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Supreme Court conservatives express skepticism over voting law provision - The Washington Post www.washingtonpost.com
Constitution gives Congress express power to enforce voting rights, solicitor general says.
N. Korea threatens nuclear test, more rocket launches in wake of tightened sanctions - The Washington Post www.washingtonpost.com
Pyongyang issues statement saying it was taking ‘all-out action’ in retaliation for tightened, U.S.-backed sanctions.
Government officially acknowledges existence of Area 51, but not the UFOs: “Terror strikes when reporters visit a secret base that houses extraterrestrials.” www.washingtonpost.com
Declassified CIA documents confirm the area’s existence but don’t mention any UFOs, just spy planes.
Tensions in Israel and Gaza strip heat up. "...Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Friday that he had authorized additional call-ups, and local news reports said the new figure was 75,000 troops." www.washingtonpost.com
Israel broadens its aerial assault on Hamas targets inside Gaza as its troops prepare for a possible ground invasion.
Alleged thief promises to leak Justin Bieber videos; Nelly says he didn’t know about all those drugs on his bus. - Celebritology 2.0 - The Washington Post www.washingtonpost.com
At noon today, someone with a Twitter account may reveal “the Bieber truth.” Maybe.
NSA infiltrates links to Yahoo, Google data centers worldwide, Snowden documents say www.washingtonpost.com
Agency positioned itself to collect from among millions of accounts, many belonging to Americans.
Disney to make new ‘Star Wars’ movies, buy Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion from George Lucas - The Washington Post www.washingtonpost.com
LOS ANGELES — Disney is paying $4.05 billion to buy Lucasfilm Ltd., the production company behind “Star Wars,” from its chairman and founder, George Lucas. It’s also making a seventh movie in the “Star Wars” series.
9 questions about Syria you were too embarrassed to ask. (An excellent primer on the situation there. For people of all political persuasions.) www.washingtonpost.com
Yes, the first question is "What is Syria?"
Some leaders advocate playing hardball; others urge caution.
The company has agreed to sell its flagship newspaper to the Amazon.com founder and chief executive.
NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year, audit finds - The Washington Post www.washingtonpost.com
Agency also has overstepped legal authority since Congress gave it broad new power in 2008.
Edward Snowden, after months of NSA revelations, says his mission’s accomplished - The Washington Post www.washingtonpost.com
His leaks have fundamentally altered the U.S. government’s relationship with its citizens, the rest of the world.
Police say 2 shooters have killed 4, injured 8 on grounds of Washington Navy Yard www.washingtonpost.com
Police are looking for the shooters, who are believed to still be on the grounds of the Navy Yard.
Globalization forces workers to make a wrenching choice.
The Batman pulled over last week on Route 29 in Silver Spring is a Baltimore County businessman who visits hospitals to entertain sick children. “It feels like I have a responsibility that’s beyond a normal person,” he says.
NSA slides explain the PRISM data-collection program (new slides from June 29th) www.washingtonpost.com
Through a Top-Secret program authorized by federal judges working under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), the U.S. intelligence community can gain access to the servers of nine internet companies for a wide range of digital data. Documents
Romney’s Bain Capital invested in companies that moved jobs overseas - The Washington Post www.washingtonpost.com
During the nearly 15 years that Mitt Romney was actively involved in running Bain Capital, it owned companies that were pioneers in the practice of shipping work from the U.S. to overseas facilities, according to SEC filings.