TIME Morning Must Reads

Morning Must Reads: July 11

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The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson—Getty Images

In the news: Palestinian death toll nears 100; Nigerian schoolgirls; Border crisis; House Republicans to sue Obama over ACA employer mandate delay; Congress moves to save Highway Trust Fund; Berkeley to give free marijuana to the poor

  • Palestinian Death Toll Nears 100 as Hamas Promises More Attacks on Israel [NYT]
    • “Mr Netanyahu’s mistake—compounded by the actions of Mahmoud Abbas, leader of the Palestinians on the West Bank—is to think that their versions of normality can be sustained simply by managing the conflict. A stand-off is always liable to tip into violence.” [Economist]
  • How to bring back the Nigerian schoolgirls, three months on [New Yorker]
  • “Thousands of children from Central America are undertaking a perilous journey to the U.S. border despite warnings from the U.S. that they will be sent back. In fact, many will get to stay.” [WSJ]
    • Obama, Senate Democrats Clash Over How to Handle the Border Crisis [Hill]
    • “Immigration officials and Border Patrol agents will run out of money if Congress doesn’t approve emergency funds to deal with the flood of young migrants at the southwest border, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told senators Thursday.” [L.A. Times]
  • “House Speaker John Boehner announced Thursday that the chamber will sue President Barack Obama for delaying the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate last year.” [TIME]
    • “The evidence is piling up now: Obamacare really does seem to be helping the uninsured.” [Politico]
  • “Lawmakers advanced proposals Thursday to save the country’s main highway fund, but differences in plans from the House and Senate are likely to spur a congressional showdown in the coming weeks.” [TIME]
  • “The Bear is Loose”: Is Obama Breaking Free or Running Away? [WashPost]
  • Don’t Laugh: Berkeley Plans to Give Free Marijuana to the Poor [NYT]

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