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OFF TO THE RACES: Libertarians pick their nominee -- Gary Johnson

Libertarians picked their ticket over the weekend. Read all about it from Msnbc's Jane Timm here.

The New York Times offers a big-picture look at the battleground regions that will decide the election.

The Wall Street Journal reports on how the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is trying to keep GOP control of the Senate. "The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s “Save the Senate” effort is being led by both Republicans who back the party’s presumptive presidential nominee, Donald Trump, and those who have balked at doing so, in a shared quest to retain the Senate majority. The Chamber’s coalition highlights how much easier it is for Republicans to rally around congressional races this year than to join forces in the divisive presidential election."

Jeff Sessions has a message for the GOP: "My advice is to listen and accept the will of the American people, the Republican voters – the Republican Party is the Republican voters."

Ted Cruz is hoping to mend fences with the GOP establishment.

A big reason for the unpredictable political cycle? The scars of the recession.

CLINTON: The Washington Post notes that Hillary Clinton's biggest challenge is painting herself as an agent of change as voters push against the establishment.

Her team is working to describe her use of a private email address and server as a "mistake."

SANDERS: He took in the NBA Western Conference Finals last night.

Animal rights activists disrupted his rally in northern California Sunday.

The Washington Post looks at how aging liberals of the Woodstock era are finding a champion in the Sanders movement.

“Just when you might have thought the Democratic presidential primary race couldn’t get more into the weeds, a new turf war has emerged over who gets to sit on the party’s platform and rules committees at the convention in Philadelphia this summer,” writes Adam Howard. “This weekend, Sen. Bernie Sanders called for the DNC to remove to prominent Clinton supporters – Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy and former Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank – from panels that help determine policy positions and procedures for the Democrats because both men have allegedly displayed “political and personal hostility” toward the Vermont lawmaker.”

TRUMP: Headline from the New York Times: "Donald Trump Soured on a Deal, and Hong Kong Partners Became Litigants"

And from the Washington Post: "For a President Trump, global real estate deals present unprecedented gray areas"

Could the Amish be Donald Trump's secret weapon?

Trump's team says it's not concerned about its small size right now.

From the AP: "A federal judge is ordering the release of Trump University internal documents in a class-action lawsuit against the now-defunct real estate school owned by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. The order by U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel in San Diego, which came Friday in response to a request by The Washington Post, calls for the documents to be released by Thursday. The Post reported the order in a story on its website Saturday."

Donald Trump faces questions about charity event for veterans 2:41

OBAMA AGENDA: Aftermath of Obama’s overtime rule

The New York Times writes: "For decades, bosses at publishing houses, glossy magazines, consulting firms, advocacy groups, movie production companies and talent agencies have groomed their assistants to be the next generation of big shots by working them long hours for low wages...But now, with the Obama administration moving to require time-and-a-half overtime pay for most salaried employees making less than $47,476 a year, that business model is suddenly under assault. The change presents more than an economic challenge for the companies that rely on the willingness of young, ambitious workers to trade pay and self-respect for a shot at a prestige job down the road."

Critics are urging the president to speed up the admittance of migrants into the U.S.

From the Washington Post: “Congressional Republicans are starting to declare victory in their bid to keep President Obama from fulfilling his campaign promise to shut down the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay and move prisoners to the United States. But instead of celebrating, they are scrambling to keep the specter of closing Guantanamo from rising again under a new administration in 2017.”