Video captures the moment the Taliban released Bowe Bergdahl. The Mississippi U.S. Senate primary is one heck of a nail-biter. And who's the creepy mythical man behind the alleged stabbings by two 12-year-olds?
It's Wednesday, and here are the “5 Things to Know for Your New Day."
1. BOWE BERGDAHL RELEASE
White flag, handshakes: A new video purports to show a gaunt-looking Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl being released by the Taliban five years after he was captured in Afghanistan.
2. MISSISSIPPI GOP PRIMARY
The waiting game: The Mississippi GOP Senate primary is turning into one heck of a nail-biter. The razor-thin margin between Sen. Thad Cochran and main challenger Chris McDaniel made it too close to call this morning. With 98% of precincts reporting, both candidates were short of the 50% needed to avoid a runoff, according to Associated Press numbers. And so we wait, and wait.
3. SEVERE WEATHER
Midwest takes a hit: Have you seen hail the size of a baseball? We haven't. The same can't be said of folks in parts of Nebraska, though. Severe thunderstorms swept through the state yesterday, pelting areas with massive hail. At one point, a storm churning through the state was over 10 miles tall, CNN meteorologist Chad Myers said. "If you're in Nebraska, Iowa or Missouri, this is going to be a very long night," he said.
4. DAN MARINO
Er, about that lawsuit ... : One of the greatest quarterbacks in National Football League history is withdrawing his name from a concussion lawsuit against the league, according to reports. Dan Marino and 14 other players had filed a lawsuit claiming the NFL knew of a link between concussions and long-term health problems and did nothing about it.
Creepy mythical figure: A menacing, faceless specter in a dark suit allegedly inspired two 12-year-old girls to stab a friend multiple times. But who's this creepy Internet bogeyman? This ghoul who lurks in the Web's darkest corners and has mutated time and again to suit the dreams and desires of his devotees?
There you go. All you need to know to get an early start to your morning.
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