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huffingtonpost.com — Everyone loves to gaze at pictures of celebrity bikini bodies -- and we all know why. But to be honest, even famous females don't think their figures are up to par. In the July issue of Allure magazine, Amy Adams admits that she's not concerned with getting overly crazy with her diet and exercise routine, like other stars.
climatecentral.org — A massive dome of high pressure, sometimes referred to as a "heat dome," has set up shop over Alaska, bringing all-time record temperatures just a few weeks after parts of the state had a record cold start to spring. In some cases, towns in Alaska were warmer on Monday than most locations in the lower 48 states.
washingtonpost.com — Google, one of nine companies named in NSA documents as providing information to the top-secret PRISM program, has demanded that U.S. officials give it more leeway to describe the company's relationship with the government. Google and the other companies involved have sought to reassure users that their privacy is being protected from unwarranted intrusions.
nbcphiladelphia.com — Steven Reitz - Reddit A hole opens up and a fluorescent green fluid appears inside. It sounds like something from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a Nickelodeon slime show, a toxic waste dump or any other myriad of slime green entities. But this isn't science fiction, this fluorescent green hole is reality and it's located on a Philadelphia street.
scpr.org — BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa speaks during a luncheon at the National Press Club ON January 14, 2013 in Washington. Villaraigosa spoke about immigration reform, gun laws and other issues. After 8 years in office, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is due to step down.
theonion.com — The popular series about a castle full of wizards and magical servants has been surprisingly magic-free so far, but hopefully that will change in the fourth season.
slate.com — Edward Tufte hates pie charts. Edward Tufte is also the only chart theorist normal people have ever heard of. And so yesterday the internet was gripped with anti-pie fervor. My friend Tom Lee sticks up for the much-maligned pie, but I would recommend this March post from Bruce Gabrielle as...
economist.com — APPARENTLY someone, perhaps John Kenneth Galbraith, once said that the way to debate Milton Friedman was to wait for him to say "Let us assume..." and then immediately interrupt and say "No, let's not assume that." (Via Clay Shirky, via Dan Davies.)
washingtonpost.com — Bill Ayers, whose relationship with President Obama was the subject of much intrigue during Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, now says the president should be tried for war crimes. Ayers, the former Weather Underground member and University of Illinois at Chicago professor, told Real Clear Politics that Obama is "absolutely" engaged in terrorist activity by using drones and "absolutely" should be tried for war crimes.
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