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InqU: Hot Topics

Week of 1/27

Big night at Grammys for Daft Punk, Lorde

French dance-music duo Daft Punk won album and record of the year at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, while Seattle hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and New Zealand teenage sensation Lorde also took home multiple awards at the ceremony broadcast from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Pope's doves of peace attacked by angry birds

VIA USA Today:

A seagull and a crow attacked the two birds as tens of thousands watched in St. Peter's Square. In a final gesture at the Vatican's annual "Caravan of Peace," Pope Francis watched with a wide smile as two children at his side released a pair of white doves from the window of the Apostolic Palace in a gesture of peace.

Student sets himself on fire at Denver-area school


WESTMINSTER, Colo. - One student was severely injured and a staff member was slightly injured after a student set himself on fire in the cafeteria. Fire officials say more than 80% of the student's body was burned after he tried to kill himself Standley Lake High School in suburban Denver.

Happy ending for cat's hurricane-tossed odyssey

He is known by one family as Sid and by another as Ansel Catems, a feline play on the name of an acclaimed photographer known for his black-and-white landscape shots.

Congressman resigns after cocaine scandal

MIAMI - After going through rehab for cocaine and alcohol abuse and pledging that he would work through his problems to regain his Florida constituents' trust, Trey Radel's short career in Congress ended Monday.

Attempting To Have An Alleged Rapist Punished Is Harassment, College Tells Victim

VIA Huffington Post

A female student at Hanover College in Indiana is accusing the school of retaliating against her for reporting that she was raped, harassed and physically abused by a former boyfriend. In response to a complaint filed by the female student, named Samantha, the U.S.

Local Dems cheer Obama's wage push; GOP is lukewarm

WASHINGTON - President Obama's call to raise the minimum wage brought cheers Tuesday from local Democrats in Congress, but a mixed reaction from Philadelphia-area Republicans in what was likely a preview of the debate that will play out in heated campaigns this fall.

Lynch gives the silent treatment after six minutes

NEWARK, N.J. - Marshawn Lynch spent nearly 54 of the 60 minutes he was scheduled to speak at Super Bowl media day Tuesday standing against a curtain with a hood over his head and sunglasses covering his eyes in an indoor arena.

Spring arts preview: TV

"TV is going to offer fresh entertainment year-round from now on!" That promise had been made and broken to viewers so many times that we were beginning to feel like an American Indian tribe. Well, guess what? It may finally be true. Why the sudden proliferation?

Peyton's All Pro Supporting Cast

Peyton Manning has elevated not only his game, but that of his fellow teammates, who seek a Super victory this Sunday.

Philadelphia's black history in bronze: Octavius Catto to stand tall

Black History Month begins Saturday, offering weeks of opportunities to explore the riches of African American culture in a city where so many significant stories are rooted, including those of the enslaved workers in George Washington's first presidential home and the men who birthed free black America.