There's more Hillary Clinton email drama; same-sex marriage opponents make their sad, pathetic last stand; and some musings on self-driving cars.
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The State Department posted 4,368 documents, totaling 7,121 pages, in the latest monthly disclosure of emails sent and received by Clinton during her time as Secretary.
[NYT / Peter Baker and Michael Schmidt]
Sidney Blumenthal, Clinton's close confidant who Obama loyalists blocked from joining the State Department, sent a decent fraction of the emails released, including one where he calls John Boehner an alcoholic. Here's what you need to know about Blumenthal.
[Vox / Dylan Matthews]
Kim Davis, the county clerk of of Rowan County, Kentucky (population 23,333) has refused to issue marriage licenses to either opposite-sex or same-sex couples ever since the ruling came down.
[Vox / German Lopez]
Here in my car, I feel safest of all
A New York Times article runs through some problems Google's latest batch of cars has experienced: waiting too long at four-way stops because human drivers are awful and didn't come to a complete stop; a human-driven sedan ramming into a Google car after it slowed to let a pedestrian cross; the only time a Google car ever caused an accident, which happened when a human, not code, was programming it.
This gets at a dilemma in the development of self-driving cars: do we transition in one leap, or let cars gradually automate more tasks. Tesla is opting for the latter approach, as are most traditional car companies.
[Slate / Will Oremus]
And you give up a lot of benefits if you don't ban human driving. Self-driving cars could, for example, go much faster by communicating with each other so they can pack close together. If any humans are still driving, that's a lot harder.
[Vox / Brad Plumer]
A psychologist showed professional classical musicians performances at major international competitions, and asked them to identify the winner. They did no better than chance based on audio — but if they watched a silent video, they could pick.
[The Atlantic / Alex Mayyasi]
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