Morning Must Reads: May 7

In the news: South Korea, coal, Bangladesh, sarin gas, Benghazi, Sandra Day O'Connor, Ted Cruz, Syria, and health care exchanges. UPDATED

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

  • Obama and President of South Korea Park Geun-hye today at the White House.
  • There has been a massacre of hardline Islamic demonstrators in Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Washington Monthly profile of Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley
  • Coal: Prices have retreated 57 percent from a record in June 2008 as coal’s share of U.S. electricity generation sank to a record low of 37 percent last year from 50 percent in 2005.
  • What sarin gas does to people
  • Marc Thiessen: Three State Department officials will tell Congress this week that the Obama administration’s version of history on the Benghazi embassy attack is false — and that the falsehoods it told the American people were willful and deliberate.
  • Jeffrey Toobin: Justice Sandra Day O’Connor regrets the Bush v. Gore decision because the Republican Party changed
  • Ramesh Ponnuru: In defense of Sen. Ted Cruz
  • Bill Keller: Syria is not Iraq
  • Ed Rogers: Key economic benchmarks show that things have gotten worse rather than better for many Americans during Obama’s tenure.
  • Ezekiel Emanuel: Health care echanges will need “Young Invincibles.”
  • BuzzFeed takes over Foreign Policy magazine for the day