Afternoon Lede Check, 4.22.14

The Supreme Court allows states to do away with affirmative action; those damn ospreys by the Bay Bridge are back…again; and American University’s President responds to allegations of very, very bad behavior by some of its students.

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

The Washington PostMichigan’s ban on affirmative action is upheld

USA TodaySouth is new battleground for gay marriage

POLITICOSupreme Court upholds ban on affirmative action

The HillSupreme Court upholds power of states to ban affirmative action

Roll CallHouse Conservatives Agitate for Change in Leadership — but Can They Take Boehner’s Gavel?

Daily Caller: Sierra Club top officials drive gas-guzzling Jaguars

The Washington TimesVeterans push to test marijuana as a life-saving treatment for crippling PTSD

National JournalHow to Annex Another Country’s Territory, According to Russia

Washington ExaminerIn Internet TV case, justices show concern


WTOP: Round 3: Osprey nest removed again

ABC 7: Montgomery County police still searching for stolen ambulance suspect

NBC 4: Police: $300K in Drugs,Money Seized From Md. Home

CBS 9: Yellow Alert Tuesday for PM Showers, Possible Thunder

Fox 5: AU President releases statement on student conduct allegations

(Photo credits from left to right: AP, MDTA, Fox 5/American University)