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LIVE AT FIVE: 02.25.14

Posted on | February 25, 2014 | 4 Comments

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TOP NEWS
Ukraine Charges Former President Yanukovich With Mass Murder

A man lights a candle at a memorial to those slain in last week’s Maidan protests

Other former ministers also sought in deaths of protesters

Thai Army Chief Warns Country On Brink Of Armed Conflict
Warns antigovernment protesters, pro-government red shirts against further escalation
PM Yingluck Rules Out Stepping Down


Philippines Drug Raid Shows Mexican Cartels’ Presence In Asia
Sinaloa cartel operatives found at Philippine meth bust



POLITICS
SecDef Hagel Plans Cuts To Reduce Army To Pre-WW2 Levels

Hagel and Chairman of the JCS General Dempsey speak at a Pentagon press conference yesterday

Claims cuts necessary to preserve special ops, cyberwar capabilities

Virginia Gov. McAuliffe’s Commerce Secretary Under Federal Investigation Too


AG Holder Says “Discriminatory” Gay Marriage Laws Don’t Need Defending

Arizona Bill Allowing Businesses To Deny Service To Gays Sparks Heated Debate

Gun Limits For Young Adults Survive Supreme Court Appeal

Sebelius Cuts To Home Healthcare Funds Could Jeopardize Hundreds Of Thousands Of Jobs



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Asian Crude Down Slightly Ahead Of US Data: NYMEX $102.42, Brent $110.49
Stocks Surge On Healthcare Gains
Carl Icahn’s eBay Battle Gets Nasty
LinkedIn Opens Chinese-Language Site, Will Conform To PRC Censorship Rules
McDonald’s, Taco Bell Rethink Breakfast
SolarCity To Install Fewer Panels In First Quarter
Zuckerberg Wants Facebook To Be “Dial Tone For The Internet”
Former Nokia Chief Elop To Run Microsoft’s XBox, Tablet Businesses
What Mattered At Mobile World Congress Day One
Verizon: Heavy Web Users Should Pay More
Expert Says Selfies Probably Not Causing Spread Of Head Lice In Teens



SPORTS
Finally, Some Good News For Fans Of Terps Mens’ Basketball

Coach Turgeon screams for a foul as Maryland guard Nick Faust hits the floor

Maryland fumbles away another game, falls 57-55 to #4 Syracuse

Bucks Get 11th Win With Rout Of Sixers

Trade Deadline Looms As NHL Resumes Play

Burks, Favors Lead Jazz To 110-98 Win Over Celtics

MLB Limits But Doesn’t Ban Home Plate Collisions

Oklahoma Wilts Down The Stretch, Falls To #5 Kansas

Crawford Leads Clippers Past Pelicans, 123-110

Blue Jackets Put Tyutin On Injured Reserve After Olympic Damage

Mattheus Has MRI, Clippard Back On The Mound



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Actor, Director, Writer: Harold Ramis Dies At 69

Good night, sweet prince.

Best remembered for roles in “Ghostbusters”, “Stripes”, SCTV; also wrote “Animal House”, many other comedies

Alec Baldwin Bids Goodbye To Public Life

Judy Garland’s Kids To Reunite For Oscars “Wizard Of Oz” Tribute

Robin Thicke’s Wife Paula Patton Announces Separation

Third Child On The Way For Jimmy Kimmel

“American Idol” To Lose Money This Year?

“Teen Mom 2” Star Driving Recklessly Before Fiery Crash, Cops Say

Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint Toast Each Others’ Success At Theatre Awards

Half Of Hollywood Supports Miley Cyrus At Her “Bangerz” Concert

Study Suggests Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” Could Kill The Talk Show Genre



FOREIGNERS
Japan’s New Energy Policy Keeps Nukes As Prime Energy Source
State Department Presses Iraq For Details On Reported Iran Arms Deal
Ugandan President Signs Anti-Gay Bill
Drug Lord’s Lawyers File To Block Extradition To US
Venezuela Death Toll Climbs To 13 As Protests Flare
Italy’s New PM Clears Hurdle With Senate Confidence Vote
Egypt’s Interim Government Resigns Unexpectedly
Leopard On The Loose In Meerut Sparks Terror
ROK President Sets Up Committee To Prepare For Unification With DPRK
India Drops Anti-Piracy Charges; No Death Penalty For Italian Marines
Turkish PM Erdogan Gains Upper Hand As Police Purge Defangs Islamist Leader



BLOGS & STUFF
Proof Positive: Raise Your Hand If You’re Sure!
Michelle Malkin: Why Parents Are “Paranoid” About Common Core
Doug Powers: Eric Cantor’s Democrat Challenger Gets His Alan Grayson On
Twitchy: Piers Morgan Loses Control Of His Tweets Along With What’s Left Of His Dignity
American Power: Spanish Lefty Convicted Of Threatening Political Leaders On Twitter
American Thinker: Shut Up, They Explained
The Necropolitan Sentinel: Obamacare, Pensions, And Debt, Oh My!
Conservatives4Palin: Gillespie Gaining On Warner In Virginia Senate Race
Don Surber: Daily Scoreboard, February 24
Jammie Wearing Fools: Former SC Dem Party Chair On Hillary Supporters – “I Think It’s More Of A Cult Than A Political Movement”
Joe For America: Krauthammer – If Obama Was A Republican, He’d Be Impeached
JustOneMinute: I’ll Believe It When I See It
Pat Dollard: Meghan McCain Thinks Freedom Of Religion Is Embarrassing
Shot In The Dark: Open Letter To Pretty Much Everyone Involved In Last Weekend’s Rhubarb In Buffalo
The Jawa Report: Everyone Wave Bye Bye To Piers Morgan
The Lonely Conservative: ACU Seeking Liberal To Debate Ann Coulter At CPAC
This Ain’t Hell: Those American Olympians And Their “Alternative” Lifestyles
Megan McArdle: Venezuela And Chavez’ Deadly Endgame


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