(CNN)President Obama tells Israeli leaders worried about an Iran nuclear deal that he's committed to their security. Report blasts Rolling Stone's infamous college rape story. And it wasn't the best weekend to be a Kentucky Wildcat.
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Presidential reassurance: A potential deal with Iran over its nuclear program has kept Israel's leadership flustered. So, President Obama said that he wants to make sure Israel keeps a military edge over Iran. That's what he told The New York Times in an interview published yesterday. The President and other Western leaders would like to see a deal go through. It could be a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" to "take the nuclear issue off the table," Obama said. He also told Israelis that if they were attacked, the United States would be there for them.
Failure: The word is used 22 times in a scathing, 12,866-word report on Rolling Stone's now discredited story about a gang rape at the University of Virginia. The outside review by professors from the Columbia School of Journalism released last night said Rolling Stone's editors relied too heavily on a single source and that the story's writer, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, should have picked up the phone and done more reporting. Rolling Stone issued apologies and officially retracted the story. But Rolling Stone says it won't fire anyone involved and that it doesn't need to change its editorial processes.
The mastermind? Is a Kenyan named Mohamed Mohamud behind last week's college terror attack? The Kenyan government thinks he is and tweeted as much yesterday. The say Mohamud is a regional commander with Al-Shabaab and has an extensive terrorist network within the country. Kenya put out a wanted poster on him right after the attacks and offered a $215,000 reward for him. Families of some of the 147 victims spent yesterday identifying the bodies of their loved ones.
Defense begins: The defense in Aaron Hernandez's murder trial begins today with an expert on DNA, who is expected to challenge evidence. The prosecution rested last week after calling more than 130 witnesses. Hernandez, the former New England Patriots tight end, is accused in the slaying of Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player who was found shot to death in June 2013.
Feeling blue: It was a tough weekend for the Kentucky Wildcats. First the team's dream of a historic, undefeated season came to a shocking end when the Wildcats fell to Wisconsin in the Final Four. Then dozens of people were arrested after Kentucky fans filled the streets near its campus after the game. Some of them started fights and fires. Then on yesterday Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison, who is black, had to apologize after he was caught on an open mic using the N-word about a Wisconsin player, who is white. Wisconsin faces Duke tonight in the NCAA national title game.
Eeeww! Raw fish! To adults, it's just sushi, but to two kids, it's a gross dare. Eat it and get ten bucks!
Hang ups: Now for the weather report. Uh, wait, my back itches. What's this coat hanger doing in my suit??
This little piggy -- well, not so little -- stayed home, and got lots of cuddles. Like it or not.
Cops on the beat: Or rather, to the beat. Kansas City cops do innovative crowd control at a flash mob by breaking into a line dance.
Eyes playing tricks: Do you see a picture of Albert Einstein or of Marilyn Monroe. If you see the glamorous star, you may need glasses.