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2:30 PM ET, July 1, 2013

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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 …
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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 …
New York Times:
Putin Says Snowden Must Stop Hurting U.S. to Stay in Russia  —  MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin said on Monday that Edward J. Snowden, the former national security staffer accused of espionage, would not receive political asylum in Russia unless he stops publishing classified documents that hurt the interests of the United States.
Discussion: ABC News, Hot Air and The Daily Caller
Ian Swanson / The Hill:
Snowden seeks asylum in Russia
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Rep. Peter King: ‘KGB thug’ Putin outsmarting Obama over Snowden
Discussion: Politico
William Neuman / New York Times:
Snowden's Fate Is Up to Russia, Ecuador Says
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
George W. Bush: Snowden ‘damaged’ the nation's security
Discussion: Prairie Weather
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.
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Juan Cole / Informed Comment:
Biggest Demonstrations in Egyptian History: Millions Demand President Morsi Step Down
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Salma Abdelaziz / CNN:
Protesters to Egypt's Morsy: You have one day to step down
Tara Culp-Ressler / ThinkProgress:
Surrounded By Men, Ohio Governor Signs Stringent Abortion Restrictions Into Law  —  Gov. John Kasich (R) signs the two-year budget bill on Sunday.  (Credit: Karen Kasler)  —  Flanked by a group of other male officials, Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) signed a contentious two-year budget bill into law on Sunday evening.
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Juliet Eilperin / Post Politics:
Ohio Gov. John Kasich signs new abortion restrictions into law
Discussion: Shakesville
Jason Cherkis / The Huffington Post:
Wendy Davis Reflects On Filibuster And The Coming Special Session Abortion Fight
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
Philip Messing / New York Post:
JFK Airport security supervisor axed after accidentally sending XXX photo of his genitals in mass email blast  —  A JFK Airport security supervisor has been fired for mistakenly sending out a mass e-mail blast — of his genitals — to nearly two dozen shocked underlings, supervisors and Port Authority executives.
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.
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.
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Brit Hume: Hispanics Still Not Nearly As Important To GOP As White Voters (VIDEO)  —  Fox News anchor Brit Hume called “baloney” Monday on the notion that House Republicans must help approve the immigration reform legislation that just passed the Senate, arguing that Hispanic voters are still not as important to the GOP as white voters.
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Conn Carroll / Washington Examiner:
Morning Examiner: On immigration, Democrats only have Republicans' best interests at heart
Erica Martinson / Politico:
EPA sends climate rule to White House  —  EPA just hit the accelerator in its push to fulfill President Barack Obama's climate promises.  —  The agency has sent the White House a new draft of its proposed greenhouse gas rule for future power plants, POLITICO learned Monday …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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Zack Colman / E2-Wire:   EPA sends White House revised emissions rule for new power plants
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 …
Vivian Norris / The Huffington Post:
Texas Women: Stop Having Sex With Men Who Vote Against Your Best Interests  —  “A sex strike, sometimes called a sex boycott, is a strike, a method of non-violent resistance in which one or multiple persons refrain from sex with their partner(s) to achieve certain goals.  It is a form of temporary sexual abstinence.
Discussion: Guardian
Elisabeth Rosenthal / New York Times:
American Way of Birth, Costliest in the World  —  LACONIA, N.H. — Seven months pregnant, at a time when most expectant couples are stockpiling diapers and choosing car seats, Renée Martin was struggling with bigger purchases.  —  At a prenatal class in March, she was told …
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.
J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
CUNY is Paying David Petraeus $200,000 to Work Three Hours a Week  —  A first-time adjunct professor teaching a full course load at the City University of New York can expect to pull in around $25,000 per year.  If you recently resigned as C.I.A. director over a long-time affair with your biographer …
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
 
 
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Sheldon Alberts / Ballot Box:
Lundergan Grimes to announce decision on Kentucky Senate race
Discussion: CNN
Malte Spitz / New York Times:
Germans Loved Obama. Now We Don't Trust Him.
Tamara Audi / Wall Street Journal:
Worries Swirl Over California's Initiatives
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Obama Plans to Power Africa—With Soccer Balls
Washington Post:
Bush AIDS policies shadow Obama in Africa
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Andrew Kirell / Mediaite:
Jamie Foxx Wears Trayvon Martin T-Shirt During 2013 BET Awards
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Soledad O'Brien joins Al Jazeera America
Jeffrey Toobin / New Yorker:
ADIEU, DOMA!  —  The Supreme Court's embrace of gay rights …
Pam Spaulding / Firedoglake:
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Discussion: Good As You
Wall Street Journal:
A Republican Case for Immigration Reform
New York Times:
Paid via Card, Workers Feel Sting of Fees
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money