In the Know: July 11, 2014

“You hear some of them … ‘Sue him! Impeach him!’ Really? Really? For what? You’re going to sue me for doing my job?” President Obama, combating his GOP critics who have called for impeachment

Nation
The Snowden leaks continue, and the latest have revealed that the U.S. has been spying on five high-profile American Muslims, raising questions over domestic surveillance.

The White House signaled Monday that it expects to deport most of the unaccompanied minors entering the country illegally across the southern border, employing the strongest rhetoric to date to indicate that an influx of thousands of Central American migrants will not be tolerated.

World
Israel has escalated its air attacks on the Gaza Strip, killing a rising number of Palestinians. While hundreds of rockets have been fired back at Israel, no Israelis have yet been killed.

The German government ordered the CIA’s top officer in Berlin to leave the country Thursday in an extraordinary escalation of an ongoing conflict between the two allies over U.S. espionage.

Hackers may have breached the Office of Personnel Management’s network, a Department of Homeland Security official confirmed Thursday. The intrusion has been traced to China, although it is not clear that the Chinese government is involved.

Politics
House Republicans are moving forward with a plan to sue President Obama. They will base their legal case on the sweeping health care law that he championed and they despise.

Business
In a lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court, the Federal Trade Commission accused Amazon.com of willingly allowing kids to make purchases within apps downloaded using mobile devices without parental consent.

Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer on Thursday suggested that banking regulators should seriously consider broadening their goals to include financial stability as policymakers around the world debate strategies for preventing another global crisis.

Health
A Mississippi baby whom scientists said was “functionally cured” of HIV now has detectable levels of the virus in her blood, 27 months after being taken off antiretroviral drugs, her doctors say.

At least three child laborers have been identified as workers at Samsung’s Chinese factory, despite recent claims that the company had found no evidence of underage workers in its supply chain.

Women’s Affairs
Hou Yifan of China could soon become the second woman ever to crack the list of the world’s top 100 chess players. As of now, she’s just 10 ratings points away (about two games).

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