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LIVE AT FIVE: 08.11.14

Posted on | August 11, 2014 | 9 Comments

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TOP NEWS
US Airstrikes Bring Early Gains In Iraq

Yazidi boys search for their families at a displaced persons camp in Kurdistan

Two towns retaken by peshmerga; Barzani asks for heavy weapons
Iraqi special forces loyal to PM Maliki seal off Green Zone in Baghdad
ISIS recruiting on the rise among Sunnis in Iraq
Maliki accuses President of breaching constitution

Israel, Hamas Agree To New Truce In Gaza
Netanyahu says no return to talks as long as Hamas keeps firing

Nigeria Struggles To Cope With Ebola Outbreak
Guinea closes borders with Sierra Leone, Liberia



POLITICS
Hawaii’s Incumbent Governor Abercrombie Beaten In Democratic Primary

Neil Abercrombie: incumbent endorsed by Obama, soon to be ex-governor

Incumbent senator Brian Schatz holds narrow 1600-vote lead over challenger Colleen Hayabusa

Former RNC Chair Michael Steele Mulls Another Run For Office


Iowa GOP Targets State Senate For Clean Sweep Of State Government

Hillary Clinton Criticizes Obama For Failure To Act In Syria

Texas Governor Perry Forms RickPAC

State Department Hires Company To Prep Officials For Congressional Grilling

Oracle Sues Oregon Over Healthcare Exchange



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Asian Crude Sinks After US Airstrikes In Iraq: WTI $98.03, Brent $104.68
Kinder Morgan To Consolidate Units Under One Roof In $70 Billion Deal
Asia Stocks Rise On Wall Street Surge, Dollar Steady After Rebound
Amazon Blocks Pre-Orders Of Disney DVDs Amid Pricing Spat
US Productivity Recovers After Steep Q1 Fall
Arthur Demoulas Accuses Relatives Of “Onerous” Terms
Apple Bringing Siri To The Mac?
Yahoo, Google Teaming Up For Secure E-Mail
Four Reasons Microsoft’s Surface Might Bite The Dust
John McAfee Speaks At DefCon: Laziness At The Expense Of Privacy And Freedom
FCC Orders Support For Text-To-911



SPORTS
Tony Stewart Accidentally Hits, Kills Kevin Ward Jr. In Dirt-Track Race

Stewart last week during a practice for yesterday’s NASCAR race

Confrontation on track after collision ends in death for Ward
No criminal charges pending


Keith Olbermann Being A Douche (Again), This Time About NASCAR


Phillies Rally In The Ninth, Edge Mets 7-6

Mesoraco Homers Twice As Reds Beat Fish 7-2

Cespedes Puts On Power Show, Carries BoSox Over Angels 3-1

Blue Jays Edge Tigers 6-5 In 19-Inning Marathon

Royals Speed Past Giants, Extend Streak To Seven

Cardinals Unleash 17-hit Attack, Beat O’s 8-3

Wood Outduels Gio, Braves Win 3-1



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
It’s Your Fault Kate Upton Hasn’t Posed Nude, Internet

And you know? I’m okay with that.

“For me, those photos are art…I don’t think my pictures would be received the way I’d want them to be received.”

Menachem Golan, Action Filmmaker, Dies At 85


Weekend Box Office: #1 Turtles Outperform With $65 Million/$97.3 Million Global, #2 Guardian, #3 Storm, #4 Journey

Unspeakable Armenian Set To Release Selfies Book In 2015

Veteran Soap Opera Actor Charles Keating Dead At 72

David Duchovny, Tea Leoni Quietly Divorce

War Machine’s Porn Star GF Can Barely Speak After He Beat Her

Christina Ricci – It’s A Boy!



FOREIGNERS
Erdogan Wins Turkey’s First Direct Vote For President
US Removes Some Staff From Embassy, Consulate In Iraq
Chicoms Reject Kerry’s Efforts On South China Sea Tensions
Chinese, Japanese Foreign Ministers Hold Unofficial Talks On Ties
Iranian Airliner Crashes After Takeoff, Killing 39
Afghanistan Suicide Bomber Targets NATO Convoy, Kills Four Civilians
Ukraine Steps Up Assault On Rebel-Held Donetsk
US Opens Defense Arsenal To India, Seven Offers On Table
Warsi: Failure To Win Over Minorities Will Cost Tories Victory
Osun Governor Aregbesola – Nigeria Is In Political Bondage



BLOGS & STUFF
American Power: Jihad Black Flag, Communist Hammer & Sickle At Hamas Anti-Israel Terror March In London
American Thinker: Transgenderism And Unemployment – What Really Matters
BLACKFIVE: Casting Off The Warriors
Blackmailers Don’t Shoot: NYC Hamas Supporters Display Mexican Flag
Conservatives4Palin: Sally Kohn – Evil White Republicans Have Taken Over And Destroyed Detroit!
Don Surber: Political Scoreboard, August 8
Jammie Wearing Fools: Religion Of Peace – ISIS “Militants” Execute 500 Yazidis, Bury Others Alive, Take 300 Women As Slaves
Joe For America: I’m Spoiled And Lazy But Walmart Should Pay Me More Money Anyway!
JustOneMinute: Regrets, He Has A Few
Protein Wisdom: Oppose Common Core? This Teachers Union President Wants To Punch You In The Face
Shot In The Dark: Protest! With Bacon!
STUMP: Collision Of Public Employees And Obamacare – Collateral Damage
The Gateway Pundit: Hillary Clinton Blames Rise Of Islamic Militants On Obama Policies
The Jawa Report: Single Afghan Woman Fights Back
The Lonely Conservative: NBC On Obama’s Foreign Policy Doctrine – He Doesn’t Have One
This Ain’t Hell: So, What Does POTUS Really Think Of Vets?
Weasel Zippers: Obama Escorted By SWAT Team, Snipers On Dangerous Martha’s Vineyard Golf Course
Megan McArdle: Welcome To Walmart, The Doctor Will See You Now


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