BET Wire: The NSA May Have Seen You Naked!

Edward Snowden is still blowing his whistle.

In Case You Missed It - Republicans leave President Obama scratching his head; Ben Carson kind of blames the spread of measles on immigrants; one lawmaker thinks it's OK if your food service worker doesn't wash his hands after a bathroom break ? and more. ? Joyce Jones (@BETpolitichick)

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In Case You Missed It - NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is still dishing about the agency's surveillance activities; Russian President Vladimir Putin broke the news of the Malaysia Airlines crash to President Obama; Rep. John Lewis is becoming a social media star; and more. —Joyce Jones (@BETpolitichick)

I Spy - In an interview with the U.K.'s Guardian newspaper, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden said that agency employees like to pass around naked pictures of attractive people that they just happen to "stumble upon" during the course of their work. "These are seen as sort of the fringe benefits of a surveillance position," he said.   (Photo: AP Photo/The Guardian)

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I Spy - In an interview with the U.K.'s Guardian newspaper, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden said that agency employees like to pass around naked pictures of attractive people that they just happen to "stumble upon" during the course of their work. "These are seen as sort of the fringe benefits of a surveillance position," he said. (Photo: AP Photo/The Guardian)

More Bad News - Obama learned of the Malaysia Airlines plane crash over Ukraine during a conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the latest round of sanctions on Russia while aboard Air Force One en route to Delaware. "It looks like it may be a terrible tragedy," the president said later. "I?ve directed my national security team to stay in close contact with the Ukrainian government. The United States will offer any assistance we can to help determine what happened and why."  (Photo: Official White House Photo/Pete Souza)

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More Bad News - Obama learned of the Malaysia Airlines plane crash over Ukraine during a conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the latest round of sanctions on Russia while aboard Air Force One en route to Delaware. "It looks like it may be a terrible tragedy," the president said later. "I’ve directed my national security team to stay in close contact with the Ukrainian government. The United States will offer any assistance we can to help determine what happened and why." (Photo: Official White House Photo/Pete Souza)

Not Looking Good - A 2008 anti-trafficking law signed by President George W. Bush that prevents the speedy deportation of Central American children may also prevent lawmakers from approving Obama's $3.7 billion request to address the border crisis. "I don't know how Congress can send more money to the border to begin to mitigate the problem if you don't do something about the '08 law that's being abused, and it is being abused," House Speaker John Boehner told reporters, adding, "[I don't] have as much optimism as I'd like to have" that the request will be approved.   (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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Not Looking Good - A 2008 anti-trafficking law signed by President George W. Bush that prevents the speedy deportation of Central American children may also prevent lawmakers from approving Obama's $3.7 billion request to address the border crisis. "I don't know how Congress can send more money to the border to begin to mitigate the problem if you don't do something about the '08 law that's being abused, and it is being abused," House Speaker John Boehner told reporters, adding, "[I don't] have as much optimism as I'd like to have" that the request will be approved. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Go Home? - A new Pew Research Center survey found that 53 percent of respondents think the U.S. should speed up the process to deport the migrant children from Central America, even if those eligible for asylum get swept up, too. A majority of independents and Republicans at 56 and 60 percent, respectively, share that view, while Democrats are split with 46 percent saying the process should be accelerated.   (Photo: AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

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Go Home? - A new Pew Research Center survey found that 53 percent of respondents think the U.S. should speed up the process to deport the migrant children from Central America, even if those eligible for asylum get swept up, too. A majority of independents and Republicans at 56 and 60 percent, respectively, share that view, while Democrats are split with 46 percent saying the process should be accelerated. (Photo: AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

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Slam! - Shannon Guess Richardson, the Texas woman who pleaded guilty in December to sending poison ricin-laced letters to Obama and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison. After mailing the threatening messages, she initially lied to authorities and blamed her husband. "I never intended for anybody to be hurt," she told the court, AP reports. "I'm not a bad person; I don't have it in me to hurt anyone."  (Photo: AP Photo/Texarkana Gazette, Evan Lewis)

