The Monday Catchup

Booker Gay Marriage

Senator-elect Corey Booker presided over gay marriages in Newark early this morning.

The Lead Story:

For the first time, gay couples in New Jersey had the opportunity to marry this morning. This comes as the state’s supreme court refused to ban same-sex marriage ceremonies last week. Newark mayor (and senator-elect) Corey Booker officiated the marriage of seven same-sex couples. There was a heckling incident, but it was swiftly dealt with by police. Equality!

 Everything Else:

The College will illuminate Old Kenyon this Saturday evening in celebration of President Decatur’s inauguration. Let’s hope for no fires!

JPMorgan, America’s largest bank, has tentatively reached an agreement with the Department of Justice that would settle a number of outstanding state and federal lawsuits relating to its mortgage practices. The price tag? $13 billion, which is larger than Cambodia’s economy.

Facebook might be broken for you this morning. I know, I’m distraught too.

Kanye West kicked off his Yeezus tour on Saturday with an appearance by “Jesus”. “White Jesus, is that you?” he said.

Today President Obama will publicly acknowledge the technical difficulties that have plagued the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). This attempt at damage control comes as Republicans have suggested that errors with healthcare.gov are indicative are larger administration failures.

Remember the Bond villain from the remake of Casino Royale who cried blood? A man from Tennessee has the same ailment, but no secret lair or henchmen.

The Long Read: Chicago has become a major business hub for Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel. Here’s why.

The Weather: It’s finally going to start getting cold this week. Expect highs in the 40s throughout the week and the possibility of snow (yes, snow) on Wednesday morning.  Definitely get those coats out because this indian summer we’ve been having is over.

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