June 5th, 2012
04:33 PM ET

CNN Mash-up: A queen, a nice kid, a smart kid

The CNN Daily Mash-up is a roundup of some of the most interesting, surprising, curious, poignant or significant items to appear on CNN.com in the past 24 hours. We top it with a collection of the day's most striking photographs from around the world.

Rockin' with the royals

You may have heard there was a party going on in the UK for Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. CNN iReporters are all over it, filing pictures and video of court jesters, bobbies, Elizabeth impersonators and regular folks having a jolly good time. We give them a respectful bow and curtsey here.

And here's the guest of honor herself

Nice girl finishes last

Even for very good athletes, winning isn't always everything. Sometimes it's more important to be a good sport, as beautifully demonstrated by a runner at a West Liberty, Ohio, track meet. CNN affiliate WDTN tells the inspiring story.

You think your kid is smart?

Of course your child is amazingly gifted. Everyone can see that. But can you top entering college at 9 and becoming a doctor at 21?

Big blow against al Qaeda

Abu Yahya al-Libi, the No. 2 man in al Qaeda and a longtime public face of the terror network, was killed by a CIA drone strike in Pakistan on Monday, U.S. officials said Tuesday. Al-Libi was second in command behind al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, who took the helm after U.S. Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden last year.

There is no one who even comes close in terms of replacing the expertise (al Qaeda) has just lost. (Al-Libi) played a critical role in the group's planning against the West, providing oversight of the external operations efforts. Zawahiri will be hard-pressed to find any one person who can readily step into Abu Yahya's shoes.

On the horizon: Obama fundraisers, Army leaks hearing

President Obama will attend two West Coast campaign fundraisers Wednesday organized by gay and lesbian celebrities and activists. One of the events will feature the pop singer Pink.

A pretrial hearing will begin Wednesday for Bradley Manning, the Army intelligence analyst suspected of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified military and State Department documents while serving in Iraq. Many of those documents ended up on the WikiLeaks website. His trial is due to start in September.

June 6 anniversaries:

  • 1933 - The first drive-in movie theater opened in Camden, New Jersey.
  • 1934 - The Securities and Exchange Commission was established to protect investors and maintain the integrity of the securities markets.
  • 1944 - Thousands of Allied forces landed at Normandy, France, during World War II.
  • 1998 - HBO television show "Sex and the City" premiered.

June 6 birthdays:

  • Singer Gary U.S. Bonds, 73
  • Playwright/actor Harvey Fierstein, 58
  • Actress/comedian Sandra Bernhard, 57
  • Tennis player Bjorn Borg, 56
  • Songwriter/record producer Jimmy Jam (Harris), 53
soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Jj

    Um isn't today June fifth. Pretty sure. It's my birthday.

    June 5, 2012 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • jkavcnn

      Happy birthday, Jj! If you're referring to the birthdays and anniversaries at the bottom, those always look ahead to the next day. Thanks for reading!

      June 5, 2012 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  2. rox731

    Move over Doogie Howser, M.D.! This woman is amazing.

    June 5, 2012 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • jkavcnn

      Actually, that's a man, but yes, absolutely amazing. Thanks for being a faithful reader!

      June 5, 2012 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Now THAT is an amazingly gifted young man!

    Happy birthday, Jj!

    June 5, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jj

      Thank you banz. And thank you jkavcnn

      June 5, 2012 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  4. sirrahad

    But the real question is, would a woman who entered college at 9 and earned her MD at 21 get equal pay?

    June 5, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    CNN: But can you top entering college at 9 and becoming a doctor at 21?
    J.F.: What was the name of that cowboy who when he was little he cut his teeth on a branding iron?

    June 5, 2012 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • sirrahad

      Good point, Jeff. And D. Boone kilt him a bar when he was only 3.

      June 5, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    I knew somebody knew that one...thanks man.

    June 5, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    oxymoron: A smart dumb kid.

    June 5, 2012 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  8. montyross

    just more time to pay off student loans.....

    June 5, 2012 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  9. dazzle ©

    Happy Birthday jj, hope your day was great. I am astonished at the accomplishment of the 21 year old MD however does a 21 year old have the emotional intelligence and life skills needed to interact with patients daily. If I was referred to a 21 year old doctor, I would take a pass on that.

    June 5, 2012 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  10. John

    That doctor got started young. I think I would rather have my son enjoy his early years like a normal child, teenager, and young adult though. Why rush it? There are plenty of intelligent normal age doctors.

    June 6, 2012 at 2:47 am | Report abuse |
  11. Chief Longwalk

    Maybe young medicine man find way to remove virus from blankets laced with?

    June 6, 2012 at 4:37 am | Report abuse |
  12. WOW


    June 7, 2012 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  13. Juanito

    That Yemeni woman with the malnourished child appears rather chunky. Look at her hands. She needs to share some of her food with her children.

    June 7, 2012 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |