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How far would you go to get some free fried chicken? A Louisiana fried chicken joint offered free fried chicken to customers who brought their guns in with them.

The Bossier City restaurant offered free #1 combo meals on Saturday for concealed handgun permit holders. Chicken Express owner Randal Neel says they’ve had a positive response to the free fried chicken deal and it was the busiest Saturday he’s ever had. Neel says it’s his way of taking a stand as a gun rights advocate and making a statement as the Louisiana legislature prepared to take up several gun regulation proposals. “It feels really good to be able to stand up for what you believe in.” KSLA

Boston MarathonNot exactly the bucket of Gatorade you were hoping for at the end of a marathon. Two explosions went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, leaving an unknown number of spectators injured. Video footage of the race showed a cloud of white smoke near the finish line and screams from the spectators. Runners were re-directed and the bomb squad came in to do their thing. Not much information on culprit(s) yet. NBC News

Happy Birthday KimHappy Birthday Kim Il-sung! North Korea celebrates the 101st anniversary of the birth of its founding father Kim Il-sung. Kim Jong-un visited the mausoleum of his grandfather and his father Kim jong-il in Pyongyang. How did the rest of North Korea celebrate? North Koreans celebrate the two day holiday by laying flowers at images and statues of the Kims, drinking barley tea and soft drinks, and watching outdoor music shows. And how did South Korea celebrate? By suspiciously peering over the border and remaining on high alert. BBC News

Masters CatWinning takes care of everything! Australian Adam Scott won the Masters golf tournament in a sudden death putt-off, which I presume is the most exciting thing that could happen in a golf game. Scott defeated Angel Carbrera, becoming the first Australian to win the tournament. Fun Fact: Scott won with the help of Steve Williams, the caddy Tiger Woods fired in 2011. Tiger tied for fourth. Washington Post

Gitmo is Killing MeGitmo is Killing Me! Well, that or the hunger strike. An inmate detained at Guantanamo Bay gave a graphic account of his participation in a hunger strike at the US-run military prison. Samir Naji al Hasan Moqbel has been detained for 11 years and three months and has been fasting since February 10. In an op-ed published in the New York Times entitled “Gitmo Is Killing Me,” he writes: “I will never forget the first time they passed the feeding tube up my nose. I wanted to vomit, but I couldn’t. There was agony in my chest, throat and stomach. I had never experienced such pain before. I would not wish this cruel punishment upon anyone.” FYI, this is how foie gras is made (but with ducks, not prisoners). New York Times

MaduroThe Venezuela election results are in and they’re already being contested. Nicolas Maduro, Hugo Chavez’s hand picked successor, won by a thin margin, 50.7% to 49.1% for Henrique Caprilles. Caprilles, however, wasn’t too pleased. The opposition leader has demanded the National Electorial Council not to proclaim Maduro as the country’s new president until an electoral audit has been performed. “We are not going to recognize the results until each vote of the Venezuelan people is counted, one by one,” said Capriles. He also urged national protests and a march in Caracas. What a sore loser. Washington Post

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