Daily news briefs: Oct. 21

Local

Missing Georgia Tech student found

James Hubert, a 24-year-old Georgia Tech student, was found along railroad tracks near Dekalb Avenue on Oct. 19, according to Channel 2 Action News. Hubert had been missing since Friday night, where he was last seen at a sorority event. Two of Hubert’s friends, Emma Jeffery and Alexandra Vanderlinde, were able to locate Hubert, who was lying face down in a ditch, by using the “Find my iPhone” app. Hubert’s mother later posted a status on Facebook claiming that her son had been robbed and beaten after leaving the MARTA station. Hubert is expected to recover from his severe injuries at Grady Memorial Hospital.

National

‘Clock kid’ Ahmed Mohamed visits White House

Ahmed Mohamed, nicknamed “clock kid” after a teacher mistook his homemade clock for a bomb, attended “Astronomy Night” at the White House on Oct. 19, according to Associated Press. President Obama tweeted an invitation to Mohamed after the Texas teenager was suspended from school due to the incident. During “Astronomy Night,” Mohamed and other students, met Obama and several astronauts and examined the planets and stars through telescopes on the South Lawn of the White House. Despite the controversy, Mohamed doesn’t mind his new nickname and he’s thankful for the president’s support. Mohamed plans to attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology and aspires to become an engineer.

Global

Rescued Chilean miners meet Pope Francis

Several Chilean miners got to meet Pope Francis on Oct. 15 while in Rome to promote a movie about their 2010 rescue, according to CNN. It’s been five years since the 33 Chilean miners were rescued after spending two months underground, which will be documented in the upcoming movie “The 33.” Francis was offered gifts as he posed for photos and gave each miner a blessed rosary in St. Peter’s Square. The miners also gave Francis a signed helmet and a small box that contained rocks from the mine.

 

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