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The Briefing 06-06-14

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1) Corruption and decay of gambling venues reveal vain hopes of gambling

Horse Racing Still Stumbling in Antidrug Push, New York Times (Juliet Macur)

Harrah’s Tunica Casino to Close, Hinting at Gambling Glut, New York Times (Alan Blinder)

2) Controversial prisoner swap statement about Pres. Obama’s worldview

Republicans slam Obama over Bowe Bergdahl swap. Why he won’t care. , Christian Science Monitor (Mark Sappenfield)

Release of Taliban Detainees Alarms Afghan Villagers, Wall Street Journal (Nathan Hodge)

Taliban Deftly Offer Message in Video of Freed U.S. Soldier, New York Times (Matthew Rosenberg)

3) Alaska high school exit exam ended for sake of government, not children

Alaska students who didn’t pass exit exam can now get diplomas, Anchorage Daily News (Jill Burke)

4) 70th anniversary of D-Day, one of most crucial days in history

D-day statement to soldiers, sailor, and airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force, 6/44, National Archives (Dwight D. Eisenhower)