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El Al Discrimination Charges; Scalia Loves The Soup Nazi

Plus Israel rules prostitution earnings can be taxed, and more in the news

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia takes part in an interview with Chris Wallace on 'FOX News Sunday' on July 27, 2012 in Washington, DC.(Paul Morigi/Getty Images)

• A Tel Aviv District Court ruled that money earned through prostitution can be taxed. Worth a reread: Tal Miller’s excellent profile of Angelique Sabag Gautiller, Israel’s first female pimp, which also describes Israel’s increasingly exported prostitution industry. [Haaretz]

• According to the Institute for Human Rights, a Dutch government watchdog, El Al agents racially profiled dark-skinned passengers in the Netherlands. [El Al]

• In news that should surprise no one and frighten everyone, Russia plans to monitor all communications of visiting athletes and visitors during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. [Guardian]

• Antonin Scalia loves the Soup Nazi episode of Seinfeld, and other things we learned in this profile of the 77-year-old Supreme Court justice. [NYMag]

• How Howard Stern’s radio show—and the shock jock’s storytelling skills—inspired a writer. [NYT]

• This week’s Shouts & Murmers details what happens when Pope Francis, a fan of calling his faithful on the phone, gets Muriel Kesselman of Long Island on the line. [New Yorker]

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El Al Discrimination Charges; Scalia Loves The Soup Nazi

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