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  1. GET READY Obama Moving on Climate Change Thomas Trutschel/Phototek

    1. Obama Moving on Climate Change

    The White House released a video today saying Obama will address the threat of climate change in a speech at Georgetown University on Tuesday. “I’ll lay out my vision for where I believe we need to go—a national plan to reduce carbon pollution, prepare our country for the impacts of climate change, and lead global efforts to fight it,” he said. Sources with knowledge of the plan expect the president’s strategies to include greenhouse-gas-emission limits for existing power plants, among other control measures. While no specifics have been released yet, including whether he’ll talk about the Keystone pipeline, progressives hoping Obama would make climate change a priority in his second term have reason to get psyched. 

    June 22, 2013 6:34 PM

  2. Progress? Dilma Rousseff Announces Reforms Eraldo Peres/AP

    2. Dilma Rousseff Announces Reforms

    Are the protests in Brazil working? It seems that way. In a televised address on Friday, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff announced planned reforms in an attempt to end the days of civil unrest. Among those plans are intentions to benefit public transportation, direct oil royalties to education and bring in more doctors from overseas to improve the country’s health service. In response to worries about too much government money being spent on next year’s World Cup, which are at the nexus of the protests, Rousseff said that the tournament would be financed by the companies using the arenas. “I would never allow his money to come out of the taxpayers’ money,” she said.

    June 22, 2013 10:45 AM

  3. Step One Snowden Charges Just the Beginning Kin Cheung/AP

    3. Snowden Charges Just the Beginning

    The U.S. government has filed espionage charges against NSA leaker Edward Snowden, but that's just the beginning of what promises to be a very drawn-out process. The charges are just the first step in the government's attempt to extradite Snowden from Hong Kong, where he is currently in hiding. Although a newspaper there claimed he is under police protection, territorial authorities have declined to comment. Snowden has been charged with theft of government property, unauthorized communication of national defense information and willful communication of classified communication intelligence to an unauthorized person. Under the Espionage Act, the last two charges could mean fines and up to 10 years in prison.

    June 22, 2013 9:33 AM

  4. Syria Bears Arms Rebel Weapons Made in Libya Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty

    4. Rebel Weapons Made in Libya

    What goes around comes around—just not always in the ways you'd expect. Syrian rebels are being supplied with weapons in a multinational aid effort largely funded by Qatar. But in a crazy plot twist, the weapons originated with Muammar Gaddafi's totalitarian government in Libya. At the height of his power, Gaddafi kept stockpiles of arms to send to people fighting governments he didn't like. But in post-Gaddafi Libya the tables have turned, and now the very rebels who ousted the late dictator are using his weapons to help efforts he would have loathed. Talk about revenge.

    June 22, 2013 9:38 AM

  5. TRAGEDY Danish Racer Allan Simonsen Killed Robert Cianflone/Getty

    5. Danish Racer Allan Simonsen Killed

    Less then ten minutes into the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race, Danish Racer Allan Simonsen was killed when his car crashed into a safety barrier at high speed. He was treated on the scene, but died from his injuries soon after in the circuit's medical center. Simonsen is one of the the most experienced racers in motorsports; it was his seventh time participating in the endurance race. His Aston Martin teammates will continue on "in tribute to Allan," according to a statement from the team's sponsor. Today was a sad day for racers: two-time champion Wolf Silvester also died, reportedly from a heart attack during the German VLN Endurance Racing Championship.

    June 22, 2013 4:15 PM

  6. Hear No Evil Judge: No Audio Experts in Zimmerman Trial Pool photo by Joe Burbank

    6. Judge: No Audio Experts in Zimmerman Trial

    Has another blow been struck to pseudoscience, or could it be something murkier? On Saturday, the judge of George Zimmerman’s trial barred the state’s two audio experts from testifying. The experts, who testified in pre-trial hearings on June 7, both claimed that screams heard on a 911 call after teenager Trayvon Martin was shot could not have belonged to Zimmerman and therefore must have been Martin’s. But other witnesses claimed that due to the poor quality of the recording, the audio was impossible to properly analyze. The judge concluded that the methods used by the experts are not widely accepted in the field of audio analysis, although the state can still call non-expert witnesses.

