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4:45 PM ET, June 28, 2014

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ThinkProgress:
Facebook Conducted Psychological Experiments On Unknowing Users  —  The latest way that Facebook has been peeking into its users' personal lives may be the most surprising yet: Facebook researches have published a scientific paper that reveals the company has been conducting psychological experiments …
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Arizona Professor Body Slammed By Police During Jaywalking Stop, Now Charged With Assaulting Officer  —  A new video shows Dr. Ersula Ore, a professor at Arizona State University, body slammed by a police officer after being stopped for jaywalking near campus.
Discussion: KASW-TV and The Raw Story
Colleen Jenkins / Reuters:
Chris McDaniel Challenges Mississippi Senate Primary Votes After Loss  —  The Tea Party-backed candidate who has refused to concede defeat to Republican U.S. Senator Thad Cochran in Mississippi's primary runoff said his campaign has found more than 1,000 instances of ballots cast by people who were ineligible to vote.
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David Martosko / Daily Mail:
'The worst race-baiting ads I've ever seen': Radio ads in Mississippi senate race accused tea …
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
BREAKING: McDaniel Supporters Barred From Reviewing Voter Rolls in Nine Mississippi Counties
Discussion: Right Wing News
Maaz Alnugomi / Reuters:
U.S. and Sudan negotiating over Christian convert: sources  —  (Reuters) - Sudanese authorities and U.S. officials in Khartoum are negotiating to allow a Sudanese woman, who married an American and was recently spared the death penalty for converting to Christianity, to leave Sudan, sources close to the case said.
Discussion: Hot Air and The PJ Tatler
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David Smith / Guardian:
Sudanese woman Meriam Ibrahim ‘safe and well’ in US embassy
BREITBART.COM:
PELOSI ON THE BORDER: WE HAVE TO USE THIS ‘CRISIS’ AS AN ‘OPPORTUNITY’  —  Saturday at a press conference from the Rio Grande Valley, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) discussed her tour of a border holding facility and addressed the humanitarian crisis of thousands unaccompanied minors flooding across …
Discussion: protein wisdom
Caleb Howe / Truth Revolt:
Obama: Republicans Don't Do Anything But Call Me Names!  [VIDEO]  —  And also he's pretty sure they got a bigger piece of cake.
New York Times:
Taliban Mount Major Assault in Afghanistan  —  KABUL, Afghanistan — In one of the most significant coordinated assaults on the government in years, the Taliban have attacked police outposts and government facilities across several districts in northern Helmand Province …
Discussion: The Hugh Hewitt Show
Eugene Volokh / Washington Post:
What ‘stand your ground’ laws actually mean  —  Two commenters on the McCullen v. Coakley threads have posted: … and … Seems to me that there's either a lot of misinformation about what “stand your ground” means, or attempts to sow misinformation.  —  Here's the deal:
Discussion: Hot Air
Jason Newman / Rolling Stone:
Soul Legend Bobby Womack Dead at 70  —  Veteran singer had numerous hits, yet suffered multiple health issues throughout seven-decade career  —  Bobby Womack, the legendary soul singer whose career spanned seven decades, died Friday at age 70.  A representative for Womack's label XL Recordings confirmed …
Discussion: NME, Guardian and Hit & Run
Matt Drudge / WTOP.com:
Matt Drudge gives rare interview on WTOP Friday … WASHINGTON — More than the gridlock in Washington, political commentator Matt Drudge is concerned with immigration and the situation at America's border.  —  “I know there are big fights throughout the country,” he says.
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Politico
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Is The Times Ignoring a Scandal at the I.R.S.?  —  Has The Times been interested enough in the politically charged events involving the Internal Revenue Service?  —  Many readers don't think so.  One, Harry Koenig of Monroe Township, New Jersey, wrote to me this week with strong words of criticism.
Mark Tower / MLive.com:
Saginaw Republican Party isn't for or against felon seeking state House seat on GOP ticket  —  Jordan Haskins speaks speaks against a LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance during the personal appearances section of the Saginaw City Council meeting, Monday, April 7, 2014.
Discussion: The Raw Story, Gawker and Mediaite
 
 
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Mike Isaac / New York Times:
What Happened to the Facebook Phone? Not Very Much, It Seems
Discussion: Gigaom, Engadget and The Verge
Fox News:
Stewart and Colbert: Still funny, but pulling their punches against the president
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Eric Holthaus / Slate:
Is climate change destabilizing Iraq?
Fareed Zakaria / Washington Post:
Hillary Clinton's truly hard choice: Change or continuity?
Discussion: Ed Driscoll and National Review
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Nick Hanauer / Politico:
The Pitchforks Are Coming... For Us Plutocrats
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The U.S. military's ongoing slur of Native Americans
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