NUMBER 5 - NEW EMOJI COMING TO YOUR SMART PHONE
Emoji lovers, get ready! Two-hundred-fifty new emoji will be landing on phone keyboards soon. Unicode, the company that standardizes texting, announced the addition Monday. Among the new expressors are an extended middle finger, a bullhorn, a floppy disk and a few religious symbols. Unicode still hasn't fixed that lack of diversity in emoji people that texters have been buzzing about. A complete chart of the new emoji renderings is available on their website.
NUMBER 4 - TWO BERGDAHL MOVIES IN THE WORKS
Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl hasn't even been back in the u-s for a week, and there's already word of not one, but two movies about him. Director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal, the Oscar-winning team behind "The Hurt Locker" and "Zero Dark Thirty" are developing one Bergdahl project. Another will be based on a Rolling Stone article written a couple of years ago, well before Bergdahl was exchanged for five Gitmo detainees.
NUMBER 3 - INMATE EXECUTIONS RESUME
The state of Missouri has executed a murderer. Authorities say John Winfield was executed by lethal injection at 12:01 A.M. Wednesday, for the murders of two people in 1996. He was pronounced dead nine minutes later. Winfield is one of three executions scheduled in less than 24 hours. The first was a Georgia man who became the first inmate in the U.S. to be put to death since the botched execution of an Oklahoma man in April.
NUMBER 2 - NEBRASKA TORNADOES
At least two people have lost their lives as tornadoes ripped through parts of Nebraska. Sixteen others have been injured by the storm. The worst hit was the small town of Pilger, about an hour outside Omaha. More funnel clouds formed in northern Nebraska on Tuesday, as another round of thunderstorms rolled through, sweeping into Wisconsin, which saw its share of the damage from the first round of storms.
NUMBER 1 - BENGHAZI ATTACK SUSPECT CAUGHT
The alleged mastermind of the attack on a U.S. embassy in Libya has been captured. U.S. officials say they apprehended Ahmed Abu Khatallah without firing a single shot. Khatallah is believed to be the mastermind of the 2012 assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11th. Four Americans were killed in the raid, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Khatallah is expected to be brought to U.S. soil to face charges.
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