Friday, October 17, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: Nun wins Opus Prize, K-pop leads to death, Ebola czar named

Posted By on Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 9:34 AM


The $1 million Opus Prize was awarded to Sister Tesa Fitzgerald last night at the Fox Theater. (S-R) Read about the awesome finalists here. (INLANDER)

A pair of 21-year-olds have been arrested on 200 felony charges for 40 residential burglaries across Spokane County. (KXLY)

Obama has named an Ebola czar. Feel safe now? (CNN)

Islamist militant group Boko Haram and the Nigerian government have agreed to a cease-fire. No word yet on if the 200 kidnapped girls will be released. (VOICE OF AMERICA) UPDATE: A deal has been reached with Boko Haram to release kidnapped girls. (MOTHER JONES) 

The federal government will recognize same-sex marriages in seven more states — Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, Colorado and Nevada — and extend federal benefits to those couples. (ST)

A K-pop concert goes bad in Korea: 16 people have been confirmed dead and 11 injured after a ventilation grate collapsed at a K-pop concert just outside Seoul. (LAT)

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