Front page - June 28, 2013
Senate Passes Immigration Reform: After weeks of debate and failed votes, the Senate passed its immigration reform bill today 68-32—a vote that included 14 Republicans.
Army Blocks Guardian Website: The U.S. Army is blocking access to the website of The Guardian after the newspaper broke stories about NSA spying programs revealed by leaks from former contractor Edward Snowden.
U.K. to OK Three-Way DNA: The new technique allows scientists to take DNA from another person if a mother wants to avoid passing on certain genetic diseases, like a faulty mitochondria, and embed it in a healthy donor embryo that is then transferred to the mother’s womb.
Christie: I’d Veto Same-Sex Bill: Christie announced he would veto a same-sex marriage bill if it got to his desk, and noted that the recent Supreme Court ruling striking a ban on federal benefits for same-sex marriage won’t impact New Jersey, which allows civil unions.
NYT: ‘White House Down’ Not Bad: Looking to catch a movie this weekend? New York Times critic Manohla Dargis found the movie, starring Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum, “entertaining as promised, and a little less idiotic than feared.”
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