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12:40 AM ET, June 6, 2014

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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 …
TIME:
Behind the Scenes of Bowe Bergdahl's Release  —  Asked whether the Taliban would be inspired by the exchange to kidnap others, a commander laughed.  “Definitely.”  —  In the days and hours leading up to the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl last week, his Taliban captors in Pakistan prepared for a big sendoff.
TIME:
Taliban Commander: More Kidnappings to Come After Bergdahl Deal  —  A Taliban commander close to the negotiations over the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl told TIME Thursday that the deal made to secure Bergdahl's release has made it more appealing for fighters to capture American soldiers and other high-value targets.
Evan McMurry / Mediaite:
Scarborough, Todd Erupt over Bergdahl's Dad: 'Don't Criticize the Parents in Here'  —  Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough erupted Thursday morning during a discussion of the father of freed Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, arguing that Robert Bergdahl had given his son advice that had endangered …
Discussion: PJ Media and Hot Air
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
GOP Rep. Who Defended Bergdahl Now Calls Him Deserter
Yahoo! News:
Gen. Stanley McChrystal on Bowe Bergdahl, Hillary Clinton and his call to national service
Discussion: National Review and Politico
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 …
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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 …
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
William Saletan / Slate:
Trading Taliban prisoners for a POW doesn't reward terrorism. It keeps our promise to our troops.
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.
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
Sheriff's Office: McDaniel Camp Account Of Courthouse Caper A ‘Fabrication’  —  The Hinds County Sheriff's Department is denying that it let three supporters of state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R-MS), including a top official for McDaniel's campaign, into the Hinds County Courthouse late Tuesday night …
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Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
Democrats See a Break in a Gain for the Tea Party in Mississippi
Discussion: News Desk, CNN and NewsBusters
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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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.
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
Gretchen Livingston / Pew Research Center's …:
Growing Number of Dads Home with the Kids  —  Biggest increase among those caring for family  —  The number of fathers who do not work outside the home has risen markedly in recent years, up to 2 million in 2012.1 High unemployment rates around the time of the Great Recession contributed …
Discussion: WAMC, New York Times and ABC News
Alana Goodman / Washington Free Beacon:
Hillary to New York Times: Back Off  —  Some of Hillary Clinton's closest aides blasted the New York Times for what they said was unfair coverage of the former first lady during a recent secret meeting with the paper's Washington bureau, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.
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Patricia Murphy / The Daily Beast:
Southern-Fried Freedom Lovers Propel Libertarian Candidates
Discussion: Hit & Run
Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Voters say Obama has made America weaker
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%
Jeremy Herb / Politico:
Bernie Sanders, John McCain strike VA deal
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Attention, politicians: We see you deleting those Bergdahl tweets
Discussion: News Desk
Eli Stokols / KDVR.com:
Democrats enter Colo. GOP gubernatorial primary, aim to tip race to Tancredo
 Earlier Items: 
Andrew Restuccia / Politico:
Some states already lashing at climate rule
Jordan Chariton / TVNewser:
Karen Finney's ‘Disrupt’ Cancelled
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Energy Choices  —  Nate Silver got a lot of grief when he chose …
Discussion: Financial Times and EconLog
David Saleh Rauf / Texas Politics:
First draft of state GOP 2014 platform has revamped planks on immigration, homosexuality