Stories You Should Know (6/29/10)

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)
With a sedate Day One of Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court confirmation behind us, Tuesday is expected to be a bit livelier as the question-and-answer phase begins.

Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA)
The court’s 5-4 decision in the 2nd Amendment case paves the way for challenges to laws restricting gun ownership, but Justice Samuel Alito says it will not ‘imperil every law regulating firearms.’

General David Petraeus was tapped by President Obama to replace Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who was relieved of his duties last week. The planned withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan in 2011, along with concerns over the progress of the counterinsurgency plan in a country described as a place “where empires go to die,” will be front and center at Gen. David Petraeus’ confirmation hearings Tuesday.

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)
FBI agents arrested 10 people on charges that they spent years in the United States as spies for Russia, taking on fake identities and trying to ferret out intelligence about U.S. policy and secrets by making connections to think tanks and government officials


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