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There’s a Pretty Big Security Gap at the Capitol—THE EDGE Brought to you by Wells Fargo

By Jack Fitzpatrick (@jackfitzdc)

TODAY IN ONE PARAGRAPH: The U.S. economy added 217,000 jobs in May, making it the fourth consecutive month of at least 200,000 jobs added. President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin talked briefly about Ukraine while at the D-Day anniversary event in France. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wants Brooklyn to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Uber was valued at $17 billion, making it one of the more valuable Internet start-ups. And Robert Bergdahl said in a speech that his son's captors were killed in a drone strike, and it appears to be true.

 

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ECONOMY RECOUPS RECESSION'S JOB LOSSES: The country gained 217,000, finally regaining the jobs lost during the recession. But don't get too excited: There are more working-age people in the country now than there were in 2008, which is why unemployment is still higher. (Ylan Q. Mui, WaPo)

OBAMA, PUTIN CHAT AT D-DAY LUNCH: The two leaders spoke informally about the violence in Ukraine after appearing to avoid each other when a group photograph was taken at the D-Day anniversary event in France. Putin also talked to Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko for about a minute; the conversation ended without the two shaking hands. (Vinograd/Boyle, NBC News)

JUDGE OVERTURNS WISCONSIN GAY MARRIAGE BAN: U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb overturned the ban, which was passed in the form of a state constitutional amendment in 2006. (Jason Stein, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

 

DE BLASIO WANTS BROOKLYN TO HOST DNC: It's perhaps the most liberal borough in one of the most liberal cities in the country, a far cry from the usual strategy of holding the convention in a swing state. But de Blasio argued that Brooklyn's "progressive spirit" could "energize and captivate both the Democratic Party and the nation." (Michael M. Grynbaum, NYT)

UBER VALUED AT $17 BILLION: The company's value more than quadrupled from a round of financing last year; this time, it raised $1.2 billion. (Saitto/Stone, Bloomberg)

E.U. SAYS GOOGLE, FACEBOOK MUST FOLLOW EUROPEAN PRIVACY RULES: European Union ministers agreed that companies based outside the E.U. but operating within it, including many Internet businesses, must follow Europe's data-protection rules, part of a broader move to tighten European privacy laws. (Julia Fioretti, Reuters)

THE WEEKEND IN ONE PARAGRAPH: Diane Sawyer will interview Hillary Clinton on ABC's This Week. On CBS's Face the Nation, Sen. Dianne Feinstein will talk about her frustration over Congress not being given notice about the prisoner swap for Bergdahl. Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey will talk about Bergdahl on Fox News Sunday.

 

TOP LINES

THERE'S A PRETTY BIG SECURITY GAP AT THE CAPITOL: Two congressional staffers and a National Journal reporter got into the Rayburn House Office Building carrying a bag that was never checked and went through no metal detectors. And any House staffer with a parking pass can do the same. (Matt Vasilogambros, NJ)

OBAMACARE IS WORSE THAN … 9/11, the Holocaust, the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, Dred Scott v. Sandford, and war. The list is getting longer with Ben Carson's recent comments. (Jamelle Bouie, Slate)

CIA JOINS TWITTER, HAS CHEESY SENSE OF HUMOR: "We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet." (Adi Robertson, The Verge)

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THE 100 MOST-USED EMOJIS: We have a surprising number of unimpressed and pensive people, according to Twitter data. (Mona Chalabi, FiveThirtyEight)

TOP READ

ONE OF THE FIRST SPARKS OF THE ROBERT BERGDAHL FIRESTORM: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's father gave a speech in 2010 at an Idaho Republican Party fundraiser. Republicans were with him then, but his comments foretold the controversy that has followed him in the past week. (Michael Ames, Daily Beast)

TOP VIEWS

INTERACTIVE: AN ANIMATED WORLD CUP CURSE: A World Cup loss from 64 years ago still haunts Brazil. (Christoph Niemann, NYT)

LAST NIGHT'S LATE-NIGHT FUNNIES ON BERGDGHAZI: Stephen Colbert can't believe that Bergdahl, or anyone, would become disillusioned with the U.S.'s mission in Afghanistan. (Reena Flores, NJ)

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Chock full of usable information on today's issues."

Michael, Executive Director

Concise coverage of everything I wish I had hours to read about."

Chuck, Graduate Student

The day's action in one quick read."

Stacy, Director of Communications

Great way to keep up with Washington"

Ray, Professor of Economics

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