News on the go: April 11, 2014

Matt Merchant

Nirvana, Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens joined the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Thursday night. The ceremony was held in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, with performances and appearances scheduled for Cat Stevens, also known as Yusuf, Bruce Springsteen, and Coldplay’s Chris Martin. (Read full story.)

Brimfield Police Chief David Oliver’s Facebook response to the stabbing of 21 students at Franklin Regional High School Tuesday is being heralded as a plea for a change in the way people respond to school crises. Oliver told critics Wednesday that he was concerned about adults setting an example for students rather than about what law enforcement policies and government officials said in response. (Read full story.)

Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman as host of the “Late Show” next year. Colbert, known for his fictional conservative talk show, “The Colbert Report,” will now face off for late night television rating against Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel. CBS said that a host city will be chosen at a later time.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee requested records Wednesday of secret Cuban Twitter accounts that were used to further pro-democracy programs worldwide. The account, operated through the U.S. Agency for International Development, was meant to sap Cuba’s communist government and was being investigated by the Associated Press. USAID administrators said they were unsure as to who specifically sent each message and how many there were total.

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