    June 22, 2013 11:40 AM

  7. DISASTER 2 Dead After Wing-Walker Plane Crashes WHIO-TV

    7. 2 Dead After Wing-Walker Plane Crashes

    A day of family entertainment turned tragic on Saturday when a stuntwoman’s plane crashed at Ohio’s 39th Vectren Dayton Air Show, killing her and the pilot. The entertainer, wing-walker Jane Wicker, was sitting on top of the 450 HP Stearman when it crashed, bursting into flames as it hit the ground. "It's part of what they do for a living," said one of the air show's organizers, Michael Emoff. "They know the risks. They do this because they love it. But it's devastating." The identity of the pilot is being withheld until family members can be notified. 

    June 22, 2013 1:25 PM

  8. ON A ROLL No Toilet Paper for United Passengers

    8. No Toilet Paper for United Passengers

    Is it us, or does flying keep getting crappier? Every airline seems to be cutting back on something, but United took it to a whole new level by taking off for a ten-hour flight without any toilet paper on board. Some quick thinking flight attendants stocked the bathrooms with cocktail napkins, but the effort didn't sit well with passengers. In a statement, United said, "We apologize to our customers on this flight for the inconvenience and would like the opportunity to welcome them back." The airline also said restocking would have caused a delay. Next time FYI, go ahead and get the toilet paper. We'll wait.

    June 22, 2013 1:23 PM

  9. CHEATER CHEATER '97 Tour Winning Cyclist: 'I Doped' Peter Dejong/AP

    9. '97 Tour Winning Cyclist: 'I Doped'

    In news we sort of already knew, former Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich is finally admitting to blood doping with the help of Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentes. A major rival of disgraced doper Lance Armstrong, Ullrich had previously denied rumors of his involvement in the cheating scandal, even after he was kicked off his team in 2006. In his confession to a German magazine, he excused his transgressions and said that it was cool because hey, everyone else was doing it. "I haven’t taken anything that wasn’t taken by others," he said. "For me, a scam is when I get an advantage first. But this was not so. I wanted to ensure an equal opportunity."

    June 22, 2013 3:51 PM

  10. RE-PUG-NANT? World’s Ugliest Dog Is Adorbs Noah Berger/AP

    10. World’s Ugliest Dog Is Adorbs

    A new winner was crowned at the World’s Ugliest Dog competition, much to the dismay of the Twitterverse and anyone with eyes. The chosen mutt is crazy super adorable! Walle (WAHL-ee), a duck-footed beagle, boxer, and basset-hound mix, who one judge said looked as if “he’s been Photoshopped with pieces from various dogs and maybe a few other animals,” beat out 30 other pups yesterday, hounds that the Internet agreed were far homelier. The judges also said his strange waddle helped him win. Until we get a look at that walk, we have to agree with the general consensus: “That dog is cute as hell.”

    June 22, 2013 5:44 PM

  11. NO LOVE

    11. Maria Sharapova Blasts Serena

    Serena Williams got served today, but not on the tennis court. Maria Sharapova responded to the French Open winner's recent catty comments about an unnamed tennis player (widely thought to be Sharapova) and her "black hearted" boyfriend published in Roling Stone. So Sharapova was all, "If she wants to talk about something personal, maybe she should talk about her relationship and her boyfriend that was married and is getting a divorce and has kids." Buuuurn. Williams is a favorite to win Wimbledon, which starts Monday. So maybe she should focus on that. Her mouth has gotten her into enough trouble this week.

    June 22, 2013 12:04 PM

  12. IDEOLOGY Obama and Kerry Butt Heads Pool photo by Charles Dharapak, via AP

    12. Obama and Kerry Butt Heads

    When President Obama tapped John Kerry to be his second-term Secretary of State, it seemed like he had chosen someone as cautious as himself. But five months in, it’s clear that the biggest divisions in the administration’s approach to foreign policy are between…Obama and Kerry. After it emerged this week that Kerry argued in favor of strikes on Syrian airfields, those divisions have come into sharper focus. It all boils down to ideology: while Obama holds a distanced, “do no harm” approach to conflicts in the Middle East, Kerry seems to favor direct intervention. Come on, guys. Can’t we all just get along?

    June 22, 2013 10:21 AM

  13. Down, Kitty! Sanctuary Worker Injured By Tiger Roland Weihrauch/AP

    13. Sanctuary Worker Injured By Tiger

    A normal day at work ended with a near-death experience for one woman on Friday. Marissa Dub, who works at an exotic cat refuge in Indiana, was attacked by a tiger when she forgot to close a door separating its cage from a holding area. The tiger reportedly held Dub's head in its mouth until her coworkers were able to distract it by spraying it with a hose. Dub was out of the cage by the time emergency workers arrived and, although she was listed in critical condition on Friday evening, none of her injuries are believed to be life-threatening. This is a new experience for the sanctuary, which hasn't reported an injury since it opened in 1991. What happens to the tiger remains to be seen.

