NUMBER 5 - CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS NOMINATIONS
The nominations for the Critics' Choice Television Awards are out. HBO's "True Detective" staring Matthew McConaughey, leads the pack with four nods. With three nominations apiece are CBS's "The Good Wife" and AMC's "Breaking Bad." HBO's "Game of Thrones" received two nominations. All the shows, along with "Orange is the New Black," are vying for the coveted Program of the Year Award.
NUMBER 4 - MOST STOLEN CAR MODEL
The Honda Accord is the biggest target for car thieves. It's the fifth straight year the Accord has topped the most-stolen list, according to car-tracking device maker LoJack. The Honda Civic and Toyota Camry finished second and third. If you're driving a turquoise car, breathe easy. LoJack says it's the least likely color to attract thieves. The most common color of stolen cars is black.
NUMBER 3 - MEMORIAL FOR CALIFORNIA SHOOTING VICTIMS
Tuesday was a day of mourning at the University of California Santa Barbara. The six students who were killed in Elliot Rodger's shooting spree are being remembered. The community gathered Tuesday evening for memorial service at the school's stadium. A moment of silence was observed for the victims. The University of California plans to keep flags flying at half-staff through Sunday.
NUMBER 2 - CIA OFFICIAL'S NAME MISTAKENLY RELEASED
The White House is looking into how the name of the CIA station chief in Afghanistan was mistakenly released to thousands of journalists. It was included on a list of people attending a military briefing for President Barack Obama, during his surprise visit to Afghanistan Sunday. The White House quickly realized the mistake and issued a revised list that did not include the station chief's name.
NUMBER 1 - OBAMA ANNOUNCES TROOP REDUCTION OVERSEAS
A big announcement from the commander in chief. Obama told the world Tuesday night that U.S. troops will be finished fighting in Afghanistan by the end of this year. We currently have more than 32,000 troops stationed across Afghanistan. By the end of 2014, we should have 9,800. By the end of 2015, the plan is to have just under 5,000 in different parts of the country.
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