Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Wednesday, May 28
The President will lay out his vision for American foreign policy during a commencement speech at West Point
May 28th, 2014
05:11 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Wednesday, May 28

The President lays out his vision for foreign policy. Edward Snowden hits prime time with a television interview. And social media quickly returns a kidnapped newborn to her parents.

It's Wednesday and here are the 5 things to know for your New Day


Spelling it out: Those of you uncertain about Barack Obama's vision of America's foreign policy can tune in to the President's speech during commencement exercises at West Point today. How's this for middle-ground language? Aides say he will make the case against both isolationism and unilateral force on the global stage.


Telling his story: America's "favorite" National Security Agency document leaker, Edward Snowden, goes prime time tonight. NBC's Brian Williams will quiz him in an hour-long interview. The network released an early excerpt last night. In it, Snowden offered up his spy credentials, saying he worked for the CIA, NSA and Defense Intelligence Agency. The interview took place in Moscow, where he lives in exile after offering up U.S. intelligence secrets.



Let's make a deal: Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Shelly Sterling is "moving quickly" to sell the embattled NBA franchise, a source close to the situation said. It's not clear what estranged husband Donald Sterling thinks about the news, but USA Today reports he has accused the NBA of violating his constitutional rights by trying to force him to sell the team. Racist comments landed Sterling in hot water with the league.


Arson investigation: South Korean police are questioning an 80-year-old man in connection with a hospital fire that has killed at least 21 people, emergency officials said. The facility treats elderly patients. Authorities believe the fire may have been intentionally set.


#Winning: Social media scored big this week, helping return a kidnapped Canadian newborn to her parents after she was taken from a Quebec hospital. Publicity about baby Victoria's disappearance started with an Amber Alert sent out by police, which quickly went viral. She was only 16 hours old when she was abducted, her mom Mélissa McMahon said on Facebook. A woman recognized the suspect as a former neighbor and led police to her, solving the case.

Those are your five biggies for the day. Here are a couple of others that are brewing and have the Internet buzzing.

–Weekend Update: Bill Murray crashes a bachelor party in Charleston, South Carolina.

- Fish tale: Jazzy the wire fox terrier meets his first fish. You'll enjoy the fin-ish.

- Bat catch: A Chicago White Sox fan snags a flying baseball bat with one hand.

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- Keyboard paws: You otter be there for their next concert.

- Scary cool: It's a beautiful tornado, unless you're this close to it.

There you go. All you need to know to get an early start to your morning.
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  1. Judy Lamse

    Our country gives Mexico a lot of money, I understand billions over time, Why are we acting helpless about o ur marine ibeing held there? We can with hold this money and absolutely should!!We no longer , in this country are cognizant of "cause and effect" everyhing has ramifycations! We tolerate many of Mexico's people bring drugs from Mexico into our country! We need to be setting some long over due "boundairies " on Mexico, quickly and not as a threat but as an absolute, lack of reward for bad behaviou from them call it what youlike, however it is not him making a mistake of a wrong road, it is the United States being a faciitator to obnoxious controls with the United States of America, by Mexico trying to look likr "big stuff, yet only a nation filled with drug abuse and criminals trying constantly to come to the USA.!!There absolutely has to be consequences for Mexico if they are chaining him and have him in any hurtful situation Also you will receive many many emails ecnouraging everyone to take their vacations in other more disireable countries that are fair with our citiizens. This is just the beginning of something that will build much momentum in the United Staates!!!!

    May 28, 2014 at 9:08 am | Reply

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