Dumbest Thing I Ever Did: My Hazmat Suit

Dumbest Thing I Ever Did: My Hazmat Suit

At the glorious age of 15 (yes, 15, admittedly too old for this to happen), my favorite activities included binge-watching The Walking Dead, and searching my asthma symptoms on Web M.D. and diagnosing myself with immaculate conception. I never shook the latter hobby, as on average I send a picture of my tonsils to my mother twice a week to make sure I’m not dying. It was fall 2014. The Houston air was transitioning from humid to slightly less humid, and I had traded in my Sperry’s for a darker look of a Miley Cyrus lob, and a Sharpie tattoo of a triangle that captured the essence of my new high school identity.

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The Monday Catchup

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

The lead story: The Islamic State continues operations in Libya as it released a video that purports to show the execution of Ethiopian Christians in Libya. This is the second mass execution of Christians in Libya this year.

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The Monday Catchup

Houthi rebels (via cnn.com)

Good morning! Here’s what you missed while enjoying the beginning of spring this past weekend:

The lead story: A civil war may erupt in Yemen as Houthi rebels seize an airport. The rebels are Shiite Muslims in a predominately Sunni country and have been responsible for fomenting violence in the country, including helping to remove the Yemeni president from office in January. The United Nations Security Council has backed President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi though it warns of civil war. There are also concerns that al-Qaeda or ISIS may take advantage of the situation. The U.S. removed its troops from the country over the weekend.

Coming up: Starbucks and race, a state funeral for Richard III, oil prices, and developments in Ukraine.

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The Monday Catchup

Jeffrey L. Williams, arrested in connection to the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, MO

Good morning folks! Here’s what you missed while enjoying your last moments of break:

The lead story: A suspect has been arrested in the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, MO. The officers were shot last Thursday amid continuing tensions in the city. However, the suspect, Jeffrey L. Williams, 20, claims he was not targeting the police officers; protesters in Ferguson have been quick to announce that Williams has not been among them and has no connection to the protests continuing in the city after the shooting of Michael Brown last summer.

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The Monday Catchup

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

The lead story: It has been confirmed that US aid worker Peter Kassig (pictured above) has been beheaded by the Islamic State. Kassig is the fifth Western hostage to be murdered on video by the Islamic State. His death comes after the group threatened to kill him if the US did not stop its bombing campaign.

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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.

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