    June 22, 2013 9:47 AM

  14. Cooked Food Network Fires Paula Deen Slaven Vlasic / Getty Images

    14. Food Network Fires Paula Deen

    Paula Deen’s career may be as fried as her chicken. Food Network announced Friday that it will not renew the down-home cooking mogul’s contract when it expires at the end of this month. Deen, who has been a fixture at Food Network since 1999, came under fire this week when the transcript of her deposition in a harassment case filed by a former employee revealed that she has used the n-word in the past and once wanted to throw a “plantation-style” wedding. Ever indulgent, Deen released three videos Friday afternoon in which she apologized for offending anybody with her testimony and for standing up Matt Lauer Friday morning at the Today show.

    June 21, 2013 4:53 PM

  15. Out of This World! Expect a Supermoon This Weekend Victor R. Caivano/AP

    15. Expect a Supermoon This Weekend

    Is the rest of the solar system having a big party we weren’t invited to? First was the Friday summer solstice, when the sun seemed to celebrate its biggest time to shine by sending up a solar flare about two hours before sunset. The relatively mild flare was followed up by a “coronal mass ejection,” which sent billions of tons of solar material into space at 1,349 MPH. Now the moon’s getting in on the action: this weekend, prepare for a supermoon. A supermoon, or pedigree full moon, happens when the moon hits its closest point to Earth in its orbit. What does this mean? The moon will seem 30 percent bigger and 14 percent brighter than at its farthest point. How romantic.

    June 22, 2013 10:45 AM

  16. wal-mart terrors 4 Injured in North Carolina Shooting Damian Dovarganes/AP

    16. 4 Injured in North Carolina Shooting

    A man shot one person outside a law firm and three more ouside a Wal-Mart in Greenville, North Carolina, before officers arrived at the scene and engaged him in a gun battle. The four victims and the suspect are expected to survive. "When the officers returned fire, I saw him get hit at least three times," a witness said. "At least two hit him in the left leg. I couldn't tell where else he was hit ... but it spun him around and knocked him down." Just your daily reminder that you're never safe.

    June 21, 2013 9:55 PM

  17. Technical Difficulties Southwest Cancels 57 Flights Charles Rex Arbogast/AP

    17. Southwest Cancels 57 Flights

    Well, that’s embarrassing. Southwest Airlines was forced to cancel at least 57 flights on Friday, and at least 250 were delayed. Why? A computer glitch. The problem was detected around 8 p.m. PDT on Friday, and the company wasn’t able to get backup systems up and running again until three hours later. The main system was finally back up on Saturday morning. The glitch made such things as conducting check-ins, printing boarding passes and monitoring aircraft weight impossible. There’s nothing like starting a vacation with some turbulence.

    June 22, 2013 10:10 AM

  18. Starstruck J-Lo Awarded Walk of Fame Star John Shearer/Invision/AP

    18. J-Lo Awarded Walk of Fame Star

    James Dean, Katharine Hapburn…Jennifer Lopez? The singer and actress was awarded the 2,500th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, accompanied by her boyfriend and two children. Speaking on J-Lo’s behalf were her Monster-in-Law costar Jane Fonda, sometime collaborator Pitbull, and Keenan Ivory Wayans, who gave her her first break. “I cried like almost 15 thousand times,” Lopez said afterward. It’s okay, Jennifer. We know you’re still just Jenny from the block.

    June 22, 2013 10:10 AM

  19. can i have yo numbah? Facebook Bug Exposes Contact Info Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

    19. Facebook Bug Exposes Contact Info

    Oops. On Friday, Facebook revealed they fixed a bug that had accidentally given out contact information for six million of its users. When using the social network's DYI (download your information) tool, the email addresses and phone numbers of friends were being downloaded. "We currently have no evidence that this bug has been exploited maliciously and we have not received complaints from users or seen anomalous behavior on the tool or site to suggest wrongdoing," Facebook said in response to the bug, which was fixed within 24 hours, but had apparently been live since 2012.

    June 21, 2013 8:22 PM