Monday, June 30, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: Hoopfest 25 photos, Hobby Lobby ruling and Facebook's mood study

Posted By on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 8:50 AM

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Finishing the 140.6-mile triathlon with the fastest times, Andy Potts of Colorado Springs and Heather Wurtele, from Canada, won the Ironman Coeur d’Alene on Sunday. (S-R)

Former Spokane police chief Anne Kirkpatrick is leaving her post at the King County Sheriff’s Office to work for the FBI. (Seattle Times)

More than 6,000 teams played on 458 courts this past weekend for the 25th annual Hoopfest. Check out our photos of the festivities. (Inlander)

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In a 5-4 decision this morning, the Supreme Court sided with Hobby Lobby, ruling that employers with religious objections are not required provide contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act. We interviewed U.S. Sen. Patty Murray about the case in April. (BuzzFeed/Inlander)

President Obama is expected to tap Robert McDonald, the former CEO of Procter & Gamble, to run the scandal-ridden Department of Veterans Affairs. (WaPo)

This isn't creepy at all: For a week in January 2012, Facebook data scientists manipulated nearly 700,000 users' news feeds to study how "emotional states can be transferred to others via emotional contagion." (Atlantic)

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