Morning Must Reads: May 1

In the news: lethal arms to Syrian rebels, the Massachusetts Senate race, Obamacare, high-speed traders, LGBT and immigration reform, the "morning-after pill," and American students

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The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

  • Obama moving toward sending lethal arms to Syrian rebels
  • The Massachusetts Senate race to replace John F. Kerry will be between Republican Gabriel E. Gomez, 47, a former SEAL and current private equity investor, and veteran Democratic Rep. Edward J. Markey.
  • Kaiser poll: 42% are unaware that Obamacare is law.
  • High-speed traders are using a hidden facet of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s computer system to trade on the direction of the futures market before other investors get the same information.
  • Will Sen. Leahy’s (D-Vt.) amendment allowing gay Americans to sponsor their foreign-born partners for green cards tank the immigration bill?
  • FDA approves “morning-after pill” for women 15 and up.
  • Freshman Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is considering a run for president.
  • The U.S. claims one-third of the developed world’s high-performing students in both reading and science