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Morning Round-Up 6-5

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Morning Headlines

Domestic

Associated Press

  1. Soldier Due to Plead Guilty in Afghan Massacre
  2. ‘Iconic’ Ohio St. President Retires After Remarks
  3. Manning Trial Takes On Cloak and Dagger Feel

New York Times

  1. As Vandals Deface U.S. Parks, Some Point to Online Show-Offs
  2. Link to Marathon Bombing Rattles City Known for Its Tolerance
  3. Fort Hood Suspect Says Rampage Was To Defend Afghan Taliban Leaders

Politico

  1. Stuart Stevens’s non-apology tour
  2. David Plouffe’s big gamble
  3. Red flags and gray areas in IRS scandal

Reuters

  1. Superiors of U.S. soldier in Wikileaks case to testify
  2. Tea Party groups say rights violated by IRS reviews
  3. Komen breast cancer charity cancels walks in seven U.S. cities

Wall Street Journal

  1. Medical Spas Get a Checkup
  2. IRS Audit Details $4.1 Million Conference
  3. Military Pressed on Sex Abuse

Washington Post

  1. Komen cancels 3-Day walk in District, six other cities in 2014
  2. Sales of older iPhones, iPads banned as agency says Apple infringed Samsung patent
  3. Michelle Obama confronts heckler

Washington Times

  1. Donilon out, Rice in as Obama’s national security advisor
  2. Michelle Obama lets gay rights heckler get to her: ‘I’m leaving’ (6/4)
  3. Obama challenges Senate with judicial picks (6/4)

International 

Associated Press

  1. 11 People Hospitalized After Moscow Subway Fire
  2. Malian Army Clashes With Tuareg Rebels Near Anefis
  3. Flooding Forces Evacuations in Germany, Czech Rep.

New York Times

  1. Syrian Rebels Meet Setbacks on a New Front
  2. U.S., Russia, and U.N. Seek Common Ground for Syria Talks
  3. U.S.-China Meeting’s Aim: Personal Diplomacy

Reuters

  1. Syrian army captures strategic border town of Qusair
  2. Russia, China join West in pressing Iran at U.N. nuclear meeting
  3. Turkish trade unions join protest against PM Erdogan

Wall Street Journal

  1. Syrian Army Takes Control of Qusayr: State TV
  2. The Wonk With The Ear of Chinese President Xi
  3. Istanbul Activists Dig In For Long Haul

Washington Post

  1. Turkish protests show depth of anger against Erdogan
  2. Nawaz Sharif formally elected prime minister of Pakistan
  3. Tehran mayor Ghalibaf seen as strong contender in Iranian presidential race

 Top Conservative Stories of the Day:

The American Conservative

  1. Is Tesla a Threat?
  2. Did the Supreme Court Just Send Us to a Gattaca Future?

Breitbart

  1. ‘Liar’ Replaces ‘Leaker’: Donilon to Resign, Rice to Take Over As NSA Advisor
  2. Obama Attack Dog Cutter Met With IRS Chief At the White House (6/4) 

The Daily Caller  

  1. VA disability claims for sleep apnea skyrocket to over $1.2 billion per year (6/4)
  2. Conrad Black on America, its justice system and his new book (6/4)

 CNSNews.com

  1. IRS Employees Held 4 Conferences at Las Vegas Casinos; Cost: $671,990 (6/4)
  2. Deputy IRS Commissioner Stayed 5 Nights in Presidential Suit Across Street from Disneyland (6/4)

Hot Air

            1. Donilon out, Rice to be new National Security Advisor

National Review

  1. Lincoln Defended
  2. Marco Rubio’s Eleventh Right

 Washington Free Beacon

  1. Possible Poisoning: Al Qaeda weapons expert says U.S. ambassador to Libya killed by lethal injection
  2. Cyber Attack Talks: President to discuss Chinese cyber attacks with party leader at California summit

The Weekly Standard

            1. Why Bolivia Needs the United States

Top Liberal Stories of the Day:

The Daily Beast

  1. Major League Baseball’s Planned Suspensions Are Already a Bust
  2. Benghazi Talking Points Could Scuttle Top Diplomat Nominee
  3. College Republican National Committee Report Has Grim Findings for GOP

Huffington Post

  1. Gallup Poll Reveals 4 Reasons It Got The 2012 Election Wrong (6/4)
  2. Michelle Obama DNC Fundraiser Speech Interrupted by LGBT Protester (6/4)

Talking Points Memo

  1. House Republicans Quietly Return to Budget Stand-Off Mode, Renew Risk of Government Shutdown
  2. Another 

ThinkProgress

  1. Blacks Are Almost Four Times More Likely To Be Arrested For Marijuana (6/4)

  

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