The Monday Catchup

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Good morning! Here’s what you missed while you were relaying and enjoying the fine spring weather:

The lead story: In an unsurprising but long-awaited move, Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for president on Sunday. The former Senator, Secretary of State and First Lady joins Republicans Rand Paul and Ted Cruz on the trail for 2016.

Coming up: Riots in Brazil, a tiff between Turkey and the Vatican, Cuban relations, and Chinese hackers, but first check out a review of the premiere of season five of Game of ThronesContinue reading

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The Monday Catchup

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Good morning folks! Check out what you missed while your eyes were cast upwards toward the falling snow.

The lead story: In Ukraine a five-month cease fire has been broken as Russian-backed rebels began a new offensive

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The Monday Catchup

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Good morning and happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Before you had to class or to any of the various programs held today in honor of MLK, check out the news you missed over your first weekend back.

The lead story: The recent SONY hack left many pointing fingers at North Korea, which denied the hack, but now it appears that the NSA can verify the origin of the hackers as North Korea, because it had already infiltrated the country’s computers.

Coming up after the jump, Uber in Europe, the death of an Iranian general, Boko Haram and more. Continue reading

The Monday Catchup

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Good morning folks! Here’s what you missed during your last weekend of break:

The lead story: In Paris, and across France, a combined 3.7 million people marched in anti-terrorism rallies on Sunday. The rallies come after the attacks by Islamic extremists on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo. Many world leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, joined the marchers in Paris.

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The Monday Catchup

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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.

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The Monday Catchup

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

The lead story: Boko Haram militants have kidnapped at least 30 girls and boys from a town in northeastern Nigeria. The mass kidnapping comes just a few months after the terrorist group caused an international controversy by kidnapping over 200 young girls. The latest round of kidnapping is thought to be an attempt to recruit child soldiers.

Coming up after the jump: Ebola quarantine, lava flow in Hawaii, midterm elections, and more. Continue reading