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Posted on | January 14, 2013 | Comments Off

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
As French Airstrikes Pound Jihadi Bases, Has The War To Retake Northern Mali Begun?

French soldiers prepare to deploy to Bamako from a base in Chad

Training camps, infrastructure and logistics bases hit
France pledges “short” campaign against jihadis

Colin Powell Vigorously Defends Chuck Hagel
Also gets in a gratuitous shot at the Tea Party

Egyptian Appeals Court Throws Out Mubarak Verdict
Conviction and life sentence stemming from protesters’ deaths overturned



POLITICS
Internet Hero Aaron Swartz Commits Suicide After Years Of Government Harassment

Lawrence Lessig (L) talks to Aaron Swartz, then 13

Hanged himself after prolonged legal battles with U.S. Attorney’s office

Michigan Supreme Court Justice Retires After Judicial Commission Files Complaint Regarding Real Estate Transactions

Chuck Schumer Calls For “Restraint” At Gun Shops Amid Record Sales

Marco Rubio Lays Out Plan To “Modernize” Immigration

Justice Sotomayor Writes A Memoir

NYC Schools Chancellor Condemns Looming Bus Strike As “Irresponsible”

George P. Bush Looking To Run For Office In Texas

Farm Bureau President Calls For Ag Reform Even If Subsidies Eliminated



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Slips As PRC Inflation Heats Up: NYMEX $93.56, Brent $110.64
Yen Declines Amid Stimulus Speculation
Goldman Eyes Tax Delay On UK Bonuses
Hong Kong’s CITIC Buys 79% Of Macau Telco
Deal Saves Wonder Bread; Twinkies Still In Limbo
Treasury Not Going To Mint Trillion-Dollar Platinum Coin
HP CEO Meg Whitman Collects $1 In Salary, Millions In Stock And Options
Apple Cuts Orders For iPhone 5 Parts
Oracle Releases Update To Fix Java Vulnerability
CES 2013: Five Dumbest Ideas
Facebook Testing $100 Fee To Mail Mark Zuckerberg
Samsung Scraps Plans For Windows RT Tablet US Release



SPORTS
Brady Shines As Patriots Advance

Aaron Hernandez congratulates Brady after a 4Q touchdown

Pats dominate Texans in 41-28 win

Falcons Survive Seahawks 30-28 After Blowing 20-Point Lead In Fourth Quarter

Dwight Howard Returns, Leads Lakers In 113-93 Rout Of Cavs

Ohio State Inflicts First Loss On Michigan, 56-53

Nyets Fight Through Injuries, Rally To Beat Pacers


Blazers Home Win Streak Ends Against Thunder

Popovich Ejection Sparks Spurs Rout Of Timbermutts

Marlins’ Loria, Samson No Longer Talking To Media

Bruce Chen Commits To Team China For 2013 World Baseball Classic



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Jodie Foster Turns Golden Globes Into Coming Out Party

Jodie Foster

“Officially” out of the closet now

Jason Sudeikis And Olivia Wilde Engaged

Britney Spears Reportedly Close To Closing Vegas Mega-Deal

Bathroom Candles Set Heather Graham’s Manhattan Penthouse On Fire

Demi Moore’s Hot Date With Harry Morton


Tom Cruise Now #3 In Co$, Thinks He’s On The Planet To Defeat Aliens

Evan Rachel Wood Preggers With First Child

Katherine Webb Discusses Her Swimsuit Debut, Fame, Etc.

Kobe & Vanessa Bryant Calling Off The Divorce



FOREIGNERS
Norks Vow To Bolster Deterrence; Rumors Of Third Nuke Test Planned
Syria War Causing “Staggering” Humanitarian Crisis
Indian Police Investigating Two New Gang Rape Cases
Beijing Warns Residents After Off-The-Charts Smog
Frail Fidel Meets Argentina’s President Fernandez As She Visits Cuba To Support Veneuzuela’s Stricken Chavez
Israelis Clear Palestinian Protesters From Settlement Site
Sri Lankan Parliament Impeaches Chief Justice
Massive Crowds Rally In Paris Against Gay Marriage
Protesters Demand Democratic Change In Pakistan
Huge March In Moscow Against Ban On American Adoptions



BLOGS & STUFF
American Power: Can We Just Not Get All Sentimental About Aaron Swartz?
Gateway Pundit: Colin Powell Says GOP “Has Dark Strain Of Intolerance”
Weasel Zippers: Gun Owner Outed By NY Newspaper Is Burglarized; Police Believe Criminals Sought Guns
Power Line: Bill Clinton Lies About Gun Control
NewsBusters: New Miss America Spouts Liberal “Conventional Wisdom” On Guns
Twitchy: Piers Morgan Exposes Dana Loesch’s lack of Gun Knowledge By Making Stuff Up, Deleting Tweets
Ed Driscoll: World War III Began When Al Shanker Got Hold Of A Nuke
Jihad Watch: US Negotiating F-16, Tank Sales To Egypt Despite Lawmakers’ Objections
Via Meadia: Beijing Air Pollution Beyond “Crazy Bad”

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