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LIVE AT FIVE: 08.27.14

Posted on | August 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Israel Agrees To Open-Ended Truce In Gaza

Netanyahu facing criticism from hard right, residents of communities near Gaza

Solutions to tough issues put off for later
Gazans celebrate “victory”
How Israel made Hamas crawl
Deal boosts Hamas politically, clears way for reconstruction


Syria Warns Against Unauthorized Strikes Against ISIS In Syria
Warning comes the day after Raqqah falls to jihadis

Ukraine Detains Russian Paratroopers Near Donetsk
Russia claims soldiers blundered across the border, surrendered peacefully



POLITICS
Doug Ducey Wins GOP Primary For Arizona Governor

Ducey speaks to forum in Glendale

Former Cold Stone Creamery CEO, state treasurer defeats five other contenders with 37% of the vote

McSally Wins Easily In GOP Primary, Will Face Dem Barber In Rematch

Obama Lays Out Plan To Overhaul VA To American Legion

Lawmakers Demand Vote On Military Action Against ISIS

Former Acting HHS Cybersecurity Director Convicted On Child Porn Charges

IRS Lawyer Says Lerner’s Blackberry Deliberately Destroyed After Start Of Congressional Probe



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Asian Crude Recovers From 14-Month Low: WTI $93.87, Brent $102.73
Will Burger King Get Burned By Canada Move?
Asian Stocks Mostly Higher After Record S&P Close
American, US Air Pulling Listings From Orbitz
Euro Falls To Lowest In Almost A Year On ECB Outlook; Kiwi Gains
Snapchat Valuation Estimated At $10 Billion
Instagram’s Hyperlapse App Brings Pricy Image Stability To Phone Cameras
Google Buys Cloud-Based Special Effects Firm Zync
Kevin Durant Broke The Internet
EA Hoping Add-On Content Sales Will Reach $1 Billion This Year
Zelda, F-Zero, And Animal Crossing Content Coming To Mario Kart 8



SPORTS
Lagares, Gee Lead Mets To 3-2 Win Over Braves

Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia thanks outfielder Juan Lagares after the team defeats Atlanta

Lagares flashes glove in the outfield, hits two-run dinger


Angels Crush Fish 8-2


Tigers Snap Yankees’ Streak, 5-2


Dodgers Score Six In Fourth To Beat Snakes 9-5

Carter’s Blast In 8th Gives Astros 4-2 Win Over A’s

NASCAR Releases 2015 Sprint Cup Schedule

Delle Donne’s Last-Minute Basket Takes Game And Series For Sky

Napoli’s Three-Run Blast In 11th Wins It For Bosox Against Blue Jays

Ike Davis’ Pinch-Hit Dinger Puts Pirates On Top Against Cards

Tribe Tops Pale Hose 8-6 In Tenth

Royals Rally In Ninth, Edge Twins 2-1

O’s Batter Rays Bullpen For 4-2 Win

Phillies Stay Hot, Beat Nationals Again



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Sofia Vergara Slams “Sexist” Criticism Of Pedestal Stunt

Her body, her choice, am I right?

“… It means that somebody can be hot and also be funny…So I absolutely think it’s ridiculous.”

“Full House” Cast And Producers Mulling A Revival

Cops Called After Bieber And Gomez Involved In Incident At Hollywood Dave & Buster’s

Sarah Hyland & Matt Prokop Break Up After Five Years

Miley Cyrus’ VMA Date Sought By Cops For Probation Violation

Cory Fukunaga: Instant Emmys Crush

Suge Knight Not Talking To Police

Ansel Elgort And High School Sweetheart Split

Netflix Renews Will Arnett’s “BoJack Horseman”

Rapper Young Jeezy Arrested After Wiz Khalifa Concert Shooting

Lea Michele May Be Guesting On “Sons Of Anarchy” For Multiple Episodes

Chris Hemsworth, Charlie Day Join New Line’s “Vacation”



FOREIGNERS
Wide Gaps Remain As Putin, Poroshenko Discuss Ukraine Crisis
Rotherham Sex Abuse Scandal: 1400 Children Exploited By Asian Gangs While Authorities Turned Blind Eye
American Jihadi Dies Fighting For ISIS In Syria
Freed Hostage Peter Theo Curtis Returns From Syria To America
Libyan Raids Could Herald Bolder Arab Action As US Wavers
UN Helicopter Crash In South Sudan Kills Russian Crew
Boko Haram Seizes More Towns In NE Nigeria As Army Flees
New Aussie Airport Counter-Terrorism Squads Nail First Suspect
Colombian Drug Kingpin’s Former Hitman Freed



BLOGS & STUFF
First Street Journal: Karmic Justice!
Michelle Malkin: Congrats To Diane Douglas! Grass Roots Activist Upsets Pro-Common Core State Superintendent In GOP Primary
Twitchy: “Might As Well Join The ISIS” – Hilarious Lefty Comments To Burger King
Matt Levine: Burger King May Move To Canada For The Doughnuts
American Power: 1400 Children Raped By Muslim Gangs As Police Feared “Racism” Accusations
American Thinker: Where Governmental Incompetence Ends And Malice Begins
BLACKFIVE: To Make Peace, You Must First Make War
Conservatives4Palin: At Last, A Video Compilation Of Harry Reid’s Greatest Hits
Don Surber: The Disconnected Obama Meme
Jammie Wearing Fools: Obama Buddy Warren Buffett Helping Burger King Exercise “Unpatriotic Tax Loophole”
Joe For America: Christians – Long Fuse, Big Bang
JustOneMinute: The Mean Streets Of New York
Protein Wisdom: Western Anti-Semitism Is Led By “Mainstream” Media
Shot In The Dark: The Skewed Market
STUMP: Public Pensions Watch – Miscellany (But Mostly Illinois)
The Gateway Pundit: Arrest Made In #MikeBrown “Revenge Attack” That Put Marine In The Hospital
The Jawa Report: War Porn – The Iron Dome
The Lonely Conservative: Mexican President In California Lecturing Us On Immigration
This Ain’t Hell: President Obama Live At The American Legion Convention
Weasel Zippers: Students Invent Fingernail Polish That Detects Date Rape Drugs; Miserable Feminists Whine It Promotes “Rape Culture”
Megan McArdle: Burger King And The Whopper About Taxes


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