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I Believe That We Will Read This Newsletter —THE EDGE

By Kaveh Waddell (@kavehewaddell)

TODAY IN ONE PARAGRAPH: Secretary John Kerry warned at a meeting with heads of Central American governments that the U.S. will deport undocumented children. Congress quietly deletes a key disclosure of free trips lawmakers take. A ban on same-sex marriage in Kentucky is struck down, but the ruling is on hold. Obama convenes a Cabinet meeting to study executive action. And a 10-day cease-fire in Ukraine ended in conflict.

 

TOP NEWS

KERRY: U.S. WILL DEPORT CHILDREN. Washington will work with governments in Central America to address the root causes behind the border crisis, but Secretary of State John Kerry made it clear that the U.S. will deport undocumented children. (Patricia Zengerle, Reuters)

HOUSE QUIETLY DELETES DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENT. The House Ethics Committee behind closed doors removed a requirement that members of Congress disclose privately sponsored travel. But Nancy Pelosi says the decision "must be reversed." (Shane Goldmacher, National Journal)

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE BAN STRUCK DOWN IN KENTUCKY. The judge held that there is "no conceivable legitimate purpose" for the ban. The ruling is on hold pending the outcome of several cases currently under appeal. (Andrew Wolfson, The Louisville Courier-Journal)

 

OBAMA WILL DOUBLE DOWN ON EXECUTIVE ACTION. "We're not always going to be able to get things through Congress ... but we sure as heck can make sure that the folks back home know that we are pushing their agenda and that we're working hard on their behalf," the president said at a Cabinet meeting. (Steve Holland, Reuters)

FIGHTING FOLLOWS END OF CEASE-FIRE IN UKRAINE. Government forces unleashed ground and air assaults on pro-Russian separatists in the east after the end of a 10-day ceasefire. (David Herszenhorn, New York Times)

TOMORROW IN ONE PARAGRAPH: Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen delivers a speech on financial stability at the IMF at 11 a.m. Very, very little else.

TOP LINES

RUSSIA TO JOIN THE FRAY? "While the Obama administration struggles to speed up delivery of U.S. military assistance to the government of Iraq, Vladimir Putin has already delivered not only fighter jets but also the pilots needed to fly them." (Josh Rogin, The Daily Beast)

 

MESSI IS STATISTICALLY IMPOSSIBLE. In scoring, assists, passing, dribbling—just about everything—Messi is a complete outlier. (Benjamin Morris, Five Thirty Eight)

WHERE DID THE PLASTIC GO? Ninety-nine percent of the plastic we throw into the ocean has mysteriously disappeared. (Gwynn Guilford, Quartz)

A SIGN OF THE TIMES: The president of Kiribati bought part of an island 1,200 miles away as a contingency plan, anticipating the complete submersion of parts of his small Pacific island nation. (Ari Phillips, ThinkProgress)

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TOP READ

'I WAS A WASHINGTON POST REPORTER. AND A CRACK ADDICT.' That's all. (Ruben Castaneda, Politico Magazine)

TOP VIEWS

MAP: THE 193 FOREIGN COUNTRIES THE NSA SPIES ON. And the four it doesn't. (Max Fisher, Vox)

MAP: THE MOST POPULAR FOURTH OF JULY SONGS, BY STATE. The District of Columbia tops the list for listening to the most patriotic music near last year's Independence Day. (Eliot Van Buskirk, Spotify)

Don't Miss Today's Top Stories

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

Michael, Executive Director

Concise coverage of everything I wish I had hours to read about."

Chuck, Graduate Student

The day's action in one quick read."

Stacy, Director of Communications

Great way to keep up with Washington"

Ray, Professor of Economics

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