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7:25 AM ET, June 1, 2015

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Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Senate advances NSA reform — but program to lapse at midnight  —  The Senate advanced legislation 77-17 to reform the National Security Agency on Sunday, but parts of the Patriot Act will nonetheless lapse for a few days amid opposition from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.).
Discussion: Hit & Run, ABC News and Politico
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Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Paul: Colleagues hoping for an attack to blame on him  —  Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) late Sunday suggested that supporters of a National Security Agency (NSA) phone records surveillance program are hoping for a terrorist attack after the program expires so they can blame it on the Kentucky Republican.
Discussion: Political Wire
New York Times:
Key Parts of Patriot Act Expire Temporarily as Senate Moves Toward Limits on Spying
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
New York Times:
Challenging Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders Gains Momentum in Iowa  —  DES MOINES — A mere 240 people live in the rural northeast Iowa town of Kensett, so when more than 300 crowded into the community center on Saturday night to hear Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, many driving 50 miles …
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CNN:
Oklahoma troopers fatally shoot man during high water response  —  Story highlights  —  (CNN)Highway patrol troopers in Oklahoma fatally shot a man whom they had been trying to get out of high water, authorities said.  —  The two troopers responded to a stranded motorist call south …
Discussion: Hinterland Gazette and Daily Mail
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
The Prospects for Polygamy  —  ON every issue save abortion, social liberalism is suddenly ascendant in America.  The shift on same-sex marriage has captured the headlines, but the change is much more comprehensive: In just 15 years, we have gone from being a society divided roughly evenly between progressive …
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard / Telegraph:
Defiant Tsipras threatens to detonate European crisis rather than yield to creditor “monstrosity”  —  The Greek prime minister has accused Europe's leaders of ‘issuing absurd demands’  —  Greek premier Alexis Tsipras has accused Europe's creditor powers of issuing “absurd demands” …
Joe St. George / WTVR-TV:
Family says dog died after being left in drying cage at Petco  —  POWHATAN COUNTY, Va. - A Powhatan family blames human error by a groomer at Petco for their young dog's tragic death.  Family members said Allison Marks dropped Colby, a two-year-old golden retriever, off at the Petco at Westchester Commons in Chesterfield County Friday.
Discussion: fox13now.com and New York's PIX11
David Sirota / Salon:
The cash donations Hillary simply has no answer for  —  Among all the rivers of money that have flowed to the Clinton family, one seems to raise the biggest national security questions of all: the stream of cash that came from 20 foreign governments who relied on weapons export approvals from Hillary Clinton's State Department.
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Jerry Hirsch / Los Angeles Times:
Elon Musk's growing empire is fueled by $4.9 billion in government subsidies  —  Los Angeles entrepreneur Elon Musk has built a multibillion-dollar fortune running companies that make electric cars, sell solar panels and launch rockets into space.  —  And he's built those companies with the help of billions in government subsidies.
Discussion: Raw Story
Mark Puente / Baltimore Sun:
Baltimore faces deadliest month in more than 40 years  —  Try digitalPLUS for 10 days for only $0.99
Sharon Noguchi / Mercury News:
Apple I discarded as junk sells for $200,000; mystery woman stands to get half  —  MILPITAS — It turns out that one person's junk is indeed someone else's treasure.  —  A South Bay recycling firm is looking for a woman who, in early April, dropped off boxes of electronics that she had cleaned …
New York Post:
As five Taliban officials walk free, Bergdahl deal stink grows  —  Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban and held as a prisoner of war from 2009 until his release in May 2014.  —  Come Monday, the five senior Taliban officials sprung from Guantanamo in the trade …
CNN:
Beau Biden, son of vice president and former Delaware AG, dies at 46  —  Beau Biden, son of vice president, dies at 46 02:01  —  Story highlights  —  Washington (CNN)Joseph “Beau” Biden III, an Iraq War veteran who served as the attorney general of Delaware and was a son of Vice President Joe Biden …
Discussion: American Spectator
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CBS News:
Face the Nation Transcripts May 31, 2015: Jeb Bush, John Brennan
Discussion: PoliticusUSA and Althouse
Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
Secretary of State John Kerry Cuts Europe Trip Short After Breaking Leg
Discussion: RedState, Ed Driscoll, Twitchy and NPR
Washington Post:
Hastert's post-Congress life one of political withdrawal and chasing cash
Discussion: New York Times
Randall Balmer / Los Angeles Times:
Op-Ed Mike Huckabee's rhetoric of religious victimization
Discussion: The Hugh Hewitt Show
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