The Monday Catchup

Tensions have risen in eastern Ukraine since Russia's annexation of Crimea.

Tensions have risen in eastern Ukraine since Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

Good morning! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:

The Lead Story: Hundreds of pro-Russian demonstrators in eastern Ukraine have called on President Vladimir Putin to send in troops (as peacekeepers, so NBD) and seek a referendum to join parts of Ukraine with Russia. These latest developments have EU leaders (like Germany’s Angela Merkel) pretty worried.

After The Jump: DII Athletics Week, Malaysia Airlines Update, A Film Legend Passes Away, Captain American storms the box office, KFC launches a new restaurant, and a Game of Thrones name generator

Everything Else:

It’s Division III Athletics Week, in case you needed a reason to celebrate.

Searchers for Malaysia Airlines 370 say they’ve detected a signal consistent with a black box (which I learned over the weekend is neither black, nor a box, but it still extremely important).

Film legend Mickey Rooney passed away on Sunday at age 93. He was married eight times.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier took in over $96 million at the box offices over the weekend. Noah took the number two spot at around $17 million.

KFC is launching a Chick-Fil-A knockoff restaurant, not that it’s coming to Mount Vernon or anything (Panera still is).

If you caught the Season 4 premier of Game of Thrones last night (or if you’re going to, I don’t judge), you should check out Buzzfeed’s GoT name generator.

The Long Read: Remember that time the US Government created a “Cuban Twitter” to undermine Communism there?

The Weather: Brace for more rain today and tomorrow, but on the bright side the rest of the week looks pretty nice. Expect highs in the 50s/low 60s. They’re calling for a high of 72 on Sunday, so consider taking your reading/homework outside.

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