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  1. 1. 6/26/13 10 things you need to know today: June 26, 2013 - The Weektheweek.com/article/index/246103/10-things-you-need-to-know-today-june-26-2013# 1/4FollowFollowSubscribeGive a giftiPad subscriptionWORLD U.S. POLITICS BUSINESS TECH SCIENCE HEALTH ARTS SPORTS LIFESTYLE LANGUAGE CARTOONS PUZZLES PHOTOSMARC AMBINDER ED MORRISSEY PAUL BRANDUS MATT LEWIS STARSHINE ROSHELL ARIKA OKRENT BILL SCHER GIRLS ON FILM10 things you need to know today: June26, 2013TheSupremeCourtinvalidatesakeypartof theVotingRightsAct,Obamaspellsouthisplantofightclimatechange,andmoreBy Harold Maass| 8:26amESTSupporters of the Voting Rights Act listen to speakers outside theU.S. Supreme Court after Tuesdays ruling.Win McNamee/Getty Images1. SUPREME COURT INVALIDATES A LINCHPIN OF THE VOTING RIGHTS ACTThe Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a key part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. In a 5-4ruling, the courts conservative majority said Congress must update the section of the law thatrequires states with a history of discrimination to get Justice Department approval beforechanging their voting laws. Proponents of the provision, which recently blocked voter ID laws inTexas and South Carolina, said a bitterly divided Congress will never agree on how to restore it.[Washington Post]………………………………………………………………………………2. TEXAS ABORTION RESTRICTIONS FAIL AFTER FILIBUSTERA Texas abortion bill, one of the toughest in the nation, failed late Tuesday after a confusingstand-off. Republicans managed to bring the bill to a vote after an epic, 10-hour filibuster byDemocrat Wendy Davis. It appeared to have passed 19 to 10, but Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, thepresiding officer of the Senate, said "an unruly mob using Occupy Wall Street tactics" hadmade it impossible for authorities to make the vote official before midnight, when thelegislative session ended. [New York Times]………………………………………………………………………………Wendy Davisstunning filibusterof a Texas abortionbill10 things you needto know todayThe anti-amnestymovementsunderbellyMusic festivals: 7new artists to see
  2. 2. 6/26/13 10 things you need to know today: June 26, 2013 - The Weektheweek.com/article/index/246103/10-things-you-need-to-know-today-june-26-2013# 2/43. OBAMA UNVEILS HIS STRATEGY FOR FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGEPresident Obama unveiled his new plan to fight climate change in a speech at GeorgetownUniversity on Tuesday. The president, looking to revive his climate agenda by side-steppingCongress, promised to use his own authority and the EPAs regulatory powers to impose newrules to cut carbon emissions from U.S. power plants and increase support for renewableenergy. "This is a challenge that doesnt pause for partisan gridlock," Obama said. "It demandsour attention now." [Reuters]………………………………………………………………………………4. DEMOCRAT MARKEY WINS MASSACHUSETTS SENATE SEATRep. Ed Markey, a Democrat, won a special election Tuesday to fill the Senate seat of JohnKerry, who became secretary of State in February. Markey defeated Gabriel Gomez, who washoping for an upset like the one his fellow Republican Scott Brown pulled off in 2010 bywinning a special election to fill the late Ted Kennedys seat. Markey, however, wasnt just apopular Democrat in a heavily Democratic state — he also out-spent Gomez, $8.6 million to $2.3million. [USA Today]………………………………………………………………………………5. PUTIN SAYS SNOWDEN REMAINS A FREE MANRussian President Vladimir Putin confirmed Tuesday that fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowdenwas hanging out in the international transit section of a Moscow airport after leaving HongKong. Putin dismissed as "drivel" American demands that Russia send Snowden to the U.S. toface espionage charges, saying Russia had no grounds to extradite him. Snowden "is a freeman," Putin said, "and the sooner he selects his final destination, the better it will be both for usand for him." [Bloomberg]………………………………………………………………………………6. RUDD OUSTS GILLARD AS AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTERKevin Rudd won back his old job as prime minister of Australia on Wednesday. Rudd handilydefeated outgoing leader Julia Gillard. Gillard led a 2010 revolt to oust Rudd, but her leadershiphad come under fire recently. Gillard called a leadership vote among lawmakers of the rulingLabor party to settle a long-running debate over