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5:50 PM ET, June 3, 2015

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Michael Quander / WREG-TV:
Warrants issued for people who cheered at Senatobia graduation  —  SENATOBIA, Miss. — “My 18-year-old daughter, Lanarcia Walker, graduated from Senatobia High,” Linda Walker said.  —  The pomp and circumstance did not last long for some Mississippi families.
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Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Four People Charged For Cheering At Mississippi High School Graduation
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Nick Gass / Politico:
George W. Bush outpolls Barack Obama  —  Americans now have a more favorable view of former President George W. Bush than they do of President Barack Obama.  —  It is the first time in more than a decade that Americans have expressed a favorable view of Bush, at least according to a new CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday.
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Edward Morrissey / The Week:
Why a 20-candidate field would actually be great for the GOP in 2016  —  In the past week, several more Republicans, with varying degrees of gravitas, have joined an already crowded field of contenders.  Lindsey Graham became the fourth sitting senator to enter the race.
Discussion: Hot Air and FishbowlDC
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New York Times:
Jeb Bush, Taking His Time, Tests the Legal Definition of Candidate
Discussion: Hot Air, Above the Law and Slate
Washington Post:
With some donors doubting Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio seizes an opening
Discussion: Fox News Insider and Fox News
Marisa Schultz / New York Post:
Hillary's huge plummet in new poll
Discussion: Fox News Insider
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Lincoln Chafee can't win his local paper  —  Lincoln Chafee, the Rhode Island governor and former U.S. Senator, will announce Wednesday afternoon that he is running for President of the United States.  When he does, he will become the first person in his state's history to seek that office.
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Ben Brody / Bloomberg Business:
Does Anybody Remember Lincoln Chafee's Facebook Password?
Ben Mutzabaugh / USA Today:
Southwest fares drop below $100 round trip in 72-hour sale  —  Southwest rolled out a 72-hour, nationwide fare sale Tuesday (June 2) in which the price of its flights are roughly based to distance.  Dozens of the carrier's shortest routes are available for fares of less than $100 round trip.
Discussion: WTVR-TV
BostonGlobe.com:
Two men plotted to behead a police officer, official says  —  The man fatally shot by antiterrorism officers in Boston on Tuesday and the suspect arrested Tuesday night in Everett had conspired to kill a police officer, according to two law enforcement officials briefed on the case.
Edward Schlosser / Vox:
I'm a liberal professor, and my liberal students terrify me  —  I'm a professor at a midsize state school.  I have been teaching college classes for nine years now.  I have won (minor) teaching awards, studied pedagogy extensively, and almost always score highly on my student evaluations.
WSB-TV:
Man raises eyebrows carrying rifle through Atlanta Airport  —  ATLANTA —  A man carrying a rifle inside the Atlanta airport wasn't breaking any laws, but he did raise a few eyebrows, including those of some Atlanta police officers.  —  Jim Cooley says he carried his gun through …
Christal Hayes / Orlando Sentinel:
101 busted in joint Lake, Polk sex sting  —  Orlando community activist Ahmad Saleem drove to a Clermont-area house intending to meet a 12-year-old girl he had been chatting with online for sex in a vehicle with a specialty “Invest in Children” license plate, authorities said Tuesday.
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Dave D'Marko / mynews13.com:
101 arrested in child sex, prostitution sting in Lake, Polk counties
New York Times:
Democrats Challenge Voter Restrictions in Battleground States  —  Democrats allied with Hillary Rodham Clinton are mounting a nationwide legal battle 17 months before the 2016 presidential election, seeking to roll back Republican-enacted restrictions on voter access that Democrats say could …
Zack Ford / ThinkProgress:
Fox News Discusses Caitlyn Jenner At 3AM, Goes Completely Off The Rails  —  Fox News' gritty 3 AM talk show Red Eye has been described as “being at a bar with your friends and hearing all their opinions” — if your friends are all the kind of people who want to be Fox News contributors enough that they'll take the 3 AM slot.
Cameron / The Uncool:
A Comment on Allison Ng  —  From the very beginning of its appearance in the Sony Hack, “Aloha” has felt like a misunderstood movie.  One that people felt they knew a lot about, but in fact they knew very little.  It was a small movie, made by passionate actors who wanted to join me in making …
Julie Fancher / Crime Blog:
Fifth family member arrested after Dallas teen's forced abortion is charged with sex assault of a child  —  Robert Joseph Cayald, 22, is accused of raping the teen.  —  Police say they've arrested a fifth family member of a 14-year-old girl whose cousins are accused of beating her to abort the baby.
Brian X. Chen / New York Times:
Apple to Unveil Tool Kit for Watch App Developers  —  SAN FRANCISCO — When Apple began selling the Apple Watch in April, Phillip Ryu did not rush to create an app for the gadget.  Because the device has limited animation and the software takes several seconds to load, Mr. Ryu …
Sheryl Sandberg / Facebook:
Today is the end of sheloshim for my beloved husband—the first thirty days.  Judaism calls for a period of intense mourning known as shiva that lasts seven days after a loved one is buried.  After shiva, most normal activities can be resumed, but it is the end of sheloshim that marks the completion of religious mourning for a spouse.
Politico:
Democrats consider filibuster of huge defense bill  —  Senate Democrats despise a Republican strategy to boost the Pentagon's budget through a war-funding account that skirts spending limits.  But with a huge defense bill hitting the Senate floor on Wednesday, they're going to have to decide …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Ahiza Garcia / Talking Points Memo:
Scott Walker: Women Mostly Worry About Rape Pregnancies ‘In The Initial Months’  —  Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said Monday that he'd be willing to sign a 20-week abortion ban without exceptions for rape or incest, adding that women were mostly concerned about those issues “in the initial months” …
Michael Goodwin / New York Post:
NY Democrats push Bloomberg to run for president  —  A dirty secret behind Hillary Clinton's lead in the Democratic presidential race is the lack of a credible challenger.  Despite rising voter disgust over sordid revelations about the Clinton Foundation, there is no appealing alternative.
Jen Steer / fox8.com:
Michael Brelo, brother face charges after fight  —  BAY VILLAGE, Ohio- The Cleveland police officer acquitted on manslaughter charges for the 2012 deadly police chase and shooting is wanted for assault.  —  Michael Brelo and his brother, Mark, are charged with one count each of misdemeanor assault …
Wall Street Journal:
De Blasio's Gang Rationale  —  Whatever happened to ‘black lives matter’?  —  Shootings are up in New York this year over last, as they are in many big American cities.  So are murders.  But not to fret, says Mayor Bill de Blasio.  —  “I think it's clear that what we have primarily …
Discussion: Instapundit
Peter Beinart / The Atlantic:
Where Are the China Hawks?  —  Chinese soldiers in Tiananmen Square (Carlos Barria / Reuters)  —  On Monday, Lindsey Graham announced his presidential candidacy in a speech devoted mostly to foreign policy.  He mentioned variations of the word “Islam” six times.
 
 
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Stephen Hawking would ‘consider’ assisted suicide if he was a burden
Adele M. Stan / American Prospect:
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Brad Heath / USA Today:
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Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
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Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
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