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LIVE AT FIVE: 06.25.13

Posted on | June 25, 2013 | 5 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
US Presses Russia As Mystery Over Snowden Deepens

Russian policemen standing in front of the Ecuadorian Embassy

Leaker supposedly was to fly to Cuba today, but wasn’t aboard today’s Aeroflot flight


Nelson Mandela In Critical Condition For Second Day
Announcement made by RSA President Zuma


Immigration Bill Advances In Senate
Border “Surge” Amendment Exposes GOP Rift As 15 RINOs Vote With Democrats For Bill



POLITICS
Supreme Court Sends Affirmative Action Case Back To Lower Court

Policeman stands watch in front of the Supreme Court

Appellate court failed to use strict scrutiny in upholding University of Texas’ use of affirmative action

Did IRS Also Scrutinize Liberal Groups?

Judge Orders ~3300 Inmates At Risk From Valley Fever To Be Moved

Utah Ban On Gay Marriage Likely To Stick Regardless Of Supreme Court’s Decision

Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone Gets High Court Review

Supreme Court To Weigh Recess Appointments

Texas House Approves Abortion Restrictions

Union-Connected Group Slips IRS Scrutiny

Senator Rips Pentagon Over Contract With Russians Supplying Assad Regime

Supreme Court Won’t Block Sales Of 15% Ethanol Blend



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Drops After Biggest Increase In Three Weeks: NYMEX $94.95, Brent $100.86
PRC shares Extend Losses, Sink To 4 1/2 Year Lows
Founder Zimmer Resigns From Mens’ Wearhouse Board
Mass Layoffs At Top-Flight Law Firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Carl Icahn Seeking $5.2 Billion In Loans For Dell Takeover Bid
McDonald’s Removes Halal Food Items From Menu After Lawsuit
iOS 7 Beta Arrives With Updates, Version For iPad
Rivals Microsoft, Oracle Bonding In The Cloud
Hands On With AOL Reader
Device Shipments Up 6% To 2.4 Billion In 2013, Mostly Driven By Android Phones And Tablets
Microsoft Parks Cloud Over $700 Million Iowa Data Center



SPORTS
Blackhawks Beat Bruins 3-2, Win Stanley Cup

Blackhawks collect the Cup

Chicago scored two in the third period for a comeback win after Bruins jumped out to an early 1-0 lead
Boston’s Bergeron Played With Broken Rib, Torn Cartilage, And Separated Shoulder



Hellickson, Rays Cool Off Surging Blue Jays

Big Ten, Pac-12 Announce New Bowl Affiliations

O’s Option Veteran Pitcher Garcia To Triple-A

Indians Send Down Carrasco, Call Up House

Shaw To Replace Karl As Nuggets Coach?

Clippers, Celtics Still Waiting League Approval For Rivers Trade

Brantley Carries Tribe To 5-2 Victory Over Orioles

Harper To Begin Rehab Tonight At Single-A Potomac



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Heidi Klum Is Removing Her Seal Tattoo

Because frankly, all of the other pix today were fugly.

Keeping the stars, losing the Seal

Police Question Scottie Pippen After Malibu Assault

Paramount, Brad Pitt Setting Sights On “World War Z” Sequel

George Lucas Gets Married


Rapper Fat Joe Gets Four Months For Shorting Uncle Sam’s Take

Jim Carrey Condemns Gun Violence In His New Movie “Kick-Ass 2″ (After Cashing Checks)

Paula Deen Loses Smithfield Ham Endorsement Deal; Thanks Fans For SupportBut Al Sharpton’s Got Her Back

Chris Brown Accused Of Assaulting Girl In Nightclub

Former “Full House” Actress Jodie Sweetin Files For Divorce

Amanda Bynes Declares Herself A “Hero” For Having Nose Job



FOREIGNERS
Former Italian Premier Berlusconi Gets Seven Years, Lifetime Ban From Politics In Prostitution Case
Egyptian Army Ready To Step In If Anti-Morsi Rallies Turn Violent
Islamist Governor Of Luxor Resigns To Prevent Bloodshed
Brazil’s Rousseff Calls For Constitutional Reform To Placate Protesters
Afghan Forces Crush Taliban Attack On Presidential Palace
Musharraf May Be Among Former Rulers Charged With Treason
Qatari Emir Set To Hand Over Power To Son
ROKs Issue Cyberattack Alert As Government Sites Shut Down On 63rd Anniversary Of Korean War



BLOGS & STUFF
Stephen Crowder: What We’ve Learned From Paula Deen’s Racism
Michelle Malkin: Mass Illegal Alien Amnesty Violates Our Founding Principles
Sarah Palin: Holes In The Border As Big As The Holes In Their Amnesty Bill
Vodkapundit: Et Tu, Marco?
Senator Ted Cruz: Latest “Deal” From The Senate? Pass Amnesty Now, Read The Bill Later
Hot Air: White House Trying To Rein In SecState Kerry?
Moe Lane: THE SEED THAT IS JOHN KERRY CANNOT BE CONTAINED OR DEFINED.
Allahpundit: Cold War – US Tells Russia To Cough Up Snowden, Or Else
Commentary: Putin Is Cleaning Obama’s Clock
Power Line: How Could A Goofy Techie Expose Our Government’s Incompetence?
AmSpecBlog: Supreme Court Punts On Affirmative Action
Volokh Conspiracy: Preliminary Thoughts On Fisher V. University Of Texas
NRO Corner: “Lookout List” Not Much Broader Than Originally Thought, Contrary To Reports
Bryan Preston: IRS Chief Admits Agency Improperly Targeted Groups Through May 2013
Ed Driscoll: Leave Barry Alone!!!
Professor Bainbridge: Memo To Roger Goodell – I’ll Take My NFL Football Without Obamacare Propaganda, Thank You
Conservatives4Palin: NYT Says Evil Gun Companies Should Pay Blood Money Or Something


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