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7:10 PM ET, May 2, 2015

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Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Alan Dershowitz Rips Charges Against Baltimore Cops: ‘Sad Day for Justice’  —  Alan Dershowitz really went after Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby today for charging the six cops involved in the death of Freddie Gray, saying it was entirely based on politics and “crowd control.”
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Paul Schwartzman / Washington Post:
A look at the six Baltimore police officers charged in the Gray case  —  The six officers accused in the death of Freddie Gray face a litany of charges that include second-degree depraved-heart murder, involuntary manslaughter, false imprisonment and misconduct in office.
Ian Hanchett / BREITBART.COM:
Clarke: Freddie Gray Charges ‘Duke Lacrosse Case All Over Again’  —  Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D) declared the charges brought against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray “George Zimmerman and the Duke Lacrosse case all over again” and said “these cops are political prisoners …
Kate Zernike / New York Times:
U.S. Indictment Details Plotting in New Jersey Bridge Scandal  —  Bill Baroni, Bridget Anne Kelly and David Wildstein waited for the first day of school.  —  They held off on telling people so their secret would not get out.  —  They steered cars to a cash lane, to make drivers sweat even more.
Discussion: Hot Air
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New York Times:
Governor Christie's People  —  No matter how Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey spins the George Washington Bridge scandal as he eyes a run for president, one thing should be clear: These are his people, charged with a conspiracy to exact revenge against a local mayor by closing lanes to one of the world's busiest bridges.
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Jeb's secret Jersey mission
Discussion: Political Wire
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Rick Santorum: “Love And Accept” Bruce Jenner  —  COLUMBIA, South Carolina — Former Senator Rick Santorum, a longtime culture warrior known for his conservative views on marriage equality and other social issues, said on Saturday than he believes Bruce Jenner when he says he's a woman.
Nick Schwartz / USA Today:
Report: Floyd Mayweather's camp bans Rachel Nichols, Michelle Beadle from attending fight  —  Floyd Mayweather's fight against Manny Pacquiao is one of the biggest sports media events of the year, and the undefeated boxer's history of abusing women has been a leading storyline ahead of the richest fight in boxing history.
Discussion: NPR, WGN-TV and The Week
Brian Koerber / Mashable:
Councilman goes to bathroom, forgets to take off his microphone  —  Pro tip from Robert Durst: If you're ever wearing a microphone, make sure you remove it before going to the bathroom.  —  Things got real awkward during a council meeting in Georgetown, Texas, when an unidentified councilman excused himself to use the bathroom.
Discussion: BizPac Review and Mediaite
Elspeth Reeve / The New Republic:
Why Do So Many People Hate the Sound of Hillary Clinton's Voice?  —  You hear a boring political speech.  A linguist hears fascinating identity politics.  —  You know Hillary Clinton's voice, right?  I mean, you know it.  It's just so loud and annoying.  Or maybe it's like a nagging wife.
Discussion: Hullabaloo and The PJ Tatler
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Another attack on Scott Walker boomerangs  —  It seems that attacks on Scott Walker seem to boomerang and simply add to his political persona of being a regular guy.  —  Did you hear the one about how Scott Walker never graduated college?  #Fail.  —  The latest attack on Walker is that he has …
Discussion: Hot Air, Althouse and The Daily Caller
Damien Gayle / Guardian:
Election 2015: Top Labour figures question Miliband's SNP stance  —  Growing number of senior politicians say Labour leader cannot deny himself chance of being prime minister by refusing to talk to SNP  —  Senior Labour politicians have expressed reservations about Ed Miliband flatly ruling …
Ian Tuttle / National Review:
When Minimum-Wage Hikes Hit a San Francisco Comic-Book Store  —  'm hearing from a lot of customers, 'I voted for that, and I didn't realize it would affect you.'"  —  So says Brian Hibbs, owner and operator of Comix Experience, an iconic comic-book and graphic-novel shop …
 
 
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Choe Sang-Hun / New York Times:
South Korean N.Y.U. Student Is Reported Arrested in North Korea
Discussion: Gothamist and The Week
FOX 26 News:
Wayne County Assist. Prosecutor resigns after controversial Facebook post
Discussion: Mediaite and Daily Kos
Julia Edwards / Reuters:
Obama administration says to provide $20 million for police body cameras
Discussion: Fox News Insider, Gizmodo and The Verge
Washington Post:
Nearly half of Obamacare exchanges are struggling over their future
Discussion: Hot Air and Clayton Cramer
New York Times:
Dean Skelos, New York Senate Leader, and His Son Are Said to Face Arrest Next Week
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Peter Sullivan / The Hill:
Pennsylvania prepares backup plan for ObamaCare case
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Bernie Sanders raises $1.5 million in 24 hours, says his campaign
Discussion: Hot Air