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Morning Must Reads: April 13

Apr 13, 2015

'We're Ready for Hillary'

Rivals were chomping at the bit even before Hillary Clinton formally announced her presidential bid Sunday, releasing statements and videos attacking the Democratic front-runner. "We're ready for Hillary," said Republican hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz

Pope: Armenian Killings 'Genocide'

Francis sparked a diplomatic incident with Turkey on Sunday by calling the slaughter of Armenians by Ottoman Turks the 20th century's "first genocide"

CBS Picks Face the Nation Host

CBS announced that chief political director John Dickerson will replace the retiring Bob Schieffer this summer as host of the political talk show

Apple Watch Pre-Orders Hit Almost 1 Million

Almost one million people ordered an Apple Watch on the first day it was available, according to an estimate by a research firm, showing strong consumer demand for an Apple product that debuted to mixed reviews

German Nobel Laureate Guenter Grass Dies at Age 87

Guenter Grass, the Nobel-winning German writer who gave voice to the generation that came of age during the horrors of the Nazi era but later ran into controversy over his own World War II past and stance toward Israel, has died. He was 87

Walter Scott Mourned at Funeral

Large crowds gathered Saturday to remember Walter Scott, the 50-year-old black man in South Carolina who was fatally shot by a white police officer. The two-hour service included spirituals and remembrances of the father of four and Coast Guard veteran

3-year-Old Boy Shoots and Kills 1-Year-Old in Cleveland

A 3-year-old boy in Cleveland shot and killed a 1-year-old boy after picking up a handgun that had been left unattended inside a home on Sunday. The infant was rushed to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the head but was later pronounced dead

Game of Thrones Episodes Leak Before Season 5

Excipio, a piracy-tracking firm, said the episodes are true copies that were leaked to torrent sites between 9 and 10 p.m. E.T. on Saturday. Excipio, which did not identify the origin of the leak, said the episodes had been downloaded more than 778,000 times by 9 a.m.

Jordan Spieth Wins Masters

The 21-year-old stretched a four-shot lead at the beginning of the day, securing his win with a birdie at the eighth and a par at the ninth. In 2014, the young Texan squandered a lead at the Masters on the final day with back-to-back bogeys just before the turn

Troy Uiversity Students Suspended Over Sexual Assault

Two Alabama college students have been suspended after authorities discovered a cell-phone video that allegedly shows them sexually assaulting a woman at a Florida beach while a large crowd watched

Attacks on Troops in Egypt's Sinai Kill at Least 14

At least 14 people, mostly Egyptian policemen, were killed on Sunday in separate operations when militants attacked a police station in Egypt's northern Sinai, and detonated a roadside bomb against a passing armored vehicle

Indian Party Calls for Voting Rights of Muslims to be Revoked

A major Indian political party called for the voting rights of Muslims to be revoked in an editorial published on Sunday, a statement that was slammed across the board and left its leadership red-faced and hastily backtracking

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