1. "Seinfeld" star Michael Richards says anger, not bigotry, fueled his racist outburst at a Los Angeles comedy club. The comedian appeared on the Reverend Jesse Jackson’s syndicated radio show Sunday morning. Richards says he knows his words were offensive and has apologized.
2. In the Queens Borough of New York, mourners and community leaders have held a rally and prayer vigil for a man who was gunned down by police hours before his wedding early Saturday.
3. Iraq’s government is calling for an end to public bickering between Sunni, Shiite and Kurdish politicians. Iraqi officials say public discord encourages sectarian violence. Such violence continued Sunday with a total of 44 people killed or found dead in the region.
4. All shapes, breed and sizes of dogs converged on Bogota, Colombia Sunday for a special fundraising marathon. The event raised money for a non-profit group that helps the spouses of police officers who were killed on duty.
WORDS IN THE NEWS
1. syndicated : VERB
When newspaper articles or television programmes are syndicated, they are sold to several different newspapers or television stations, who then publish the articles or broadcast the programmes.
2. bicker : VERB
When people bicker, they argue or quarrel about unimportant things.
3. discord : N-UNCOUNT
Discord is disagreement and argument between people.
4. converge on : VERB
If people or vehicles converge on a place, they move towards it from different directions.
5. marathon : N-COUNT
A marathon is a race in which people run a distance of 26 miles, which is about 42 km.