MORNING BRIEFING: We're No 1! (Actually, I attended Whitworth instead.)




Remember Gonzaga? The little Catholic college in the middle of Spokane, Washington? You know, several hundred miles east of Seattle? Turns out, it's the No. 1 college basketball team in the nation. (ESPN)

Yet another college president leaves the University of Idaho. (SR)

Yet another city employee hit yet another vulnerable Spokane resident, resulting in yet another pricey payout. This time a dump truck hit a third-grader, resulting in a $2.5 million payout. (SR)

The sequester hits Meals on Wheels in the meals. (KREM)


Thanks to intensive medication, a baby born with the HIV virus appears to have been cured of AIDS. (CBS)

Conventional wisdom maintains that an economic plunge sends crime rates soaring. But nationally, that's not what happened. Violent crimes, including gun crimes, continue to decrease nationwide. (Washington Post)

Try as you might, nothing can kill the Queen of England.


How a stunt-centric magazine got into North Korea. (NYT)

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