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7:20 AM ET, June 4, 2015

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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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David Weigel / Bloomberg Business:
Lincoln Chafee Talks Peace with ISIS, Forgiveness for Edward Snowden, and the Metric System for All
Discussion: Washington Post and Ed Driscoll
Alan Rappeport / New York Times:
Lincoln Chafee Takes Winding Road Into Democratic Race
Discussion: Advocate, Balloon Juice and The Week
Yahoo Politics:
A look back at Lincoln Chafee
Adam B. Lerner / Politico:
Limbaugh to GOP: Don't accept Caitlyn Jenner  —  Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh thinks Republicans should reject Caitlyn Jenner, even if she agrees with them politically.  —  Limbaugh said on his radio show Tuesday that liberals are trying to “redefine normalcy” …
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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.
Discussion: Raw Story
CNN:
Story highlights  —  (CNN)Usaamah Rahim, who was fatally shot after waving a military knife at law enforcement officers, was originally plotting to behead Pamela Geller, an activist and conservative blogger, law enforcement sources told CNN on Wednesday.  —  But Rahim, a 26-year-old security guard …
Will Weissert / Associated Press:
White House Brief: Things to Know About Rick Perry  —  Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is entering the 2016 race for the Republican presidential nomination Thursday.  Key things to know about him:  —  THE BRIEF  —  The longest-serving governor in Texas history, Perry was a Democrat who became …
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Associated Press:
A ‘Humbler’ Rick Perry Hopes 2016 Bid Goes Better Than First  —  Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry launched his presidential campaign four years ago as an instant front-runner — a proven job-creator with solid conservative credentials, formidable fundraising prowess and perhaps enough cowboy swagger to take Republicans by storm.
Discussion: Bloomberg Business
Jonathan Topaz / Politico:
Martin O'Malley counters Hillary Clinton: I'm not new to immigration reform  —  The former Maryland governor is staking his own claim on the Latino vote.  —  Martin O'Malley, struggling to emerge from the long shadow of Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, is betting on immigration …
Discussion: ABC News
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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Dems, Gowdy spar over Hillary Clinton emails
Discussion: Daily Kos
Niall Stanage / The Hill:   Hillary Clinton's honesty problem
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Four People Charged For Cheering At Mississippi High School Graduation  —  Four people were charged with disturbing the peace after cheering too loudly at a high school graduation ceremony in Senatobia, Miss., Memphis television station WREG reported on Tuesday.
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Matthew Casey / Arizona Republic:
Attorney: Scottsdale yoga instructor was drugged  —  File video: Yoga instructor facing sex abuse charges  —  The attorney for a 33-year old yoga instructor accused of having oral sex with a 15-year-old boy at a Bar Mitzvah earlier this year said he believes his client was drugged while at the party.
Tampa Bay Times:
Jeb Bush to announce for president June 15 in Miami  —  Nearly six months after saying he was “actively” exploring the idea of running for president, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will officially enter the race June 15 in Miami.  —  “Gov. Bush is thankful for the support and encouragement …
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Obama's trust-me approach falls flat with Democrats  —  President Obama's argument that Democrats should trust his vision on trade is falling flat on Capitol Hill.  —  Democrats — even some of Obama's closest allies — say it's not enough for the president to pronounce his trade agenda the most progressive in history.
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.
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:
Inequality Troubles Americans Across Party Lines, Times/CBS Poll Finds  —  Americans are broadly concerned about inequality of wealth and income despite an economy that has improved by most measures, a sentiment that is already driving the 2016 presidential contest, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll.
Discussion: Prairie Weather and Slantpoint
Bill Turque / Washington Post:
Former news anchor Kathleen Matthews announces bid for Congress  —  Former Marriott executive and local news anchor Kathleen Matthews launched her candidacy for Maryland's 8th Congressional District seat on Wednesday, kicking off her 2016 campaign with an early morning announcement in downtown Silver Spring.
Discussion: Politico, Weasel Zippers and Mediaite
Chad Livengood / Detroit News:
Cruz apologizes for Biden joke at Livingston Co. dinner  —  Howell — GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz used a speech before Livingston County Republicans on Wednesday night to tell jokes about liberals and Democrats, including Joe Biden on the week the vice president lost his eldest son to brain cancer.
Kevin Rector / Baltimore Sun:
Mosby says she'll seek order to block release of Freddie Gray autopsy report  —  Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby plans to seek a protective order that would block the release of Freddie Gray's autopsy report and other “sensitive” documents as she prosecutes the six police officers involved in his arrest.
James Hibberd / EW.com:
GEORGE R.R. MARTIN EXPLAINS WHY THERE'S VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ON GAME OF THRONES  —  “If you portray a utopia, then you probably wrote a pretty boring book”  —  The five-year conversation about gender issues and Game of Thrones has recently reached a fever pitch.
Discussion: Daily Mail and ABC News
Evan Sernoffsky / San Francisco Chronicle:
Vandals put giant swastika on South S.F. football field  —  It's unclear if it was an ignorant prank or something more hateful, but police in South San Francisco are looking into who plastered a giant swastika over the weekend in the middle of El Camino High School's football field following graduation ceremonies.
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.
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.
 
 
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