Mystery Planes Above Baltimore, Unpredictable Elections in U.K., Unarmed Man Killed By Cop in Venice Beach: A.M. Links


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    Why are those mysterious planes flying above Baltimore?

  • Brits are at the ballot box today. While no party is expected to win a majority of the vote, the Conservative Party is likely to "edge out Labour," according to Quartz, while "the anti-immigrant UKIP is likely to get thumped."
  • Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck says he saw no "extraordinary circumstances" to justify the fatal shooting of an unarmed man by a police officer outside a Venice Beach bar on Tuesday night. The man, 29-year-old Brendon Glenn, later died at the hospital.
  • Radley Balko: "This isn't 1968. Baltimore isn't Watts. And Hillary Clinton isn't Michael Dukakis."
  • Several major tornadoes tore through the Plains states Wednesday night. So far no deaths have been reported, but major flooding and home damage has been seen. 
  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is planning to bypass the state legislature in raising the minimum wage for fast-food workers.

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