Alleged Navy Yard shooter, Aaron Alexis, had been arrested previously for shooting the tires out of a car in 2004.
- Occupy Wall Street activists plan to return today to Zuccotti Park to mark the two-year anniversary of their protests, which began on September 17, 2011.
- Edward Snowden, who exposed the U.S. government's clandestine PRISM surveillance program, has been nominated for a European human rights prize whose past winners include Nelson Mandela and Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
- Federal Reserve Vice Chairwoman Janet Yellen is now seen as the frontrunner to become the central bank's next head, following Larry Summers' withdrawal.
- According to the latest Fox national poll, 68 percent of Americans are worried about how Obamacare is going to affect their personal health care.
- The U.S. and Russia and their allies are still debating over who is responsible for the use of chemical weapons in Syria, but the UN is determined to come up with a resolution. The rebels in Syria are demanding a swift response in their favor from the international community.
- Facebook and Twitter were briefly uncensored in Iran. Authorities were quick to rectify the situation, presumably saying, "jk lol."
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