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10:35 PM ET, June 2, 2015

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New York Times:
Senate Approves Sharp Curtailing of N.S.A. Surveillance  —  WASHINGTON — In a significant scaling back of national security policy formed after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Senate on Tuesday approved legislation curtailing the federal government's sweeping surveillance …
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Mike DeBonis / Washington Post:
Congress turns away from post-9/11 law, retooling U.S. surveillance powers  —  Congress on Tuesday rejected some of the sweeping intelligence-gathering powers it granted national security officials after the 9/11 terror attacks, with the Senate voting to end the government's bulk collection …
Bloomberg Business:
Senate Votes to Renew U.S. Spy Programs, Sending Bill to Obama
Discussion: The Bob and Chez Show
CNN:
Senate passes NSA reform measure
CNN:
Poll: New speed bumps for Clinton  —  Hillary Clinton's 2016 announcement in under 2 minutes  —  Sen. Rand Paul running for president  —  Ted Cruz is first out of the gate in 2016 race  —  Is there room for a non-Hillary Democratic candidate?  —  Story highlights
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Mark Peterson / New York Magazine:
Not the Bush You Think He Is  —  Jeb Bush is more ruthless than he looks, more conservative than moderates like to believe, and possibly more appealing to Latinos than Marco Rubio.  —  Photographs by  —  There's a substantial gulf between the Jeb Bush who served two formidable terms …
Washington Post:
Front-runner angst: Bush lead evaporates, Clinton favorability hits 7-year low
Eliyahu Berkowitz / JP Updates:
Obama's Close Advisers Open Up About Strained Obama-Netanayhu Relationship  —  In advance of an exclusive interview with President Barack Obama, Channel 2's Ilana Dayan interviewed the people who were most close to the president in the past years, finding out what happened to the US-Israel relationship …
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Jamie Weinstein / The Daily Caller:
Obama: ‘I Am The Closest Thing To A Jew That Has Ever Sat In This Office’  —  President Barack Obama apparently thinks he's the closest thing to a Jewish president America has ever had.  —  Speaking to JPUpdates.com, top Obama confidant David Axelrod described a moment where the president …
Discussion: NewsMax.com and The Gateway Pundit
Hmsadusky / CBS Denver:
Kitchen Manager Fired For Giving Lunch To Students Without Money  —  AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) - Della Curry is out of work, and unashamed, after being fired by the Cherry Creek School District.  —  A married mother of two, Curry is the former kitchen manager at Dakota Valley Elementary School in Aurora.
Discussion: WQAD-TV
Megan Apper / BuzzFeed:
Huckabee On Transgender People: I Wish I Could've Said I Was Transgender In HS To Shower With The Girls  —  “There is something inherently wrong about forcing little children to be a part of this social experiment.”  —  View Video ›  —  buzzfeed-video1.s3.amazonaws.com
By David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
The inside story of how the Clintons built a $2 billion global empire  —  Chevy Chase was on the plane with Bill Clinton.  So was a former president of Brazil.  The founders of Google.  A former president of Mexico.  And John Cusack.  —  They were all going to Davos …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Sarah Boesveld / National Post:
Becoming disabled by choice, not chance: ‘Transabled’ people feel like impostors in their fully working bodies  —  Oh, The Humanities: Part of a series showcasing research at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences this week.  —  OTTAWA — When he cut off his right arm with a …
Mark Garfinkel / Boston Herald:
Boston police: Man killed by FBI agent, cop during active terror probe  —  Photo by:  —  Boston police officers and detectives investigate at the scene of a shooting Tuesday morning at 4600 Washington St. in Roslindale.  —  By:  —  An armed man in his 20s being surveilled …
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Evan Allen / BostonGlobe.com:
Man armed with ‘military-style’ knife shot, killed in Roslindale
David Kumbroch / WHNT-TV:
Bill scrapping marriage licenses hits Alabama House after passing Senate  —  HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - This month, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on the issue of same-sex marriage.  It should settle a lot of questions once and for all.  At least, that's the idea.
Nicole Norfleet / Star Tribune:
Mpls. private school takes students to adult novelty store for sex ed lesson  —  The field trip upset some parents at Gaia School.  “It's just a major breach of trust,” said one parent.  —  Smitten Kitten owner Jennifer Pritchett.  —  TEXT SIZE  —  Some parents are outraged after the leader …
Associated Press:
FBI behind mysterious surveillance aircraft over US cities  —  3 photos  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times, cellphone surveillance technology — all hidden behind fictitious companies …
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Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
Surveillance planes spotted in the sky for days after West Baltimore rioting
Discussion: The Hill, Fusion and Japan Times latest
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Fellow Congressman Was Told About Dennis Hastert Abuses, Source Says  —  WASHINGTON — At least one member of Congress was likely aware that former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) allegedly sexually molested a former male student prior to his time in Congress.
