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1:00 PM ET, June 8, 2015

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Alana Goodman / Washington Free Beacon:
Clinton Donated $100K to New York Times Group the Same Year Paper Endorsed Her  —  A little-known private foundation controlled by Bill and Hillary Clinton donated $100,000 to the New York Times' charitable fund in 2008, the same year the newspaper's editorial page endorsed Clinton …
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Clintons gave $100k to NYT fund in '08  —  Bill and Hillary Clinton's Family Foundation gave $100,000 to a New York Times' charitable fund in 2008, the same year that the paper endorsed Hillary Clinton in the hotly contested Democratic presidential primary, the Washington Free Beacon reported Monday.
Matt Latimer / Politico:
Scandals only make the Clintons stronger
Nick Gass / Politico:
Barbara Bush: I'm keeping quiet during Jeb's likely 2016 run
Discussion: Political Wire
Vanity Fair:   The War on the Times  —  The Sulzberger family would never let go of The New York Times.
Rebecca Shabad / The Hill:   Clinton Labor secretary: Bill Clinton should stop paid speeches
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Local Homeowners Defend Texas Cops Who Brutalized Black Teens At Pool Party  —  The police's brutal treatment of black teens attending a pool party in McKinney, Texas has sparked a nationwide outrage.  The video shows officer Eric Casebolt grabbing 15-year-old Dajerria Becton …
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Yoni Appelbaum / The Atlantic:
McKinney, Texas, and the Racial History of American Swimming Pools  —  A woman swims in a pool in Tampa, Florida.  (Shaun Best / AP)  —  On Friday, a large group of teens gathered for a pool party in the city of McKinney, Texas.  Shortly thereafter, someone called the police.
Austin American-Statesman:
APD looking into downtown incident posted to YouTube
Discussion: Daily Mail, Mediaite and Raw Story
Kim Bellware / The Huffington Post:
Cop Suspended After Video Emerges Of Brutal Arrests At Teen Pool Party
Peyton M. Craighill / Washington Post:
Public to Supreme Court: Don't gut Obamacare  —  The Affordable Care Act hangs in the balance in the Supreme Court for the second time in three years, but the public has rendered a judgment ahead of the court's ruling.  By a margin of 55 percent to 38 percent, more people say the court …
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Greg Stohr / Bloomberg Business:
Can Republicans Win by Losing at the Supreme Court?
Discussion: ABC News
Cliff Owen / Associated Press:
Supreme Court Rejects NRA Appeal To Loosen San Francisco Gun Laws
Kenneth Jost / Jost On Justice:   Counting Everyone for ‘One Person, One Vote’
Jennifer Gonnerman / New Yorker:
Kalief Browder, 1993-2015  —  Last fall, I wrote about a young man named Kalief Browder, who spent three years on Rikers Island without being convicted of a crime.  He had been arrested in the spring of 2010, at age sixteen, for a robbery he insisted he had not committed.
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Matt Pearce / Los Angeles Times:
Kalief Browder, jailed for 3 years in N.Y. without a trial, commits suicide
Discussion: Gothamist and NPR
Jonathan Topaz / Politico:
Wisconsin straw poll surprise: A narrow Clinton win  —  Bernie Sanders surprises with 41 percent of the vote.  —  Bernie Sanders scored 41 percent in a straw poll vote at the Wisconsin Democratic Party convention this weekend — finishing a close second to Hillary Clinton, who won 49 percent.
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Michael Kruse / Politico:
On talk circuit, George W. Bush makes millions but few waves  —  Toward the end of his presidency, George W. Bush told Robert Draper, reporting for a book called Dead Certain, that he intended after vacating the Oval Office to “replenish the ol' coffers.”  He said he could make “ridiculous” money on the lecture circuit.
NBC News:
This Is the Way to Win Elections (But It Makes Governing Harder)  —  First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter  —  This is how you win elections.  But it makes governing harder
Pamela McClintock / Hollywood Reporter:
Box Office: FIFA Movie ‘United Passions’ Bombs in U.S.  —  Even bad publicity is usually good publicity — except in the case of the FIFA-financed film United Passions, which was quickly red-carded at the U.S. box office this weekend.  —  Writer-director Frederic Auburtin's film beyond bombed …
Chris Jordan / Asbury Park Press:
NJSP fire tear gas into angry Summer Jam concert crowd  —  Concert fans threw bottles at State Police officers on a phalanx defense positions outside the MetLife gate at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford on Sunday evening.  This is raw video of an arrest.  VIDEO BY CHRIS JORDAN  —  CONNECT
WHOTV:
Des Moines Man's Tweets About Being ‘Trapped’ in Drive-thru Go Viral … DES MOINES, Iowa - Fast food is supposed to be fast, right?  —  That wasn't the experience a Des Moines man had at the Taco Bell along 22nd Street in West Des Moines Friday night.  —  We've all had similar experiences waiting …
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Video of Boston police shooting released  —  Police publicly released surveillance video showing the shooting of Usaamah Rahim, who was killed by police after allegedly pulling a knife as officers approached him.  —  The grainy video from a Burger King surveillance camera is pixilated and a fair distance away from the altercation.
 
 
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