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  • 5 Things to Know This Morning

    Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.

    1. See Taylor Swift Surprise a Fan at Her Bridal Shower
    When Gena Gabrielle sent Taylor Swift an invite to her bridal shower in Columbus, Ohio, there's no way she could have ever thought the pop icon would show up. But she did and now the "Red" singer, 24, has posted a video of the surprise.

    2. Ferry Captain was One of First People to Escape on Lifeboat
    The captain of a ferry that sank off the coast of South Korea Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing, is under investigation as a criminal and was one of the first people to escape the doomed vessel, Coast Guard officials said.

    3. Armed Robber was Never Told to Report to Prison
    After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came. So Anderson didn't report. He spent the next 13 years turning his

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  • Alicia Silverstone's Son Has 'Never Had a Drop of Medicine'

    Alicia Silverstone has long been a proponent of attachment parenting.

    Now, she has written a book about it. In "The Kind Mama," Silverstone opened up about raising her nearly 3-year-old son, Bear.

    "He's never been sick-sick, just feeling a little off from time to time. And he's never had a drop of medicine," Silverstone wrote. "Because his body is a super-clean, healthy machine, it can defend itself against and flush out all the nasty stuff much more quickly than a baby whose diet isn't as kind. He actually never had to deal with the achy ears, gooey eyes or rashy bottom that a lot of other babies experience."

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    Silverstone, 37, advocates for a clean, vegan diet, and even includes recipes in her book. She also wades into the vaccination debate a bit ("There is increasing anecdotal evidence from doctors who have gotten distressed phone calls from parents claiming their child was "never

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  • Intelligence Leaker Snowden Quizzes Putin About Russian Surveillance

    Intelligence leaker Edward Snowden surprised the audience of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annual question and answer call-in show by asking him if Russia has a mass surveillance program.

    Snowden, who revealed American surveillance secrets by leaking sensitive documents from the National Security Agency, submitted his question to Putin via video.

    Putin, a former Soviet KGB agent, began his response saying he would speak professionally from one spy to another. He denied that Russia has a mass surveillance program, saying it was against Russian law. He said Russian law enforcement only uses electronic surveillance in specific cases to catch criminals.

    Andrei Soldotov, a Russian investigative journalist who has documented Russia’s electronic surveillance system, said there is much more to Russia’s surveillance program that Putin claimed.

    “There is no parliamentary oversight of secret services,” he said in response via Twitter. “The FSB is not required to show a warrant to

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