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4:15 PM ET, July 6, 2013


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Boston Herald:
Experts: John Kerry's credibility could sink with boat flap  —  By:  —  John F. Kerry's credibility took on more water on the second day of his Nantucket vacation flap, as the State Department backed off its initial denial the embattled secretary of state was yachting during the Egyptian military coup …
Michael Birnbaum / Washington Post:
ElBaradei named Egyptian prime minister  —  CAIRO — Former U.N. nuclear agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei has been appointed Egypt's interim prime minister, one of his top aides said Saturday, giving a liberal and secular direction to a country that until three days ago was led by Islamists.
Obama Call for Muslim Brotherhood Role Overtaken in Egypt  —  The Obama administration's call for an “inclusive” political process in Egypt with a role for the Muslim Brotherhood has been overshadowed by deadly clashes between security forces and supporters of the Islamist group.
New leader starts work as Egypt counts dead  —  (Reuters) - Egypt's new interim leader held talks on Saturday with the army chief and political leaders on how to pull the country out of crisis as the death toll from Islamist protests over the army's overthrow of President Mohamed Mursi rose to at least 35.
‘Dozens dead’ in school attack in Nigeria's Yobe state  —  At least 29 pupils and a teacher have been killed in a pre-dawn attack by suspected Islamists on a school in northeastern Nigeria, reports say.  —  Eyewitnesses said some of the victims were burned alive in the attack, in Mamudo town, Yobe state.
Boeing 777 crashes while landing at SFO  —  Sponsored Links  —  SAN FRANCISCO —  An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 arriving from a flight South Korea crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport Saturday morning, bursting into flames, authorities said.
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Obama's never-mind presidency  —  At this intermission in the immigration debate, with House Republicans preparing to look askance at the Senate's handiwork, the argument is becoming ever stranger.  It has reached a boil, especially concerning border security, at a moment when illegal entries …
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Brad Plumer / Wonkblog:
Can libertarian populism save the Republican Party?  —  The dream of the '90s is alive in the conservative movement.  There's a new name being floated around as the solution to the current electoral woes of the GOP: Ross Perot.  —  Reform party presidential candidate Ross Perot gives a thumbs up to supporters in 1996 in Dallas.
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President of Venezuela Offers Asylum to Snowden  —  CARACAS — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday he had decided to offer asylum to former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who has petitioned several countries to avoid capture by Washington.
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Political rival claims assault by handshake  —  EASTON — Most of the time, a handshake shows good manners, serves as a greeting or demonstrates gratitude at the end of a sports match for a well-played game.  —  Robert “Bert” Webbe, an Easton Republican, says a handshake from First Selectman Tom Herrmann …
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James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
What a new poll does and doesn't tell us.  —  When Rasmussen Reports asked some of its polling subjects to conduct an odd exercise in racial stereotyping, the results were counterintuitive, or at least counterstereotypical:  —  Before we dig deeper into the poll's findings …
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
McCain: Suspend aid to Egyptian military  —  Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) called on the United States to suspend aid to the Egyptian military as the country grapples with clashes between supporters and opponents of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.  —  “We have to suspend aid to Egyptian military …
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