- France, unsurprisingly, turns out to have a program of Internet and phone surveillance, too. The French government is creepy and intrusive? You don't say.
- The U.S. unemployment rate remains at an official 7.6 percent. Labor participation is still crappy.
- The U.S. government sent an arrest warrant for Edward Snowden to Ireland, on the off chance he passes through the country on his way to his final destination. Meanwhile, Russia's government would like the whistleblower to just go.
- The names of 80 civilians killed by American drone strikes in Yemen since 2009 are included in a new human rights report, along with details of the lethal attacks.
- Cops in Henderson, Nevada commandered private homes as lookout posts and arrested the residents when they objected. That adds "Third Amendment" to the officers' lifetime achievement list of constitutional violations.
- The U.K. National Health Service has staggered along into its 65th year, and continues to provide an excellent example of just how really shitty government-run health care can be.
- After a police officer was acquitted of charges that he assaulted a teenaged suspect — an attack caught on video that was barred from admission as evidence at trial — St. Louis prosecutors released the footage to news organizations.
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