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3:21 AM ET, July 6, 2014


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Beaten Palestinian youth is U.S. citizen, cousin of murdered kidnap victim  —  Video shows the boy being beaten by three policemen; U.S. State Department calls for a ‘credible investigation and full accountability for any excessive use of force.’  —  The Palestinian youth who was caught …
Palestinian teen burned alive, autopsy shows  —  Jerusalem (CNN) — Mohammed Abu Khedair, a Palestinian teenager who was abducted and killed in Jerusalem this week, died from being burned alive and hit with a blunt object to the head, according to Palestinian General Prosecutor Mohammed al-Auwewy, sourcing the medical autopsy.
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Tampa teen beaten, jailed in Jerusalem  —  An official statement has been made on the detention of Tariq Khedir by the U.S. Department of State Spokesperson:  —  “We can confirm that Tariq Khdeir, an American citizen, is being held by Israeli authorities in Jerusalem.
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
For Obama, loss of the Senate could be freeing  —  The walls seem to be closing in on the Obama presidency.  —  Iraq and Syria are overrun with terrorists.  Violence is flaring in Ukraine and on Israel's borders.  A humanitarian crisis is developing on our own southern border …
Zachary A. Goldfarb / Washington Post:
With Democrats split on inequality issues, Obama shifts talk away from income gap  —  Discussion about lifting middle class is more politically palatable  —  After making fighting income inequality an early focus of his second term, President Obama has largely abandoned talk of the subject …
John Harwood / New York Times:
Shut Out of White House, G.O.P. Looks to Democrats of 1992
George F. Will / Washington Post:
The Supreme Court reins in government bullies  —  Two 5 to 4 decisions this week, on the final decision day of the Supreme Court's term, dealt with issues that illustrate the legal consequences of political tactics by today's progressives.  One case demonstrated how progressivism's achievement …
New York Times:
Obama Weighs Steps to Cover Contraception  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration, reeling from back-to-back blows from the Supreme Court this week, is weighing options that would provide contraceptive coverage to thousands of women who are about to lose it or never had it because of their employers' religious objections.
Washington Post:
In NSA-intercepted data, those not targeted far outnumber the foreigners who are  —  Files provided by Snowden show extent to which ordinary Web users are caught in the net  —  Ordinary Internet users, American and non-American alike, far outnumber legally targeted foreigners …
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Tina Terry / WSOC-TV:
VIDEO: Teens attack, rob ice cream man in Charlotte  —  Outraged viewers reached out to Eyewitness News about a Facebook video they said showed three young people attacking and robbing an ice cream man in Northeast Charlotte.  —  A girl opens an ice cream cart in the beginning of the video.
Jordan Ellenberg / Wall Street Journal:
The Summer's Most Unread Book Is...  A simple index drawn from e-books shows which best sellers are going unread (we're looking at you, Piketty).  —  It's beach time, and you've probably already scanned a hundred lists of summer reads.  Sadly overlooked is that other crucial literary category …
Discussion: Althouse and Marginal REVOLUTION
Hassan Shaalan / Ynetnews:
Jews attacked in Israeli Arab town; 12 arrested, road closed  —  Jewish drivers trapped in Qalansawe inside their vehicles attacked by masked protestors; rioters force driver out of vehicle, set it alight.  —  A night of violent clashes in the Triangle area overnight Friday reached a peak …
CBS News:
VIDEO: Calif. officer beating woman on roadside  —  Shares -  —  LOS ANGELES — A cellphone video depicting a California Highway Patrol office punching a woman along the side of a freeway Tuesday evening has the agency investigating accusations of excessive force.
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