New GOP leadership and other headlines

House Republicans choose new leaders today. (The Hill)

Texas gas town considers permanent fracking ban. (AP)

Pres. Obama presents the Medal of Honor to a Marine today for courageous actions in Afghanistan. (AP)

Iraq claims militants have retreated from major oil refinery. (NY Times) 

Texas leaders order trooper surge at the Mexican border. (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

Squirrel fight! Clinton supporters debut the RNC Squirrel. (National Journal)

Gabby Giffords threw the first pitch at the Congressional Women’s Softball game. (Today.com)

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New GOP leadership and other headlines