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Morning Round-Up 5/1

By on 5.1.13 | 10:19AM

The result of too much reporting was to ‘turn up the decibels on the Tower of Babel.’”–Harold Evans, Paper Chase

Feature of the Day: The 10 Buildings That Changed America—And Architecture

Morning Headlines

Domestic 

Associated Press

  1. Uncle: Family to Claim Boston Bomb Suspect’s Body
  2. Immigration Debate Gives Life to Annual Rallies
  3. NH’s Ayotte Defends Gun Control Vote

New York Times

  1. Attention-Deficit Drugs Face New Campus Rules (4/30)
  2. As Bombing Inquiry Proceeds, Obama Offers Praise for F.B.I (4/30)
  3. Amid Hunger Strike, Obama Renews Push to Close Cuba Prison (4/30)

Politico

  1. Gay rights push threatens immigration deal
  2. A House in chaos  
  3. Dick Durbin looking to become retailers’ BFF 

Reuters

  1. Tsarnaev homeland Chechnya: rebuilt from war, ruled by fear
  2. NYC mayoral hopeful’s aides broke campaign rules: prosecutors
  3. Arizona lawmakers pass bill making silver, gold legal tender 

Wall Street Journal

  1. Housing Market Accelerates (4/30)
  2. Obama to Name Mel Watt to Housing-Finance Post
  3. Obama Sees ‘Bumps’ for Health Law (4/30)

Washington Post

  1. Obama moving toward sending lethal arms to Syrian rebels, officials say (4/30)
  2. Sen. Kelly Ayotte becomes focus of gun-control groups after voting against background checks (4/30)
  3. A return to ‘Made in America’: Why manufacturing is making a comeback (4/30)
  4. Most want death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev if he is convicted of Boston bombing

International

Associated Press

  1. Bangladeshis Demand Worker Safety as Toll Tops 400
  2. Ireland Publishes Bill on Life-Saving Abortions
  3.  Workers Rally for Better Conditions on May Day

New York Times

  1. The Most Hated Bangladeshi, Toppled From a Shady Empire (4/30)
  2. Retailers Split on Contrition After Collapse of Factories (4/30)
  3. Obama Considers Expanding Support for Syrian Rebels (4/30) 

Reuters

  1. China says U.S. should watch Japanese nationalism
  2. Taliban kill senior peace envoy in Afghanistan
  3. Thousands rally against European austerity in May Day protests

Wall Street Journal

  1. In Reversal, Neighbors Squeeze Russia’s Gazprom Over Natural-Gas Prices (4/30)
  2. U.S. Sets Hurdles to Intervention in Syria (4/30)
  3. Bangladesh Unrest Seen Intensifying 

Washington Post

  1. China struggles to tap its shale gas (4/30)
  2. In Germany, a U.S. beer invasion
  3. Pentagon deploys small number of troops to war-torn Mali (4/30) 

Top Conservative Stories of the Day:

Breitbart

  1. Attorney: Bhengazi Whistle-Blowers Threatened by White House (4/30)
  2. Wed. May 1st is ‘Everybody Blog About #Pigford Day’ 

The Daily Caller  

  1. Obama Blames Everybody
  2. Clinton-nominated federal judge denies strip club ‘erection’ in ribald ruling
  3. Legal group launches Domestic Drone Information Center   

CNSNews.com

  1. Philly Archbishop: National Media Have ‘Allergic Disinterest’ to Abortionist’s Murder Trial (4/30)
  2. Miami Archbishop: ‘Gay Marriage,’ Moral Relativism—Society ‘On Its Way to Totalitarianism’ (4/30) 

Hot Air

  1. Did Saudi Arabia warn the US and UK about Tsarnaev in 2012? 

National Review

  1. Cruz 2016
  2. How Serious Are Republicans? 

Washington Free Beacon

  1. The Cyber-Dam Breaks: Sensitive Army database of U.S. dams compromised; Chinese hackers suspected
  2. ‘Classic Whistleblower Reprisal’: State Department officials engaged in ‘subtle intimidation’ of Benghazi whistleblowers, lawyer says (4/30) 

The Weekly Standard

        1. It Just Gets More and More Dismal 

Top Liberal Stories of the Day:

The Daily Beast

  1. Judy Clarke, the Defense Lawyer Appointed to Defend Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
  2. Joe Manchin’s Crusade to Get Gun Bill a Second Shot
  3. Taliban Forces Desperate to Hear from Their Absent Leader, Mullah Omar   

Huffington Post

  1. CEO-To-Worker Pay Ratio Ballooned 1,000 Percent Since 1950: Report
  2. John McCain On Immigration: Republicans More Swayed By Politics Than ‘Better Angels’

Salon

  1. The Latest from Boston: Search warrant served at suburban Boston home; Pakistani Taliban denies responsibility 

Slate

       1. The Autistic Brain

Talking Points Memo

  1. GOP Battles A Threat to Gun Rights That Even the NRA Says Doesn’t Exist
  2. His Time Has Come   

ThinkProgress

        1. Mayor Bloomberg Equates Civil Rights Group Fighting Stop-And-Frisk With Gun Lobby ‘Extremists’

Miscellaneous

       AP—Massachusetts Senate Primary Results 2013: Ed Market, Gabriel Gomez Emerge As Winners  

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