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The first photos are coming out of the Colorado courtroom where ‘Dark Knight’ shooting suspect James Holmes appeared before a judge this morning. His hair was orange, he was wearing a jump suit, and he appeared dazed.
Amid reports the shooter
died dyed his hair red in a maniacal nod to the Joker, feel it’s worth posting this clip, from the Dark Knight. Notably: “Some men just want to watch the world burn.”
We’ll be helping the editors on the site with coverage of the ‘Dark Knight’ Aurora, Co. shooting, so not many updates here at the moment. Truly devastating news to wake up to, you guys. If you’d like to help with our reporting, follow our Storify we’re building out and send along any notable tweets, photos, videos you find that tell the story of what happened last night.
We asked a handful of legal experts to review and annotate yesterday’s SCOTUS health-care opinion because, honestly, thing is confuuuuuuu-sing! Check it out and get learn’d. Super cool.
How our readers reacted to the health-care ruling. We asked them to tell us one word. Just one.
These are just a few of the people who could get the shaft if the Supreme Court axes the Affordable Care Act:
So we’re screwed a few times over, huh. Great!
One of many reasons why Reagan could not have won a GOP nomination today.
The scandal embroiling Brett McGurk, the Obama administration’s nominee to become the next ambassador to Iraq, got its start when an anonymous tipster alerted a 76-year-old architect to recent photo uploads on a mysterious Flickr account. The account contained what purported to be images of explicit emails from 2008 between McGurk and Gina Chon, then a Wall Street Journal correspondent in Iraq.
In the wake of the leaked emails, Chon has resigned from the Journal, McGurk’s nomination is imperiled, and media pundits have had a field day debating whether an email discussion of “blue balls” between a reporter and her source is unethical or merely stupid.
But what’s received less attention is the website that published those emails, and the man who runs it. John Young founded Cryptome, a clearinghouse for leaked documents from the military and intelligence community, in 1996, roughly a decade before WikiLeaks existed. It has since become a must-read for some people who track the intelligence community and the military. “Cryptome has become part of the national security information landscape,” says Steven Aftergood, the director of the project on government secrecy at the Federation of American Scientists, a nonprofit think tank. “I check it every day,” he adds.
Keep reading: The Man Behind the ‘Blue Ball’ Emails Scandal That Snared Brett McGurk, The Daily Beast