Cheat Sheet: October 12-13: Weekend Roundup

Dozens killed in Iraq bombings

A series of car and roadside bombings killed at least 44 people in Iraq on Sunday and wounded more than 140 others, police officials told CNN. The most devastating attack occurred in Kut when two car bombs exploded in a busy commercial street killing 17 people and wounding 49 others. Two bombs in Baghdad killed nine people and wounded 21 others in a shopping district. In 2013, more than 6,000 people have been killed in Iraq. A sixth of those deaths came in September. (Source)

“Baby Hope” has a name

A nameless little girl, known posthumously as “Baby Hope,” can now be recognized by her birth name, Anjelica Castillo. Police arrested the girl’s cousin, Conrad Juarez, 52, on Saturday for the murder of Castillo in 1991. The case had remained open since police found the decomposing body of the 4-year-old girl in an ice chest along the Henry Hudson Parkway in New York. Every year, on the anniversary of July 23, police would canvas nearby neighborhoods in hopes for answers. An anonymous tip called in after this past July’s canvas led detectives to Anjelica’s sister, to her mother and eventually Jaurez. (Source)

Final Gubernatorial Debate Next Tuesday

The third and final debate between Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli is set for Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. The two candidates will comment on issues from the Haymarket Theatre at Squires Student Center on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg. WDBJ will broadcast the debate live. (Source)

Some Weary of Animosity Between Reid and McConnell

Colleagues of the Senate majority and minority leaders are skeptical of a deal being made before the Treasury runs out of borrowing authority, setting up a potential default by the end of the month. “There appears to be forces at work here that might cause us to get wrapped around the wheel,” former senator Judd Gregg said. Many others don’t fret as they believe the leaders realize the stakes at hand and won’t let bad blood prevent a deal. (Source)

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