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Obama Pushes U.S. to Beat France—THE EDGE Brought to You by Comcast NBC Universal

By Kaveh Waddell (@kavehewaddell)

TODAY IN ONE PARAGRAPH: The Supreme Court largely upheld EPA efforts to limit greenhouse gases, but the ruling did slightly narrow the agency's authority. President Obama said that the U.S. is being left behind by other developed countries' family-friendly employment policies. A cease-fire is in effect in Ukraine. Three journalists face seven to 10 years in prison in Egypt. The administration's legal justification for killing U.S. citizens abroad is released. The U.S. still has a good chance of making it to the next round of the World Cup.

 

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SCOTUS RULES ON EPA REGULATIONS. According to Justice Antonin Scalia, the Environmental Protection Agency got "almost everything it wanted in this case," but the Supreme Court ruling limits some aspects of a permitting program it launched several years ago (Ben Geman, NJ).

OBAMA CALLS FOR FAMILY-FRIENDLY EMPLOYMENT POLICIES. The president called for paid maternity leave: "If France can figure this out, we can figure this out" (Nedra Pickler, AP).

CEASE-FIRE AGREED TO IN UKRAINE. Separatists joined a government-declared cease-fire after a high-level meeting between separatist and government representatives. In a telephone conversation, President Obama called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to stop backing separatist forces (Alpert and Sonne, WSJ).

 

THREE JOURNALISTS SENTENCED TO PRISON IN EGYPT. The al-Jazeera journalists were given seven to 10 years for reporting false news, just one day after Secretary of State John Kerry visited Cairo to commend the new Egyptian president for his commitment to to reevaluating human-rights legislation (Al-Jazeera).

TOMORROW IN ONE PARAGRAPH: At 9:30 a.m., the House Oversight Committee will hold a hearing on the missing emails in the IRS investigation. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will testify at a House Homeland Security Committee hearing on unaccompanied minors crossing the border into the U.S. at 10 a.m. At the same time, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing on violence and discrimination against women. The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the proposed merger between AT&T and DirecTV at 10:30 a.m.

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SECRET MEMO RELEASED. The memo lays out the Obama administration's legal justification for carrying out drone attacks on American citizens outside the country (Eyder Peralta, NPR).

COMPANIES COLLECT INSURANCE WHEN EMPLOYEES DIE. "Hundreds of billions of dollars of such policies are in place, providing companies with a steady stream of income as current and former employees die, even decades after they have retired or left the company" (David Gelles, NYT).

 

SUNDAY WAS HARD TO WATCH, BUT THE U.S. IS STILL IN THIS. The U.S. team still has a good chance of proceeding to the next round of the World Cup (Jack Sargeant, SBNation). But the American coach won't prearrange a draw with Germany on Thursday, which would be the easiest way for both teams to move on (James Dator, SBNation).

TOP READ

IOWA'S 'BIZARRO' GOP CONVENTION: Wheelings and dealings, secret back-room agreements, and some good old-fashioned politics (Ben Jacobs, The Daily Beast)

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WORLD TRADE, VISUALIZED. Even in today's globalized world, 70 percent of goods from European Union countries stayed within the European Free Trade Association area, and almost half of North American goods were traded within NAFTA (Virgilijus Narusevicius, Euromonitor International).

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LAST NIGHT'S FUNNIES: John Oliver compares Dr. Oz to a traveling salesman in the Old West; Obama to send Dennis Rodman to quell the crisis in Iraq? (Reena Flores, NJ)

Correction: The original version of this email had a House hearing listed for tomorrow that has been postponed.

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