Weekend Wrap Up: What You Missed on Your Days Off

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Busy weekend? Too much rest and relaxation to make time for things like news? Yeah, we figured as much. 

Luckily, there’s no need to worry about being out of the loop at the water cooler on Monday–NewsFeed is here to share the stories, links and videos that you may have missed while you were weekending.

Lured Into a Trap, Then Tortured for Being Gay – A horrific hate crime has shocked a New York City neighborhood. Which in light the string of reports of bullying in schools and colleges, is all the more horrifying. (The New York Times)

Egypts Last Leper Colony Broaches Time of Intergration – Egypt’s last remaining leprosy colony has opened its doors and is allowing its residences to branch out. Yet, despite changed social attitudes towards the disease, the residences don’t want to leave their “paradise.” (Guardian)

10 10 10 – “In recognition of the 10th day of the 10th month of the 10th year of this century, the Times staff pulled together 10 lists in 10 categories of their choosing. And if you think they missed something, remember, hindsight is 20-20.” ( Los Angeles Times)

Is The Catholic Church’s Argument Against IVF a Bit Holey– TIME’s Meredith Melnick takes a look at the Church’s views on IVF–and finds that some of the arguments don’t add up. (Healthland)

Behind the Camera with The Beatles – Though you don’t actually need a reason to view anything Beatles related, this weekend saw the 70th birthday of John Lennon. Now you have a reason, check out the audio slideshow. (TIME.com)

Weekend Video – Grover and Sesame Street’s hilarious take on the Old Spice Guy. Instant classic.