Afternoon Lede Check – 5.27.14

The tragedy in Santa Barbara. Obama on Afghanistan. And severe storms headed our way (again!).

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

The Washington PostAfter a tragedy, a father’s new mission

USA TodayTop computer hacker ‘Sabu’ wins leniency

POLITICO: Obama on Afghanistan: ‘It’s time to turn the page’

The Hill‘It’s harder to end wars than it is to begin them,’ Obama says

Roll CallFirst Incumbent Could Lose in Tuesday’s Texas Runoff

Daily Caller: You’re Welcome, America – Columbia University Is Spending Millions Of Tax Dollars On Fake Climate-Change Death Voicemails

The Washington TimesJoe the Plumber: ‘Your dead kids don’t trump my constitutional rights’

National JournalNo, the VA Is Not an Obamacare Preview

Washington ExaminerObama plans to cut U.S. presence in Afghanistan

Huffington Post Politics: TEA TIME – ELECTION COULD TAKE OUT KEY TEXAS REPUBLICAN

WTOP: Critic: Not ‘blaming Hollywood for this’

ABC 7: Purcellville students mourn death of classmate shot by police

NBC 4: Severe Thunderstorms Possible Through Rush Hour

CBS 9: Severe Thunderstorm Watch through this evening

Fox 5: Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for much of DC region