whether she or Rudd was better suited to leadLabor into September elections, in which polls suggest the party faces a landslide defeat. [WallStreet Journal]………………………………………………………………………………7. VIGIL CONTINUES AS MANDELA REMAINS IN CRITICAL CONDITIONA leading South African cleric, Cape Town Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, joined NelsonMandelas family members in a Pretoria hospital Tuesday and prayed for the ailing, 94-year-oldanti-Apartheid icon, who slipped into critical condition recently with a recurring lung infection.In a prayer that echoed the nations resignation that the revered former president is neardeath, the archbishop posted a prayer on Facebook asking for Mandela to have "a peaceful,perfect, end." [Telegraph]………………………………………………………………………………8. SUPREME COURT PREPARES TO UNVEIL RULINGS ON GAY MARRIAGESupporters and opponents of gay marriage braced for potentially game-changing rulings fromthe Supreme Court on Wednesday. The court heard arguments on two same-sex marriage cases— one a challenge to Californias gay-marriage ban, Prop. 8. The ruling in that case has severalpotential outcomes. The court could establish gay marriage as a constitutionally protectedright or uphold the ban, setting back the gay marriage movement. It could also punt, anddismiss the case. [CBS News]………………………………………………………………………………9. BRAZILIAN PROTESTERS WIN TWO MORE DEMANDSBrazils Congress handed two significant victories to protesters who have filled the streets ofthe South American nations biggest cities recently, demanding more public services and lesscorruption. Lawmakers on Tuesday rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that wouldhave limited the power of prosecutors, potentially increasing corruption. Congress also agreed1. Wendy Davis stunning filibuster of a Texasabortion bill2. An everymans guide for going invisible onthe internet3. 4 secret societies you probably dont knowabout4. Why most Americans hate their jobs (orare just checked out)5. How typeface influences the way we readand think6. The last word: He said he was leaving. Sheignored him.
  3. 3. 6/26/13 10 things you need to know today: June 26, 2013 - The Weektheweek.com/article/index/246103/10-things-you-need-to-know-today-june-26-2013# 3/4to dedicate all royalties from vast newly discovered undersea oil fields for education andhealth. [BBC News]………………………………………………………………………………10. ARMY PREPARES FOR DRAMATIC REDUCTIONSThe Armys chief of staff, Gen. Ray Odierno, said Tuesday that the Army would reduce active-duty troops by 80,000 — to 490,000 — over the next five years. The scaling down, followingwithdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan and $487 billion in military spending cuts over a decade,will amount to the militarys biggest organizational change since World War II. [New York Times]PRINTHarold Maass FollowFollow @haroldmaass@haroldmaassHarold Maass is executive editor at TheWeek.com and was a member of the team thatlaunched The Weeks U.S. print edition. He has worked for a variety of news outlets,including The Miami Herald, Fox News, and ABC News.7. WATCH: John Oliver slams the SupremeCourt over the Voting Rights Act8. What the condom of the future might looklike9. Does Paula Deen deserve forgiveness?10. WATCH: John Oliver mocks everyone overEdward Snowdens flightSEE ALL PHOTO BLOG POSTSThe detritus of battleEmail Address SUBMITSAMPLE NEWSLETTER / PRIVACY POLICYReality show drive-by: Celebrity Wife SwapCHART: Is North West the craziest celebritybaby name of all time?My long-distance boyfriend wants to visit hisex. Help!The daily gossip: Jon Gosselin says KimKardashian shouldnt put her baby on TV, andmoreLISTEN: The 60s Batman theme, sung byactual batsCartoonsHow I treat patients who refuse bloodtransfusionsWATCH: Barack Obama sings GetLucky...kind ofCactus dome: A concrete cap for a nuclearDiggs replacementfor Google Readeris on the wayWhy you shouldgive The Killing onemore chanceWATCH: StephenColberts beautifultribute to hismother, LornaWhat Do You CallYour Vagina?You BeautyWhy EdwardSnowden is spillingU.S. secrets toChinaDonald Trump TellsAmericans toPrepare for"Financial Ruins"Money NewsExpect theUnexpected: RareMutationFrequencies23andme.comThe Myth of TheGood Old DaysThe AllegiantHow to usechemistry to agewhiskey in daysinstead of years50 Shades of GreyMovie CastPop SugarMORE FROM THE WEB[i]An ironic welcome The GOPs human s
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