Morning Must Reads: August 16

In the news; NSA breaks privacy rules ; Islamists call for day of 'rage' in Egypt; Defense Department approves new measures on sexual assault; and Vogue profiles Wendy Davis.

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The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

  • The Washington Post published an audit, leaked by Edward Snowden, that shows the National Security Administration has broken privacy rules and acted outside of its legal authority thousands of times since 2008.
  • In the wake of the violence that killed over 600, Islamists in Egypt are calling for a day of ‘rage’ and urging supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood to protest, the New York Times reports.
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel approved six new measures that work to curb sexual assault in the military, reports Politico.
  • Yesterday, the Post reports, was the anniversary of Japan’s World War II surrender and the country’s role during the war is still a sensitive subject in East Asia.
  • National Journal writes on the “Second Term Blues.” 
  • A former President of Clowns of America International says in a opinion column CNN:  a real clown wouldn’t mock President Obama.
  • With pension debts rising in cities across the US,  Salon says we can expect to see more bankruptcy filings in municipalities.
  • Vogue profiled Texas State Senator Wendy Davis.