Morning digest: 5 things you need to know

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Here’s a few of the top stories from the past 24 hours to get you started this morning:

1. The boy saved by the cat

It's the unbelievable video everyone is talking about. This house cat in California sprung into action as a dog viciously attacked a member of its family. This surveillance tape went viral yesterday. The boy needed stitches but is doing fine.

2. Amber alert girls found safe

Two Alberta girls allegedly abducted by their mother were located hours later following a nationwide amber alert.

The girls, 6 and 12, they were found in Boston Bar, B.C., unharmed. Their 48-year-old mother was charged with two counts of abduction.

3. Stephen Harper trolls Leafs fans

Even if they didn’t make it to the post-season, it’s always a good time for a Leafs jab. Our own prime minister got in on the action last night in a dig recalling the Leafs’ astonishing Game 7 loss to the Bruins last year.

Harper says he’s cheering for the Habs this year - of course, there are no other Canadian teams left - but he’s previously admitted to being a fan of a bunch of other teams, including the Leafs. We could call him a flip flopper, but he probably just has a hierarchy of teams to cheer for, just like any other serious hockey fan.

4. Casey Kasem found

There's a happy ending in the bizarre story of the missing former radio host Casey Kasem.  Kasem, who suffers from a form of dementia called Lewy body disease, has been found safe in Washington state after days of family members saying they had no idea where he was. 

You may know him best as a Top 40 radio host, but Kasem also played Shaggy in the Scooby-Doo cartoon. Here's Kasem rocking his Shaggy voice on a '80s telethon in support of muscular dystrophy.

 

5. Oprah's making a show about Michael Sam

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted to the NFL, will be getting the full Oprah treatment. OWN, Winfrey's television network, said yesterday it will produce a documentary series about him.

No word on whether it will involve Oprah confronting all the sports stars who've had stuff to say about Sam - but we'd definitely watch that.


BONUS: Hospital, reporters live tweet heart surgery

Follow along live today as a Beamsville, Ont., senior undergoes surgery to repair a blockage near his heart.

-With files from QMI Agency, Reuters and WENN


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