1. BOWE BERGDAHL RELEASE
Never-ending speculation: As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton was skeptical about plans to trade five Guantanamo prisoners for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, according to officials involved in the process. Clinton pushed for a tougher deal than the one reached with Qatar, which secured the release of the U.S. soldier after five years.
2. MISSISSIPPI GOP PRIMARY
The waiting game: The Mississippi GOP senate primary is turning into one heck of a nail-biter. The razor-thin margin between Sen. Thad Cochran and main challenger Chris McDaniel made it too close to call this morning. With 98% of precincts reporting, both candidates were short of the 50% needed to avoid a runoff, according to Associated Press numbers. And so we wait, and wait.
3. SEVERE WEATHER
Midwest takes a hit: Have you seen hail the size of a baseball? Well, neither have we. The same can’t be said of folks in Nebraska, though. Severe thunderstorms swept through the state yesterday, pelting certain areas with massive hail. At one point, a storm churning through the state was over 10 miles tall, CNN meteorologist Chad Myers said. “If you’re in Nebraska, Iowa, or Missouri, this is going to be a very long night,” he said.
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