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Friday, July 12, 2013

Good Morning, News!

Posted by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey on Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 9:29 AM

GOOD MORNING, BLOGTOWN! Cotton candy, sweet and low, let me see that tootsie roll! LET'S GO TO PRESS.

Edward Snowden met with rights activists in his temporary living room at the Moscow airport, to ask for help seeking asylum status in Russia until he can safely travel to Latin America.

The defense makes their closing arguments in the trial of George Zimmerman asking the jury to put their sympathy for the family of Trayvon Martin aside, and find their probably guilty client innocent.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is resigning from the Obama administration to become the president of the U of California system. (The students are just gonna LOVE her new on-campus TSA policies!)

According to voices heard on the cockpit recorder on Asiana flight 214, two of the three pilots were calling to abort the landing before crashing into the seawall.

Tens of thousands of supporters of President Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood pack the main squares of cities in Egypt in protest, as the military carries out criminal investigations against the ousted president.

A top Democrat releases reports on the IRS showing that it vetted liberal groups (such as Occupy) with similar scrutiny as the cry babies in the Tea Party. (Time for Occupy to cry now!)

Trouble on Free Slurpee Day! A man apparently angered by the crowd in a Vancouver, WA 7-11 throws his free Slurpee into an employee's face. DON'T GIVE THAT MAN ANOTHER SLURPEE!

Now here's what's going on in your neck of the woods: A relatively "cool" 75 degrees today, and warming back up to the mid-80s in the coming week.

And finally, let's all take a moment to laugh together with this week's edition of... Ziggy en Español!



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