President Obama discusses college costs; an apparent chemical attack strikes Syria; and Bradley Manning reveals his plan to become a woman. Meanwhile, James Franco set to star in his own show; Prince George turns 1…month; and Law and Order SVU tackles the Paula Deen scandal.
-Maura + Ally
Images of Death in Syria, but No Proof of Chemical Attack, http://rtvote.com/1aviwY8
Many Syrian men, women, and children were killed yesterday in a likely chemical weapon attack. Though cause of death is not confirmed, the victims have no signs of visible injury, and puffs of smoke were spotted above the affected areas. The scale of this attack could change the global attitude on chemical weapons and be the tipping point for increased Western involvement on the issue.
‘I am Chelsea’: Read Manning’s full statement, http://rtvote.com/175VC4q
Bradley Manning announced on the TODAY show today that he will begin hormone therapy to live the rest of his life as a woman, ‘Chelsea Manning.’ This comes shortly after his indictment for leaking classified military information.
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner reaches mediation deal, city attorney says, http://rtvote.com/175VLVs
Weeks after Mayor Filner admitted to inappropriate relations with 18 women and underwent 2 weeks of rehab, an agreement has been reached between the Mayor and the city. The content of the mediation will not be released until Friday, but the result could be as extreme as resignation.
Maria Sharapova withdraws from the U.S. Open, http://rtvote.com/175Wkid
Due to a shoulder injury sustained from the French Open in May, Sharapova withdrew her spot in the U.S. Open to give herself time to heal. She is simultaneously working to promote her new line of gummy candies, called “Sugarpova.
Obama’s Plan Aims to Lower Cost of College, http://rtvote.com/175XTwG
President Obama spoke to students in Buffalo Thursday morning, addressing the rising cost of college. He proposed a ranking system of a colleges’ affordability, state funding tied to success of students, and ensuring students receiving federal aid actually complete school. The President will continue to discuss this topic as he continues a bus tour throughout New York and Pennsylvania today and tomorrow.
James Franco Gets TV Show Starring James Franco Called James Franco Presents About James Franco’s Life, http://rtvote.com/175JIHG
Prince George Is 1 Month Old Already: Here’s What the Royal Baby Has Been Up To, http://rtvote.com/1av0LIC
Wentworth Miller Comes Out: ‘Prison Break’ Star Reveals He’s Gay, http://rtvote.com/1av2eP8
‘Law & Order: SVU’ Tackling Paula Deen Controversy With Cybill Shepherd, http://rtvote.com/1av2ltZ
Brandy Performs to Empty Stadium in South Africa, http://rtvote.com/1av34LN
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