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.

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The Monday Catchup

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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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PHOTO: Militant group al-Shabab threatened the Mall of America in a video posted online.

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Good morning! Here’s what you missed while the snow fell and the first all-campus parties of the semester raged.

The lead story: Somali terrorist group, and al-Qaeda affiliate al-Shabab released a video that made mention of attacks on shopping malls in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. The Department of Homeland Security denies any known plots to attack malls in America.

The 87th Academy Awards were last night, with Birdman picking up distinctions for Best Picture and Best Director, though The Grand Budapest Hotel went home with the same number of awards (four).

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The Monday Catchup

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Good morning folks! Here’s what was going on in the world while you were Fandangoing and watching the rain melt the snow.

The lead story: Senator Ted Cruz is calling on the US to arm the Ukrainian rebels in their fight against separatists supported by Russia. Meanwhile, European nations have called for a cease fire.

Coming up after the jump: Same-sex marriage in Alabama, Obama against domestic violence, Bruce Jenner involved in fatal car accident, Alibaba makes moves, and more…

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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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