- politicalmemesRevelations about the NSA’s
domestic surveillance operations have helped
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.
- Chuck Hagel and his Chinese counterpart
announced a plan to improve military relations between the US
- 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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