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Egypt Proposes Israel-Gaza Cease-Fire—THE EDGE

By Kaveh Waddell (@kavehewaddell)

TODAY IN ONE PARAGRAPH: Egypt proposed a cease-fire between Israel and Gaza; earlier, Israel shot down a drone Hamas said it launched. Citigroup owes the government $7 billion. Democrats will ask the FCC to treat the Internet like a public utility. And a recent speech by the supreme leader of Iran may have complicated nuclear negotiations in Vienna.

 

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EGYPT PROPOSES ISRAEL-GAZA CEASE-FIRE. The proposal would end all hostilities between the two sides by 9 a.m. Tuesday and open Gaza border crossings to passengers and goods. (Khaled Abu Toameh, Jerusalem Post) Earlier, Hamas took credit for launching a drone that Israel shot down over the Mediterranean. (Isabel Kershner, New York Times) As of now, Israel and Gaza continue to fight.

CITIGROUP WILL PAY $7 BILLION. The settlement includes $4 billion in civil penalties and $2.5 billion in "consumer relief." (Rexrode and Grossman, Wall Street Journal)

 

DEMS PREPARE NEXT NET-NEUTRALITY MOVE. Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., collected signatures from other lawmakers for a letter that urges the Federal Communications Commission to treat the Internet like a public utility. (Brendan Sasso, National Journal)

IRANIAN NEGOTIATORS UNDER PRESSURE. The supreme leader of Iran delivered a surprisingly technical speech that may tie the hands of Iranian negotiators in Vienna who are trying to reach a deal with six world powers before July 20. (Charbonneau and Hafezi, Reuters)

TOMORROW IN ONE PARAGRAPH: At 10 a.m., Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen will deliver the Semiannual Monetary Policy Report in front of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. At the same time, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing called "Removing Barriers to Constitutionally Protected Reproductive Rights." President Obama will deliver remarks on the economy at 11:35 a.m. in McLean, Va.

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'IT'S LIKE JAIL HERE.' What it's like to watch the World Cup from the labor camps of Qatar, where workers are hard at work in dismal and dangerous conditions in preparation for World Cup 2022. (Priyanka Motaparthy, Foreign Policy)

THE DEMOCRATIZATION OF DRONE WARFARE. The U.S. isn't the only kid on the block with militarized drones anymore. (Kaveh Waddell, National Journal)

THE PASSWORD IS DYING. In honor of the password's last breaths as a security tool, one reporter publishes his Twitter credentials for the world to see. (Christopher Mims, Wall Street Journal)

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WE'RE RUNNING OUT OF PILOTS. Flights are being delayed and canceled because not enough young men and women are entering the industry to make up for retiring pilots. (John Lewinski, The Atlantic)

LEGAL EXPERTS SKEPTICAL OF BOEHNER'S LAWSUIT. "Even if Republicans are correct on the merits, and delays in Obamacare implementation were indeed illegal—which is an enormous 'if'—there's a decent chance they'll still lose." (Sam Baker, National Journal)

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CHEATING IN SCHOOL. A middle-school cheating scandal where the teachers are the implicated parties. (Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker)

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CHART: ISRAELI AND PALESTINIAN DEATHS. An Israeli human-rights group has been tracking every fatality in Israel and Palestine since the year 2000: 93 percent of the deaths are Palestinian. (Max Fisher, Vox)

CHART: WIRETAPPING, STATE BY STATE. "Four states account for half of the nation's wiretapping activity." The most-tapped state: Nevada. (Martin Shelton, Pew Research)

PLAY OF THE DAY: John Oliver explains America's problem with inequality: our optimism. (Mauro Whiteman, National Journal)

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Chock full of usable information on today's issues."

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