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Slam! - Shannon Guess Richardson, the Texas woman who pleaded guilty in December to sending poison ricin-laced letters to Obama and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison. After mailing the threatening messages, she initially lied to authorities and blamed her husband. "I never intended for anybody to be hurt," she told the court, AP reports. "I'm not a bad person; I don't have it in me to hurt anyone." (Photo: AP Photo/Texarkana Gazette, Evan Lewis)

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Out of Control - The U.S. House of Representatives has passed an amendment from Kentucky GOP Rep. Thomas Massie that limits the District of Columbia's ability to enforce its gun laws. "It is a flagrant abuse of democracy by a member who comes here with a Tea Party principle that says power should be devolved to the local level," said an angry delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton. "He is playing with the lives of the American citizens, who are not accountable to him and live in my city." (Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

On Second Thought - Singer Rihanna entered the Israelis-Palestinian debate on July 15, with a "#FreePalestine" tweet that was retweeted nearly 7,000 times. She later deleted it and a source close to her said it had been an accident. New York Knicks star Amare Stoudemire made a "Pray for Palestine" post on Instagram that he deleted it and Houston Rockets star Dwight Howard also deleted a "#FreePalestine" tweet. (Photo: Rihanna via Twitter)

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On Second Thought - Singer Rihanna entered the Israelis-Palestinian debate on July 15, with a "#FreePalestine" tweet that was retweeted nearly 7,000 times. She later deleted it and a source close to her said it had been an accident. New York Knicks star Amare Stoudemire made a "Pray for Palestine" post on Instagram that he deleted it and Houston Rockets star Dwight Howard also deleted a "#FreePalestine" tweet. (Photo: Rihanna via Twitter)

Ku Klux Kandyland - The Ku Klux Klan in South Carolina said it with candy in an effort to recruit new members during a July 12 night ride. Robert Jones, who heads the Loyal White Nights, which left candy and flyers at homes in Seneca, S.C., told Fox Carolina that they didn't target specific houses or neighborhoods and that they're not a hate group. "We can't tell who lives in a house, whether they're Black, white, Mexican, gay, we can't tell that," he said. "And if you were to look at somebody's house like that, that means you'd be pretty much a racist." Kind of like the outgoing message on the Klan hotline that says, "Always remember: if it ain't white, it ain't right."   (Photo: KRON 4)

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Ku Klux Kandyland - The Ku Klux Klan in South Carolina said it with candy in an effort to recruit new members during a July 12 night ride. Robert Jones, who heads the Loyal White Nights, which left candy and flyers at homes in Seneca, S.C., told Fox Carolina that they didn't target specific houses or neighborhoods and that they're not a hate group. "We can't tell who lives in a house, whether they're Black, white, Mexican, gay, we can't tell that," he said. "And if you were to look at somebody's house like that, that means you'd be pretty much a racist." Kind of like the outgoing message on the Klan hotline that says, "Always remember: if it ain't white, it ain't right." (Photo: KRON 4)

Winning! - Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis is leading the House Democratic Caucus' Online All-Stars social-media contest launched at the end of June by Minority Whip Steny Hoyer. Before the competition, his "Happy" video had gone viral. Since then a tweet of a mugshot of him taken during his time as a Freedom Rider has gone viral, and he's also shared an Instagram video of himself dancing. Lewis was number 26 last year, but could be the winner when the contest ends July 21.   (Photo: Courtesy Office of John Lewis)

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Winning! - Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis is leading the House Democratic Caucus' Online All-Stars social-media contest launched at the end of June by Minority Whip Steny Hoyer. Before the competition, his "Happy" video had gone viral. Since then a tweet of a mugshot of him taken during his time as a Freedom Rider has gone viral, and he's also shared an Instagram video of himself dancing. Lewis was number 26 last year, but could be the winner when the contest ends July 21. (Photo: Courtesy Office of John Lewis)