The German government is a little pissed off that its ostensible ally, the United States, turned the NSA's vast spying apparatus against Germany's turf … err … European allies. Oh, and Wikileaks's Julian Assange promises that more fascinating nuggets of information are on the way, courtesy of Edward Snowden.
- Twitter CEO Dick Costolo remains legally unable to reveal the extent of government snooping on his company's customers, making for slightly awkward interviews on the subject.
- Right out of the gate, same-sex marriages have resumed in California, bringing great joy to caterers across the state.
- The Texas legislature is back in special session as the Republican majority pushes for abortion restrictions in a clever effort to ensure that women never again vote for the GOP.
- Egyptian protesters would like a Revolution 2.0, please, since the first model has serious performance issues and just doesn't live up to expectations.
- Nineteen firefighters died battling wildfires in Arizona, where high temperatures make fire season even more dangerous than usual.
- Charges were dropped against a West Virginia middle school student arrested for wearing an NRA t-shirt to school. Students county-wide donned similar shirts in solidarity with Jared Marcum.
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