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World in Briefs (10.02.13)

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United States If King Kong has taught us anything, it’s that male gorillas do not know how to positively treat the other gender. Sure, climbing a skyscraper while holding a woman seems like a good idea in theory; it’s actually a pretty bad plan. Patrick the gorilla is just like King Kong, but smaller and a jerk. After biting a female gorilla and sneering at others, this Dallas Zoo primate is being sent to South Carolina for therapy. He’ll live comfortably in his own place and bring enjoyment to the crowds that come to visit him. "He's beautiful and smart and everyone loves him," said Laurie Holloway, a spokeswoman for the Dallas Zoo. "We're really sad to see him go but it's for the best for the zoo and for Patrick." His old space will be used to bring in two new gorillas, including Zola, a break-dancing gorilla. This is some serious monkey business.

Trouble from Within: the Navy Yard Shooter

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Tragedy struck the nation last Monday, September 16, as U.S. military veteran Aaron Alexis, 34, opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard. The resulting chaos ended up taking the lives of 13 people, including the gunman. Though his motive remains unknown, authorities have uncovered surprising revelations.

Growing Concerns over Mali Terrorism

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Written by Matthew Harper. After Islamic radicals began to push southward in Mali, France intervened with military force last Friday. The French defended the military action, claiming that they were worried the terrorists would march on Bamako, the capital of Mali, which could create a wide security threat for much of the region. Now, half a week after France’s initial involvement, the UN has come out in support, and it looks as though the United States might get involved as well.

Is Journalism Black and White?

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Written by Kristen Minshall. Gone are the days of the newspaper. There is no longer the need to put on your slippers and walk down the...

50 years of Bond

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Written by Tyler Lamb. This year marks the 50th year anniversary of one of the most well known film franchises of all time, the 007...

Breaking Dawn 2 Review

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Written by Tyler Lamb. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 is the final chapter in the Twilight movie saga, and the second part of...

Why Aren’t You Watching This? Community

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Written by Tyler Lamb. Out of all the comedies that have been airing over the past few years, there is only one that has constantly...