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Friday's Morning Email: Elizabeth Warren For VP?

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COULD ELIZABETH WARREN TAKE THE VP SPOT? The Clinton campaign is giving the senator a serious look due to her ability to get under Donald Trump's skin and draw in Bernie Sanders supporters. [Sam Stein and Ryan Grim, HuffPost]

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO DIRECT SCHOOLS ON TRANSGENDER BATHROOM ACCESS "The Obama administration on Friday will tell schools and colleges nationwide they must allow transgender students access to bathrooms consistent with their gender identity. The Justice Department and the Education Department, in guidance directed at every American public school district, will admonish educators to treat transgender students consistent with their gender identity, regardless of what sex is listed on student records." [Tyler Kingdale, HuffPost]

AMERICA STILL ISN'T SHOPPING Despite low gas prices and declining unemployment, sales at Macy's and other major retailers haven't rebounded. [WaPo]

TOP HEZBOLLAH LEADER KILLED "Top Hezbollah commander Mustafa Badreddine was killed in an Israeli air strike at the Lebanese-Israeli border this week, the Lebanese Shi’ite group announced on Friday, the biggest blow to the group since the 2008 killing of its military commander." [Reuters]

WHAT'S NEXT FOR BRAZIL A look at the aftermath of the impeachment vote. [Reuters]

THE MIDDLE CLASS IS SHRINKING Here are the 100 metro areas where it's happening the most. [NYT]

WHAT’S BREWING


'NASHVILLE' JUST GOT THE AXE Along with "Castle." Check out the TV shows that won't be making it to next season. [TV Line]

THE GBOARD IS HERE Google just took over your iPhone's keyboard. [Google's blog]

MEET 'THE BACHELORETTE' CONTESTANTS With job descriptions like "Bachelor superfan" and "erectile dysfunction consultant," this should be quite the season. [Bustle]

POPE OPEN TO FEMALE DEACONS The leader of the Catholic Church said he was looking to “increase the number of women in decision-making positions in the church” and would consider a commission to study the feasibility of women serving in the currently all-male role. [NYT]

CAN WE FORGET ABOUT THAT HORRIBLE 'STIMULATED' NOW? Kylie Jenner and Tyga have reportedly called it quits. [HuffPost]

MISSING CHILD FOUND SAFE "Carlie Trent, the missing 9-year-old girl who was allegedly kidnapped by her uncle last week, has been found safe, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations confirms." [People]

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WHAT'S WORKING

COMPANIES WILL BE REQUIRED TO PUBLICLY REPORT WORKER INJURIES "Thanks to a new rule announced by the Labor Department on Wednesday, employers operating in dangerous industries must now submit data on workplace injuries to the federal government, which will then release the information to the public." [HuffPost]

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BEFORE YOU GO

~ Donald Trump and Paul Ryan had a "great conversation," in case you were worried anything actually useful would be said after that meeting.

~ Why the U.S. needs to worry about the Chinese missile system nicknamed "the Guam killer."

~ The doping scheme that won Russian Olympic athletes gold.

~ Next thing you need to worry about getting hacked? Your medical records.

~ Don't get our hopes up, CBS -- there is talk of Christine Baranski getting a "Good Wife" spinoff.

~ Woody Allen kind of responded to Ronan Farrow's letter regarding the allegations that the director abused his daughter, Dylan.

~ Video of the TSA line at this airport foreshadows the waits to come this summer, making us want to pull our hair out already.

~ Shell Oil dumped thousands of tons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico in its latest spill.

~ An artist is planning a mass nude photo outside of the Republican National Convention.

~ This week on "So That Happened," the crew takes a look at the status of the #NeverTrump movement, which hasn't given up just yet.

~ When billionaires fight with millionaires over paradise: As Bloomberg says, we should all play the world's smallest ukulele.

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