Today's Takeaways: Snowden's Lawyer Speaks Out, New Immigration Challenges Test System, Tea Party Support Slides

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A child on the Mexican side of the U.S.-Mexico border fence looks into Arizona during a special 'Mass on the Border' on April 1, 2014 in Nogales, Arizona. (John Moore/Getty Images/Getty)

1. Wave of Immigration Tests Ill-Equipped System | 2. Chaos, Violence Erupt in Pakistan | 3. Tea Party Support Slides Among Republicans | 4. Majority Leader Eric Cantor and the GOP Face Off Against the Tea Party | 5. America's Police Departments See Influx of War Gear | 6. Snowden's Lawyer: Leaker Will Not Return Under 'This Regime'

Wave of Immigration Tests Ill-Equipped System

Julia Preston, national immigration correspondent for our partner The New York Times, explores the scope of a recent influx in women and children immigrating across the U.S.-Mexico border. Arturo Garino, mayor of Nogales, Arizona, where hundreds of child migrants are, being held weighs in.

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Chaos, Violence Erupts in Pakistan

Pakistan is on the edge as chronic chaos, violence, and unrest erupts in Karachi. The Pakistani version of the Taliban has managed to shut down the international airport twice this week. Today insurgents, possibly with no Taliban affiliation, attacked an airport training facility.

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Tea Party Support Slides Among Republicans

Polling data from the Pew Research Center finds that since 2010, the percentage of Republicans who say they agree with the Tea Party has declined by 15 percentage points, from more than half in 2010 to 36 percent today. 

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Tea Party and GOP Face Off in Primary

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor faces off today against a Tea Party opponent in a primary race that has gotten a little too close for comfort. Cantor is expected to beat college professor David Brat, but the dwindling margin appears to be a rebuke of the party establishment that Cantor represents.

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Police Departments See Influx of War Gear

As America’s wars wind down, police departments are ramping up. The military’s surplus of weapons and machinery are falling into the hands of state and local law enforcement. Some community members say the equipment is unnecessary and potentially dangerous.

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Snowden's Lawyer: No Return Under 'This Regime'

After the NSA contractor turned whistleblower revealed the U.S. government's vast network of surveillance, federal prosecutors charged Snowden with two felonies under the 1917 Espionage Act and one count of the theft. His legal advisor explains why he won't be returning Stateside anytime soon.

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