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11:40 AM ET, July 6, 2014

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Washington Post:
In NSA-intercepted data, those not targeted far outnumber the foreigners who are  —  Files provided by Snowden show extent to which ordinary Web users are caught in the net  —  Ordinary Internet users, American and non-American alike, far outnumber legally targeted foreigners …
Haaretz:
Beaten Palestinian youth is U.S. citizen, cousin of murdered kidnap victim  —  Video shows the boy being beaten by three policemen; U.S. State Department calls for a ‘credible investigation and full accountability for any excessive use of force.’  —  The Palestinian youth who was caught …
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Andre Senior / WTSP.com:
Tampa teen beaten, jailed in Jerusalem  —  An official statement has been made on the detention of Tariq Khedir by the U.S. Department of State Spokesperson:  —  “We can confirm that Tariq Khdeir, an American citizen, is being held by Israeli authorities in Jerusalem.
CNN:
Palestinian teen burned alive, autopsy shows  —  Jerusalem (CNN) — Mohammed Abu Khedair, a Palestinian teenager who was abducted and killed in Jerusalem this week, died from being burned alive and hit with a blunt object to the head, according to Palestinian General Prosecutor Mohammed al-Auwewy, sourcing the medical autopsy.
Politico:
Why liberals are abandoning the Obamacare employer mandate  —  Robert Gibbs' prediction that Obamacare's employer mandate would — and perhaps should — be jettisoned shocked Democrats back in April.  —  By July, the former aide and longtime confidant of President Barack Obama had a lot more company.
Discussion: The Other McCain
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George F. Will / Washington Post:
The Supreme Court reins in government bullies  —  Two 5 to 4 decisions this week, on the final decision day of the Supreme Court's term, dealt with issues that illustrate the legal consequences of political tactics by today's progressives.  One case demonstrated how progressivism's achievement …
Edward Klein / New York Post:
This means Warren: Obama backs challenger to Hillary  —  President Obama has bypassed Hillary Clinton, offering his support to Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren if she runs for president.  —  President Obama has quietly promised Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren complete support if she runs …
Discussion: Truth Revolt and Weasel Zippers
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Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
For Obama, loss of the Senate could be freeing  —  The walls seem to be closing in on the Obama presidency.  —  Iraq and Syria are overrun with terrorists.  Violence is flaring in Ukraine and on Israel's borders.  A humanitarian crisis is developing on our own southern border …
Zachary A. Goldfarb / Washington Post:
With Democrats split on inequality issues, Obama shifts talk away from income gap
John Harwood / New York Times:
Shut Out of White House, G.O.P. Looks to Democrats of 1992
John Boehner / CNN:
Why we must now sue the President  —  Editor's note: Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, is speaker of the House of Representatives.  The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.  —  (CNN) — Every member of Congress swore an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.
Tina Terry / WSOC-TV:
VIDEO: Teens attack, rob ice cream man in Charlotte  —  Outraged viewers reached out to Eyewitness News about a Facebook video they said showed three young people attacking and robbing an ice cream man in Northeast Charlotte.  —  A girl opens an ice cream cart in the beginning of the video.
Neil Munro / The Daily Caller:
Border Meltdown: Obama Delivering 290,000 Illegals To U.S. Homes  —  The vast majority of 50,000 unaccompanied youths and children who have illegally crossed the Texas border during the last few months have been successfully delivered by federal agencies to their relatives living in the United States …
Hassan Shaalan / Ynetnews:
Jews attacked in Israeli Arab town; 12 arrested, road closed  —  Jewish drivers trapped in Qalansawe inside their vehicles attacked by masked protestors; rioters force driver out of vehicle, set it alight.  —  A night of violent clashes in the Triangle area overnight Friday reached a peak …
 
 
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CBS News:
VIDEO: Calif. officer beating woman on roadside
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Uri Friedman / The Atlantic Online:
What If America Had Lost the Revolutionary War?
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