5 Stories You Missed This Memorial Day Weekend

PHOTO: A black BMW sedan driven by a drive-by shooter is seen on Saturday, May 24, 2014, in Isla Vista, Calif.
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In case you were busy this Memorial Day weekend with barbecues, traveling, or just enjoying the unofficial start of summer, we've rounded up the stories you may have missed.

7 Dead in Santa Barbara Killing Spree

Seven people are dead including the killer, after a 22-year-old college student went on a killing spree in Santa Barbara, California on Friday. Another 13 people were injured, when Elliot Rodger attacked multiple people with knives, guns and his car during the incident, police said.

Rodger allegedly killed three people in his apartment before shooting at people on the street near the University of California, Santa Barbara's campus.

Alleged Killer wrote Manifesto Outlining His Plan

A memoir titled "My Twisted Life" by Elliot Rodger reveals the student's growing anger and violent thoughts leading up to Friday's killing spree.

Rodger continuously lamented that women were not interested in dating him and wrote that he felt "rejected" by "humanity."

The student also detailed that he had started to stockpile weapons and plan his killing spree, when police interviewed him in April.

PHOTO: Elliot Rodger is shown in this undated photo.
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PHOTO: Elliot Rodger is shown in this undated photo.

Ryan Hunter-Reay Wins Indy 500 in Breathtaking Finish

The Indy 500 is always exciting, especially when first place remains up for grabs going into the last few laps.

Ryan Hunter-Reay fought off former champion Helio Castroneves to win his first Indianapolis 500 title. Castroneves was attempting to win his fourth Indy 500 and would have been only the fourth driver to do so.

Hunter-Reay managed to out-maneuver Castroneves in the final few laps in a series of thrilling moves as the cars raced practically bumper to bumper.

"I'm a proud American boy, that's for sure," Hunter-Reay told reporters after the race. "I've watched this race since I was sitting in diapers on the floor in front of the TV. My son did it today. He watched me here. I'm thrilled. This is American history, this race, this is American tradition."

Pope on Tour in the Holy Land

Pope Francis made it to the holy land after landing at Bethlehem on Sunday. Pope Francis visited both the West Bank and Israel on Sunday, and made waves by inviting both Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli President Shimon Peres to come to the Vatican in June to pray with him.

Pope Francis started his three-day Middle East trip in Jordan, where he saw firsthand the Syrian refugee camps. The stated focus of the trip is to allow Francis and the leader of the world's Orthodox Christians to pray together to mark the 50th anniversary of their predecessors' historic meeting in Jerusalem, which ended 900 years of Catholic-Orthodox estrangement.

PHOTO: Pope Francis touches the wall that divides Israel from the West Bank, on his way to celebrate a mass in Manger Square next to the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Sunday, May 25, 2014.
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PHOTO: Pope Francis touches the wall that divides Israel from the West Bank, on his way to celebrate a mass in Manger Square next to the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Sunday, May 25, 2014.

Kim and Kanye Tie the Knot

The pop-culture version of the royal wedding took place on Saturday, when Kanye West and Kim Kardashian finally tied that knot at an Italian fort in Florence, Italy in front of 150 guests.

Kardashian wore a white gown by Givenchy and the couple was married in front of a large wall of flowers on the estate and serenaded by singer-songwriter Andrea Bocelli.

PHOTO: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West leave their residence in Paris, May 23, 2014, ahead of their wedding.
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PHOTO: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West leave their residence in Paris, May 23, 2014, ahead of their wedding.

The couple had already jetted across Europe before the wedding. For their rehearsal dinner they hosted hundreds of guests at Versailles' famed hall of mirrors.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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