The Monday Catchup

Kim Jong Un North Korea

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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

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The Monday Catchup

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

The lead story: An attempt by US special forces to retrieve hostages from an al Qaeda compound in Yemen failed. While approaching the compound the al Qaeda gaurds were alerted to the US presence and executed the hostages, an American and a South African.

After the jump: Fire in LA, Uber banned in India, Prince William and Kate in the Big Apple, and more… Continue reading

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.

Coming up: Boko Haram activity in Nigeria, new groups aligned with ISIS, Jeb Bush, laundry pods and more Continue reading

The Monday Catchup

Pope Francis was elected Pope by the College of Cardinals last week (via MSNBC.com)

Pope Francis was elected Pope by the College of Cardinals last week (via MSNBC.com)

Welcome back from Spring Break friends.  Hope you are all excited to be back, because you are.

The Lead Story:

We have a new Pope, his name is Francis, and he seems like a pretty cool guy.  He is the first non-European Pope in almost 1,200 years.

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