The Five Things You Need To Know Today (May 17)

New IRS Commissioner Appointed- In the wake of an IRS scandal that had the agency delaying the tax-exempt of status of conservative and tea party groups, Daniel Werfel has been appointed to acting IRS commissioner. Previously, Werfel worked in the Office of Management and Budget.

Pakistani Mosque Bombs Kill 13- Bombs were set off in northwestern Pakistan yesterday killing 13. The attack underlined the challenges of militant violence facing the government led by Nawaz Sharif set to take power. The bombs were placed in mosques.

EA To Stop Making Games For Nintendo Wii U- Electronic Arts, the video game developing giant has announced plans to cease development games for the handhold device. The company currently has no games in development. The news comes on a day when Nintendo will announce a brand new marketing plan for the console.

American Idol Winner Crowned- Candice Glover has won the 12th season of American Idol, the national talent competition. The South Carolina native had auditioned for the show two previous time and is the first woman winner since Jordin Sparks in season 6.

Bea Arthur Painting Fetches $1.9 Million- A topless painting a actress Bea Arthur has sold for $1.9 million at a New York City auction yesterday. The painting was painted by artist John Currin.

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