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(CBS News) – As ISIS, an al Qaeda splinter group [which follows Sunni Islam] vowed to march on to Baghdad after capturing two key Sunni-dominated cities in Iraq, a Pentagon official told CBS News correspondent David Martin that no decision has been made to provide additional assistance or what it would look like.
(by James Taranto, OpinionJournal.com) - “Cycling Event Kicks Off Bike Month in Toronto”–headline, CityNews.ca
Colombia’s leftist FARC rebels declared a ceasefire on Saturday from June 9 to 30, a period that will cover a run-off presidential election being contested mainly over how to end five decades of war with the guerrillas.
The VA [Veterans Affairs] story is about systemic corruption at one of our biggest federal agencies. This story is not about what departed VA secretary General Eric Shinseki knew and when he knew it, or about what President Obama knew – or should have known. It’s about federal bureaucracies and how they too often serve themselves instead of their customers. Where are the journalists covering it?
(by Admiral William H. McRaven) – Basic SEAL training is six months of long, torturous runs in the soft sand, midnight swims in the cold water off San Diego, obstacles courses, unending calisthenics, days without sleep and always being cold, wet and miserable.
In place of the weekly quiz, try ISI’s Civic Literacy quiz…