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10:20 AM ET, May 1, 2015

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Cbssonia / CBS Baltimore:
The Other Man In The Van With Freddie Gray Breaks His Silence  —  BALTIMORE (WJZ ) — From the beginning, the investigation into what killed Freddie Gray has centered on what happened inside the police transport van.  —  We knew there was another prisoner inside the van and tonight we hear from him.
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Brad Bell / WJLA-TV:
Law enforcement sources say Freddie Gray suffered head injury in police transport van  —  BALTIMORE, Md. (WJLA) — An investigation into the death of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray has found no evidence that his fatal injuries were caused during his videotaped arrest and interaction with police officers …
Marlow Stern / The Daily Beast:
Morgan Freeman on Baltimore Protest Coverage: ‘F-ck the Media’  —  The screen icon discussed police brutality and the televised news media's coverage of the Baltimore protests in the wake of Freddie Gray's death while in police custody.  —  “F-ck the media.”
Washington Post:
Findings indicate Gray got head injuries in van
James Hohmann / Politico:
Baltimore riots hurt O'Malley's already slim chances  —  Republicans think Rand Paul is also damaged, but riots are unlikely to matter much to GOP voters.  —  Martin O'Malley's political career, which started on the streets of Baltimore, may also end there: Half of Democratic insiders …
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New York Times:
Christie Ally Expected to Plead Guilty in George Washington Bridge Lane-Closing Case  —  A former Port Authority official and ally of Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is expected to plead guilty on Friday to the first charges stemming from the 16-month federal investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane closings scandal.
Susan Page / USA Today:
Rep. Trey Gowdy: He might take Hillary Clinton's word on disputed e-mails  —  Shannon Rae Green, Jeff Franko, Sierra Oshrin  —  WASHINGTON — South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy, who heads the House committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks that left four Americans dead …
Discussion: Hot Air and Political Wire
Manu Raju / Politico:
Mitch McConnell unplugged  —  Exclusive interview: 'I hope this will be a Congress of significant accomplishment.  I don't think it's going to be of huge accomplishment.'  —  Four months into his tenure as majority leader, Mitch McConnell says don't expect any legacy-making deal with Barack Obama …
Discussion: The Week
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Burgess Everett / Politico:
Ted Cruz: ‘Absence is the equivalent of a no vote’ on Loretta Lynch
Discussion: PoliticusUSA
Peter Wehner / Commentary Magazine:
What Jon Stewart and George Stephanopoulos Got Wrong  —  Last night on The Daily Show, in talking about the Baltimore riots, this exchange took place between host Jon Stewart and ABC's George Stephanopoulos:  —  Stewart: Right now it seems the easy thing to do is to say …
Discussion: New York Times
Hannah Hess / Roll Call:
Capitol Police Left Guns in Bathrooms  —  When a member of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's security detail left his Glock and magazine stuffed in the toilet seat cover holder of a Capitol Visitor Center bathroom stall, a CVC worker found the gun, according to a source familiar …
Discussion: Mediaite, The Week and Business Insider
Mark C. Urban / Science:
Accelerating extinction risk from climate change  —  Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut, 75 North Eagleville Road, Unit 3043, Storrs, CT 06269, USA.  —  Predicting extinction in a changing world  —  There is great interest in understanding …
John Heilemann / Bloomberg Business:
Why Larry Flynt Is Endorsing Hillary Clinton  —  The Hustler honcho has long supported Democrats-and thinks Clinton could get a chance to shift the balance of the Supreme Court.  —  t jheil  —  When Larry Flynt is feeling righteous, he describes himself as a crusader …
Heidi Hemmat / FOX31 Denver:
Colorado heating and cooling company refuses service to ‘colored people’ in ‘Mount Ghetto’ … DENVER — A FOX31 Denver hidden camera investigation captured a local business woman refusing to do business in a Denver neighborhood because she says the residents are “colored people” and “they don't pay their bills.”
Maya Rhodan / TIME:
Watch This 6th Grader Cut Off President Obama for Talking Too Much  —  Somebody get this kid a talk show.  —  “Mr. President, let's move on to the next question,” is not something you hear that often in Washington, especially not on friendly panel discussions.
Discussion: Mediaite, Twitchy, Politico and Mashable
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Deborah Gates / Delmarva Daily Times:
Wicomico 6th-grader to interview Obama
Discussion: Associated Press and Jezebel
New York Times:
Patriot Act Faces Revisions Backed by Both Parties  —  WASHINGTON — After more than a decade of wrenching national debate over the intrusiveness of government intelligence agencies, a bipartisan wave of support has gathered to sharply limit the federal government's sweeps of phone and Internet records.
Charlie Spiering / BREITBART.COM:
Obama Says He Wants To Go Back To Community Organizing After Presidency  —  President Obama spoke about his post-presidency during an event with school children today, saying he wants to go back to his life as a community organizer.  —  “I'll be done being president in a couple years …
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Obama hints at return to community organizing
Wall Street Journal:
The Slow-Growth Fed  —  The economy starts another year with a stall despite near-zero rates.  —  The Federal Open Market Committee released its latest monetary policy statement Wednesday afternoon following the government's morning report that the economy grew a meager 0.2% in the first quarter.
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Dexter Filkins / New Yorker:
Zarif in New York  —  “The devil is in the details.”  —  So said Javad Zarif, Iran's foreign minister, at an event at the New York University Center on International Cooperation on Wednesday.  Zarif is in New York for another round of talks aimed at finishing an agreement designed to stop …
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Louis Charbonneau / Reuters:
Exclusive: Britain told U.N. monitors of active Iran nuclear procurement - panel
Discussion: Hot Air and The Daily Caller
 
 
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James Hohmann / Politico:
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Nick Gillespie / The Daily Beast:
Trigger Warning: College Kids Are Human Veal
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Ta-Nehisi Coates / The Atlantic:
The Clock Didn't Start With the Riots
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Washington Post:
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