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Airstrike in Afghanistan and other headlines

Morning headlines: U.S. uses airstrike to help Afghanistan take back city seized by the Taliban, Ted Cruz vs. Senate Republicans, the 2015 MacArthur Fellows.

Ted Cruz sternly rebuked by GOP. (Politico)

Secret Service officials allowed to participate in probe of their own agency. (Washington Post)

Source: United Lobbyist, now Christie cabinet member, tried to stop Bridgegate probe. (WNYC)

Exuberance and disappointment at Shell's about-face in the Arctic. (New York Times)

Congressman owes $3.94 for swiping the Pope's water glass. (Washington Post)

MacArthur "Genius" Grant winners announced. (New York Times)

What are you reading this morning? Let us know in the comments, please.