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Sit-in continues at Macalester College

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A couple dozen students spend the night in the Macalester College administration building on Tuesday, where they are protesting the school's ties to Wells Fargo, the StarTribune said.

Students began protesting Tuesday when they entered the office of President Brian Rosenberg, Post Bulletin said. The students then moved to a more common area of the administration building- where they are today, StarTribune said.

The students are protesting the ties Macalester has with Wells Fargo due to the banks negligent practices during the foreclosure crisis, Rebecca Hornstein, the student organizer said. The students want Macalester to end its business relationship with the bank, Post Bulletin said.

The protesters plan to occupy the building until they receive a favorable response from the college, Hornstein said according to the StarTribune.

Magnitude-5.9 earthquake hits Mexico

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A magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit Mexico on Sunday, officials said according to the Huffington Post.

There were no reports of of significant damages or injuries, Huffington Post said. Some people said they could feel tremors and others were without power after the quake, CNN said.

The earthquake took place about 200 miles from Mexico City, CNN news said. It was 46 miles deep, CNN reported according to UGUS.

Capable of causing considerate damage to poorly built or badly designed structures and slight to moderate damage to well-built, ordinary structures, an earthquake of this magnitude is considered moderate, CNN news said.

Two shot at Denver's Civic Center pot rally

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Two people were shot in the leg at Denver's Civic Center 4/20 Pot Rally on Saturday, the Denver Post said.

Crowds scattered around 5 p.m. Saturday when the shots were fired, the Denver Post said. A man and a women were both shot in the leg, the Canon City Daily said. A third person was grazed by a bullet, Denver Post said.

The two shot were both in their mid-twenties, and were taken to Denver Health Medical Center, the Denver Post said.

Police are looking for a least two suspects involved in this shooting, Canon City Daily said. They described the first suspect as a black man who is about 6 feet tall and weighs around 180 pounds. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black pants and a Carolina blue baseball cap, the Denver Post said. The second suspect was described as a black man wearing a black-and-white checkered shirt, reported the Denver post.

Investigators are still unsure of what sparked the shooting, Denver Post said.

Boat owner shaken after finding bombing suspect

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The man who located the bombing suspect in his boat on Friday is shaken, and will be a bit peeved if his boat was shot-up in the gunfire that preceded the fugitive's capture, USA Today said.

David Henneberry, a retired New England telephone worker, went outside after the lock down was lifted and noticed the tarp on his boat was ripped, WFMY news said. When he looked inside, he saw was appeared to be an injured body lying there and immediately called police, USA Today said.

Until Henneberry called police to report this discovery, Police did not know where Tsarnaev was and were concerned about losing his trail, USA Today said.

Police interviewed Henneberry extensively and he was shaken by the whole experience, WFMY reported.

People from all over are tweeting and sending Henneberry supportive messages for the role he played in the capture of Tsarnaev, USA Today said. Many are encouraging others to organize fund to get Henneberry a new boat, USA Today said.

Obama tried to comfort those affected by the Boston tragedy at an interfaith service dedicated to the three people killed and 176 injured in twin bombings at Monday's Boston Marathon on Thursday, USA Today said.

Obama declared that Boston "will run again," News Press said.

"We may be momentarily knocked off our feet," Obama said. "But we'll pick ourselves up. We'll keep going. We will finish the race." USA Today reported.

"This time next year, on the third Monday in April, the world will return to this great American city to run harder than ever and cheer even louder for the 118th Boston Marathon," he declared according to News Press.

Sustaining an uplifting theme, Obama encouraged those affected by the Boston bombing to optimistically look to the future and know that [we] will come out of this stronger, News Press let on.


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Police believe a military recruiter fatally shot a girl he signed up for the Army before killing himself on Sunday night, ABC news said.

Staff Sgt. Adam Arndt, 31, was found Monday morning in his Germantown home, dead of a gun shot wound, CBS news said. Also found fatally shot was 17-year-old Michelle Miller, a senior at Rockville High School, CBS reported.

Miller was signed up to enter the Army Reserves after she graduated to help pay for her college, ABC news said.

Miller's father, Kevin Miller, had not met Arndt but said that his daughter seemed "a little smitten with the guy," ANC news said. Miller said his daughter left their Rockville home Sunday night, saying somebody in her platoon was suicidal. He said she stopped responding to his calls and text messages.

As concerned father, Miler contacted his daughter's friends and found out she had sent a few unusual messages to friends saying that she loved them and saying goodbye, ABC news said.

Miller called the police, who arrived around 9 a.m. at Ardnt's home, ABC news said. When they unable to make contact with anyone in the house, officers forced there way in, and discovered the bodies, ABC news said.

Investigations are ongoing.

NY teacher who assigned Nazi letter put on leave

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A High School english teacher in New York was placed on leave after asking students to pretend to be Jew-hating Nazis in a writing assignment, the Washington Post said.

The assignment was intended to exercise the students understanding of persuasive essays, ABC news said.

District Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard held a news conference Friday to apologize for the assignment, ABC news reported.

The District has not named the teacher, who is described as a veteran, CBS news said.

The writing assignment was done before a planned class reading of the memoir "Night," by Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, CBS news said.

Wyngaard said she didn't think the assignment was malicious but "it displayed a level of insensitivity that we absolutely will not tolerate," according to ABC news.

Some refused to write the assignment, while most were simply dismayed at the content, CBS news reported.

Officer accused of having Trayvon Martin targets

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A police officer accused of bringing targets resembling Trayvon Martin to a gun range has been fired, CBS news said.

Sgt. Ron King was one of four leading a target practice on April 4 when he pulled out the targets, ABC news said. King reportedly asked the others if they wanted to use the targets, whom replied no and asked King to put them back in his patrol car, ABC news said.

"It is absolutely reprehensible that a high-ranking member of the Port Canaveral Police, sworn to protect and serve Floridians, would use the image of a dead child as target practice," said Benjamin Crump, an attorney for Trayvon Martin's parents, according to CBS news.

Martin was shot by neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman, on Feb. 26, 2012, CBS news said. Zimmerman said he shot the 17-year-old in self-defence, ABC news said. Zimmerman's trial is scheduled for June, ABC news reported.