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1:10 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 …
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.
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
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
Senate Blocks Bill on N.S.A. Collection of Phone Records  —  WASHINGTON — After vigorous debate and intense last-minute pressure by Republican leaders, the Senate on Saturday rejected legislation that would end the federal government's bulk collection of phone records.
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 …
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 …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
The Clinton team praises Monica Langley  —  From the newly released batch of Hillary Clinton emails, here is correspondence from Oct. 11, 2012, among senior State Department adviser Phillipe Reines, Deputy Secretary of State Tom Nides and State Department Communications Director Caroline Adler following …
Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
‘Chris Smith’ — Hillary Mixes Up Slain Ambassador's Name In Email To Aides
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
Doug Palmer / Politico:
‘Fast track’ trade fight moves to House
Discussion: ABC News and Daily Kos
Allen Reed / Talking Points Memo:
Josh Duggar's Police Records Destroyed  —  Arkansas police have destroyed the records of the investigation into Josh Duggar's alleged molestation of five underage girls, a police spokesman announced Friday, a day after the reality TV star resigned his position as head of FRC Action.
Brent Budowsky / The Hill:
Obama, Twitter and racism  —  President Obama has now moved the presidency into the vanguard of the social media movement by opening a Twitter account, @POTUS, that will be his personal social media sounding board.  Great.  Social media is exploding around the world.
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
A Hillary Clinton Match-Up With Marco Rubio Is a Scary Thought for Democrats  —  WASHINGTON — They use words like “historic” and “charismatic,” phrases like “great potential” and “million-dollar smile.”  They notice audience members moved to tears by an American-dream-come-true success story.
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Power Line
Josh Kraushaar / National Journal:   Democrats' Vanishing Future
Joshua Partlow / Washington Post:
Officials: Mexico shootout leaves dozens dead  —  MEXICO CITY — A shootout between members of a powerful drug cartel and Mexican security forces in the western state of Michoacan left at least 40 people dead Friday, according to Mexican officials.  —  The violence unfolded in the morning near …
Discussion: 89.3 KPCC
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.
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Barry Paddock / NY Daily News:
'You're f—  ': Robert De Niro gives amazing speech to NYU art school grads, warns …
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Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
The Trigger-Happy Generation  —  If reading great literature …
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Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
Sources: Apple is set to settle a long-running EU antitrust investigation over payments, after the EU accepted measures that Apple committed to in January 2024

Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
Meta launches its much-awaited Threads API, letting developers publish posts, fetch content, manage replies, and view analytics, after an API beta in March 2024

Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple says it will no longer offer Apple Pay Later, the BNPL service launched in the US in 2023, and will focus on installment loan features coming in 2024

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