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LIVE AT FIVE: 01.18.13

Posted on | January 18, 2013 | 1 Comment

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Death Toll Unclear After Algerian Raid To Free Hostages

The Amenas gas field, site of the hostage situation

Algeria’s Communications Minister: “Those who think we will negotiate with terrorists are delusional…Those who think we will surrender to their blackmail are delusional.”


Florida Supreme Court Approves State Worker Pension Levy
State may require 3% contribution from workers’ pay to state pension fund

No Deal In Iran-IAEA Talks
New meeting set for February 12



POLITICS
Senator Angus King Reluctant To Embrace Assault Weapon Ban

Senator-elect Angus King (I-ME)

Favors universal background checks, limits on “clip” sizes
Also sees no reason to oppose Hagel for Defense

NYC, Teachers Union At Impasse On Evaluations; $450 Million In State Aid At Risk

Former Chicago Businessman Gets 14 Years In Terror Case

FBI: No Arrest For Passenger Pulled From Alaska Air Flight

Latino Voters Push Obama To Keep Immigration Promise

Panel Of Experts Questions Effectiveness Of Food Stamp Program

White House Enlisting Doctors In Gun Control Fight?



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Extends Advance, For Now: NYMEX $95.64, Brent $111.26
PRC Economy Posts Slowest Growth Since 1999
asia Stocks Rise Amid Strong PRC Data, Weak Yen
Citibank Falls Short Of Earnings Estimates, Blames New Regulations
Major Benchmarks Advance Ahead Of Wall Street Open
American Airlines Reveals Long-Awaited Makeover
Sony To Sell NY Headquarters For $1.1 Billion
Facebook Becoming Online Love Connection?
Sony Xperia Z Tablet May Debut In Japan Next Week
Dish Asks FCC To Pause Review Of Softbank’s Sprint Purchase
Apple Offering Early Access To Hearst Magazines Via Newsstand
MEDL Mobile Releases Practice Range App To help Teach Gun Safety
Blackberry 10 Nets 15,000 Apps In Just Two Days
Nokia Cutting Another 300 Jobs



SPORTS
Who Got Snubbed From NBA All-Star Starting Lineups?

Six of the ten starters, including these four guys, were gold medalists at the 2012 Olympics.

Starting lineups and other guys

Te’oing Becomes Web Craze

Lance Armstrong Admits To Doping

LeBron James, Strong Heat Defense Crush Lakers 99-90


Wolverines Ride Hot Start By Tim Hardaway Jr. To Victory Over Gophers, 83-75

Epic Mike Napoli Saga Coming To A Close

Anthony, Stoudemire Lead Knicks Over Pistons In London

Cardinals Hire Bruce Arian Away From Colts To Coach

NHL Apologizes To Hockey Fans In Newspaper Ads

Don Cherry Gets More Time On “Hockey Night In Canada”

Nats Avoid Arbitration With Drew Storen, Sign $2.5 Million Deal With $1 Million In Incentives



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Pauline Phillips Dead At 94

Mrs. Phillips with her twin sister Eppie Lederer (a/k/a Ann Landers)

The advice columnist formerly known as Abigail Van Buren, later “Dear Abby”, died Wednesday after a long illness

Michael J. Fox Doesn’t Want Taylor Swift Dating His Son Sam

Manti Te’o Hoax: All Roads Lead To Ronaiah Tuiasosopo?

“American Idol” Posts Lowest Season Debut Numbers, Down 19% From 2012

Zac Efron Freaks Out After Being Photographed Near Display Of Dildos

Latest SWATting Victim: Tom Cruise

Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson To Return For Season 3 Of  “American Horror Story”

Apparently Doing A Sex Scene With Lindsay Lohan Is Awful And Tedious

The “Karlie” Cut Is Turning Heads

“Teen Mom 2″‘s Jenelle Evans Confirms Second Baby On The Way



FOREIGNERS
Triumphant Imam Qadri Refuses To Relent
11 Dead As Floods Swamp Jakarta
India Gang Rape/Murder Case Moved To Fast Track
Tens Of Thousands Gather In Diyarbakir For Kurdish Activists’ Funeral
Likud/Beitenu Alliance Leading Israeli Polls As January 22 Election Nears
Support For Germany’s SDP Continues To Slide
US Recognizes First Somali Government Since 1991
Greek Parliament Votes To Investigate Former Finance Minister



BLOGS & STUFF
Twitchy: Effort To Akin-ize GOP Continues Apace
Weekly Standard Blog: Rep. Cole Says He Won’t Vote For Debt Limit Increase Without Spending Cuts
Freedom Works: End The Debt Ceiling Shenanigans
PJ Tatler: Debt Ceiling Strategery
Weasel Zippers: RINO Chris Christie Slams “Reprehensible” NRA For “Dragging Other Peoples’ Children” Into Gun Control Debate
John Fund: Gun Sales And Background Checks – Obama’s Bogus 40% Stat
Brian Doherty: Post-Sandy Hook Support For Gun Control Already Slipping
Michael Walsh: High-Magazine Clip Capacity
John Hinderaker: Obama’s Unserious Gun Proposals
JustOneMinute: Is There A Calm, Rational Explanation Of The Merits Of The Proposed Assault Weapons Ban?
Ed Morrissey: Al Franken’s Not So Sure About The Assault Weapons Ban
Gateway Pundit: Texas AG Runs Ads In NY Urging Gun Owners To Pack Up Their Gun Racks, Move To Texas
Jawa Report: Holder begs Court To Stop Document Release On Fast & Furious
Volokh Conspiracy: The Criminal Charges Against Aaron Swartz
P.J. O’Rourke: Dear Mr. President, Zero Sum Makes Zero Sense

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