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Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.
May 4th 2011, 4:48 PM 2,344 0

EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you five stories you really should check out before 5pm.

1. #NAMA: Bad news from the National Asset Management Agency – it suffered losses of €714m by the end of 2010. Good news – it had actually expected the drop in value of its loans to hit €1 billion.

2. #CORK AIR CRASH: Flightline, the aviation company behind the Manx2 flight which crashed at Cork Airport in February, is in danger of losing its licence to operate, a BBC radio documentary revealed today. The programme also featured the harrowing testimony of one of the six survivors of the crash. Six people died in the crash.

3. #FOI: Information Commissioner Emily O’Reilly has been calling for the Freedom of Information legislation to be extended so that requests for info can be made to public bodies like the Gardai, the Central Bank and NAMA.

4. #BIN LADEN: The so-called ‘Seal Team 6′ which took out Osama bin Laden is likely to be honoured in a secret ceremony – but its members will not be able to claim the $25m reward tag on his head. Meanwhile, the White House has revised its story of those Seal stormed Osama’s compound saying the original details may have been confused in “the fog of war”.

5. #MICHELLE MOVES IT: Doing the Dougie, making like the Running Man – check out US First Lady Michelle Obama throwing some surprise shapes at a school outing.

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