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#1 King of Clubs killed by Iraqi Forces
Iraqi forces are claiming to have killed a man who was in Saddam Hussein’s leadership circle.  Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri is the King of Clubs in a pack of playing cards that U.S. troops were issued so they would recognize the most wanted officials of Hussein’s regime.

#2 Welfare Woeswelfare
Kansas recently passed a law which tightened restrictions on what people receiving cash-assistance could buy.  They are no longer allowed to buy alcohol, tobacco, movie or concert tickets, and lingerie among other things.

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# 1  Boston Marathon Bomber convicted on all chargesbostonbomb
A jury found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty of 30 different crimes many of which could earn the man the death penalty.  Tsarnaev could be sentenced as early as Monday.

#2  Wichita approves lighter punishments for marijuana
In a city-wide election this week, Wichita approved lighter penalties for first-time marijuana possession.  The State currently penalizes offenders with up to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine.  Wichita has reduced that to only a $50 fine.

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#1 No permit required for conceal and carry in Kansascarryandconceal
Governor Sam Brownback signed  a no permit conceal and carry law into effect in Kansas.  Now Kansans no longer need training to carry concealed weapons.  Kansas joins 5 other states with no permit laws.

#2 Garissa University Massacre
At least 147 people died when al-Shabab militants stormed a Kenyan college near Somalia.  Four gunmen were killed by security forces and one is reported to have been arrested.  The militants rampaged through the campus shouting “We are al-Shabab” and targeted Christian students.

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#1 The Islamic State is joined by Boko Haram
ISIS accepted the African group’s pledge of allegiance. This comes just as the Nigerian army, foreign mercenaries, and a regional alliance have been taking back land gained by Boko Haram. The video of the Islamic State’s acceptance has yet to be verified.

#2 NASA launches MMS MMS_mission
Last night, NASA launched the Magnetosphere Multiscale Mission. The $1.1 billion project is set up to study magnetic reconnection. The launch consists of four satellites that fly in a pyramid shape. The results from this launch could help scientists discover how energy from magnetic fields is transferred into kinetic energy and heat.

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