June 18th, 2012
05:56 PM ET

Mash-up: Pups, protest, patriotism, Sir Paul

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.

Hang 16, surf doggy

Plenty of dogs and people turned out for the seventh annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition last weekend in Imperial Beach, California. CNN iReporters Tony Perri and Chris Morrow were there to cover all the action, including the setting of a Guinness world record when 14 dogs stood on one surfboard.

Not nearly as much fun

Here's more activity in the water but without the mirth.

Two for the price of one

SeaWorld Orlando rescued an injured manatee a week ago, and now comes word she's pregnant, CNN affiliate WKMG reports. As veteran journalist Dave Wilson once wrote: Oh, the two manatees!

Patriotism isn't always pretty

Patriotism expresses itself in varying, sometimes conflicting, ways. In Egypt, it has taken the form of last year's Arab Spring, last weekend's presidential election and perhaps now a new round of protests and unrest. Longtime Egyptian journalist Hani Shukrallah said that last year's uprising fundamentally changed Egyptian voters' mind-set:

They have a sense of their own rights, they have a sense of their personal dignity, they are convinced that they can. They look at the state as their servant and not their master, and this is something very new.

In the U.S., patriotism sometimes surfaces in popular music, but to some ears it can sound downright unpatriotic. Bruce Springsteen's album "Wrecking Ball" takes his country to task for economic inequality, but, he says,

There is a feeling of patriotism underneath. At the same time it's a very critical, questioning, often angry sort of patriotism.

Sir Paul McCartney performs at the 2009 Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Palm Desert, California.

The Energizer Beatle

Another iconic rocker, Sir Paul McCartney, turned 70 on Monday and has no intention of slowing down.

You get the argument, "Make way for the young kids." And you think, "F*** that, let them make way for themselves." If they're better than me, they'll beat me.

On the horizon: Jamie Dimon, human trafficking

JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon returns to Capitol Hill to face questions from the House Financial Services Committee on the banking giant's giant trading loss earlier this year.

The U.S. State Department will release its annual "Trafficking in Persons" report. The report "represents an updated, global look at the nature and scope of trafficking in persons and the broad range of government actions to confront and eliminate it," the department says.

June 19 anniversaries

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

  • 1867 - The Belmont Stakes horse race takes place for the first time in New York.
  • 1934 - The Federal Communications Commission is created.
  • 1953 - Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed for spying.
  • 1987 - The Supreme Court rejects a Louisiana law that required public schools to devote equal time to teaching evolution and creationism.

June 19 birthdays

  • Actress Gena Rowlands, 82
  • Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, 67
  • Author Salman Rushdie, 65
  • Actress Phylicia Rashad, 64
  • Heart singer Ann Wilson, 61
  • Actress Kathleen Turner, 58
  • TV personality Paula Abdul, 50
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  1. Rascal Rabble

    whadduyah know...a headline where dog tricks are performed by real dogs...

    June 18, 2012 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  2. augie doggie

    'HIGH PAW'... .

    June 18, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Hope

    Speaking of dogs:

    George Zimmerman is back in the news on recorded conversations that resulted in his wife being arrested on perjury charges. Needless to say, bail was revoked.

    Sit, Boy, Sit!


    June 18, 2012 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble


      June 19, 2012 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  4. ole yeller

    Dogs are mans best friend! Zimmerman is a racist punk with a weapon!

    June 18, 2012 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  5. The Cat from Outer Space

    Hope Im with you I hate men 😦
    But my neighbor gave me a p u s s y cat. and I've gone back.

    June 18, 2012 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    lol @ hope and old yeller! Is that anything like *sit, ooboo, sit*? And yes he is old yeller, now he can go lay down by his dish, for eternity!

    June 18, 2012 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  7. dazzle ©

    Sir Paul McCartney is actually 70, like him, his music is ageless and timeless. At least once a week, I listen to A Long and Winding Road with the Phil Spectre Great Wall of Sound version. Love him and Happy 70th.

    June 19, 2012 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |