Monday, June 2, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: Bowe Bergdahl released, climbers dead on Mount Rainier

Posted By on Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 9:10 AM

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Six Mount Rainier climbers were killed in a fall, the worst climbing accident there in more than 30 years. The group included two guides from Seattle-based Alpine Ascents International, which also lost five guides at Mount Everest earlier this year. (Seattle Times)

Police responded to shots fired at Swaxx, a nightclub in North Spokane, early on Sunday morning. No one was injured. (KHQ)

Hikers found a body in the river near the TJ Meenach Bridge late on Friday. (KXLY)

SkyFest returned to Fairchild Air Force Base. See photos here. (Inlander)

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The EPA announced a new plan to cut carbon emissions from U.S. power plants by 30 percent by 2030. (WSJ)

Alice of The Brady Bunch, whose real name was Ann B. Davis, died at age 88. (CNN)

The owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer was among seven people killed in a plane crash near Boston. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

The “Gangnam Style” video — remember that? — became the first YouTube video to reach 2 billion views. (Billboard)

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Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was released in a prisoner swap after five years held captive by the Taliban. (Inlander)

Bergdahl’s hometown of Hailey, Idaho, is preparing for his return. (NYT)

Some in the military and Congress have had a mixed reaction, with members of his own unit calling him a deserter. (WaPo/Daily Beast)

Defense Secretary Chuch Hagel defended the prisoner swap and said the timing was necessary because of Bergdahl’s deteriorating health. (AP)

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