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10:00 PM ET, May 3, 2015


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Susan Edelman / New York Post:
Woman to become NY firefighter despite failing crucial fitness test  —  The FDNY for the first time in its history will allow someone who failed its crucial physical-fitness test to join the Bravest, The Post has learned.  —  Rebecca Wax, 33, is set to graduate Tuesday from the Fire Academy without passing …
Discussion: BizPac Review and The PJ Tatler
Emily Bazelon / New York Times:
Jon Krakauer's ‘Missoula,’ About Rape in a College Town  —  Three years ago, a young woman befriended by the powerhouse author Jon Krakauer and his wife told them she had been raped when she was a teenager by a boy she knew and, later, for a second time, by a family friend.  She was still struggling to recover.
Arit John / Bloomberg Business:
Martin O'Malley: 'Wouldn't Think of Announcing' 2016 Campaign Anywhere but Baltimore  —  No Democrat is having a harder time moving away from the tough-on-crime 90s than former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, whose potential presidential campaign has been plagued in the last week by questions …
John Wagner / Washington Post:
O'Malley says Baltimore would be setting for announcement of presidential bid
Discussion: Political Wire
Ben Schreckinger / Politico:
Martin O'Malley: Baltimore unrest a ‘heartbreaking setback’
Discussion: The Week
Evan McMurry / Mediaite:
Fmr. CNN Anchor Soledad O'Brien to Journalists: Stop Saying ‘Thug’  —  Former CNN host Soledad O'Brien told her old network's Reliable Sources Sunday morning that journalists had an obligation to choose their words more carefully than simply calling protesters, however violent, “thugs,” …
Protests erupt in Tel Aviv, Israel 6 photos  —  Israeli police officers detain an Israeli Ethiopian.  —  Hide Caption  —  6 of 6  —  Story highlights  —  Tel Aviv, Israel (CNN)Protests in Tel Aviv over alleged police mistreatment of Ethiopian Jews turned violent Sunday …
Discussion: Balloon Juice and The Agonist
Ben Schreckinger / Politico:
John Boehner sees a national policing crisis  —  House Speaker John Boehner says there's a national crisis in relations between black communities and law enforcement.  —  “I do,” he said when asked in an interview aired Sunday on NBC's “Meet the Press” whether he believes that such a crisis exists.
Discussion: Bloomberg View and The Week
Ben Schreckinger / Politico:
John Kasich on a 2016 bid: 'I don't really do odds'
Discussion: Bloomberg Business
Justin George / Baltimore Sun:
Exclusive look inside the Freddie Gray investigation  —  Unlimited Access.  Try it Today!  Your First 10 Days Always $0.99
LeftOfCenter / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Kimberley Strassel Blames Baltimore's Troubles On Teachers Unions  —  Kimberley Strassel writes a weekly column for the Wall Street Journal, so naturally she subscribes to all the Conservative [talking points] lies.  She denies the SCIENCE of man-made climate change and she's A-OK …
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Jeb Bush: Our enemies must ‘fear’ US again  —  Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush argued Saturday that American foreign policy should frighten the nation's enemies abroad with its strength.  —  “The basic policy should be our friends know we have their back over the long haul …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Brendan O'Neill / Reason:
Meet the Vagina Voters  —  The women voting for Hillary because she's a woman are setting feminism back a hundred years.  —  “I intend to vote with my vagina.”  —  Have you ever read a more squirm-inducing sentence than that?  It appeared in a pro-Hillary piece in Dame magazine …
ABC News:
‘This Week’ Transcript: Fallout From Baltimore  —  ANNOUNCER: This Week, bombshell arrests, explosive nationwide reaction to those six officers charged in Baltimore.  The very latest on the massive marches.  —  Ready for Hillary: he's a folk singing socialist, Bernie Sanders is ready to shake up the Democratic primary.
Discussion: Common Dreams and Hullabaloo
Exclusive: Ben Carson Announces Run For President  —  WEST PALM BEACH (CBS12) — The Republican field of candidates continues to widen.  Retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson is expected to make a major announcement at an event tomorrow in his hometown of Detroit.
New York Times:
Christie's Camp Mobilizes to Salvage White House Hopes  —  Around 7:30 a.m., as an audience of technology executives started streaming through the ballroom doors of a Ritz-Carlton Hotel in suburban Virginia on Friday, Chris Christie's iPhone buzzed with the grim news he has awaited for 16 months.
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Suspect dead after man with concealed carry permit intervenes in alleged carjacking in Orem
Discussion: and Q13 FOX News
Baltimore Rally: Burn Down Stores to Get Them ‘Out of Our Communities’
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Child found misplaced Capitol Police gun in Boehner's bathroom
Discussion: Hot Air
Ben Schreckinger / Politico:
Elijah Cummings praises Baltimore response to Gray death
Discussion: ABC News
 Earlier Items: 
Walter Russell Mead / The American Interest:
Media Gives President a Pass Again
Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
F.E.C. Can't Curb 2016 Election Abuse, Commission Chief Says
Discussion: Mediaite and Washington Post
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Conservative Party's fortune is cautionary tale for GOP
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Nicholas Kristof / New York Times:
‘Inequality Is a Choice’
Discussion: Daily Kos
Timothy Cama / The Hill:
GOP rep introduces bill to gut EPA
Timothy Egan / New York Times:
The End of California?  —  ANGELS CAMP, Calif. — IN a normal year …