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LIVE AT FIVE: 05.30.14

Posted on | May 30, 2014 | 16 Comments

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TOP NEWS
Pro-Russian Rebels Down Army Helicopter, Fourteen Killed

Pro-Russian rebel sits watch atop an APC in Donetsk

One general, thirteen other soldiers killed; rebel leader in Donetsk admits some fighters were Russians

National Spelling Bee Ends In Tie
Boys from New York, Texas split title after five deadlocked rounds

NSA Releases Snowden E-mails
Refutes traitor’s claimed whistleblowing attempts



POLITICS
State Department Under Fire For Boosting Shady Lawyer Fired By Imprisoned Marine

Alejandro Osuna: fired by SGT Tahmooressi

Osuna advised Marine to lie to Mexican officials



House Votes To Shield States With Medical Marijuana Laws



Chicago Aldermen Introduce $15/Hour Minimum Wage Bill

Detroit Losing Millions As Suburban Counties Drop City Water

Zuckerberg, Wife Throw Away $120 Million On Bay Area Public Schools

Oregon Governor Plans To Sue Contractor Over Failed Obamacare Website

Congress Funds Army’s Hypersonic Missile After Red Chinese Missile Test



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Asian Crude Mixed; Ukraine Crisis And Increased US Gasoline Demand Provide Support: NYMEX $103.37, Brent $110.01
Virgin Galactic Signs Spaceflight Deal With FAA
Energy Department Shakes Up Natural Gas Export Approval Process
E-Cigs Could Sweeten Potential Reynolds/Lorillard Deal
Pending Home Sales Up 0.4% In April
Walmart Slams Critical Analysis Of Executive Compensation
Google Bows To EU Privacy Ruling, Will Allow Europeans To Be “Forgotten”
Microsoft’s New Smartwatch To Play Nicely With Androids, iPhones
Google Video Quality Report Shames ISPs For Slow Streaming Of YouTube Videos
Intel Unveils New Tech For Self-Driving Cars
The “Dots” Sequel Will Seem Awfully Familiar To “Candy Crush” Players



SPORTS
Duncan, Spurs Thrash Thunder, Take 3-2 Lead

Kawhi Leonard takes the rebound

Duncan leads Spurs 117-89 rout with 22 points

Rangers Take Out Habs 1-0; First Stanley Cup Shot Since ’94

Springer Stays Scorching, Lifts Astros Over O’s

Royals End Skid, Down Jays 8-6 In Tenth

Joe Nathan Saves The Tigers From The A’s, 5-4

Red Sox Complete Four-Game Sweep Thanks To Braves Error

Mets Win Third Straight, 4-1 Over Phillies

Ryan Zimmerman Takes Infield, BP



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Eva Green: Too Sexy For The MPAA

Kiboshed “A Dame To Kill For” poster

Sequel to Frank Miller’s Sin City opens August 22

“Orange Is The New Black” Star Laverne Cox Talks About The Transgender Movement

Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt Bring Their Kids To “Maleficent” Premiere

AnnaLynne McCord Is Done Being Quiet About Her Sexual Assault

Unspeakable Armenian Bored With Marriage Already?


Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer To Buy LA Clippers For $2 Billion

Chris Evans And Sandra Bullock An Item?

Lady Gaga Postpones Tour Due To Bronchitis

Gwyneth Paltrow Says Getting Trashed On The Internet Is Just Like War

“Cliffhanger” Reboot Moving Forward

Selena Gomez Being Treated For Lupus

Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt Wide Awake After 24-Hour Transcontinental Premiere Marathon



FOREIGNERS
Japan Tax Hike Lifts Inflation To 23-Year High
Teenage Girls Raped, Hung From Tree In Uttar Pradesh
Abe To Promote Japan As Counterweight To Red China
Thai Army Seeks Hearts And Minds With Smiles, Stickers, And Selfies
Putin Creates New Trade Bloc From Former Soviet States
Shimon Peres, Mahmoud Abbas To Pray With Pope Francis At Vatican June 8
PRC Promises Improvements In Restive Northwest
With Centrist Parties In Disarray, France’s National Front Benefits
Narendra Modi To Move Into PM’s Residence, Declines Changes
Turkey’s Supreme Court Rules YouTube Ban Unconstitutional



BLOGS & STUFF
Blackmailers Don’t Shoot: “Rosemary’s Baby” Review
Doug Powers: Irony, Clinton Style – Hillary Making Millions With Speeches On Income Inequality
Twitchy: Jen Psaki’s Claim Of Obama’s Humility Leaves Citizens In Stitches
Bearing Arms: White Kids Died. We Oughta Pass A Law.
American Power: Desperate Democrats Looking Ahead To 2016 Election
American Thinker: The “Being There” President
BLACKFIVE: What Did Ranger Up Know And When Did They Know It?
Conservatives4Palin: The Public Isn’t Buying The Left’s Global Warming Con
Don Surber: Daily Scoreboard, May 29
Jammie Wearing Fools: White Privilege Causes Everything
Joe For America: Green Beret Slams Gwyneth Paltrow
JustOneMinute: Back To The Big Speech
Pat Dollard: Texas Border Patrol On Brink Of Collapse?
Protein Wisdom: Feds Prosecuting Tree-Trimmer For Unintentionally Bruising Herons
Shot In The Dark: Lucking – “So Stupid You’re Not Acting Stupid”
The Jawa Report: Dirka! Dirka! Jihad! Cadbury Bunny!
The Lonely Conservative: Michelle Obama Doesn’t Want Poor People To Have Potatoes
This Ain’t Hell: The IG Report And The HVAC Hearing In One Word – Brutal
Weasel Zippers: Fabulous! Obama Administration Seeks To Designate Gay Landmarks
Megan McArdle: US Economy Takes Another Sick Day


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