Good morning! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:
The lead story: Two American citizens, Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller, have been released by the North Korean government after being detained for two years and seven months respectively.
Coming up: Boko Haram activity in Nigeria, new groups aligned with ISIS, Jeb Bush, laundry pods and more
Several dozen students were killed and even more wounded when a suicide bomber detonated at a Nigerian school today. The bomber is believed to have been associated with the extremist group Boko Haram.
Reports coming out of Iraq suggest that the leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, may have been wounded or perhaps killed in an airstrike. The news of his death was released by the Iraqi defense minister, but US officials have not confirmed the status of Baghdadi.
An Egyptian militant group has declared support for ISIS, marking the most significant support for the group outside of Syria or Iraq. Whether or not this will lead to increased terrorist activity in Egypt is unknown.
“Laundry pods” single use detergent pods reportedly sent one child a day to the hospital in 2012 and 2013 due to their resemblance to candy or juice.
Yesterday was the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Tens of thousands of people, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, were in attendance at events
During an interview on CBS’ “Face the Nation” former President George W. Bush mentioned that it is still uncertain whether or not his brother Jeb will run for president in 2016. Despite being advised against running by his mother Barbara, support for Jeb has increased over the past few weeks.
Public health officials worry that with all the hysteria over the Ebola virus, Americans are neglecting to get flu shots, but they are trying to warn Americans that the flu posses a much greater risk to them than Ebola.
The long read: The Midterms are over, but that means talk about 2016 is just starting to heat up. With Hillary Clinton, Mitt Romney, and Jeb Bush making headlines over the past few weeks, it is still unclear who will clinch the nomination for each party. But here is some polling data that will get you started planning your 2016 electoral map. And here is a breakdown of potential candidates.
The weather: Rain at the beginning of the week and snow at the end, with temperatures dropping below 50 after Tuesday.