Under questioning on Capitol Hill, FBI Director Robert Mueller insisted that labeling journalist James Rosen a "criminal co-conspirator" should not be taken to mean that he was ever targeted for criminal prosecution. He also said the government is doing everything it can to get surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden. Uh huh. Leather trenchcoats, all around.
- The National Security Agency is squirming under unaccustomed scrutiny, as its surveillance of the public attracts wide attention for the first time, after the largely unsuccessful efforts of several previous whistleblowers.
- A poll find that two-thirds of Americans believe IRS scrutiny of conservative groups was an intentional effort to punish political opponents. Hoping to channel that sentiment, Americans for Fair Taxation launched a campaign to abolish the feared tax agency.
- Cafe owners in the Dutch city of Maastricht face prosecution for selling marijuana to foreigners — a business transaction now banned by officials who want to end the flow of pot tourists.
- Fearing skyrocketing health insurance premiums under Obamacare, members of Congress and their aides consider heading for the exit early so they can keep their current coverage. Uh huh. What's sauce for the goose …
- The number of child casualties in Afghanistan is up 27 percent over last year, with at least 414 children killed or injured in the first four months of 2013.
- Nevada voters approved medical marijuana 13 years ago, and state officials have finally found time in their schedules to clear the way for dispensaries to open.
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