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11:25 PM ET, May 1, 2015

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New York Times:
6 Baltimore Police Officers Charged in Freddie Gray Death  —  BALTIMORE — Baltimore's chief prosecutor charged six police officers on Friday with crimes including murder and manslaughter in the arrest and fatal injury of Freddie Gray, a striking and surprisingly swift turn in a case that has drawn national attention to police conduct.
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Baltimore Sun:
Six officers charged in death of Freddie Gray  —  The six Baltimore police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray - who died last month after being injured in police custody - have been charged criminally, State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced Friday.
Christopher Hooton / The Independent:
The man who filmed the Freddie Gray video has been arrested at gunpoint  —  Kevin Moore, the man who filmed Freddie Gray's brutal arrest, has now himself been arrested following “harassment and intimidation” from Baltimore police.  —  Moore was arrested at gunpoint last night along …
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Marilyn Mosby, Prosecutor in Freddie Gray Case, Seen as Tough on Police Misconduct  —  BALTIMORE — Marilyn J. Mosby, the prosecutor who on Friday announced criminal charges against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, took office only four months ago, elected here with the backing …
Carimah Townes / ThinkProgress:
Man Who Filmed Freddie Gray Reportedly Arrested Under Suspicious Circumstances
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and Mashable
Counter Current News:
Baltimore Police Just Arrested Man Who Filmed The Freddie Gray Arrest
Discussion: Mediaite and The Gateway Pundit
Washington Post:
Six Baltimore officers charged in Gray's death
Harry Enten / FiveThirtyEight:
Chris Christie's Access Lanes To The GOP Nomination Are Closed  —  We may be about to find out whether a politician can have a negative chance of winning a presidential nomination.  On Friday, two people, including a former member of Chris Christie's staff, were indicted in Bridgegate …
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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.
Peter Sullivan / The Hill:
Pennsylvania prepares backup plan for ObamaCare case  —  Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) on Friday outlined a contingency plan for his state in case the Supreme Court guts ObamaCare.  —  Wolf's plan calls for Pennsylvania to set up its own insurance marketplace if the court rules …
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Sarah Ferris / The Hill:
GOP prepares list of demands if justices rule against ObamaCare  —  Republicans believe a Supreme Court ruling against ObamaCare this summer would give them leverage to force President Obama to scrap the healthcare law's central pillars.  —  Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) …
Discussion: Daily Kos, Hot Air and Washington Post
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Bernie Sanders raises $1.5 million in 24 hours, says his campaign  —  Advisers to Bernie Sanders have argued that his grassroots network of small-dollar donors could raise him the roughly $50 million the independent senator from Vermont will need to run a credible, competitive campaign in the Democratic presidential primaries.
Associated Press:
AP-GfK Poll: Doubts about Clinton's honesty after emails  —  1 photo  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans appear to be suspicious of Hillary Rodham Clinton's honesty, and even many Democrats are only lukewarm about her presidential candidacy, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
Discussion: Hot Air and US News
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Tina Nguyen / Mediaite:
Multiple Loaded Glocks Found in Capitol Hill Bathrooms; One Discovered by 8-Year-Old Tourist  —  In the past few months, the Capitol Hill Police has recorded at least three instances where their officers accidentally left their loaded Glocks in bathrooms — WAIT, HOLD UP, WHAT?!
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and The Week
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William Grimes / New York Times:
Ben E. King, Soulful Singer, Dies at 76; ‘Stand by Me’ Was One of His Hits  —  Ben E. King, the smooth, soulful baritone who led the Drifters on “There Goes My Baby,” “Save the Last Dance for Me” and other hits in the late 1950s and early 1960s, and as a solo artist recorded the classic singles …
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Dean Baker / Center for Economic and Policy Research:
David Brooks and the Federal Government's $14,000 Per Year Per Poor Person  —  In the United States it's considered fine to just make crap up when talking about the government, especially when it comes to programs for poor people.  That is why Ronald Reagan ran around the country telling people …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and driftglass
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Department of Transportation:
DOT Announces Final Rule to Strengthen Safe Transportation of Flammable Liquids by Rail  —  Rule Will Make Significant and Extensive Changes to Improve Accident Prevention, Mitigation, and Emergency Response  —  WASHINGTON - U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced …
Eli Stokols / Politico:
How Rand Paul blew it on Baltimore  —  The Kentucky senator tried to present himself as a different kind of Republican.  Then the riots happened.  —  When Rand Paul launched his presidential bid in early April amid an array of diverse faces, he talked about focusing on the inner cities …
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Irate Congressman gives cops easy rule: “just follow the damn Constitution”  —  Rep. Ted Lieu lambasts gov't request for more access to encrypted devices.  —  Despite the best efforts of law enforcement to convince a Congressional subcommittee that technology firms actually need …
Discussion: Hit & Run
Harvard News:
Harvard Faculty Donate to Democrats by Wide Margin  —  Eighty-four percent of campaign contributions made by a group of 614 Harvard faculty, instructors, and researchers between 2011 and the third quarter of 2014 went to federal Democratic campaigns and political action committees.
Discussion: Fox News
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Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:   98% of Harvard Law Faculty Political Donations Go to Democrats
 
 
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Valerie Richardson / Washington Times:
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
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David Weigel / Bloomberg Business:
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James Oliphant / Reuters:
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