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11:40 PM ET, May 2, 2015

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New York Post:
NYPD cop critically injured after being shot in the head  —  Scene of the shooting in Queens on 212 Street and 104 Avenue.  —  An NYPD cop was shot in the head and chest and critically wounded in Queens on Saturday.  —  The anti-crime officer worked out of the 105th Precinct in Queens Village …
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New York Times:
Police Officer Is Shot and Critically Wounded in Queens  —  A New York City police officer in plain clothes was shot in the face and critically wounded on Saturday in Queens after approaching a man on the street, officials said.  —  The officer, whose name was not immediately released …
Discussion: Raw Story
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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Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Jeb's secret Jersey mission  —  The Bush campaign goes behind enemy lines to pick off Chris Christie's supporters.  —  Jeb Bush is quietly waging a behind-the-scenes offensive to pick off disillusioned home-state supporters of Chris Christie, the New Jersey governor whose presidential prospects have dimmed in recent months.
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.
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.”
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 …
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: fox4kc.com, BizPac Review and Mediaite
Wbastone / The Smoking Gun:
Cops Probed Whether Kiss Exchanged By Seven-Year-Old Classmates Was “Unnatural And Lascivious”  —  Buster  —  Florida police last week investigated whether a kiss exchanged by seven-year-old elementary students amounted to “lewd and lascivious” behavior, according to an incident report.
Discussion: Scared Monkeys and The PJ Tatler
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Palin: Obama ‘flirting with the devil’ on Iran  —  Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Saturday urged Congress to stop President Obama's nuclear arms negotiations with Iran at any cost.  —  “We must realize Iranian leadership refuses to acknowledge Israel's right to exist, and …
Discussion: Liberaland and PoliticusUSA
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.
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: WGN-TV, NPR and The Week
 
 
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Guardian:
US will look into claim Friday air strike killed 52 civilians in Syria
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Hannah Hess / Roll Call:
Capitol Police Left Guns in Bathrooms (Video) (Updated)
Ian Tuttle / National Review:
When Minimum-Wage Hikes Hit a San Francisco Comic-Book Store
Choe Sang-Hun / New York Times:
South Korean N.Y.U. Student Is Reported Arrested in North Korea
Discussion: Gothamist and The Week
Elspeth Reeve / The New Republic:
Why Do So Many People Hate the Sound of Hillary Clinton's Voice?
Discussion: Hullabaloo and The PJ Tatler
FOX 26 News:
Wayne County Assist. Prosecutor resigns after controversial Facebook post
Discussion: Mediaite and Daily Kos
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Damien Gayle / Guardian:
Election 2015: Top Labour figures question Miliband's SNP stance
Washington Post:
Nearly half of Obamacare exchanges are struggling over their future
Discussion: Fox News, Hot Air and Clayton Cramer