- Cell companies report a spike in requests from law enforcement agencies for customers’ phone records. Verizon Wireless saw a 15 percent increase last year. U.S. law enforcement agencies logged a total of 1.3 million phone records requests last year.
- Marijuana legalization supporters in Oregon turned in twice the number of signatures they need to put their cause up to a public vote in November.
- The Justice Department unsealed an indictment Monday and revealed the identities of four men suspected of killing of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. Terry’s death in 2010 helped bring to light the Justice Department’s botched “Fast and Furious” gun-running program. They’re offering a $1 million reward for the capture of the suspects.
- A Detroit woman was killed Sunday when an off-duty police officer’s gun accidentally discharged when she hugged him at a party. She would have turned 25 today. (h/t to Hit and Run commenter Paul)
- Egypt’s new president, Mohamed Morsi, may anger the nation’s military leaders after ordering the reconvening of parliament, defying a court order that dissolved it. On Monday, Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court reiterated that its ruling was binding.
- Samsung has successfully defended itself against a patent suit from Apple in London over its Galaxy tablet. The judge determined that the Galaxy’s look didn’t infringe on the Apple’s iPad designs because “They are not as cool.”
- A survey by the Doctor Patient Medical Association claims 83 percent of doctors have considered quitting their practices over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
- Journalists, bloggers, and writers from around the world are invited to enter the 2012 Bastiat Prize for Journalism, which will honor commentary, analysis, and reporting that best demonstrates the importance of freedom and its underlying institutions.
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