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This happened: Boston Bomber jurors looked at literature, Ted Cruz joined the 2016 race, TV presidents were more popular, Yemen was in trouble, New York celebrated 'Mad Men'

Cast member Kevin Spacey, who plays the role of Frank Underwood on the television REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/Files

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Before you leaped out of bed, theBoston bomber court prepared to see jihadi literature, while violence escalated in Yemen.

Ted Cruz was the first to jump into the presidential race. It also turns out most TV presidents are more popular than the real ones. New York planned '60s-stylecelebrations as the stars turned out for the launch of the final season of "Mad Men."

A Boston court prepared to examine bomber's jihadist literature

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's selection of jihadist reading material will be under scrutiny today. The literature foundon his computer andcellphoneafter the deadly 2013 attack includes copies ofAl Qaeda's "Inspire" magazine, with enlightening cover stories including"How to Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom."

READ MORE:Boston bomber trial: jihadi literature includesAl Qaeda 'Inspire' mag

The UN told Yemen: 'Stop fighting!'

The situation in the Middle Eastern country is deterioriating into what the U.N. says would be an "Iraq-Libya-Syria" scenario is really, really bad. Houthi rebels overthrew the president, and since then violence has gotent worse, leaving millions of its citizens needing help.

READ MORE:16m people need humanitarian aid as Yemen violence escalates

Ted Cruz threw his hat into the ring

The conservative Republicanis the first to enter the fray after announcing he would run in the 2016 elections early this morning. Who's up next? Just don't expect Hillary Clinton to reveal her candidacy by email.

READ MORE:Conservative Ted Cruz first to announce bid for U.S. Presidency

We preferred TV presidents to the real one

A poll showed that Americans rate dastardly TV president, Frank Underwood from "House of Cards," higher than they do Barack Obama. It seems we'dtake any TV president over the real one.

READ MORE:TV series presidents are more popular than "No Drama” Obama

New York planned 'Mad Men' fun

Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks and January Jonesdonned their glad rags for the New Yorkpremiere of the last series of the iconic show. The first episode may not air until April 5, but until then you can start drinking celebratory cocktails - today marks the start of New York's Mad Men Dining Week.

READ MORE:NY celebrates Mad Men final series with cocktails and shows

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