Morning Reads: “Open Carry” Sparks Backlash; Could Facebook Swing Elections?
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June 2, 2014

Via Moyers & Company:

Good morning! The Civil War ended 149 years ago today. The carnage had claimed the lives of 620,000 troops on both sides. And 60 years ago, Wisconsin Sen. Joe McCarthy charged that the CIA was chock-full of communists. But at that point in his career, he was widely seen as a grandstanding buffoon and few took this claim seriously.  

Big deal –> Neela Banerjee reports for the LAT that the EPA’s new power plant regulations will target a 30 percent reduction from 2005 levels of greenhouse gas emissions.

Prisoner swap –> On Saturday, the US released five Taliban officials from Guantana...

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