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9:10 PM ET, May 30, 2015

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Manu Raju / Politico:
Exclusive: Rand Paul: ‘I will force the expiration’ of the PATRIOT Act  —  In a statement to POLITICO, Paul warns that he would not consent to any efforts to pass either an extension of current law or the USA Freedom Act.  —  Rand Paul plans to force the expiration of the PATRIOT Act Sunday …
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Michael Hirsh / Politico:
Can Martin O'Malley Take Flight?  —  The former Maryland governor wants to seize Elizabeth Warren's mantle and take on Hillary too.  Problem is almost no one knows him.  —  Lead image by Greg Kahn for Politico Magazine.  —  BALTIMORE—Martin O'Malley grins gamely when I ask him why there isn't yet a …
Jesse Singal / New York Magazine:
The Case of the Amazing Gay-Marriage Data: How a Graduate Student Reluctantly Uncovered a Huge Scientific Fraud  —  “What’s the book?  There’s no book for this.  What do we do?  ’”  —  7.5k  —  Shares  —  6.4k  —  The exposure of one of the biggest scientific frauds …
Discussion: Pharyngula and Washington Post
Tim Devaney / The Hill:
Administration preps new gun regulations  —  The Justice Department plans to move forward this year with more than a dozen new gun-related regulations, according to list of rules the agency has proposed to enact before the end of the Obama administration.  —  The regulations range …
Discussion: Liberaland and The PJ Tatler
Rummana Hussain / Chicago:
Muslim chaplain from NU claims racist remarks on United flight  —  A Muslim chaplain from Northwestern University said a United Airlines flight attendant made derogatory comments to her after she requested an unopened can of Diet Coke on a flight from Chicago to Washington D.C.
Redditt Hudson / Vox:
I'm a black ex-cop, and this is the real truth about race and policing  —  On any given day, in any police department in the nation, 15 percent of officers will do the right thing no matter what is happening.  Fifteen percent of officers will abuse their authority at every opportunity.
Discussion: Hullabaloo and The Reaction
Ana Marie Cox / The Daily Beast:
How ‘Public Servant’ Hastert Got His Riches  —  Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was paying hush money to protect his reputation.  The question, however, is what reputation?  —  Not-so-frequently Asked Questions About the Hastert Indictment  —  It's clear that the indictment …
Charlotte Alter / TIME:
Martin O'Malley Announces Presidential Run  —  “The presidency is not a crown to be passed back and forth by you between two royal families”  —  Two-term Maryland governor Martin O'Malley announced his presidential campaign Saturday with a swing at Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush.
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Robert McCartney / Washington Post:   Baltimore's blight puts O'Malley on defensive in bid for presidency
Sahil Kapur / Bloomberg Business:
Martin O'Malley Announces Democratic Presidential Bid
Gina Kolata / New York Times:
‘Devious Defecator’ Case Tests Genetics Law  —  Seven years ago, Congress prohibited employers and insurers from discriminating against people with genes that increase their risks for costly diseases, but the case that experts believe is the first to go to trial under the law involves something …
Discussion: Washington Post
Ali Breland / Politico:
Marco Rubio won't compete in Iowa Straw Poll  —  Sen. Marco Rubio will not participate in the Iowa Straw Poll, his campaign team confirmed Saturday.  —  The Florida senator and 2016 hopeful's decision marks the latest blow to the August event long considered a staple on the Republican road to the presidential nomination.
Discussion: Bloomberg Business
John Eligon / New York Times:
To Fill Budget Hole, Kansas G.O.P. Considers the Unthinkable: Raising Taxes  —  TOPEKA, Kan. — With the state facing a $400 million budget hole for the coming fiscal year, the conservatives who dominate the Legislature here say they are agonizing over the likelihood of doing something …
Kim Barker / New York Times:
A Choice for Recovering Addicts: Relapse or Homelessness  —  After a lifetime of abusing drugs, Horace Bush decided at age 62 that getting clean had become a matter of life or death.  So Mr. Bush, a homeless man who still tucked in his T-shirts and ironed his jeans, moved to a flophouse …
Emmakristina Sveen / The Daily Caller:
University Feminist Group Vandalizes Fraternity On The Eve Of Graduation Weekend  —  On the night of Thursday, May 21 as numerous alumni and families of soon-to-be graduates crowded the Wesleyan University campus, a student feminist group vandalized the house and lawn of Delta Kappa Epsilon …
 
 
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Ezra Klein / Vox:
A full-time minimum-wage job won't get you a 1-bedroom apartment anywhere in America
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Jane Burns / madison.com:
20-year cheddar is a ‘cheese milestone’
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Rebecca Ford / Hollywood Reporter:
Disney Not Moving Forward With ‘Tron 3’ (Exclusive)
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Lauren McGaughy / Houston Chronicle:
Open carry will soon be the law in Texas
Kevin Cirilli / The Hill:
House Dem: Left has ‘hijacked’ party message