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4:20 PM ET, July 4, 2013


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Joan Biskupic / Reuters:
Exclusive: Supreme Court's Ginsburg vows to resist pressure to retire  —  (Reuters) - At age 80, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, leader of the Supreme Court's liberal wing, says she is in excellent health, even lifting weights despite having cracked a pair of ribs again, and plans to stay several more years on the bench.
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Most in U.S. Still Proud to Be an American  —  But 71% say the signers of the declaration would be disappointed  —  PRINCETON, NJ — As the United States celebrates Independence Day, most of its adult residents continue to say they are proud to be an American, including 57% who are extremely proud and 28% who are very proud.
The Independent:
Profiles: Adly Mansour and Mohamed ElBaradei - Egypt's incoming leaders  —  Adly Mansour only took up his job as chief justice of the country's Supreme Constitutional Court on 1 June, and now finds himself Egypt's interim President.  —  Born in 1945, Mansour was appointed to the court in 1992 …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Ty McCormick / FP Passport:
Meet Adly Mansour, the Judge Who Is Now (Sort of) Running Egypt
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
Obama launches ‘review’ of aid to Egypt in wake of military coup
Zeina Karam /
Egypt army topples president, announces transition
Channel 4:
Revealed: the Rupert Murdoch tape  —  “Incompetent” cops, regrets over his own investigation, promises to protect Sun journalists: a secret recording reveals Rupert Murdoch's real attitudes to the scandal that has engulfed his empire.  —  Please wait while this video loads.
Nitasha Tiku / Gawker:
Rupert Murdoch Caught on Tape: “We Will Hit Back”  —  ExaroNews a British investigative web site, has just published the full transcript of a secretly recorded meeting between media mogul Rupert Murdoch and the staff of The Sun, a U.K. tabloid owned by News Corp., in which Murdoch admitted …
Thisistwitchy / Twitchy:
Lib ‘journalist’ blasts Twitchy for ‘fake’ pro-abortion photo, ends up eating crow  —  In The Atlantic Wire, senior writer Elspeth Reeve has produced an execrable article entitled “The Conservative Meme of Satan-Loving Texas Pro-Choice Protesters Is a Bit Off.”  Why is the conservative meme off?
Carlos Lozada / Washington Post:
Review of Mark Leibovich's ‘This Town’  —  Carlos Lozada is Outlook editor of The Washington Post.  Follow him on Twitter: @carloslozadaWP  —  Mark Leibovich toyed with several titles for his new book on self-interest, self-importance and self-perpetuation in the nation's capital.  “Suck-Up City” was one.
Washington Post:
Review of Mark Leibovich's ‘This Town’
Discussion: Politico, Weasel Zippers and Althouse
Ryan Parker / Denver Post:
Body of Sen. Mark Udall's brother, Randy, recovered in Wyoming  —  The body of Randy Udall, brother of Sen. Mark Udall, was located Wednesday after six days of searching by authorities.  —  Randy Udall, 61, never returned from a solo backpack trip to Wind River Range of Wyoming.
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Udall family: Body of senator's brother found
Discussion: Politico
Sarah Desprat / Twitchy:
Brilliant: James O'Keefe breaks through in interview with Rush Limbaugh [video]  —  Superstar guerilla journalist James O'Keefe spends a lot of time in the trenches, shining much-needed sunlight on leftist hypocrisy and fraud.  But this afternoon, he shifted gears and took time out for an interview …
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
GOP questions legality of mandate order  —  Republicans on Wednesday questioned whether the administration has the legal authority to delay the employer mandate under ObamaCare.  —  Two top GOP lawmakers expressed doubts that federal officials have the authority to defer major parts of ObamaCare without approval from Congress.
Discussion: Reuters and Daily Kos
Egypt Independent:
Jihadists vow struggle against army if Morsy removed  —  The brother of Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, who lives in Egypt, has vowed to engage in armed struggle if President Mohamed Morsy is forced to step down in response to massive protests demanding early presidential elections.
Kyle Balluck / The Hill:
McCain: Keep US troops in your prayers  —  Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) is asking Americans to keep U.S. troops serving in Afghanistan in their prayers this Fourth of July.  —  The Arizona Republican made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan on Wednesday, where he and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
Geoffrey Ingersoll / Business Insider:
4th Of July Sign In Public Park Sums Up The State Of ‘Independence’ In America  —  Check out this sign.  —  It's a set of rules put into effect by the Lakewood Ohio parks division of the municipal government for the day that local Lakewood residents celebrate America's independence.
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Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Former MSNBC and ‘Saturday Night Live’ Interns Target NBCUniversal in Lawsuit
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Seth Stevenson / Slate:
Don't Say Goodbye
Rasmussen Reports:
More Americans View Blacks As Racist Than Whites, Hispanics
Max Fisher / WorldViews:
Law says the U.S. is required to cut aid after coups. Will it?
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