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4:10 PM ET, May 23, 2015

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New York Times:
In Early Vote Count, Ireland Appears Headed Toward Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage  —  DUBLIN — Ireland appeared poised to become the world's first nation to approve same-sex marriage by a popular vote on Saturday, with early vote counts showing strong and broad support for a measure …
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BBC:
Ireland same-sex referendum set to approve gay marriage  —  Large crowds have gathered at Dublin Castle ahead of the result  —  Early results suggest the Republic of Ireland has voted to legalise same-sex marriage in a historic referendum.  —  More than 3.2m people were asked whether …
Discussion: Mashable
Chris Johnston / Guardian:
Ireland becomes first country to legalise same-sex marriage by popular vote - live  —  With almost all of the results in, Ireland has voted a historic Yes in its gay marriage referendum … Share  —  With 34 constituencies now declared, the Yes vote is 61.7% and No at 38.3%.
Associated Press:
Both sides say Ireland has voted to legalize gay marriage  —  DUBLIN — Ireland has voted resoundingly to legalize gay marriage in the world's first national vote on the issue, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday even as official ballot counting continued.
CNN:
Cleveland officer not guilty in killing unarmed pair  —  Story highlights  —  (CNN)A white Cleveland police officer who stood on a car and shot the vehicle's two unarmed black occupants after colleagues already riddled the car with bullets in 2012 was found not guilty Saturday in their deaths …
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Mitch Smith / New York Times:
Cleveland Police Officer Acquitted of Manslaughter in 2012 Deaths  —  A Cleveland police officer who climbed onto the hood of a car after a chase and fired repeatedly at its unarmed occupants in 2012 was acquitted of manslaughter on Saturday by an Ohio judge.
Discussion: Mediaite and Outside the Beltway
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Senate adjourns with no clear path forward on Patriot Act  —  The Senate failed to move forward on legislation to reform the National Security Agency or renew the Patriot Act early on Saturday morning, making it almost a sure bet that portions of the Patriot Act expire at the end of the month.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Prairie Weather
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National Journal:
How the Senate Fell Apart and Failed to Deal With the Patriot Act  —  The Senate leaves for vacation with unfinished business on NSA surveillance.  —  The Senate is going on vacation, but it didn't finish its homework.  —  With no solution in sight to the Patriot Act quagmire …
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
The GOP's Southern discomfort  —  As the 2016 Republican presidential campaign gets underway, the nation's most reliably red region finds itself yet again without a native son in a leading position.  —  OKLAHOMA CITY — It's the heartland of the modern Republican Party, the most reliably red region in presidential elections.
Discussion: ABC News
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Paul Waldman / The Week:
Fox News is taking control of the Republican primary
Julia Marsh / New York Post:
City orders Sharpton's daughter to save incriminating hiking pics  —  City lawyers warned Dominique Sharpton not to delete Instagram photos like this one atop an Indonesian mountain — where she trekked while claiming in a lawsuit that she has “permanent” ­injuries.
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
What Hillary Clinton's e-mails tell us about her management style  —  The Debrief: An occasional series offering a reporter's insights  —  For those who have worried that Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign would be a repeat of the chaotic operation she ran eight years ago …
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
The Clinton team praises Monica Langley
Phillip Inman / Guardian:
Secret Bank of England taskforce investigates financial fallout of Brexit  —  News of undercover project emerges after Bank staff accidentally email details to the Guardian including PR notes on how to deny its existence  —  Bank of England officials are secretly researching the financial shocks …
Discussion: Daily Mail and NPR
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Obama wins trade victory in the Senate  —  President Obama won a big victory for his trade agenda Friday with the Senate's approval of fast-track legislation that could make it easier for him to complete a wide-ranging trade deal that would include 11 Pacific Rim nations.
Discussion: The Week
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Doug Palmer / Politico:
‘Fast track’ trade fight moves to House
Discussion: ABC News and Daily Kos
 
 
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Barry Paddock / NY Daily News:
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Dade Hayes / Deadline:
Paramount CFO Naveen Chopra says the company expects to take about a $1B charge in Q1 due to ongoing programming shifts and previously announced layoffs

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