Congrats, but … : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu got a congratulatory call from President Obama yesterday on his big election win, but it also came with a warning. Obama told Netanyahu that the United States would “reassess” aspects of its relationship with Israel after Netanyahu’s provocative statements leading up to Tuesday’s Israeli election. The prime minister had said before the election that he no longer supported a two-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, although he walked those comments back somewhat yesterday.
ISIS involved?: Yesterday ISIS said it was behind Wednesday’s terror attack at a museum in Tunisia that left 23 people dead. In audio posted online, the terror group ID’d a pair of men it said used “automatic weapons and hand grenades” in the attack. The two attackers were also carrying explosives, Tunisia’s President revealed in an interview with French media. U.S. officials think the attack was carried out by a local “franchise” of ISIS, rather than being centrally directed by ISIS leadership. ISIS warns that Wednesday’s bloodshed was “just the start.”
Bracket busters: If you’re telling people today you picked Georgia State or the University of Alabama at Birmingham to win their NCAA basketball tournament games, you’re probably a liar. Those two teams, both 14 seeds, busted pretty much every bracket in the country with their upset victories yesterday afternoon. And Georgia State head coach Ron Hunter supplied what will probably be the image of the tournament when he fell out of his chair as his son hit the winning shot. A second day of tournament fun starts up midday today.
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