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OBAMA AGENDA: Another tragic shooting -- this time in South Carolina

Driving domestic news today: "A white police officer in North Charleston, South Carolina, was charged with murder Tuesday after a cellphone video was released of him fatally shooting a black father of four in the back following a traffic stop."

Obama is headed to a summit meeting in Latin America, where he'll face a major first test for his agenda with Cuba.

A new (and first ever!) msnbc/Telemundo/Marist poll finds that 59 percent of Americans approve of the recent U.S. decision for diplomatic recognition of Cuba.

CNN writes that Russian hackers were able to gain access to private White House information, including the president's schedule.

A federal judge has denied a DOJ request to lift a temporary hold on Obama's executive action.

The Wall Street Journal notes that demand for H1-B visas exceeded the year's supply in the first week of applications.

USA Today reports that the U.S. government started keeping records of Americans’ international telephone calls long before the September 11 attacks.

CONGRESS: Pelosi and Boehner on Iran

The Hill asks if Nancy Pelosi is Obama's last line of defense on Iran.

Roll Call says John Boehner is escalating his criticism of the deal.

OFF TO THE RACES: Getting real in Iowa

The Des Moines Register writes that "the 2016 race is getting real in Iowa."

CHRISTIE: He says he would rather "go home" than change his personality if voters don't like it for 2016.

He’s giving a big speech on entitlements next week in New Hampshire, the Boston Globe reports.

CRUZ: That's a big number. Bloomberg reports that his affiliated super PACs will have $31 million in the bank by the end of the week.

PAUL: Breaking this morning: He told Savannah Guthrie he's "going to keep an open mind" on the Iran deal. ""I do believe that negotiation is better than war."

The New York Times' take: " Senator Rand Paul’s entry on Tuesday into the race for the White House said as much about his own political aspirations as it did about a vexing truth for Republicans: Many of them believe their party is simply not big enough to elect a president in 2016."

He attended a karaoke event in Manchester last night.

Rand Paul spends his first full day as a candidate in New Hampshire today.

Roll Call finds that Rand Paul's "Read the Bills" resolution wouldn't actually change much.

PERRY: The State reports on his extensive courtship of evangelicals during a recent swing through the state

RUBIO: He missed a closed-door ISIS briefing in favor of a fundraising trip, Buzzfeed reports.

WALKER: The Boston Globe writes that the honeymoon is fading as questions arise about how grounded he is in his beliefs.

And around the country...

ILLINOIS: The front page of the Chicago Tribune: 'A Second Term, A Second Chance.'

The story lede: "With his re-election victory Tuesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel renewed his lease on a municipal fixer-upper, one with buckling and painful-to-repair financial underpinnings caused by decades of deferred maintenance."

MISSOURI: Two African-Americans have won seats on the six-person Ferguson City Council.

PROGRAMMING NOTES.

*** Wednesday’s “News Nation with Tamron Hall” line-up: Tamron Hall interviews Politico’s Roger Simon, former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson, and the Chicago Sun-Times’ Lynn Sweet.

*** Wednesday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” line-up: NBC’s Andrea Mitchell interviews NAACP Legal Defense Fund President Sherrilyn Ifill, University of Virginia journalism student Abbie Sharp, “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd, msnbc’s Trymaine Lee, NBC’s Jim Miklaszewski, the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza and AP’s Julie Pace.