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11:40 AM ET, July 1, 2013

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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 …
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Sergei L. Loiko / Los Angeles Times:
Edward Snowden asking 15 countries for asylum, Russian official says  —  Passengers sleep outside Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport on June 29, 2013.  (Sergei Ilnitsky / EPA / June 29, 2013)  —  MOSCOW — Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor …
Discussion: Yahoo! News and Business Insider
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 …
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
George W. Bush: Snowden ‘damaged’ the nation's security
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama, Bush to meet Tuesday at embassy bombing memorial
Discussion: Politico and CNN
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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BBC:
Brotherhood HQ in Cairo stormed  —  Anti-government protesters in Egypt have stormed the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo.  —  People are reported to have ransacked the building in the capital's Moqattam district, throwing objects out of its windows, before setting it on fire.
New York Times:
Egyptian Protesters Storm Headquarters of Ruling Party
Discussion: Reuters and ThinkProgress
Salma Abdelaziz / CNN:
Protesters to Egypt's Morsy: You have one day to step down
Associated Press:
Egypt: Protesters storm Muslim Brotherhood HQ
Discussion: Jihad Watch
Al Jazeera English:
Egypt opposition to continue mass protests
Discussion: Gawker
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.
Arizona Republic:
19 firefighters die in Yarnell Hill Fire
Discussion: First Read and The Raw Story
Phil Benson / KPHO-TV:   19 firefighters dead in Yarnell wildfire
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
GOP could pay price for gerrymandering  —  No one disputes Republicans used the once-a-decade redistricting process to lock in their House majority — almost certainly through 2014 and possibly until the next round of line-drawing in 2020.  —  But the party could pay a steep price for that dominance.
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Conn Carroll / Washington Examiner:
Morning Examiner: On immigration, Democrats only have Republicans' best interests at heart
Discussion: The Hugh Hewitt Show
RealClearPolitics:
Legalization First, “Trust Us” on Rest Won't Fly
Discussion: Power Line, Hot Air and Right Turn
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.
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: Online NewsHour
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Ashley Killough / CNN:
Jeb Bush urges House to pass immigration reform
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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
Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
Google Reader dies today.  Here's why I'm not replacing it.  —  Google Reader will die tonight.  And I'm going to miss it terribly.  But I'm not going to replace it.  I'm going back to plain old bookmarks.  —  Goodbye Google Reader.  My conflicted feelings about your loss are represented by this moody photograph.
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Brett Molina / USA Today:
Goodbye, Google Reader. Here are 5 alternatives
Catholic Online:
WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO - Syrian Jihadists behead Catholic priest  —  Jihadists are terrorizing Syrians and persecuting Christians.  —  Syrian terrorists have beheaded a Catholic priest who they accused of collaborating with the Assad regime.  Those accusations have not yet been verified.
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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
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
Greg Miller / Washington Post:
Misinformation on classified NSA programs includes statements by senior U.S. officials  —  Amid the cascading disclosures about National Security Agency surveillance programs, the top lawyer in the U.S. intelligence community opened his remarks at a rare public appearance last week with a lament …
Discussion: susiemadrak.com and Hot Air
Andrew Kirell / Mediaite:
Jamie Foxx Wears Trayvon Martin T-Shirt During 2013 BET Awards  —  During Sunday evening's BET Awards, actor and musician Jamie Foxx continued his streak of outward support for Trayvon Martin, donning a t-shirt with the late teenager's face presumably advocating for the conviction of accused murderer George Zimmerman.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
 
 
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