FBI director admits that ZERO Hillary Clinton Emails were 'marked classified' (The Daily Banter).
Former CEO of CalPERS is sentenced to prison for his 'spectacular breach of trust' (LA Times).
Saudi Arabia's success is about the kill OPEC (Oil & Energy Investor).
Elizabeth Warren rips into Paul Ryan's anti-poverty plan (Mother Jones).
STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW / BE TALKING ABOUT ...
Inside ISIS: Quietly preparing for the loss of the 'caliphate' after Obama orchestrated coalition-strategy begins to bear fruit (Washington Post).
Germany has so much renewable energy that it had to pay people to use it (Quartz).
Report: California received $3.2 billion in taxes from those in the country illegally (KPBS).
Dear Christians: Enough! You are not the victims of religious persecution (Modern Liberals).
WORK & AMERICA'S MIDDLE CLASS
Producing Poverty: The public cost of low-wage production jobs in manufacturing (UC Berkeley Labor Center).
Americans don't miss manufacturing - they miss unions (Five Thirty Eight).
Reaganomics killed America's middle class (Salon).
ONLY IF YOU WANT TO BE INFORMED ABOUT GUNS
4 pro-gun arguments we're sick of hearing (Rolling Stone).
The truth about the 1996 gun ban in Australia is something the NRA wants hidden (Samuel-Warde).
Australian gun stats (Snopes).
FISCAL EDERALISM IN AMERICA
Texas can no longer complain that it gives more than it gets from federal government (Dallas Morning News).
2016's Most & Least federally dependent states (Wallet Hub).
Donald Trump's media enemies list (Mother Jones).
Trump has a conflict-of-interest problem no other White House candidate ever had: He owes at least $100 million to a foreign bank that's battled with U.S. regulators (Mother Jones).
Hundreds of claimants say deadbeat Donald Trump doesn't pay his bills (Raw Story).
'You were born in Taco Bell': Trump's rhetoric fuels school bullies across the U.S. (The Guardian).
Furious GOP donors stew over Trump (Politico).
THIS ISN'T RIGHT
Denied breaks, U.S. poultry workers wear diapers on the job (Bloomberg).
Paul Ryan sold shares on same day as private briefing of banking crisis (The Guardian).
RACE & POLICING IN AMERICA
How a controversial study found that police are more likely to shoot whites, not blacks (Washington Post).
Black GOP Senator talks about being pulled over by police 7 times in one year (Huffington Post).
On the Senate floor, black GOP senator talks of disrespect from police (Washington Post).
Charged with same crime, Iowa paper shows black suspects' mug shots but whites get yearbook pics (Raw Story).
WHITE PRIVILEGE? NOT IF YOU'VE HAD A BAD DAY (sniff)
Study: White people react to evidence of white privilege by claiming greater personal hardships (Raw Story).
Explaining White Privilege to a broke white person (Huffington Post).
When this boat crew realized what they were seeing, it was almost too late to escape (The Minds Journal).
Spend some quiet time with giant redwoods in Felton, California (LA Times).
The White House's Pete Souza has shot nearly 2 million photos of Obama, here 55 of his favorites (Twisted Sifter).
Monster alligator in Florida looks like something from 'Jurassic Park' (Huffington Post).