.S. public school system grows, apparently so has the appeal of homeschooling.  Educational researchers, in fact, are expecting a surge in the number of students educated at home …
Discussion: americanthinker.com
Adam Harrington / CBS New York:
Rep. Israel: Repeal Dishonorable Discharges For Gay Veterans  —  HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Before the repeal of the “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” policy, some servicemembers were subjected to dishonorable discharges because they were gay.  —  And as WCBS 880's Sophia Hall reported Saturday …
Discussion: LGBTQ Nation and Advocate
Andrew Blankstein / Los Angeles Times:
Santa Monica gunman killed father, brother, sources say  —  The two bodies found in a burning Santa Monica house - the starting point in a shooting rampage - are believe to be the brother and father of the suspected gunman, law enforcement sources told The Times.
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New York Times:
Four Dead in Santa Monica Shooting
Mark Hosenball / Reuters:
Government likely to open criminal probe into NSA leaks: officials  —  (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's administration is likely to open a criminal investigation into the leaking of highly classified documents that revealed the secret surveillance of Americans' telephone and email traffic, U.S. officials said on Friday.
 
 
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Bernie Becker / The Hill:
Cincinnati IRS staffer: D.C. showed interest in Tea Party cases
Matt Taibbi / Rolling Stone:
As Bradley Manning Trial Begins, Press Predictably Misses the Point
Discussion: Booman Tribune and Hot Air
Daniel Newhauser / Roll Call:
Mindful of Previous Defeat, Cantor Pushes Bill to Increase Pediatric Research
Discussion: Daily Kos and Booman Tribune
Michael Warren / Weekly Standard:
GOP Poll: Massachusetts Senate Race a Statistical Tie
Mark Steyn / National Review:
The All-Seeing State  —  A few years ago, after one corruption scandal …
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Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
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