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4 people stabbed at church service in Albuquerque

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A man stabbed 4 people at a Catholic church in Albuquerque Sunday, according to the AP.

Near the end of the service, a man in his 20s went up to the choir area and began to attack. The injuries were not life-threatening, according to the AP.


The church, St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic, is considered to be a megachurch of the area. The attack may have happened during the Spanish mass. Parishioners grabbed the man, according to some reports, as reported by Hispanically Speaking News.

Shots fired at 420 rally in Colorado Saturday

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Two people are suffering from non-life threatening injuries after shots were fired at a pot holiday gathering in Colorado Saturday, according to the Denver Post.

The police are looking for one or two suspects following a violent disruption at a gathering in a downtown park in Colorado. Some people thought firecrackers were being set off, until they realized a man and his dog had been hit by bullets, according to the Pioneer Press.

The gathering was the first 420 rally since Colorado legalized marijuana last year, according to the Denver Post.

Police stormed a house where a man was holding firefighters hostage Wednesday, according to the New York Times.

The man was killed by gunfire when a SWAT entered the house. The firefighters had minor injuries from a flash-bang grenade detonated by an officer as the team entered, according to USA Today.

The man, who has not yet been identified, put in a fake 911 call around 3:30 Wednesday. When 5 firefighters arrived, he held then hostage. The man allowed one firefighter to leave to move the fire truck, according to the New York Times.

The man was facing eviction, and during the situation asked for his utilities be turned back on, according to USA Today.

A legislation to pardon the Scottsboro boys passed 130-0 Thursday. It now moves to Gov. Robert Bentley of Alabama, according to USA Today.

If the bill is signed by Bentley, the nine black teens who were falsely accused of raping two white women will be posthumously pardoned. The last of the men died in 1989, according to the AP.

The legislation was passed on the 45th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, according to USA Today.

A new trial for Amanda Knox was ordered by Italy's highest court Tuesday, according to the Washington Post.

Amanda Knox will be retried for the 2007 murder of her British roommate. Her conviction had been thrown out of court in 2011, after she spent 4 years in prison, according to ABC.

Knox's former Italian boyfriend will also be on trial again. He also had been convicted and acquitted, according to the Washington Post.

The new trial will probably start next year, although Knox does not plan to return to Italy for the trial, according to ABC.

Boys in Steubenville rape trial found guilty

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The two boys charged in the Steubenville rape trial have been found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl, according to CBS,

Trent Mays, 17, and Ma'lik Richmond, 16 were found guily of rape and Mays was found guilty of distributing a nude photo of a minor, according to CNN.

Richmond is sentenced to a minimum of one year in a juvenile facility, and Mays is also facing a minimum of one year with an added year for the photo, according to CBS.

The 16-year-old victim was not in the courtroom as the verdict was announced Sunday, but her mother released a statement, according to CNN.

Two New York undercover police officers shot and killed a 16-year-old boy Saturday night.

Kimani Gray was approached by two undercover police officers when the officers noticed him acting suspicious and adjusting his waistband. Gray then pulled out a loaded .38-caliber revolver and pointed it at the officers, who fired on him, according to NBC New York.

It was not known yet how many rounds were shot by the officers, or whether or not the officers had identified themselves prior to Gray pulling his weapon. Gray was pronounced dead at Kings County Hospital Center, according to the New York Times.

5-year-old girl receives new heart

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A 5-year-old girl finally received a new heart last Wednesday after waiting 2.5 years.

Katy Murphy from Wakefield underwent surgery Wednesday to get a new heart after being on the A1 waitlist for half of her life, according to the WakefieldPatch.

Katy was born with a heart defect. Her doctor Kevin Daly of Children's Hospital said it was the longest wait for a transplant patient he can remember. One reason for the wait was the need for a donated heart that was small enough for Katy, according to the WakefieldPatch and CBC Boston.

Katy's surgery went well. Daly said she should be back to normal kids stuff soon. "She can go to school, she can play sports and she will grow," he said, according to CBC Boston.

Asteroid to come about 17,100 feet from Earth

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Scientists say a 150 foot asteroid will make an appearance unusually near to Earth this Friday.

The asteroid, named 2012 DA14, will come approximately 17, 100 miles from Earth's surface. This is the closest an asteroid of this size has come to Earth, according to the AP.

Scientists say there is no concern that the asteroid may hit earth.

"This object's orbit is so well known that there's no chance of a collision," said Donald Yeomans, the manager at NASA's Near-Earth Object program, in a news conference Thursday, reported the AP.

The asteroid will be most visible around 19:26 UST on the 15th. While scientists will want to travel to Indonesia for the best view, casual observers can just use binoculars or a telescope to try and get a glimpse of 2012 DA14, according to the Daily Mail.

Bolshoi ballerina leaves Moscow after receiving threats

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A prima ballerina of Russia's Bolshoi Ballet extended her leave from the theater and will currently be living in Canada after receiving threatening messages.

Svetlana Lunkina moved from her home in Moscow after a feud between her husband and his former business partner, Vladimir Vinokur, over a failed artistic project, reported cbcnews.

Lunkina has been the recipient of threatening calls and letters from Vinokur. Her Facebook was hacked, and defamatory letters were sent to multiple other ballet companies, according to the Vancouver Sun.

Svetlana Lunkina announced her decision to stay longer in Canada two weeks after an acid attack on the Bolshoi's artistic director, Sergei Filin, which left him with third-degree burns and the possibility that he would loose his sight, reported cbcnews.

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