- suggested Edward Snowden could've been aided by Russia in his disclosures about the NSA. Mike Rogers, the chair of the House Intelligence committee,
- Asked about Chris Christie’s recent problems, Mitt Romney said the New Jersey governor handled controversy over lane closures on the George Washington Bridge well, and that it wouldn’t affect his presidential prospects.
- The Ninth Circuit court ruled that the federal government could continue to crack down on medical marijuana dispensaries in California, despite their legal status under state law.
- A video purporting to show two Russian-speaking Islamist militants who took responsibility for a set of suicide bombings in the country last month promises a “present” for Russia and tourists at the 2014 Winter Olympics being held in Sochi.
- A Taliban attack on a restaurant in Kabul killed twenty-one, mostly foreigners, while more than dozen people were killed in a series of attacks in Baghdad this weekend. At least 26 more people were killed in at least 7 bombings across Baghdad today.
- The Syrian National Coalition, a major rebel group, voted in favor of attending a peace conference in Geneva, but then threatened to pull out over an invitation extended to Iran.
- Dennis Rodman returned from North Korea and checked himself into alcohol rehab. A statement released by his PR agency while he was in North Korea blamed a media rant on excessive drinking.
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