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Monday morning catch-up: What you missed over the weekend

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Posted: Monday, August 6, 2012 7:30 am

Victory and violence marked the weekend as athletes continued to claim Olympic gold medals in London, while back in the United States, six people were gunned down at a Sikh temple before the gunman was shot and killed by police.

Authorities were calling the shootings at the Oak Creek, Wis., temple an act of domestic terrorism:

Police: 7 dead in shooting at Sikh temple in Wisconsin

The shootings in Wisconsin came one day after it was reported that Jared Loughner, the man accused in the 2011 Tucson shootings would plead guilty this week:

Plea deal would give Loughner life in Tucson shootings

Loughner is accused of killing six people and wounding 13 others, including former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

In other news, K-12 education made headlines this weekend:

Police stepping up patrols as East Valley students return to school this week

School districts want East Valley voters to approve bonds, budget overrides, sales tax

Speaking of elections, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants your help in catching those who vandalize campaign signs:

Sheriff Joe: reward for catching political sign vandals

We’re in week 2 of the Summer Olympics. If you’re looking for some Monday morning inspiration, be sure to check out these stories from the weekend:

Oscar Pistorius inspires at the Olympics

Rule, Britannia! Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah and Co. seize Olympic gold

And finally, we at the Tribune hope you’ll join us Friday night in downtown Mesa as we host NerdvanaCon and celebrate the anniversary of our popular Nerdvana blog:

‘NerdvanaCon’ celebrates blog’s 5th birthday Friday in Mesa

Nerdvana is about all things geek -- and there's a little geek in all of us.

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