Top Weekend Links: Middle East peace talks to resume after three years

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From the start of Middle East peace talks to injustice in Louisiana, here are some of the top stories from the weekend:

  • Stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestine will resume on Monday and are expected to last for two days. (NBC News)
    • In a press release, Secretary John Kerry said, “Both leaders have demonstrated a willingness to make difficult decisions that have been instrumental in getting to this point. We are grateful for their leadership.” (U.S. Department of State)

  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told CNN Sunday that there would be no bailout money heading Detroit’s way, and that the city’s debt problem was between the city and its creditors. (CNN)
  • Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Egypt are standing their ground near a Cairo mosque just one day after Egyptian security forces shot and killed at least 72 poeple. (Reuters)
  • According to an investigative report by the Baton Rouge newspaper The Advocate, gay men are being arrested in Baton Rouge by police officers under an invalid sodomy law. (The Advocate)
  • North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is set to sign a restrictive set of voting measures in his state, despite the fact that he’s not entirely familiar with the bill. (AP)
  • New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner’s campaign manager has quit. (NPR)
  • Former congresswoman and Democratic leader Lindy Boggs has died at the age of 97 (Washington Post)
  • Pope Francis closed out a trip to his home continent on Sunday. An estimated three million people showed up at Rio de Janiero’s Copacabana beach to attend Pope Francis’ Sunday Mass service. (NBC News)

Top Weekend Links: Middle East peace talks to resume after three years

Updated