- At least 232 people are dead after an explosion at a mine in Soma, 280 miles west of the Turkish capital Ankara.
- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has said that the U.S. should send special forces to Nigeria, regardless of Nigerian permission to do so, to rescue the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram if their location is known.
- Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said that he would find a potential GOP 2016 presidential nomination race that included both him and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush "stressful."
- Tea Party groups are celebrating Ben Sasse's nomination in the Nebraska Republican Senate primary and Alex Mooney's nomination for West Virginia's 2nd district.
- A South African court has ordered Oscar Pistorius, the Olympic and Paralympic runner on trial for the murder of his girlfriend, to undergo a mental examination.
- The European Union Court of Justice has backed the "right to be forgotten," in a case brought against Google by a Spanish man who wasn't happy about an auction notice related to his repossessed home showing up in search results.
Glenn Greenwald Resigns from The Intercept, Citing 'Pathologies, Illiberalism, Repressive Mentality' of Pro-Biden Newsroom
The progressive outlet's co-founder claims he was prevented from publishing an article because it was critical of Joe Biden.
Yet the Libertarian presidential nominee is still not being polled in one-third of the country, including states that are historically friendly to third-party candidates.
Who could have predicted that intolerable rules won’t be tolerated?
Yes, and it's only going to get cheaper.
The former vice president's vision of an all-powerful government goes far beyond massive spending and tax hikes.