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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

First Drip (6/4/14): Cannon is 'deeply sorry,' coal ash cupcakes, more

Former mayor Patrick Cannon finally came out of hiding yesterday. After pleading guilty to one count of honest services wire fraud, he addressed the media to say he was "deeply sorry."

Happy Coal Ash Lobby Day! Activists with N.C. WARN plan to distribute "coal ash cupcakes" to the offices of all 170 North Carolina legislators.

The American POW who was released from Taliban captivity - in exchange for five imprisoned Taliban leaders held at Guantanamo Bay - last weekend is returning to criticism from those who served with him: Some are calling Bowe Bergdahl a deserter; others are blaming him for the deaths of six to eight soldiers who were tasked with searching for him.

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests, and China continues to work to quell what happened. "When CBS News tried to interview activist You Weijie, the widow of a man who was shot and killed near Tiananmen Square in 1989, a woman who would not identify herself called the police. You said she was being watched by police and could not leave her house, so CBS News went to her. No one came to the door, but five policemen showed up outside."

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