Police have arrested six Jewish youths in the death of Abu Khadier, the Palestinian teen who was burned alive last week. Officials claim the suspects are from Jerusalem and that they found the car the teens used to kidnap Khadier. Surveillance cameras have also captured parts of the abduction. [NPR]
Well, it looks like your extramarital affairs might have been seen by the NSA. An investigative report by the Washington Post released on Saturday shows that most of the emails the NSA tracked were from U.S. citizens – not terrorists. The reasoning behind the discovery stems from the citizens getting caught in the parameters of terrorists. Citizens’ emails were looked at if they were in the same chat room as the suspect or if their emails weren’t written in English. The emails collected featured over 10,000 individuals’ sexual affairs, mental health issues, money woes, and philosophical debates. [Think Progress]
This morning has been a busy one for Seattle officials. The first batch of retail marijuana licenses were issued today. The first two dozen stores prepared for business at 5:30 a.m. by stacking up shelves with cannabis and cleaning bathrooms. Sales may be higher for some consumers due to the current short supply of marijuana in the state. Ten dollar grams of one cannabis strand will be offered to the first 50 to 100 customers. Other strains will be priced from $12 to $25. [AP]
Police continue to investigate Georgia couple Justin Ross Harris and Leanna Harris in the death of their child Cooper after Justin left the 22-month-old in his hot SUV for over 7 hours. Police officials say Leanna’s behavior has been odd since the death of her son. During a recent hearing on the case, Leanna showed little to no emotion after hearing that her husband was sexting six different women while his son was in the car. Justin was denied bond on Thursday. [Daily Mail]
Here’s a little positivity for your Monday. Roy Cockrum, a Tennessee native who took lifelong vows of poverty, celibacy, and obedience as part of the The Society of Saint John the Evangelist church, won the largest prize in Tennessee lottery history of $259,800,000. Cockrum has decided to take the lump sum of $115 million and donate some of it to the performing arts. The 58-year-old worked for 20 years as an actor and stage manager for TV and theater productions. “It’s going to be my job to work very hard to make sure that every single penny of this prize is a blessing to whoever it touches,” he told reporters. [Huff Post]
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