The Monday Catch Up

A protester writes "Down with Bashar" in Arabic. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Good morning! I’ve been up all night scouring the Internet for your news.

The Lead Story: The United States has decided to aid rebels in Syria, joining a group of Arab nations who wish to remove Bashar al-Assad from power. This comes in the wake of former U.N. Secretary Kofi Annan’s failed peace envoy. Are we going to call this “pulling a Libya?”

Everything Else:

For those of you following the Trayvon Martin story, experts have concluded that the screams heard on a 911 call are most likely not George Zimmerman’s.

Furthering a perception that domestic Russian airlines are unsafe, a Russian passenger plane crashed on Monday in Siberia, killing at least 16 of the 39 passengers on board. 12 passengers survived.

Kansas and Kentucky are the final teams remaining in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The women’s final will be between Baylor and Notre Dame on Tuesday.

Speaking of the Final Four, The New Yorker speculates on what the game would look like if it were literary instead of athletic.Wendell Berry all the way!

The Long Read: Ever wondered what it would be like to be an air traffic controller? Read up!

The Weather: This week looks like spring should, with highs in the low 60s and lows in the 30s. Tomorrow will be the warmest day of the week, but be prepared for isolated thunderstorms.