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Good morning, Baltimore. There's a leaker in jail next door, Game of Thrones is a fantasy, and Turkey's flirting with anarchy. Welcome to your post-weekend trends report for June 3, 2013.

Bradley Manning, the whistleblower accused of releasing a giant trove of secret military and diplomatic documents from a Rockville Barnes and Noble, goes on trial this week at Fort Meade, after reading a 10,000-word statement to the court last week. (Hightlights here.)

While Manning's trial will take place in a relatively placid courtroom, plenty of violence occured over the weekend, both on-screen and in real life: Police continued to crack down on activists in Turkey, where deaths occurred over the weekend during what started as a protest over a public park.

And for those who wanted to escape from the violence of the world with a bit more violence, Game of Thrones was an option on HBO.


Game of Thrones
Trending on: Google search, Twitter
It doesn't always happen, but at least once a season "Game of Thrones" delivers an amazing episode of television. Sunday's "The Rains of Castamere" was such a moment.,0,5033924.story

Bradley Manning
Trending on: Reddit
The court-martial of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, the onetime Maryland resident at the center of the largest security breach in U.S. history, begins today at Fort Meade.,0,1979686.story

General strike Turkey, #genelgrevedavet, NTV, #Turkey
What began as a small sit-in over the Turkish government's plan to demolish a park in central Istanbul in favor of a shopping arcade has swelled to become the biggest protest movement against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan since he was elected more than 10 years ago.

Bruno Mars
Trending on: Google search
The mother of pop star Bruno Mars has died. Bernadette Hernandez, 55, died unexpectedly of a brain aneurysm, the AP reports.,0,2888867.story

Trending on: Twitter
The Warriors rout Brisbane to the tune of 56-18 at Suncorp Stadium. That's Brisbane's biggest loss at Suncorp Stadium, with their previous 40-4 against Canterbury in 2003.

Matt Smith
Trending on: Google search
"Doctor Who" star Matt Smith will leave the role at the end of this year, BBC announced Saturday.,0,3309262.story

Recreational marijuana
Trending on: Digg
Although many physicians agree that marijuana is safe enough to temporarily alleviate the symptoms of certain medical conditions, the safety of recreational use is poorly understood.

storm chasers killed, Tim Samaras
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Three storm chasers were among 13 people killed by tornadoes that rampaged through central Oklahoma on Friday, underscoring the high risk of tracking tornadoes and forcing the media to rethink how they cover deadly twisters.,0,5433646.story

Michael Douglas
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Michael Douglas – the star of Basic Instinct and Fatal Attraction – has revealed that his throat cancer was apparently caused by performing oral sex.

Tommy Haas
Trending on: Twitter
After letting 12 match points — 12! — slip away in the fourth set, 35-year-old Tommy Haas came back from a break down in the fifth and beat John Isner, 7-5, 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 6-7 (10-12), 10-8, at the French Open Saturday.

Trending on: Twitter
Baghdad has warned Israel that it would respond to any attempts by the Jewish state to use Iraqi airspace for a strike against Iran's controversial nuclear programme, a top Iraqi minister told AFP.

Trending on: Twitter
A blaze at a locked poultry slaughterhouse in northeast China killed at least 119 people on Monday with several still unaccounted for, officials and state media said, triggering online outrage in a country with a grim record on fire safety.,0,7834260.story


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