New York Times:
Sepp Blatter, Under Investigation, to Resign as FIFA President  —  Sepp Blatter, who was re-elected last week for a fifth term as president of world soccer's governing body, said Tuesday that he would resign his position as law enforcement officials confirmed that he was a focus of a federal corruption investigation.
Robert Patrick / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Two admit plot to bomb police station, kill St. Louis County prosecutor and Ferguson police chief  —  ST. LOUIS  • Two men admitted in federal court here Tuesday that they plotted to blow up a police station, vehicles and perhaps other targets, including the St. Louis County prosecutor and Ferguson police chief.
Zack Kopplin / Slate:
Politicians, school boards, principals, and teachers are pushing creationism on kids.  —  When a student in Louisiana opens her textbook in biology class, she might not have the standard Miller and Levine Biology with a dragonfly on the cover, and she might not ever learn about evolution.
Wall Street Journal:
State Officials Had Secret Huddle on Health-Law Subsidies  —  Few contingencies were found if the Supreme Court rules some Affordable Care Act credits should be voided  —  Officials from states across the nation flew to Chicago in early May for a secret 24-hour meeting to discuss their options …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Morning Consult
Politico:
Why We're Suspending the “Run Warren Run” Campaign  —  But we're still declaring victory.  —  Today we announce the suspension of our campaign to draft Elizabeth Warren into the presidential race.  There's no sugar-coating it: We didn't achieve our central goal.
Joel Snape / Telegraph:
Manspreading arrests: the long arm of the law just invaded our personal space  —  As two men are arrested for ‘manspreading’ on the New York metro, Joel Snape argues that we should all take a bit of responsibility rather than making anti-social behaviour illegal
Discussion: BREITBART.COM
Charlie Spiering / BREITBART.COM:
Obama: I Don't Believe In Divisive Racial Politics  —  President Obama explained to a group of young Asian leaders today that it was important not to betray one's principles while being a leader.  —  He pointed out that one of his core principles is to “treat everyone fairly” regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or religion.
Adrian Chen / New York Times:
The Agency … Around 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 11 last year, Duval Arthur, director of the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness for St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, got a call from a resident who had just received a disturbing text message.  “Toxic fume hazard warning in this area until 1:30 PM,” the message read.
Official Laverne Cox Tumblr:
On May 29, 2014, the issue of timemagazine magazine which proclaimed the “Transgender Tipping Point” was revealed with me on the cover.  June 1, 2015 a year and 3 days later, Caitlyn Jenner's vanityfair cover was revealed proclaiming #CallMeCaitlyn I am so moved by all the love and support Caitlyn is receiving.
New York Times:
Texas Lawmakers Pass a Bill Allowing Guns at Colleges  —  HOUSTON — Students and faculty members at public and private universities in Texas could be allowed to carry concealed handguns into classrooms, dormitories and other buildings under a bill passed over the weekend by the Republican-dominated Legislature.
Discussion: ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES
Peter Wehner / Commentary Magazine:
The Democratic Party's Growing Radicalism  —  For those Democrats who insist their party is utterly mainstream, pragmatic rather than ideological, and right in the center of American politics, I have some news for you: You're not.  —  The New York Times published a story reporting that Bernie Sanders …
David Rohde / Reuters:
Exclusive: Detainee alleges CIA sexual abuse, torture beyond Senate findings  —  The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency used a wider array of sexual abuse and other forms of torture than was disclosed in a Senate report last year, according to a Guantanamo Bay detainee turned government cooperating witness.
 
 
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Robert King / Associated Press:
Obamacare: 2016 sticker shock
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Rich Lowry / New York Post:
Climate change: The only enemy Obama wants to obliterate
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Power Line
Skschust / CBS New York:
Police: 3 Teens Arrested In Chinatown Sex Assault, Robbery
Discussion: Daily Mail and Gothamist
Dennis Prager / Townhall.com:
Differences Between Left and Right, Part II: Battling Society vs. Battling Yourself
Discussion: Truth Revolt
CBS Philly:
Rick Santorum On Pope Francis' Letter On Climate Change: ‘Leave The Science To The Scientist’
Steve Benen / msnbc.com:
Ted Cruz believes JFK ‘would be a Republican today’
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Bob Schieffer heads to the Ivy League, accepts Harvard fellowship
 Earlier Items: 
Kathleen Miller / Bloomberg Business:
Key U.S. Senator Doubts Ex-Im Bank Deserves Long-Term Renewal
Discussion: BarbWire.com
Baltimore Sun:
Elijah Cummings' Baltimore rowhome caught fire Tuesday
James Inhofe / Fox News:
Why every property owner should fear EPA's “waters of the United States” rule
Discussion: BarbWire.com
Naomi Schaefer Riley / New York Post:
The feminist revolution is eating its own
Jeffrey Toobin / CNN:
Supreme Court unleashes its inner libertarian
Annie Martin / Daytona Beach News-Journal:
Volusia School Board chair apologizes for remarks at Seabreeze graduation
Discussion: Daily Mail and Progress Pond