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March 25, 2013 at 7:44 AM

Monday Memo: Some sun … Amanda Knox waits … Passover starts tonight

Good morning. Time to get some work done after days of basketball, right?

Weather: A sunny day ahead, or at least partly sunny. High near 60. The National Weather Service forecast.

Amanda Knox: Italy’s top criminal court is heard arguments today from prosecutors appealing Amanda Knox’s acquittal in the murder of roommate Meredith Kercher. Prosecutors want the court to toss the acquittals of the former University of Washington student and her ex-boyfriend, and order a new trial. Knox is in Seattle awaiting the court’s decision. We will keep you posted on the developments.

Terror sentencing in Seattle today: Sentencing is scheduled this morning in Seattle for a man who pleaded guilty to plotting an attack on a Seattle military complex with guns and grenades. In conversations the FBi recorded, authorities say Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif discussed with another man how they wanted to attack the Military Entrance Processing Station in south Seattle as revenge for atrocities committed by U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. Abdul-Latif was arrested in 2011.

Passover begins tonight: The holiday of Passover, perhaps the most widely celebrated Jewish holiday, begins at sundown tonight. The holiday celebrates the Jews’ escape from slavery in ancient Egypt. To learn more about Passover, or to print a Haggadah to get you through the basics for your seder tonight (the ceremonial meal), the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle offers lots of information. The holiday last seven or eight days, depending on whether one observes Reform, Conservative or Orthodox customs.

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