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12:45 PM ET, May 31, 2015

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Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Beau Biden, vice president's son, dies of brain cancer  —  Joseph Robinette “Beau” Biden III, the son of Vice President Biden and former state attorney general of Delaware, died Saturday after battling brain cancer for several years.  —  Biden, 46, the oldest son of the vice president …
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Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Joseph R. Biden III, Vice President's Son, Dies at 46  —  WASHINGTON — Joseph R. Biden III, the former attorney general of Delaware and the eldest son of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., has died after spending more than a week receiving an unspecified treatment at the Walter Reed National …
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The White House:
Statement by the Vice President  —  It is with broken hearts that Hallie, Hunter, Ashley, Jill and I announce the passing of our husband, brother and son, Beau, after he battled brain cancer with the same integrity, courage and strength he demonstrated every day of his life.
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Beau Biden, Vice President Joe Biden's Son, Dies at 46  —  WASHINGTON — Joseph R. Biden III, the former attorney general of Delaware and the eldest son of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., has died of brain cancer, his father announced on Saturday.  The younger Mr. Biden was 46.
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Beau Biden, son of the vice president, dies at 46
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Kelly Chen / The Huffington Post:
Beau Biden, Joe Biden's Son, Dead At 46 From Brain Cancer
Beau Biden / Washington Post:   Vice President Biden's family announces death of his son Beau Biden
CNN:
John Kerry in Geneva hospital after bike accident in nearby France  —  Story highlights  —  (CNN)U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry broke his right femur in a cycling accident in Scionzier, France, on Sunday morning, State Department spokesman John Kirby said.
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Bradley Klapper / Associated Press:
Secretary Kerry Flown to Swiss Hospital After Bike Crash  —  Secretary of State John Kerry was helicoptered to a Swiss hospital Sunday after a bike crash outside of Geneva, where he had been holding nuclear talks with Iran's foreign minister.  —  Kerry suffered a likely leg injury …
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Jeanette Minns / Politico:
John Kerry injured in biking accident in France  —  Secretary of State John Kerry broke his right femur in a bicycling accident in France on Sunday and is returning to the US for treatment, scuttling the final parts of a multi-stop diplomatic trip that has already included meeting with Iranian nuclear negotiators.
Discussion: ABC News
John McCormick / Bloomberg Business:
Scott Walker Has Early Lead in Iowa Poll as Jeb Bush Faces Challenges  —  Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has expanded his early lead in Iowa, while former Florida Governor Jeb Bush continues to face headwinds and Senator Marco Rubio of Florida shows upside potential in the state that hosts …
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Jennifer Jacobs / Des Moines Register:
Iowa Poll: Walker maintains popularity with 7-point lead
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Ali Breland / Politico:
Marco Rubio won't compete in Iowa Straw Poll
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Washington Post:
Fatal police shootings in 2015 approaching 400 nationwide  —  In an alley in Denver, police gunned down a 17-year-old girl joyriding in a stolen car.  In the backwoods of North Carolina, police opened fire on a gun-wielding moonshiner.  And in a high-rise apartment in Birmingham, Ala. …
Ben Schreckinger / Politico:
How Bernie Sanders' ‘radical’ ideas entered the municipal mainstream  —  “He ran against everything.”  —  On March 4, 1981, red dawn broke over the Green Mountains.  —  “'Everyone's scared.' Socialist elected mayor of Vermont's largest city,” blared the UPI headline over an article that began …
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Sarah Palin / Facebook:
Yet another anti-freedom politician jumps in the race today for POTUS.  As cool as he is with his rock 'n roll persona, this typical liberal's erroneous grasp of our Bill of Rights merely continues the strange and disastrous agenda of Barack Obama.  Good to know he doesn't have much chance of winning.
Erik Schelzig / Associated Press:
Jeb Bush Says Rand Paul ‘Wrong’ on Ending Surveillance Laws  —  Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Saturday that Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is “wrong” on his efforts to end post-Sept. 11 surveillance laws used against suspected spies and terrorists.
Discussion: Bloomberg Business
 
 
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