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8:45 PM ET, May 4, 2015


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ABC News:
Garland Shooting Suspect Elton Simpson's Father: ‘My Son Made a Bad Choice’ … The father of one of the suspected gunman in the Garland, Texas shooting told ABC News today that his son “made a bad choice.”  —  “We are Americans and we believe in America,” Dunston Simpson said.
New York Times:
Two Gunmen Killed at Anti-Islam Exhibit Are Identified  —  GARLAND, Tex. — Law enforcement officials on Monday identified two men who were killed Sunday after they opened fire at an event where people were invited to present cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
Lindsey Bever / Washington Post:
Pamela Geller, the incendiary organizer of Texas ‘prophet Muhammad cartoon contest’
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
GOP lawmaker knocks Hillary Clinton over Texas shooting
Cynthia McFadden / NBC News:
Bill Clinton Defends His Foundation's Foreign Money  —  Bill Clinton says he has no regrets about taking millions in foreign cash for his foundation — even though the donations have caused a political headache for Hillary Clinton as she tries to follow him into the Oval Office.
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Bill Clinton Says He's “Taken Almost No Capital Gains In 15 Years” — Here's What The Returns Show  —  “I give 10% of my revenue off the top every year to the foundation, and Hillary in the year she was there gave 17,” former President Clinton told NBC News.  —  Joe Raedle / Getty Images
David Lerman / Bloomberg Business:
State Department Says No Evidence Donations Influenced Hillary Clinton
Ahiza Garcia / Talking Points Memo:
VIDEO: Fox News Reporter Says He Saw Black Man Shot While Running From Police  —  Fox News correspondent Mike Tobin said that he and his news crew witnessed what he described as a “young, black male” being shot by a police officer in Baltimore while running away on Monday afternoon.
Discussion: Daily Kos
Fox News:
Conflicting reports on gun incident in Baltimore  —  The unidentified man is seen in a stretcher after being shot Monday by Baltimore police.  (Fox News)  —  DEVELOPING: Conflicting reports about a police chase that may have involved gunfire roiled Baltimore Monday, just a week after riots rocked the city.
Ahiza Garcia / Talking Points Memo:   VIDEO: Fox Issues Startling On-Air Retraction: ‘Nobody Has Been Shot’
Evan McMurry / Mediaite:
Pamela Geller Battles CNN Host over Garland Shooting: Why Is Media ‘Targeting’ Us?  —  Hours after a shooting at a Muhammad cartoon event Garland, Texas that left the two gunmen dead, the event's sponsor and American Freedom Defense Initiative president Pamela Geller battled CNN's Alisyn Camerota …
Garland shooting: 2 killed after they open fire at Mohammed cartoon event
Ahiza Garcia / Talking Points Memo:
Chuck Norris: Don't Trust The Gov't On A Possible Military Takeover Of Texas  —  The actor who starred in the TV show “Walker, Texas Ranger” wrote on Sunday that he thinks concerns about a possible military takeover of Texas might well be justified.  —  Actor Chuck Norris …
Discussion: WND and The Daily Banter
New York Times:
Dave Goldberg, Silicon Valley Executive, Said to Have Died of Head Trauma  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Dave Goldberg, the chief executive of SurveyMonkey and husband of Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook, died of head trauma Friday night after he collapsed at the gym at a private resort in Mexico, according to a Mexican government official.
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
A Fox News Contributor On Being Gay, The GOP, And Religious Liberty  —  WASHINGTON — Guy Benson — the baby-faced, fast-talking Fox News contributor who is the political editor at — has something to say.  —  “Guy here,” he writes in his forthcoming book.  “So, I'm gay.”
Cocaine Found in Underwear By CBP at JFK  —  JAMAICA, N.Y. — U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers in New York are always discovering interesting concealment methods.  Hiding cocaine in his underwear is another way that a would-be smuggler attempted to transport illegal drugs into the United States.
Brian Dulle / KSNT-TV:
Note on restaurant receipt to Kansas governor goes viral  —  TOPEKA (KSNT) - A photo posted on social media regarding a note on a receipt given to Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has gone viral overnight.  —  The photo posted by former waitress Chloe Hough shows a credit card receipt …
Hannah Scheller / Lexington Herald-Leader:
Willie Cauley-Stein's name change is official  —  Former University of Kentucky basketball star Willie Cauley-Stein's hyphenated last name is official now, as is a change in his middle name.  —  Cauley-Stein, 21, was born Willie Durmond Cauley Jr. He filed a name-change order Friday …
Stephanie Armour / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Emergency-Room Visits Keep Climbing  —  People on Medicaid turn to hospital care when doctor access is limited, new survey suggests  —  Emergency-room visits continued to climb in the second year of the Affordable Care Act, contradicting the law's supporters who had predicted a decline …
Liz GoodwinSenior / Yahoo Politics:
Obama-inspired foundation gets its start, with $80 million in the bank  —  President Barack Obama announced Monday that a new nonprofit aimed at empowering young men and boys of color has already raised $80 million from PepsiCo, Deloitte and other corporate sponsors.
Annie Leibovitz / Vanity Fair:
Star Wars Cover: J.J. Abrams Reveals His Idea to Kill Jar Jar Binks  —  Go behind the scenes of the year's most anticipated movie with Vanity Fair contributing editor Bruce Handy.  —  For some Star Wars fans, there's no May the Fourth news finer than this: director J. J. Abrams revealed …
Alice Ollstein / ThinkProgress:
Scott Walker Says He Would Crush What's Left Of Unions If Elected President  —  Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) campaigning in New Hampshire, a marriage equality state.  —  CREDIT: AP Photo/Jim Cole  —  Though he has yet to officially declare his bid for president, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker …
Yahoo Politics:
The Ben Carson campaign website: A review  —  Late Sunday evening, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson went on a local Ohio television station to let the world know that he's seeking the Republican nomination for president.  Whether the world was listening is a whole different story.
Carimah Townes / ThinkProgress:
Romney Hits Back At Hillary: 'We Don't Have Mass Incarceration In America'  —  Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney  —  Days after Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton laid out proposals for criminal justice reform at Columbia University, former Republican candidate …
Wesley Lowery / Washington Post:
As investigation enters fifth month, Tamir Rice's mother has moved into a homeless shelter  —  The City of Cleveland has asked the family of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy shot and killed while he played with a toy gun in a Westside park in November, to halt their civil lawsuit until the official investigation has concluded.
David Edwards / Raw Story:
Chlamydia outbreaks hits nearly 10 percent of small Texas school in district with no sex-ed policy  —  DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  A small Texas high school has notified parents that it was dealing with a chlamydia outbreak.  —  Officials from the Crane Independent School District confirmed …
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Andrew Higgins / New York Times:
An Uphill Campaign in Norway to Promote LSD as a Human Right
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Joby Warrick / Washington Post:
Scientists: EPA's curbs on coal-burning will save thousands of lives
Charles Ommanney / National Review:
Unions Donate to Sharpton's Nonprofit and Win Airtime on Sharpton's MSNBC Show. Hmmm.
Margaret Newkirk / Bloomberg Business:
‘Duck Dynasty’ Keeps Tax Break as Bobby Jindal Cuts Louisiana Colleges
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Justin Amash endorses Rand Paul for president
Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Bill O'Reilly takes a crack at standup
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Mediaite
Jeff Clements / The Hill:
Citizens United: The view from the ivory tower has a blind spot
Los Angeles Times:
Mysterious new force emerges in Yemen to fight rebels
Discussion: Weekly Standard and The Week
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Race, Class and Neglect
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Mediaite