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Afternoon Lede Check – 6.5.14

Sanders and McCain reach VA deal. Obama defends Taliban swap: ‘This Is Somebody’s Child.’ And a Fairfax County high school teacher was arrested for allegedly soliciting minors.

From WaPo to WJLA, here are the stories that are leading your homepages today, after the jump…

The Washington PostSenators reach bipartisan deal on bill to fix VA

USA TodayPentagon plan to free more hostages with Bergdahl nixed

POLITICO: New Obamacare chief ran textbook campaign

The HillSanders, McCain reach VA deal

Roll CallSanders, McCain Announce VA Health Care Deal

Daily Caller: O: Why I Worked With The Talley-Bahn – Obama Defends Taliban Swap: ‘This Is Somebody’s Child’

The Washington TimesMarcus Luttrell: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is a ‘joker’ who cozied up to the Taliban

National JournalDid a Tea-Party Group Just Illegally Coordinate With Chris McDaniel?

Washington ExaminerOfficials: Threat to Bowe Bergdahl’s life led to action

Huffington Post Politics: LEAK COULD HAVE KILLED HIM?

WTOP: Spice company HQ weighs relocation

ABC 7: Fairfax County high school teacher arrested for allegedly soliciting minors

NBC 4: Md. Girl Who Tortured Teen With Autism Sent to ‘Secure Facility’

CBS 9: Police: Teacher arrested for soliciting a minor

Fox 5: DC Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe announces retirement

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