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The CUNY-Petraeus plot thickens

Cory Robin questions the timing of the City University of New York's timing about a letter pushing back on a report on former CIA Director David Petraeus's salary for a course he's teaching at the school.

Why is Kerry spending his time in Israel?

Why in the world is Secretary of State John Kerry currently attempting to stimulate the peace process in Israel? Right Turn's Jennifer Rubin provides some possible explanations.

ADP: 188k jobs added in June

Hot Air's Ed Morrissey warns that the ADP's latest employment report doesn't necessarily mean an increase in job creation.

Federal spying, snail mail edition

A former FBI agent says that the U.S. government snoops through snail mail,  writes The Atlantic Wire's Rebecca Greenfield.

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Border guards to prohibit products that don't meet conservation standards

Effective in August, items not meeting energy conservation standards will no longer be able to pass through customs, The Hill's Julian Hattem reports.

Neil Diamond to debut Boston Marathon tribute song at Capitol

As part of the 33rd annual Independence Day event at the Capitol, Neil Diamond will perform a new tribute song in recognition of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, The Hill's Judy Kurtz reports.