Friday Round-up

Tessa Duvall

World: Seven Somali pirates have been sentenced to five years in prison by a Kenyan court after they attacked a Spanish ship last year. (BBC)

Nation: President Barack Obama called Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s remarks at the United Nations on Thursday “offensive” and “hateful”. Ahmadinejad said the U.S. was responsible for the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. (CNN)

State: U.S. senate candidate Republican Rand Paul has been endorsed by the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste. (USA Today/Courier-Journal)

Other: Comedian and host of The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert, put on a straight face to testify in front of members of the House of Representatives on behalf of migrant workers. Colbert, who spent a day working as a field laborer, said he gained “vast experience spending one day as a migrant farm worker.” (CBS News)