A.M. Links: Physics Nobel Awarded, Snowden Says He'll Go to Prison to Return to U.S., Biden 2016?


  • Scientists Takaaki Kajita of Japan and Arthur B. McDonald of Canada have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics.
  • Edward Snowden says he is willing to go to prison in order to return to the United States. "So far they've said they won't torture me, which is a start, I think. But we haven't gotten much further than that," Snowden told the BBC.
  • "The gunman who killed nine people at an Oregon community college said in writings he left behind that everyone else was 'crazy' and ranted about not having a girlfriend, a law enforcement official said Monday."
  • At least nine dams have broken in South Carolina in the wake of the weekend's massive rainfalls, prompting evacuations.

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