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10:50 AM ET, May 13, 2015

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CNN:
‘Absolute disastrous mess’: 6 dead, 146 injured after Amtrak train derails  —  Story highlights Philadelphia (CNN)  —  Latest developments  —  • A sixth person has died as a result of the Amtrak train crash in Philadelphia, a doctor at Temple University Hospital said Wednesday morning.
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Kathryn A. Wolfe / Politico:
Investigation launched into fatal Amtrak crash  —  As many as 50 people were injured in the crash.  Sen. Tom Carper had been on the train until shortly before the collision.  —  An Amtrak train from Washington, D.C., to New York City derailed Tuesday night in Philadelphia …
New York Times:
Amtrak Train Derails in Philadelphia, Killing at Least 6 and Injuring Dozens  —  PHILADELPHIA — At least six people were killed and dozens more were injured when an Amtrak train carrying 243 people derailed here on Tuesday, shutting down service in the Northeast region, the authorities said.
blog.amtrak.com:
Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 at North Philadelphia
Discussion: Washington Post and Baltimore Sun
Paul Nussbaum / Philly.com:
Nutter: At least 5 dead as Amtrak train derails in Port Richmond
Discussion: The Week, Scared Monkeys and NPR
Kevin Cirilli / The Hill:
NOW president: Obama's Warren critique sexist  —  National Organization for Women (NOW) president Terry O'Neill on Wednesday called President Obama's critique of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sexist.  —  O'Neill told The Hill she took issue with Obama calling Warren by her first name during …
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Laura Barron-Lopez / The Huffington Post:
Here's The Senator Who United Democrats To Block Obama's Trade Agenda
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Senator suggests gender played into Obama-Warren spat
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate deals stinging defeat to Obama trade agenda
Brent Budowsky / The New York Observer:
Obama Hurls Insults at Liberals on Trade
Facebook Media:
Introducing Instant Articles  —  As more people get their news on mobile devices, we want to make the experience faster and richer on Facebook.  People share a lot of articles on Facebook, particularly on our mobile app.  To date, however, these stories take an average of eight seconds to load …
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Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
The New York Times-Facebook Deal Is Here  —  It could represent a seismic change for both the publishing industry and for the media company itself.  —  1.9k  —  Shares  —  1k  —  Tomorrow morning, in what marks a tectonic shift in the publishing industry, the New York Times is expected …
Roger Simon / Politico:
Was Jeb dropped on head as a child?  —  Would you let Donald Trump tell you where to get a haircut?  Would you take driving tips from Lindsay Lohan?  Or ask Sarah Palin's advice about ... anything?  —  Whom we seek advice from reveals a lot about ourselves, our judgment, our common sense.
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Wall Street Journal:   Republican Field, Mellow Edition
Jeffrey E. Stern / The Atlantic:
The Execution of Clayton Lockett  —  On the morning of his execution, Clayton Lockett hid under the covers.  —  Before a team of correctional officers came to get him at 5:06 a.m., he fashioned a noose out of his sheets.  He pulled the blade out of a safety razor and made half-inch-long cuts on his arms.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Andrew Tilghman / Marine Corps Times:
Missing U.S. helicopter carrying Marines reportedly spotted in Nepal  —  U.S. Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469 UH-1Y Hueys bring relief supplies to Khopachagu, Nepal, May 11.  HMLA-469, or “Vengeance”, has flown 54 flight hours, delivering 68,307 pounds of food and shelter supplies to the rural areas of Nepal.
Everett Rosenfeld / CNBC:
Moody's downgrades Chicago debt to ‘junk’ with negative outlook  —  Moody's downgraded Chicago's credit rating down to junk level “Ba1” from “Baa2.”  —  The announcement, which the ratings agency released Tuesday afternoon, cited a recent Illinois court ruling voiding state pension reforms.
Discussion: Chicago Boyz and Shot in the Dark
Katherine Timpf / National Review:
David K. Shipler / New Yorker:
Pamela Geller and the Anti-Islam Movement  —  The winning cartoon in the contest to draw the Prophet Muhammad, early this month in Garland, Texas, which two gunmen attacked, depicts a fierce Prophet waving a scimitar and saying, “You can't draw me!”  The artist, whose hand and pencil are visible …
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Michael Crowley / Politico:
John Kerry and John McCain: Once friends, now foes  —  A decades-old friendship between two Vietnam vets and former Senate allies is on the rocks.  —  Getty  —  When John Kerry was nominated to be Secretary of State in early 2013, his confirmation was never in real doubt.
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
Oath Keepers Founder: Traitor McCain Should Be ‘Hung By The Neck Until Dead’  —  The founder of the Oath Keepers, a loose-knit group of current and former law enforcement officials and military who pledge to defend the Constitution, called for Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) to be “hung by the neck until dead” …
Patrick Wintour / Guardian:
David Cameron to unveil new limits on extremists' activities in Queen's speech  —  Prime minister will announce counter-terrorism bill including plans to restrict harmful actions of those seeking to radicalise young people  —  A counter-terrorism bill including plans for extremism disruption orders designed …
Meghann Myers / USA Today:
Navy to double maternity leave, make fitness changes  —  Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is set to unveil a host of far-reaching initiatives and policy changes aimed at improving quality of life and careers for sailors and Marines, a senior Navy official confirmed to Navy Times.
Discussion: The Week and Outside the Beltway
Tom Baldwin / Guardian:
The BBC was not in the pocket of Labour this election.  Quite the opposite  —  For all its faults, the BBC is an organisation that is invested in fairness.  But it has been too easily swayed by pressure from Tory-supporting newspapers  —  If history is written by the winners …
Dan Messineo / Local News:
Right-to-work bill passes through Missouri Senate  —  Democrats attempt to filibuster right-to-work bill  —  JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -  —  A right-to-work bill passed through the Missouri Senate Tuesday evening after a more than 8 hour filibuster by democrats.
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Center-Right Moment  —  The most surprising event of this political era is what hasn't happened.  The world has not turned left.  Given the financial crisis, widening inequality, the unpopularity of the right's stances on social issues and immigration, you would have thought …
Francesca Chambers For / Daily Mail:
Chelsea Clinton could take on role of first lady if Hillary wins, White House expert says  — 'There is a social function to the first lady's role, and that will not go away,' C-SPAN co-CEO Susan Swain said  — Several first daughters have filled the role of hostess in place of their mothers, throughout American history
Discussion: Liberaland
 
 
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