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7:00 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
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 …
Discussion: The Right Scoop
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 …
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
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
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
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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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.
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
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
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
 
 
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Mike Isaac / New York Times:
What Happened to the Facebook Phone? Not Very Much, It Seems
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Fox News:
Stewart and Colbert: Still funny, but pulling their punches against the president
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Matt Drudge / WTOP.com:
Matt Drudge gives rare interview on WTOP Friday
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Politico
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