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7:40 PM ET, May 24, 2015


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Myles Ma / New Jersey Online:
Famed ‘A Beautiful Mind’ mathematician John Nash, wife killed in taxi crash, police say  —  File photo: Nobel Prize winning mathematician John Nash (right) and his wife Alicia sit on a coach inside their inside their home in 2009.  Nash, a senior research mathematician at Princeton University …
Erica Goode / New York Times:
John F. Nash Jr., Mathematician Whose Life Story Inspired ‘A Beautiful Mind,’ Dies at 86  —  John F. Nash Jr., a mathematician who shared a Nobel Prize in 1994 for work that greatly extended the reach and power of modern economic theory and whose decades-long descent into severe mental illness …
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Driving Uber Mad  —  WASHINGTON — ON a reporting expedition to Los Angeles recently, I realized I could stop renting cars.  —  I would never again have to brave the L.A. freeway behind the wheel.  I would never have to obsess, like the characters in the “Saturday Night Live” skit …
Craig Gilbert / JSOnline:
Can Feingold come back from defeat?  —  By Craig Gilbert of the Journal Sentinel  —  For almost two decades, Russ Feingold had a winning image in Wisconsin politics — the liberal maverick.  He galvanized Democrats, won independents and made small but critical inroads among Republicans.
Chris McGreal / Guardian:
Las Vegas tycoon Sheldon Adelson to face graft accusations in US court  —  The owner of Sands casino fails in his attempt to have allegations of links to Chinese organised crime aired in Macau  —  A judge in Las Vegas has ruled that a lawsuit involving accusations of graft and organised crime ties …
Discussion: Balloon Juice and The Mahablog
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
US court to hear suit accusing Adelson of graft in China
Discussion: Liberaland
Charles C. W. Cooke / National Review:
The Tolerant Jeweler Who Harbored an Impure Opinion of Same-Sex Marriage  —  I  —  n the American Conservative yesterday, Rod Dreher related the following story: … One could be forgiven for wondering how we are all supposed to keep up.  Last month, as Indiana's rather tame religious-freedom legislation …
Discussion: Ed Driscoll and The Gateway Pundit
Iraq veteran's remarkable recovery 7 photos  —  Murphy served two tours in Iraq with the Army's 101st Airborne Division's 187th Infantry Regiment.  —  Hide Caption 2 of 7  —  Murphy patrols the Sadr City area of Baghdad, Iraq, in an undated photo.  —  Hide Caption 3 of 7
Justin S. Vaughn / New York Times:
The Making of a Great Ex-President  —  Though deeply engaged in his presidency — battling for the Trans-Pacific Partnership and against ISIS — Barack Obama is also casting an eye beyond Jan. 20, 2017, when his post-presidency begins.  We've learned that his presidential library will be in Chicago …
Discussion: Althouse
Susan Edelman / New York Post:
No pay, no play!  Poor kids banned from school carnival  —  PS 120 in Queens held its fun-day carnival for students whose families could shell out $10 - but banished those of modest means to the auditorium.  —  No party for the poor.  —  PS 120 in Flushing held a carnival for its students on Thursday …
Tom Boggioni / Alternet:
WATCH: Virginia Cop Uses Pepper-Spray, Taser on Unresisting Black Man Having Stroke  —  He says he did nothing wrong.  —  Saying he did nothing wrong, a Virginia police officer resigned from the Fredricksburg Police Department after body-cam video showed him using his Taser, and then pepper-spray …
Discussion: Liberaland
New York's PIX11:
Lindenhurst family receives racially charged letter in mailbox, told to leave town … LINDENHURST, N.Y. (PIX11)- Suffolk County police are investigating a possible hate crime targeting an African-American family in Lindenhurst.  —  Ronica Copes, a resident of the suburban neighborhood …
Discussion: Hinterland Gazette and Raw Story
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Republican Rivals Skirt Specifics on Plans to Fight ISIS
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Maria Konnikova / New Yorker:
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Los Angeles Times:
After Senate vote, NSA prepares to shut down phone tracking program
Emily Foxhall / Los Angeles Times:
Candlelight vigil, memorial walk to mark anniversary of Isla Vista shootings
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Mark Hensch / The Hill:
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Fiorina: Clinton ‘must not be president’
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Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
The GOP's Southern discomfort
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