In Other News, August 15, 2013: Predicting Future Presidents, Pot-smoking politicians, and a new species
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President Obama stopped short of saying he would withdraw funding from the Egyptian military in his speech on the crisis in Egypt today. So how much money are we actually funneling to Egypt? This chart helps put it in perspective:
(Infographic: ABC News )
(Photo: Smithsonian Institution)
And if that doesn't satisfy your craving for breaking ursine news, hear this: the National Zoo is on panda pregnancy watch!
Artist Jasper Jones' former assistant has been charged with fraud, after allegedly stealing and selling 22 of the artist's works.
Illinois banned teen tanning, because, um, cancer.
Politicker grilled the NYC mayoral candidates on one critical question: Have they ever smoked pot? Three squeaky clean candidates insisted that they'd never touched marijuana in their lives. Christine Quinn, Bill de Blasio, Bill Thompson, and Joe Lhota, however, all confessed to having "tried" it in their youth. Anthony Weiner had no comment, which based on his record, tends to mean yes.
In other mayoral news, Bill de Blasio has surprised everyone by rising to the top of the polls, a feat which is being widely attributed to his new campaign ad featuring his 15-year-old son. With Christine Quinn as the second frontrunner, maybe all that youthful pot-smoking didn't do so much harm after all!