- fuel a 14-point-swing in President Obama’s approval rating among 18 to 29 year olds. 60 percent believe the disclosures served the public good. Revelations about the NSA’s domestic surveillance operations have helped
- Chuck Hagel and his Chinese counterpart announced a plan to improve military relations between the US and China.
- An appeals court in New York upheld a decision that a Colorado judge could force Fox News reporter Jana Winter to reveal her source in a story about the notebook James Holmes sent his psychiatrist.
- Elena Kagan admits her colleagues on the Supreme Court don’t understand much about e-mail and other internet technologies and still send paper memos to each other like they did in the 80s.
- The LA coroner’s office has ruled the death of Michael Hastings in a car crash an accident. A toxicology report shows he had methamphetamine and marijuana in his system, although report also says neither were considered factors in the crash.
- David Cameron asked his Cabinet Secretary to convince The Guardian not to report Edward Snowden’s disclosures about US and British surveillance operations.
- Japan has upgraded the severity level of a radioactive leak at the Fukushima nuclear plant from one to three. Water was first found leaking on Monday.
- The Venezuelan government is trying to drum up tourism to the country; only 700,000 tourists visit per year.
- Germany’s finance minister believes Greece will likely need another bailout.
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