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First Read’s Morning Clips: A Tight Dem Race in California

OFF TO THE RACES: Poll: Clinton-vs.-Sanders is tight in California

From the New York Times: "A bitter divide over the Middle East could threaten Democratic Party unity as representatives of Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont vowed to upend what they see as the party’s lopsided support of Israel."

It's a tight Democratic race in California.

NBC's Leigh Ann Caldwell previews this weekend's Libertarian Party Convention.

CLINTON: The New York Times, on the significance of the IG email report: "It is not just that the inspector general found fault with her email practices. The report speaks directly to a wounding perception that Mrs. Clinton is not forthright or transparent."

Here’s our comprehensive report on the IG audit.

The Washington Post editorial board slams her on emails: "s. Clinton had plenty of warnings to use official government communications methods, so as to make sure that her records were properly preserved and to minimize cybersecurity risks. She ignored them."

SANDERS: He and Trump say they'll debate each other before the June 7 primary.

TRUMP: He conceded that he's used "aliases" in business deals before.

Political director Rick Wiley is off the Trump team after just six weeks.

Paul Manafort says choosing a woman or a minority as Trump's vice presidential pick would be seen as "pandering."

Nope, Hispanics still don't universally "love" him, as he claims.

He's scheduled to make a policy speech about energy in North Dakota today.

Obama said during a press conference in Japan that world leaders are "rattled" by Trump's rise.

The Washington Post: "A fresh string of attacks by Donald Trump this week on rivals in the GOP establishment — including one delivered against a prominent Latina governor in her home state — raised new doubts about his ability or desire to unite the party’s badly fractured leadership."

He said the State Department's report was "bad news" for Clinton.

From POLITICO: "Fears of chaos inside the Republican National Convention have subsided as Donald Trump has tightened his grip on the party’s presidential nomination. But outside the arena, a mishmash of planned demonstrations and marches is raising safety concerns about what happens when protesters, police and convention participants converge on the streets of Cleveland.

Trump plans to target Clinton over Whitewater, notes POLITICO, which got the story because a Trump aide accidentally sent an email about it to a POLITICO reporter.