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9:45 AM ET, July 1, 2013

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Guardian:
New NSA leaks show how US is bugging its European allies  —  Exclusive: Edward Snowden papers reveal 38 targets including EU, France and Italy  —  Berlin accuses Washington of cold war tactics  —  US intelligence services are spying on the European Union mission in New York and its embassy in Washington …
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Jethro Mullen / CNN:
George W. Bush on Mandela, Snowden and his legacy  —  (CNN) — Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, are in Zambia, where they are renovating a health clinic.  In an exclusive interview, he tells CNN why he respects Nelson Mandela, what he thinks about Edward Snowden …
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
George W. Bush: Snowden ‘damaged’ the nation's security  —  Former President George W. Bush said National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden's disclosures of secret government surveillance had “damaged” the nation, but said he was confident President Obama would appropriately handle the fallout.
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama, Bush to meet Tuesday at embassy bombing memorial  —  President Obama and former President George W. Bush will meet Tuesday in Tanzania, appearing jointly at a wreath-laying event at the site of the 1998 U.S. embassy bombing.  —  According to White House press secretary Jay Carney …
Discussion: CNN
Associated Press:   Obama, Bush to meet in Tanzania
Fernanda Santos / New York Times:
Fast-Moving Blaze Kills 19 Firefighters in Central Arizona  —  CONGRESS, Ariz. — Nineteen firefighters were killed on Sunday battling a fast-moving wildfire menacing a small town in central Arizona.  —  The firefighters died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire near the town of Yarnell, about 80 miles northwest of Phoenix.
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myFOXphoenix.com:
Arizona wildfire kills 19 members of elite crew  —  YARNELL, Ariz. (AP) — An elite crew of firefighters trained to battle the nation's fiercest wildfires was overtaken by an out-of-control blaze in Arizona, killing 19 members as they tried to protect themselves from the flames under fire-resistant shields.
CNN:
Official: 19 firefighters killed in Arizona
Discussion: PoliCyBear and Gawker
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Obama: 19 firefighters killed battling Arizona blaze are ‘heroes’
Discussion: CNN
Phil Benson / KPHO-TV:
19 firefighters dead in Yarnell wildfire
Discussion: The Raw Story
Reuters:
Millions flood Egypt's streets to demand Mursi quit  —  (Reuters) - Millions of Egyptians flooded into the streets on the first anniversary of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi's inauguration on Sunday to demand that he resign in the biggest challenge so far to rule by his Muslim Brotherhood.
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Power Line:   “WAKE UP, AMERICA!”  —  Massive protests and counter-protests are under way in Egypt.
New York Times:
By the Millions, Egyptians Seek Morsi's Ouster
Discussion: Quartz, The Lede, Guardian and Gawker
Wall Street Journal:
A Republican Case for Immigration Reform  —  While the Senate bill can be improved, it would welcome more skilled workers and lead to faster economic growth.  —  Now that the Senate has passed comprehensive immigration reform, the action shifts to the House of Representatives.
Discussion: CNN
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Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
GOP could pay price for gerrymandering
Discussion: The Hill and CNN
Associated Press:
Immigration bill faces uncertain future in House
Discussion: msnbc.com
Ginger Gibson / Politico:
Schumer predicts House will pass Senate immigration bill
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TheBlaze.com:
CATHOLIC PRIEST BEHEADED IN SYRIA BY AL-QAEDA-LINKED REBELS AS MEN AND CHILDREN TAKE PICTURES AND CHEER
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
War On the Unemployed  —  Is life too easy for the unemployed?  You may not think so, and I certainly don't think so.  But that, remarkably, is what many and perhaps most Republicans believe.  And they're acting on that belief: there's a nationwide movement under way to punish the unemployed …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Prairie Weather
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
New same-sex marriage challenge fails  —  Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy turned down at midday Sunday a request to stop same-sex marriages from occurring in California.  Without comment, and without seeking views from the other side, Kennedy rejected a challenge to action …
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Maura Dolan / Los Angeles Times:
Supreme Court rejects bid to halt same-sex marriages in California
Emily Schultheis / Politico:
Prop 8 attorney: 'We're not giving up on any state'
New York Times:
Paid via Card, Workers Feel Sting of Fees  —  A growing number of American workers are confronting a frustrating predicament on payday: to get their wages, they must first pay a fee.  —  For these largely hourly workers, paper paychecks and even direct deposit have been replaced by prepaid cards issued by their employers.
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Ross Ramsey / The Texas Tribune:
For Davis, Opportunity Knocks at Inopportune Time … Wendy Davis is never going to see a better moment for a statewide run for office, even though the odds of a Democrat winning statewide in Texas could not be worse.  —  She would almost certainly lose.  —  There are always more reasons not to run than to run.
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Trump: ‘Terrible traitor’ Snowden embarrassing US  —  Real estate mogul Donald Trump said Monday that Edward Snowden was a “threat” and a “terrible traitor,” and urged American authorities to take extraordinary actions to capture him.  —  “This guy is a tremendous threat,” Trump told Fox News.
Discussion: Politico
Washington Post:
They said the sequester would be scary.  Mostly, they were wrong.  —  Before “sequestration” took effect, the Obama administration issued specific — and alarming — predictions about what it would bring.  There would be one-hour waits at airport security.  Four-hour waits at border crossings.
 
 
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John O'Sullivan / National Review:
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Steven Mufson / Washington Post:
How Patton Boggs got mired in an epic legal battle with Chevron over jungle oil pits
Discussion: E2-Wire
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RealClearPolitics:
Legalization First, “Trust Us” on Rest Won't Fly
Discussion: Power Line and Right Turn
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Bill Keller / New York Times:
Mandela and Obama  —  GATHERING valedictory material …
Discussion: americanthinker.com
Elisabeth Rosenthal / New York Times:
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Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money and Eschaton
Felix Marquardt / New York Times:
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