TIME Morning Must Reads

Morning Must Reads: May 8

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

In the News: Pro-Russia separatists defy Putin; Rep. Trey Gowdy on Benghazi; Climate report won't make Americans care; and what's prettier in print

  • Inside Putin’s East European spy campaign [TIME]
  • “The main pro-Russian separatist groups in eastern Ukraine decided on Thursday to go ahead with a referendum on secession set for Sunday,defying an appeal from Russian President Vladimir Putin a day earlier to postpone the vote to facilitate dialogue with the government in Kiev.” [WSJ]
  • Rep. Trey Gowdy: Benghazi needs deeper scrutiny [USA Today]
  • Keystone, Inc: “Funded by multibillion-dollar oil companies, labor unions and ultrarich environmentalists, the fight has filtered into every crack and crevice of the nation’s capital — all for a project some advocates on both sides privately concede wouldn’t be an environmental or economic game-changer.” [Politico]
  • Climate change is already here, but that won’t make Americans care [TIME]
  • Florida finds itself in the eye of the storm on climate change [NYT]
  • Janet Yellen: Economy improving, but housing a concern [Christian Science Monitor]
  • The troubled search for Nigeria’s stolen girls [New Yorker]
  • Black mobility belies U.S. civil rights hopes as milestone nears [Bloomberg]
  • This former cocaine kingpin is lobbying Congress to let him keep his cheetahs (and liger ) [Mother Jones]
  • Your broadband company may be holding your internet access hostage [TIME]

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