The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.
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By Maya Rhodan
June 30, 2014
  • Before shooting in Iraq, a warning on Blackwater [NYT]
  • Obama to tap soap salesman to clean up VA [TIME]
  • “The extremist Sunni group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) on Sunday declared a new caliphate — or an Islamic state to claim dominion over Muslims across the globe — on the territory it holds in the two countries.” [TIME]
  • ” The U.S. Justice Department is expected to announce on Monday a settlement with BNP Paribas involving a record fine of nearly $9 billion over alleged U.S. sanctions violations by France’s biggest bank, sources familiar with the matter said.” [Reuters]
  • Supreme Court poised to rule on O-care’s birth control mandate [The Hill]
  • Background From TIME: Hobby Lobby’s contraception showdown [TIME]
  • Big Unions could take a big SCOTUS hit [Politico]
  • White House to seek $2 billion to stem rise of kids crossing the border illegally [TIME]
  • “President Barack Obama doesn’t believe comments made by his former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about how she and former President Bill Clinton were ‘not only dead broke but in debt’ when they exited the White House will matter too much if she chooses to run for president.” [ABC News]
  • Everything we know about Facebook’s secret mood manipulation experiment [The Atlantic]
  • The pitchforks are coming for us plutocrats [Politico Magazine]
  • Psych evaluation: Oscar Pistorius not mentally incapacitated during shooting [CNN]

 

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