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LIVE AT FIVE: 06.24.13

Posted on | June 24, 2013 | 7 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Presidential Sops Fail To Quell Brazil’s Protests

Protesters camp in front of the Governor’s Residence in Rio de Janeiro

Friday’s televised speech by Rousseff dismissed as “rhetoric”

Snowden Due To Quit Moscow In Ecuador Asylum Bid
Hong Kong to Moscow to Havana to ?

Nelson Mandela Reportedly In Critical Condition
Lung infection no longer responding to treatment



POLITICS
Pelosi Booed, Heckled At Netroots Conference

Rep. Nancy Pelosi

Former Speaker’s defense of NSA snooping not well received

Government Begins Education Blitz For Uninsured

Emotional Abortion Debate Continues In Texas House

Mayor Bloomberg Cuts Deal With City Council On $70 Billion Budget

Obama To Unveil Climate Plan In Tuesday Speech

New Pro-Hillary Super PAC Attracts Donors, Worries

“Dead On Arrival”: Rand Paul Predicts Immigration Bill Doomed In House

Proposed Bill Would Fire Federal Employees Who Refuse To Testify



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Trades Near Two-Week Low On Slow PRC Recovery Concerns: NYMEX $93.48, Brent $100.51
Twinkies Set To Make “Sweetest Comeback” In July
BIS Says Party’s Over For Quantitative Easing
PRC Mid-Sized Bank Shares Tumble On Liquidity Concerns
Despite Drought, Harvest Good In Parts Of Kansas
Mystique In Tow, Dunkin’ Donuts Ready To Make Splash In Utah
Facebook Reportedly Working On Mobile News Delivery Service
FTC Reportedly Set To Probe Google’s Waze Acquisition
Early Apple Computer Could Fetch $500K Or More
If The Government Can Access Our Facebook Data, What Happens When We Have Computers On Our Faces?
AOL Reader Coming Soon To Fill Google Reader Void
Facebook’s Hashtags Will Be Great For Marketers – Users, Not So Much



SPORTS
Martin Truex Jr. Snaps 218-Race Winless Streak

Martin Truex Jr. celebrates in the victory lane

Beats Jeff Gordon at Toyota/Save Mart 350 in Sonoma

Blackhawks Edge Bruins 3-1 In Game Five, Take 3-2 Series Lead Into Tonight’s Game

Garcia Roughed Up Early As Jays Thump O’s 13-5, Extend Streak To 11

Pirates Plunder Angels Again With 10-9 Win For Sweep

Harvey Stifles Phillies, Mets Win 8-0

Celtics, Clippers Cut A Deal Sending Rivers To LA

Costner Takes Batting Practice With The Tribe

Royals Rally Late, Edge White Sox To Avoid Sweep

Cubs Rout Astros 14-6

Tigers Take Advantage Of Red Sox Errors, Rally For 7-5 Win

Morales Hits Three-Run Dinger In 10th To Win It For M’s

Fish Rip Giants’ Bullpen For 7-2 Win

Struggling Nationals Keep Losing Players, Ballgames



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Miranda Kerr Models This Season’s Swimwear For Net-A-Porter

Miranda Kerr

Giving women severe bikini body envy


“Monsters U” Zooms To $82 Million At Box Office, “World War Z” #2 At $66 Million

NeNe Remarries Greg Leakes

Paula Deen Thanks Food Network For “Eleven Great Years” After Firing

Kelly Rutherford Files For Bankruptcy – Divorce Did Her In


“That 70s Show” Star Lisa Robin Kelly Arrested For DUI

James Gandolfini’s Body Being Flown Back To New York; Funeral Scheduled For Thursday

Paris Jackson Headed For Additional Treatment

Anna Kendrick In Talks To Play Cinderella In Disney’s “Into The Woods”

Cinemax, Frank Spotnitz Developing “Hunted” Spinoff Starring Heather George

Ashton Kutcher As Steve Jobs In “Jobs”: Watch The Trailer

Justin Bieber’s Manager Wants Him To Go To Rehab

Jennifer Lopez Gets 2,500th Star On Hollywood’s Walk Of Fame

Amanda Bynes Has Her Fake Boobs Removed

Demi Moore, Daughter Rumer Willis Bond Over Yoga

Bob Newhart Lists His Bel Air Estate For $15.5 Million

Bristol Palin, Melissa Rivers To Switch Households On “Wife Swap”



FOREIGNERS
LDP, Komeito Secure Majority In Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly
Jihadis Kill Ten Climbers In Pakistan’s Himalayas
Syrian Rebels’ Car Bomb Explodes In Aleppo Airbase
Ten Lebanese Soldiers Killed In Clashes With Anti-Hezbollah Sheikh’s Followers
Mahmoud Abbas Accepts Hamdallah’s Resignation; PM Quits After Just Three Weeks
Erdogan, Opponents Hold Mass Rallies
Kerry Looks To Strengthen Ties During India Visit



BLOGS & STUFF
NewsBusters: Greenwald Asks, “Who Needs Government To Criminalize Journalism When You Have David Gregory To Do It?”
Ed Driscoll: Ride The David Gregory Recursion
Lonely Conservative: Ed Snowden Makes Some Odd Choices For Someone Concerned About Liberty
Power Line: Why Immigration Reform Is The Panama Canal Treaty Redux
Mickey Kaus: One More Metaphor For The Gang Of Eight
Legal Insurrection: Chuck Schumer Still Will Not Love Republicans In The Morning
Breitbart: Casino Crony Kickback – Reid, Heller Slip Las Vegas Tourism Handout Into Immigration Bill
Protein Wisdom: California Is Obama’s Tammany Hall


Rule 5 Monday will be up later today.


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