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No Criminal Charges for Officers in Capitol Hill Car Chase—THE EDGE

By Kaveh Waddell (@kavehewaddell)

TODAY IN ONE PARAGRAPH: Officers involved in the shooting death that ended an October car chase in downtown Washington will not be charged. The NSA spied on high-profile Muslim Americans. The government paid out $100 billion to the wrong people in 2013. A same-sex marriage case has been appealed to the Supreme Court. The former mayor of New Orleans gets 10 years in prison. A second German man is suspected of spying for the U.S. Israel expands its assault on Gaza.

 

TOP NEWS

NO CRIMINAL CHARGES IN OCTOBER CAR CHASE. The Justice Department will not press criminal charges against the U.S. Secret Service and Capitol Police officers involved in the October 3 shooting death of a Connecticut woman after a car chase from the White House to Capitol Hill. (Billy House, National Journal)

THE NSA SPIED ON MUSLIM AMERICANS. At least five high-profile Muslim Americans were subject to an NSA surveillance program meant for foreign terrorists. (Dustin Volz, National Journal) "This is the first time that there's a human face on who the targets are of [the U.S. government's] most intrusive type of surveillance," said Glenn Greenwald of the revelation he originally published. (Kim Zetter, Wired)

THE GOVERNMENT MADE $100 BILLION IN IMPROPER PAYMENTS. The payments were made in 2013, according to a government report, and included $36 billion in Medicare payments, $15 billion in tax credits, and $14 billion in Medicaid payments. The total is down from a peak in 2010. (Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press)

 

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE CASE ON ITS WAY TO SUPREME COURT. The Utah Attorney General's Office announced that it will appeal a Circuit Court decision upholding same-sex marriage all the way to the highest court. (Marissa Lang, Salt Lake Tribune)

NEW ORLEANS EX-MAYOR GETS PRISON TIME. Ray Nagin was sentenced to 10 years in prison for "bribery, wire fraud, tax evasion, and other charges." (Ginna LaRoe, Times Picayune)

ANOTHER SPY SUSPECTED IN GERMANY. Just a day after a German intelligence operative was arrested for passing secrets to the U.S., the home and office of a second suspect were searched today. (Alison Smale, New York Times)

ISRAEL VOWS TO INTENSIFY GAZA ASSAULT. As rockets from the Gaza Strip landed deeper in Israel than ever before, setting off alarms in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Israeli forces stepped up air assaults on Gaza, killing another 10 today. (Sobelman and Chu, Los Angeles Times)

 

TOMORROW IN ONE PARAGRAPH: At 8:30 a.m., Education Secretary Arne Duncan will deliver a keynote address at the National Academy Foundation conference. At 9:15 a.m., the House Veterans' Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on mental health care for veterans. At 9:45 a.m., the House Foreign Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on international civilian nuclear cooperation. At 10 a.m., the House Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing on the acquisitions process. At the same time, the House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing on reforming the Federal Reserve. At 1:05 p.m., President Obama will deliver remarks on the economy in Austin, Texas. At 2:30 p.m., the Senate Appropriations Committee will hold a hearing on the president's request for emergency funds to address the border crisis.

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A HOUSE PRIMARY TURNS UGLY. A Michigan Republican is accusing his opponent of being "al-Qaida's best friend in Congress" and favoring laws that allow "killing an unborn baby because it's not the sex the parent wanted." (Jack Fitzpatrick, National Journal)

SCHOOLS AREN'T INVESTIGATING SEXUAL ASSAULT. Forty percent of colleges haven't investigated a single case in the last five years. (Sarah Mimms, National Journal)

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IT DOESN'T COUNT UNTIL NATE SILVER SAYS IT. Tuesday's Germany-Brazil game yielded "the most shocking result in World Cup history." (Nate Silver, Five Thirty Eight)

WHAT CASINOS OFFER THAT ONLINE GAMBLING DOESN'T. "Researchers say architectural design cues make people want to gamble, perhaps more than digital environments do." (Cameron Tung, The Atlantic)

TOP READ

'THE AMERICAN DREAM THAT WON'T DIE.' The racial gap in homeownership continues to widen—African-American homeownership is at its lowest level since 1995—but owning a home is still a huge part of the American Dream. (Suzy Khimm, MSNBC)

TOP VIEWS

THIS IS THE WEATHER FORECAST FOR 2100. An interactive map predicts what the temperature will be in U.S. cities come summer 2100, then displays a city that experiences those temperatures today. Summer 2100 in Washington, for example, will feel like summer feels now in Pharr, Texas—one of the southernmost cities in the country. (Andrew Freedman, Mashable)

MAP: GAS TAXES. A oil lobby put together a map of gas taxes by state, coloring the states that levy the highest taxes (such as California) in red and those with the lowest (Alaska) in yellow. (Hunter Schwarz, Washington Post)

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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