Two Final Seattle Police Chief Candidates: Mayor Ed Murray's going to choose between Kathleen O'Toole of Boston and Robert Lehner of Elk Grove, California, according to KING 5, though reporter Linda Byron says it's likely to be O'Toole. Frank Milstead from Mesa, Arizona, is no longer under consideration—thanks to Saturday's Morning News.
Deporting A Local Honor Student: A sixteen year old high school junior in Mount Vernon, Washington is here "illegally" because he entered the country without papers at age nine. A reminder from Martin Luther King: "One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws."
In Taking Over Crimea: Russia has nabbed "trillions" in underwater energy reserves.
Debt Destruction Video Goes Viral: Chilean activist Francisco Tapia snatched documents representing over $500 million worth of debt during a student takeover of Universidad del Mar. Then he burned them, saying:
You don’t have to pay another peso [of your student loan debt]. We have to lose our fear, our fear of being thought of as criminals because we’re poor. I am just like you, living a shitty life, and I live it day by day — this is my act of love for you.
This reminds me of a note I saw painted on a train car yesterday: "LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME ALONE."
India's New Prez: He's been a lifelong member of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, a "paramilitary Hindu nationalist organization," a member of which assassinated Mahatma Gandhi in 1948 "for being too soft on Muslims."
Portland Becomes the First City In the Country: To divest from Wal-Mart!
The Biggest Dinosaur: A farmworker in Argentina stumbled upon a gigantic thigh bone. Now, paleontologists estimate the whole body weighed the equivalent of 14 elephants, making it the largest land-walking animal ever. And before your imagination runs wild, it was a friendly plant-eater with a long neck and small head—a breed of "titanosaur" thought to inhabit the Cretaceous period—not a scary carnivorous predator.
After nine long years, Arsenal won something!!!! The lovely winning goal: