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9:20 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 …
Patrik Jonsson / Christian Science Monitor:
Tea party leader Mark Mayfield suicide: A sign of politics ‘beyond the pale’? (+video)  —  ATLANTA — Mark Mayfield, a respected lawyer and tea party operative in Mississippi, has died after being accused of taking part in an unseemly, Watergate-like conspiracy to undermine long-time Sen. Thad Cochran's campaign.
Discussion: Althouse
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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 …
RT:
Target ISIS: First batch of Russian Su-24 jets arrives in Iraq  —  The first ten Russian Sukhoi (Su-24) fighter jets arrived in Iraq on Saturday, the country's Defense Ministry said.  Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is hoping the jets will make a key difference in the fight against ISIS.
Discussion: Liberaland and ParaPundit
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
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.
 
 
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Eugene Volokh / Washington Post:
What ‘stand your ground’ laws actually mean
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Taliban Mount Major Assault in Afghanistan
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