A patient at St. John's Hospital in Minnesota started chasing and beating nurses with a metal bar around 2am on Sunday. Four nurses were injured; one reportedly suffered a collapsed lung.
New Day's Michaela Pereira reports that this is just one example of the dangerous situations that healthcare workers are subjected to.
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The President writes a letter to Iran. A federal court upholds same-sex marriage bans in four states. And a murder-for-hire charge is dropped against AC/DC's drummer.
It's Friday, and here are the "5 things to know for your New Day."
1. OBAMA, IRAN AND ISIS
Dear ayatollah: This news surprised a lot of folks. The Obama administration is trying to open channels of communication with Iran over the war on ISIS. Obama sent a letter to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei last month pointing out the countries' shared interest in beating the terrorist group. A senior U.S. official and a Western diplomat tell CNN that it's not so much that the U.S. and Iranian militaries are cooperating with each other, they're just communicating so they stay out of each other's way, since they're operating in the same areas. The Iraqis are serving as intermediaries since Washington and Iran don't have diplomatic relations.