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1. OREGON SCHOOL SHOOTING

The new normal?: These scenes are becoming depressingly commonplace – shaken students filing out of their school with their hands in the air. Distraught parents asking how many more of these do we have to go through. And, amid it all, the overarching question: why? It happened again yesterday when a student opened fire at Reynolds High School in suburban Portland, killing a student and then himself. The victim is freshman Emilio Hoffman, 14. We don’t yet know the shooter’s identity – and, more importantly, what compelled him into such a horrifying act.

2. PRIMARIES

Seismic shift: They’re calling it a political “earthquake.” A college professor and tea party neophyte booted the No. 2 House Republican, Eric Cantor, from office. Dave Brat’s victory in yesterday’s primary is a big deal: it’ll have national implications since Cantor had been viewed as a potential

3. BERGDAHL RELEASE

Swap meet: The secret deal that secured the release of America’s last POW (5 Taliban figures for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl) has not gone as expected for the administration. Instead of high fives, it’s devolved into a ‘how could you?’ Both parties are complaining the administration should have looped them in on the swap. And some lawmakers say there’s no guarantee the detainees won’t go back to their (alleged) terrorizing ways. There have been briefings all week. But the big one happens today when Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, the man who signed off on the prisoner exchange, appears before the House Armed Services Committee in a public session. Expect pointed questions and heated debate.

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source: CNN.com

5 Things To Know For Your New Day – Wednesday, June 11  was originally published on praisecleveland.com