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Morning Must Reads: April 10

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In the news: Presidents mark 50th anniversary of civil rights law; Russian government withheld information on Boston bomber; Pennsylvania teen charged as an adult in high school stabbing case; how the Senate is just like junior high; and this week's TIME

  • LBJ’s presidency gets another look as civil rights law marks its 50th anniversary [Washington Post]
  • Five years into his presidency, Obama will head to Austin on Thursday to remedy what some Johnson admirers have described as a “pattern of omission.” At a ceremony at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, Obama will honor Johnson and the Civil Rights Act, signed 50 years ago this year.” [LA Times]
  • Obama is like LBJ. No wait, FDR, Reagan, JFK, Clinton…. [TIME]
  • Fed shows growing worry about low inflation [WSJ]
  • ” Two Florida doctors who received the nation’s highest Medicare reimbursements in 2012 are both major contributors to Democratic Party causes, and they have turned to the political system in recent years to defend themselves against suspicions that they may have submitted fraudulent or excessive charges to the federal government.” [NYT]
  • Science proves it: the Senate really is junior high [TIME]
  • The Russian government declined to provide American authorities with information about one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects two years before the attack, which likely would have led to more extensive scrutiny of the suspect, according to a published report.” [Fox News]
  • Senate Republicans unanimously reject equal pay bill [Washington Post]
  • “Attorney General Eric Holder strayed from prepared remarks to slam the way he was “treated” by a House committee the day before, calling it evidence of “ugly and divisive” civil rights challenges facing him and President Barack Obama. Speaking to the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network at its annual convention in New York on Wednesday, Holder talked about the state of civil rights today and brought up a House committee hearing Tuesday that grew contentious, according to video from Mediaite and reports from outlets including Capital New York.” [Politico]
  • “The Pennsylvania teenager who is accused of stabbing and slashing schoolmates in an early morning rampage at his high school will be charged as an adult, authorities confirmed. Alex Hribal, 16, will face four counts of attempted homicide and 21 counts of aggravated assault.” [NBC News]
  • Edwin Edwards’ last stand [Politico]
  • House conservatives plot to oust Boehner, put scare into Cantor [National Journal]
  • Karl Rove: The Obamacare debate is far from over [WSJ]
  • “More than 80 percent of people in a new poll say the healthcare law will be an important factor in determining their vote in the midterm elections. A USA Today-Pew Research survey released Thursday found 54 percent call the law “very important” in determining their vote.” [The Hill]
  • Whole Foods takes over America [Fortune Magazine]


What’s prettier in print: This week’s TIME


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