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8:45 AM ET, June 29, 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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Sophie Gilbert / The Atlantic Online:
Everything We Know About Facebook's Secret Mood Manipulation Experiment  —  It was probably legal.  But was it ethical?  —  Updated, 7:45 p.m. Eastern.  —  Facebook's News Feed—the main list of status updates, messages, and photos you see when you open Facebook on your computer or phone—is not a perfect mirror of the world.
Discussion: PandoDaily, KDVR.com and Telegraph
ThinkProgress:
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.
Matt Wilstein / Mediaite:
Guess Who Else Had Mysteriously Missing Emails: Sarah Palin  —  Like nearly every other conservative with a public platform, Sarah Palin has been using former IRS official Lois Lerner's missing emails as a tool to attack the Obama administration.  But of all people, perhaps Palin …
Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
Hillary Clinton's money woes  —  Please consider this in the nature of a friendly intervention.  You have a money problem.  It's time to deal with it before it gets worse.  —  Actually, you have two money problems.  The first is how you talk about it.  The second is how you collect it …
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: Weasel Zippers and Power Line
Sara Fischer / CNN:
Controversy grows over prosecution of alleged Benghazi attack mastermind  —  (CNN) - While the suspected mastermind of the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi is now on U.S. soil, the political fallout related to his prosecution may just be beginning.
Discussion: Politico and Booman Tribune
Julia Preston / New York Times:
Obama to Seek Funds to Stem Border Crossings and Speed Deportations  —  President Obama will ask Congress to provide more than $2 billion in new funds to control the surge of illegal Central American migrants at the South Texas border, and to grant broader powers for immigration officials …
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
Hendrick Simoes / Stars & Stripes:
US personnel in Bahrain prepare for Ramadan  —  MANAMA, Bahrain — U.S. personnel accustomed to drinking their coffee on the drive to work will have to put that habit on hold for about a month.  It's one of a few lifestyle changes Americans will have to make during the holy month of Ramadan.
CNN:
Iraq crisis: Kurdish region closes crossings to Iraqis fleeing Mosul conflict  —  Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) — Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region closed off the crossings used by Iraqis fleeing violence in the northern city of Mosul on Saturday, raising fears of a humanitarian crisis as desperate families are left with nowhere to go.
Discussion: Hot Air and Associated Press
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
 
 
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Eugene Volokh / Washington Post:
What ‘stand your ground’ laws actually mean
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Jason Newman / Rolling Stone:
Soul Legend Bobby Womack Dead at 70
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Matt Drudge / WTOP.com:
Matt Drudge gives rare interview on WTOP Friday
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TNR is lying again: “80 Percent of Conservatives Think the Poor ‘Have It Easy.’”
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