TIME Morning Must Reads

Morning Must Reads: April 7

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

In the News: Obama to attend Ft. Hood memorial, 'promising lead' in Malaysia Airlines search, Afghan elections see huge turnout, Jeb Bush talks immigration, and the GOP's 'credentials caucus'

  • “A New York Times analysis of internal government records shows that since President Obama took office, two-thirds of the nearly two million deportation cases involve people who had committed minor infractions, including traffic violations, or had no criminal record at all. Twenty percent — or about 394,000 — of the cases involved people convicted of serious crimes, including drug-related offenses, the records show.” [NYT]
  • Jeb Bush: Many illegal immigrants come out of an ‘act of love’ [Washington Post]
  • In the ‘credentials caucus,’ GOP’s 2016 hopefuls study policy and seek advisers [Washington Post]
  • Who’s ‘emotional’—Feinstein or the CIA? [The New Yorker]
  • Obama to attend Ft. Hood memorial [MSNBC]
  • Afghan elections point to runoff, waning Karzai influence [WSJ]
  • “Defying a campaign of Taliban violence that unleashed 39 suicide bombers in the two months before Election Day, Afghan voters on Saturday turned out in such high numbers to choose a new president and provincial councils that polling hours were extended nationwide, in a triumph of determination over intimidation.” [NYT]
  • “It’s all but certain a bipartisan unemployment benefits extension deal will pass through the Senate on Monday after a last-minute effort by Republicans to add an amendment failed.” [BuzzFeed]
  • America’s fiscal health affirmed as Treasuries demand rises [Bloomberg]
  • “At the White House Tuesday, President Barack Obama will sign two new executive actions on equal pay as Senate Democrats move for a show-vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act — launching Democrats’ first large-scale coordinated message effort ahead of this year’s midterms.” [Politico]
  • Malaysia Airlines flight MH370: A “most promising lead” in search area [CBS News]
  • Lawmakers, officials debate letting soldiers carry guns on base [TIME]

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