Friday, May 16, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: Indian elections, ancient DNA and Idaho's zany debate

Posted By on Fri, May 16, 2014 at 9:16 AM

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Same-sex marriages in Idaho, scheduled to begin this morning, are now on hold. (Inlander)

The Coeur d’Alene Resort gets another liquor license violation. (S-R)

Spokane workers joined nationwide protests at fast food restaurants in support of raising the minimum wage. (KXLY)

Idaho’s gubernatorial debate is continuing to get national attention, drawing comparisons to a Saturday Night Live sketch and its own Buzzfeed list. (NY Daily News/Gawker/Buzzfeed)

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The U.S. fines General Motors $35 million — a record amount — for ignition-switch defects linked to more than 30 crashes. (Detroit News)

The election of opposition leader Narendra Modi in India ousts the ruling party. (NYT)

At least four people were killed in two blasts in Nairobi. (Reuters)

DNA from an ancient skeleton found in a cave in Mexico shows a clear link with modern Native Americans, changing theories about how people first populated North America. (Seattle Times)

HERO CAT

That amazing hip-checking hero cat that saved a little boy from an attacking dog? She’s going to throw the first pitch at a minor league baseball game next week.

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Lisa Waananen

Lisa Waananen is the web editor and a staff writer at the Inlander. She specializes in data and graphics, and her recent cover stories have been about family history, the legacy of Spokane photographer Charles A. Libby and genetically modified food...