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PHOTO: The American doctor rescued from the Taliban in Afghanistan Saturday by U.S. Special Operations Forces is the medical adviser for a Colorado Springs NGO, his employer confirmed on Dec. 9, 2012. Dr. Dilip Joseph and two colleagues were kidnapped by

Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.

1. Seal Team 6 Member Killed in Rescue Raid

A U.S. official has confirmed that an American service member killed in a raid to rescue a Colorado doctor held hostage in Afghanistan was a member of Seal Team 6. Seal Team 6 is the Navy outfit now famous for successfully finding and killing Osama bin Laden.

2. Jenni Rivera's Plane Believed Found

Authorities in Mexico announced Sunday night that they have found what they believe to be the wreckage of a private plane carrying Mexican-American superstar singer Jenni Rivera. All six people on board – including Rivera's publicist, lawyer and makeup artist – were killed.

3. Radio Station Called Hospital 5 Times Over Middleton Prank

The boss of the Australian radio station whose DJs prank called Kate Middleton's hospital says the station phoned the hospital on five occasions to get permission to air the call, but never reached the nurses. The call prompted the nurse who answered the prank to take her own life.

4. Record Snow Hits Minneapolis

A massive winter storm moved across Minnesota on Sunday night and dropped more than a half a foot of snow in some places, and a record 10.5 inches in Minneapolis. More than 150 flights at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport were canceled.

5. Monkey in Coat Found Roaming Ikea Parking Lot

A monkey was found roaming around an Ikea store parking lot in Canada on Sunday wearing a shearling coat. The monkey opened its crate, unlocked the car door and climbed out for a look around before being ushered into the corner of the store and safely picked up by animal services.

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