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1:10 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 …
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.
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 …
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: Power Line and Weasel Zippers
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
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
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: The PJ Tatler and Hot Air
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David Smith / Guardian:
Sudanese woman Meriam Ibrahim ‘safe and well’ in US embassy
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 …
Discussion: Washington Post
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
 
 
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New York Times:
Taliban Mount Major Assault in Afghanistan
Discussion: The Hugh Hewitt Show
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
What Happened to the Facebook Phone? Not Very Much, It Seems
Discussion: Engadget, Gigaom and The Verge
Fox News:
Stewart and Colbert: Still funny, but pulling their punches against the president
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Jason Newman / Rolling Stone:
Soul Legend Bobby Womack Dead at 70
Discussion: NME, Guardian and Hit & Run
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Matt Drudge / WTOP.com:
Matt Drudge gives rare interview on WTOP Friday
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Politico
Eric Holthaus / Slate:
Is climate change destabilizing Iraq?
David Martosko / Daily Mail:
'The worst race-baiting ads I've ever seen': Radio ads in Mississippi senate race accused tea …