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LIVE AT FIVE: 08.01.14

Posted on | August 1, 2014 | 4 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Bruised And Battered Hamas Now Accepts Ceasefire

John Kerry meets with Egyptian President al-Sisi

72-hour unconditional ceasefire omits all of Hamas previous demands
Uneasy truce in Gaza City
As bulldozers destroy Hamas underground network, IDF sees light at the end of the tunnel

Gas Leaks Trigger Powerful Explosions In Taiwan
Buildings toppled in Kaohsiung; 22 dead, over 260 injured

CDC Director: US Ebola Outbreak “Not In The Cards”
International health experts preparing “surge” into West Africa to fight deadly virus



POLITICS
Senate Sends Transportation, VA Bills To White House On Eve Of Summer Recess

Dorn VA Medical Center in Detroit

$16 billion for the VA; highway funding extended through May


CIA Admits To Spying On Senate Intelligence Committee


House GOP Leadership Spikes Own Immigration Bill After Conservatives Revolt

California Bullet-Train Plan Scores Legal Win

Wisconsin Supremes Uphold Collective Bargaining Crackdown

Obamacare Subsidy Fight Could Go To Supreme Court

Illegal Immigrant Kids Exposed Border Agents To Lice, Scabies, TB And Chicken Pox

Pennsylvania Legislature Nixes Philly Cigarette Tax; School Opening May Be Delayed



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Asian Crude rades Near Four-Month Low As US Supplies Expand: WTI $98.01, Brent $106.07
Asian Stocks Extend Global Rout Amid Earnings Concerns
Wall Street Plunges, Wiping Out July’s Gains
Dollar Just Off Ten-Month High Before US Job Data
GoPro Reports Wider Loss In First Report After IPO
WWE Signs Historic Multimedia Deal With Rogers
NY Judge Rules US Court Can Search E-Mails In Ireland
Microsoft Security Tool EMET 5.0 Puts Leash On Plugins
Surprise Bidder Enters Battle For T-Mobile
Apple Eliminating 200 Jobs At Beats After Acquisition
BBM Now Available For WinPhone Users



SPORTS
Red Sox Lead The Way On Busy Trade Day

Yoenis Cespedes acquired from A’s for pitcher Jon Lester

Lester, Lackey deals among 12 completed at Fenway
Did the Red Sox in Trading Day, rearm for 2015?

Tigers Acquire David Price From Rays

Pirates Can’t Overcome Snakes’ Homer Barrage

Kershaw In Complete Control As Dodgers Sweep Braves

Angels Edge O’s 1-0 In Extras


Mariners Slug Their Way To 6-5 Win Over Tribe

Reds Beat Fish 3-1 On Controversial Replay

Astros Bullpen Chokes, Jays Win 6-5

Cards Top Padres 6-2, Avoid Sweep

Cubs’ Arrieta Dominates In 3-1 Defeat of Rockies

Royals Rally, Tip Twins 6-3

Tigers Bullpen Caves, Pale Hose Win 7-4

Phillies Stand Pat, But GM Says Roster Needs To Change

Cabrera Leaves Tribe For NationalsPen Struggles As Phillies Romp 10-4



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Kelly Rowland Talks Pregnancy

It’s a boy!

“We’re very excited.”


“Gypsy” Back On Track By Hiring New Screenwriter; Will Star Barbra Streisand Also Direct?

Selena Gomez – I Did NOT Bang Orlando Bloom


More Layoffs Today At CBS Films

Are Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden Ready To Wed?

Look: Chris Nolan’s “Interstellar”

Adrienne Bailon Defends Herself Against Unspeakable Armenian & Family

Sony Film Advertising Shakeup

“Sharknado 2″ Nearly Triples Original’s Ratings, Sets Syfy Record



FOREIGNERS
Argentina’s Fernandez Denies Default As Bonds Sink
RBS Expresses Concerns Over Scotland Independence
India’s Demands Block $1 Trillion WTO Deal On Customs Rules
Forensic Investigators Finally Reach Malaysian Air Crash Site
Libyan Hospitals Face Collapse As Asian Staff Flee
Islamic Militias Declare Control Of Benghazi
Imam Of China’s Biggest Mosque Murdered By Extremists
Turks Abroad Begin Voting In Presidential Election
VP Biden Praises Japan’s New Military Policy
Thai Junta Appoints Military-Dominated Legislature



BLOGS & STUFF
Doug Powers: Bloomberg Anti-Gun Group Shoots Itself In Foot
Twitchy:“In The Shadows?!?” Colorado To Issue Driver’s Licenses To Illegals Monday
American Power: Illegal Alien Suspect In USC Murder Wanted By ICE For Deportation; Victim’s Family Fought For Entry Visa
American Thinker: The Three Faces Of Cronyism
BLACKFIVE: Bill Clinton’s Hard Choice On Bin Laden
Conservatives4Palin: Governor Palin Takes On Jesse Ventura
Don Surber: Corporations Aren’t People – Except When They Are
Jammie Wearing Fools: Democrat Fundraising E-Mail Rages Over Republican Fundraising E-Mail – “We’re Still FUMING”
Joe For America: What Will Happen First – Economic Collapse, Or Martial Law?
JustOneMinute: Mickey Strikes Again!
Protein Wisdom: “Are Hostile Blog Posts Key To Dan Markel Murder Mystery?”
Shot In The Dark: Our Gullible Left
STUMP: On Going To The Ivy League
The Gateway Pundit: Obama Halts Visa Applications From Israel
The Jawa Report: Noted Hamas Supporters To Raise Money For “Gaza Victims” At Six Flags Magic Mountain, LA
The Lonely Conservative: Dem Rep Who Co-Sponsored Bill To Impeach Bush Now Claims They Never Tried To Impeach Bush
This Ain’t Hell: Ventura/Janos Not Done?
Weasel Zippers: Wisconsin School Says FLOTUS Lunch Mandate “A Disaster”


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