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7:15 AM ET, June 24, 2015

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Campbell Robertson / New York Times:
Flag Supporters React With a Mix of Compromise, Caution and Outright Defiance  —  COLUMBIA, S.C. — It has been quite a few years since the lost cause has appeared quite as lost as it did Tuesday.  As the afternoon drew on and their retreat turned into a rout, the lingering upholders …
Discussion: Making Light and Althouse
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Mollie Hemingway / The Federalist:
Congratulations! You Oppose The Confederate Flag. Now What?
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Ky. gov candidate Bevin wants state to remove Jefferson Davis statue
Margaret Newkirk / Bloomberg Business:
Bobby Jindal Poised to Join Republican Presidential Race  —  The Louisiana governor is polling near the back of the pack.  —  Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is poised to join the crowded race for the Republican presidential nomination with an announcement at a rally outside New Orleans on Wednesday.
Discussion: Politico
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Melinda Deslatte / Associated Press:
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal appears ready to launch a long-shot campaign for the Republican presidential nomination that rests on courtship of evangelical voters and his reputation as a man of ideas.  —  The 44-year-old, two-term governor begins without the national prominence of rivals …
Discussion: ABC News
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Chris Christie to announce 2016 bid as early as next week  —  Chris Christie is in the final stages of preparing his 2016 presidential bid, with a formal announcement possible as soon as next week, according to several sources familiar with the discussions.  —  The governor's planning has intensified in recent days.
Justin Fenton / Baltimore Sun:
Autopsy of Freddie Gray shows ‘high-energy’ impact  —  Freddie Gray suffered a single “high-energy injury” to his neck and spine — most likely caused when the police van in which he was riding suddenly decelerated, according to a copy of the autopsy report obtained by The Baltimore Sun.
Martyn Williams / Computerworld:
US Navy paid millions to stay on Windows XP  —  The U.S. Navy is paying Microsoft millions of dollars to keep up to 100,000 computers afloat because it has yet to transition away from Windows XP.  —  The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, which runs the Navy's communications and information networks …
Discussion: Business Insider
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David McCabe / The Hill:
Navy pays millions to keep using Windows XP  —  The Navy will pay more than $9 million to keep using Windows XP under a contract signed this month, Computerworld reported Tuesday.  —  The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) will pay Microsoft $9,149,000 through the contract, which was approved earlier this month.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Mike Allen / Politico:
Fox dumps Sarah Palin  —  Fox News will not renew its contract with Sarah Palin, whose bombastic appearances have been a cable staple since the former Alaska governor's failed run on John McCain's ticket in the 2008 presidential election cycle.  When asked for comment, a Fox News spokesperson confirmed …
ABC News:
Dash Cams Show Cops Celebrating After Dylann Roof's Arrest … Newly released dash cam footage shows the moment that officers arrested accused Charleston mass murderer Dylann Roof — high-fiving and fist-bumping each other after placing the suspect in a police car.
Discussion: Daily Mail and fox8.com
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Reid seeks expanded gun background checks  —  Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) called Tuesday for Congress to expand background checks for gun purchases in the wake of a shooting in Charleston, S.C., last week that left nine dead.  —  “The United States is the only advanced country …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Politico
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Politico:
Harry Reid calls for expanded background checks
Discussion: Washington Post and NBC News
Trip Gabriel / New York Times:
Scott Walker, Set for a Bigger Stage, Faces G.O.P. Revolt in Wisconsin  —  MADISON, Wis. — As Gov. Scott Walker prepares to announce his campaign for president next month, promising to bring what he calls “big bold leadership” to Washington, as he did in Wisconsin, he faces a cloud over that story line …
Discussion: JSOnline
NBC News:
First Read: The Most Important Number in NBC/WSJ Poll  —  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.  —  The most important number in the new NBC/WSJ poll
David Frum / The Atlantic:
Mass Shootings Are Preventable  —  A firearm is surrendered during a gun buyback event after the 2014 mass shooting at UC-Santa Barbara.  (Kevork Djansezian / Reuters )  —  Mass shooters, although almost always male, in many other ways grimly echo the diversity of American life.
Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post:
Apple's Lisa Jackson to lead all of Apple's social policy initiatives  —  Lisa Jackson, former head of the Environmental Protection Agency and Apple's top executive on environmental issues, will become the company's lead on all policy initiatives, including the environment, education and accessibility.
Siobhan Hughes / Wall Street Journal:
Fast-Track Trade Bill Clears Key Hurdle in Senate  —  Vote is pivotal step toward passage of measure; ‘a long and rather twisted path’  —  WASHINGTON—The Senate on Tuesday gave President Barack Obama's trade agenda a big push forward, in a pivotal vote that clears the highest remaining procedural hurdle …
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CNN:
New details emerge in D.C mansion murder case  —  Watch “CNN Special Report: The DC Mansion Murders” at 9:30 p.m. EDT.  —  Washington (CNN)The man allegedly responsible for the quadruple homicide at a Washington mansion last month has a cousin who was fired from American Iron Works …
Discussion: Daily Mail and The Daily Caller
 
 
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BBC:
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Jeb Bush / New York Post:
School choice is the best hope for New York's kids — and America's
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Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Mike Huckabee Pledges To Block Gay Marriage If Elected President
Discussion: Steve Deace Show and Joe. My. God.
Bloomberg Business:
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Alan J. Kuperman / New York Times:
The Iran Deal's Fatal Flaw
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Sahil Kapur / Bloomberg Business:
Mitch McConnell Wants to Remove Jefferson Davis Statue from Kentucky Capitol
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Lindsey Tanner / Associated Press:
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Discussion: NPR and The Daily Caller