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Posted on | August 18, 2014 | 2 Comments

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TOP NEWS
Ukraine Claims Control Of Lugansk City Center

Separatist rebels in Eastern Ukraine

Rebel discipline inside the city breaking down
Red Cross waits for guarantees as Ukraine truce discussed
Germany: Some progress in “difficult” Ukraine/Russia talks


Pope Francis Calls For “Fraternal Dialogue” With PRC, Norks
Pope gets rock-star treatment at Asian Youth Day

Curfew Reimposed In Ferguson, Mo.
Protests continue; unclear whether protesters are obeying the curfew



POLITICS
Texas Governor Perry Responds To Indictment: “I Stood Up For The Rule Of Law”

Governor Rick Perry (R-TX)

Palin: Everything’s big in Texas, even this BS

Congressional Democrats Criticize Obama On ISIS Efforts

Miller Expresses Confidence Ahead Of Alaska Primary

Vulnerable Senate Dems Wary Of Obama Using Executive Powers On Immigration

Obama Interrupts His Vacation To Deal With Crises

MT Democrats Pick State Legislator To Replace John Walsh In Senate Race

LA Weighs Cash Incentive To Boost Election Turnout



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Asian Crude Mixed Amid Signs Of Waning Supply Threats: WTI $96.81, Brent $102.81
Shanghai Composite Index Extends Gains To Sixth Week As Shippers Rally
PRC Property Prices Skid Further In July
Bourbon Production Reaches Highest Point Since 1970s
Sultan Of Brunei Bids For Sahara’s Hotels In New York, London
Gold Declines For Second Day As Silver Drops To Two-Month Low
Internet Explorer For Android Or iOS? Not In Microsoft’s Plans
Jetpac To Withdraw Apps After Google Acquisition
Facebook Messenger Users Gripe And Grumble In Online Reviews
Don’t Touch That Update! Microsoft Pulls Latest Windows 8.1 Patch
Facebook Testing “Satire” Tags For Sites Like The Onion



SPORTS
Jeff Gordon Finally Gets Another Win At Michigan International

Celebrates winning the pole position

Thirteen years since last win – which was also the year he won the Sprint Cup

Lucroy Leads Brewers To Sweep Of Dodgers In 7-2 Win


Cubs Edge Mets 2-1

Fish Whip Snakes 10-3

Giants Top Phillies 5-2

A’s Skid Reaches Five As They Fall To Braves 4-3

Bombs Away For Astros In 8-1 Shelling Of BoSox

Soriano Blows Save, Nats Win Anyway With Sac Fly In 11th



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Lindsay Lohan Responds To James Franco’s Claim They Didn’t Have Sex

“When I started working we didn’t have Twitter, we didn’t have any of this s–t, it’s a different world now. We didn’t have Instagram, we didn’t have camera phones for God’s sake. It’s really different now.”

Still upset over theft of list she compiled as part of Betty Ford rehab


Kid Rock’s Going To Be A Grandpa


Christina Aguilera – It’s A Girl!


Justin Bieber Attends Bible Study With Selena Gomez

Jennifer Lawrence And Chris Martin Are Seeing Each Other

Paul Giamatti To Star In “Straight Outta Compton” As NWA’s Manager

Kendra Wilkinson And Hank Bassett – Happily Together?

Denzel Washington Detoxes After A Month Of Hard Partying

Jessica Simpson Snuggles With Her Kids

Beyonce Preparing To Divorce Jay-Z?

War Machine Captured By Cops Outside LA



FOREIGNERS
US-Backed Kurdish Forces Retake Mosul Dam
UNSC Blacklists Jihadis In Iraq, Syria
Netanyahu: No Deal With Gaza If Israeli Security Needs Not Met
Fifteen Missing After Indonesian Tourist Boat Sinks
Brazil Mourns Eduardo Campos
UK’s Military Role In Iraq To Expand
Monsoon Flooding Hits Uttar Pradesh, 1500 Villages Underwater
Momentum Grows For Scottish Independence Despite Failed Debate
Afghan Sikh Stowaways Found In Tilbury Container Included Thirteen Children
Japanese National Reportedly Captured In Syria



BLOGS & STUFF
American Power: Black Panthers Chant “We Want Warren Wilson Dead” In Ferguson
American Thinker: College Board Erases The Founding Fathers
BLACKFIVE: Priorities For The President
Blackmailers Don’t Shoot: Los Angeles Is Officially A Third World City
Conservatives4Palin: Obama’s Docu-Drama
Don Surber: Political Scoreboard, August 15
Jammie Wearing Fools: High Fashion, Expense For Hillary’s Travels
Joe For America: Rick Perry Indicted – All You Need To Know
JustOneMinute: Salt – The Science Was Settled!
Protein Wisdom: Texas Democrats And Criminal Drunkard Rosemary Lehmburg Use Lawfare Against Gov. Rick Perry
Shot In The Dark: All That DFL Happy Talk About The Economy…
STUMP: Obamacare (And Government Corruption, BIRM) Watch – Amateur Hour With E-Mail
The Gateway Pundit: Eyewitness At Crime Scene Vindicates Officer Wilson In Michael Brown Shooting
The Jawa Report: Yezidis Commit Suicide Rather Than Bear ISIS Children After Rape Jihad
The Lonely Conservative: Here’s Another Rich Democrat Donor Nancy Pelosi Subsidized With Our Tax Dollars
This Ain’t Hell: The Militarized Police Discussion
Weasel Zippers: Alan Dershowitz Outraged By Perry Indictment – “Everyone Should Stand Against It”
Megan McArdle: Old Debts, Shady Collectors, And Your Rights


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