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The Tea Party Gets Another Shot—THE EDGE Brought to You by Comcast NBC Universal

By Kaveh Waddell (@kavehewaddell)

TODAY IN ONE PARAGRAPH: Eight big primaries take place across the county tonight. Chris Christie gets caught up in another bridge-related scandal. Climate change could cost us hundreds of billions in the long run. Boko Haram is behind more kidnappings in Nigeria. Ukraine's cease-fire has already been broken, and Vladimir Putin renounces the right to send Russian troops to Ukraine.

 

TOP NEWS

THERE ARE 8 BIG PRIMARIES ACROSS THE U.S. TONIGHT. The biggest: the second round of the contentious Mississippi Senate fight between Republican Sen. Thad Cochran and tea-party challenger Chris McDaniel. Polls close at 8 p.m. Also watch for the Democratic House primary for Rep. Charles Rangel's Harlem seat. (Adam Wollner, NJ)

THE ECONOMIC COST OF CLIMATE CHANGE IS IN THE BILLIONS. By 2100, that number could be in the hundreds of billions, according to a report called "Risky Business." (Sharon Begley, Reuters)

BRIDGEGATE 2: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is in trouble again, this time over over a new, completely different bridge. (Lucia Graves, NJ)

 

91 MORE KIDNAPPED IN NIGERIA. Locals say Boko Haram is the prime suspect in the kidnappings. More than 200 girls and women were kidnapped from the same state in April and have not been recovered. (Harriet Sherwood, The Guardian)

UKRAINE CEASE-FIRE BROKEN; PUTIN BACKS AWAY FROM MILITARY INTERVENTION. Rebels shot down a military helicopter in eastern Ukraine just minutes before Russian President Vladimir Putin asked Russia's upper house to "revoke the right it had granted him to order a military intervention in Ukraine." (Liffey and Anishchuk, Reuters)

TOMORROW IN ONE PARAGRAPH: President Obama will have lunch with Israeli President Shimon Peres at the White House. In the evening, he will speak at the League of Conservation Voters Capital Dinner. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will testify at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing called "Management Failures: Oversight of the EPA." Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will testify in front of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee at 10 a.m. Also at 10 a.m., the House Foreign Affairs Committee will conduct a hearing on the political transition in Afghanistan. At 2 p.m., the House Judiciary Committee will conduct a hearing on unaccompanied minors crossing the border into the U.S.

TOP LINES

SCOTT WALKER'S ALLIES WANT MORE THAN PRESIDENT WALKER. "The same activists who spent millions to help Walker survive a 2012 recall election strongly supported the release of the Doe documents … because their goals are even bigger than getting Walker elected presiden.t" (Bruce Murphy, TNR)

 

ISIS ISN'T FOLLOWING BIN LADEN'S TERRORIST GUIDEBOOK. Even al-Qaida isn't on board with the brutality ISIS has displayed. Slate's Will Saletan breaks bin Laden's directives down into seven rules, all of which ISIS is violating.

A NEW GENERATION OF MODIFIED CROPS IS HERE. New, genetically modified crops are tolerant to more herbicides, but critics say their widespread use would lead to a proliferation of "superweeds." (Brandon Keim, Wired)

TOP READ

AFTER KARZAI. As the world's eyes train on Iraq and Syria, Mujib Mashal looks at the legacy that President Hamid Karzai will leave in Afghanistan. (The Atlantic)

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ANOTHER WAY TO LOOK AT HOUSING PRICES: Compare them to average income. This interactive graph lets you compare the ratio for almost 400 U.S. cities. (Quoctrung Bui, NPR)

LAST NIGHT'S FUNNIES: Jon Stewart thinks 300 is the perfect number of military advisers to send to Iraq. (Reena Flores, NJ)

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