NUMBER 5 - NRA ANNUAL MEETINGS
Gun enthusiasts gathered in Indianapolis this weekend for the National Rifle Association's annual meetings. NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre addressed the crowd Friday. During his speech, he blasted the government and President Obama. He also shot down critics of the NRA's proposal to put armed guards in schools. LaPierre's biggest target appears to be the national news media. He blamed the media for distorting the truth about guns.
NUMBER 4 - TWO POPES MADE SAINTS
Catholics from around the world were in Rome Sunday to witness a historic day at the Vatican. Two late popes were made saints in a first-of-its-kind ceremony. Pope Emeritus Benedict the 16th was there. His predecessor John Paul the 2nd, who was wildly popular during his nearly 27 years as pontiff, was granted sainthood. As was John the 23rd, who is remembered as 'Good Pope John,' a church reformer who ushered-in the second Vatican council.
NUMBER 3 - CLIPPERS CONTROVERSY
The NBA is investigating an audio recording of a man, said to be Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, making racist comments. The man on the recording tells a woman, identified as Sterling's former girlfriend, not to bring African-American people to basketball games. The team's president says he doesn't know if the tape is legitimate or has been altered and says the woman on the tape is being sued by the Sterling family for embezzlement.
NUMBER 2 - VIDEO SHOWS FERRY CAPTAIN RESCUED
New video has surfaced from the first day of the South Korean ferry disaster, that allegedly shows the ship's captain being rescued. A South Korean Coast Guard officer told CNN he did not know who the man was at the time, but that he later learned it was the captain. The ferry's captain and 14 other crew members face criminal charges related to the disaster.
NUMBER 1 - KILLER TORNADOES
One person died when a tornado tore through Quapaw, Oklahoma Sunday. At least half of the town, including the fire department, sustained heavy damage. In Baxter Springs, Kansas at least 25 people were hurt when a tornado tore through, destroying almost everything in it's path. The governor declared a state of emergency. A twister also traveled at least 30 miles through the suburbs of central Arkansas, where 16 people have been confirmed dead. One death has also been reported in Iowa.
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