Morning Must Reads: April 24

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Armenia Massacre Marks Century

The Presidents of Russia and France joined other leaders on Friday at ceremonies commemorating the massacre 100 years ago of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks, an event which remains a diplomatic sore point for both sides

Petraeus Avoids Prison

Former CIA Director David Petraeus was sentenced to two years of probation and fined $100,000 for giving his mistress classified material

Clinton Makes First GOP Attacks

The Democratic candidate aimed the first big attacks of her run at GOP policies on immigration, health care and the delayed Attorney General process

Obama Apologizes Over Hostages Killed in Drone Strike

President Barack Obama took “full responsibility” for the death of two hostages held by al-Qaeda in a drone strike in January. The two were killed in a counterterrorism operation on an al-Qaeda compound in the border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan

The Next Fast and Furious Film Gets a Release Date

One of the film’s stars, Vin Diesel, made the announcement at CinemaCon on Thursday in Las Vegas. It will arrive as a follow-up to this month’sFurious 7, which, since its April 3 opening, has grossed more than $1 billion worldwide

Amazon Web Services Is a $5 Billion Business

Amazon broke out Amazon Web Services sales and revenue for the very first time on its first quarter earnings call. For the quarter, AWS logged $1.57 billion in revenue, up 49% from the year-ago period. It also logged operating income of $265 million for the quarter

Ash Piles Up From Eruption of Chile’s Calbuco Volcano

Twin blasts from the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile sent vast clouds of ash into the sky, covering this small town with thick soot and raising concerns on Thursday that the dust could contaminate water, cause respiratory illnesses and ground more flights

Loretta Lynch Confirmed as Attorney General

New York U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch was confirmed as the next Attorney General, the first African-American woman to hold the position. President Obama said the country will be “better off” now that Lynch has “finally” been confirmed

Scientists Sequence Woolly Mammoth Genome

An international team of scientists has sequenced the whole genome of the woolly mammoth, a breakthrough that could help our understanding of why these hairy cousins of the elephant went extinct

Three More Women Accuse Bill Cosby of Sexual Assault

At a news conference on Thursday, civil rights attorney Gloria Allred, who is representing the accusers, said they are speaking out now against Cosby because the comedian still refuses to “acknowledge and take responsibility for his conduct towards women”

The Internet Is Begging Indonesia to Spare a Filipina’s Life

As the executions of 10 drug convicts loom in Indonesia, a massive social-media campaign has kicked off in support of Mary Jane Veloso, the Filipina maid set to face the firing squad. The hashtag #MaryJane is the No. 2 trending topic on Indonesia’s Twittersphere

Cobie Smulders Opens Up About Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis

How I Met Your Mother actress Cobie Smulders revealed publicly for the first time that she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at age 25. “I had tumors on both ovaries and the cancer had spread into my lymph nodes and surrounding tissues,” Smulders said

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Morning Must Reads: April 23

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E.U. Looks to Stem Migrant Crisis

E.U. leaders gathering for an extraordinary summit are facing calls from all sides to take emergency action to save lives in the Mediterranean, where hundreds of migrants are missing and feared drowned in recent days

Clinton Allies Come to Her Defense

Hillary Clinton’s allies are rebuffing allegations that donations to the Clinton Foundation influenced the handling of the sale of uranium mines

Judge Approves Concussion Deal

A federal judge has approved a plan to resolve thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits that could cost the league $1 billion over 65 years

Dr. Oz Responds to Critics: ‘I’m Not Going Anywhere’

The physician and TV personality slams his detractors and responds to their critiques. “In some instances, I believe unconventional approaches appear to work in some people’s lives,” Dr. Mehmet Oz writes in an exclusive for TIME

Civil Lawsuit to Be Filed in Michael Brown’s Death

Lawyers for the parents of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb, have announced that they plan to file a civil lawsuit against the city of Ferguson on Thursday

143 Million Americans Now Live in Earthquake Zones

Around 143 million Americans in the lower 48 states are at risk of experiencing an earthquake — with 28 million being in danger of “strong shaking.” The increase is due to population migration, with more people moving to earthquake hot zones on the West Coast

India Suspends al-Jazeera Broadcast Over Map Dispute

Al-Jazeera English has had its broadcast in India suspended for five days, with the Indian government ruling that the Qatar-based international news channel had previously shown maps that misrepresented the disputed border region of Kashmir

Animated Spider-Man Movie Announced

Fans of the original Spider-Man cartoon and comics can rejoice — an animated feature film will hit the screens in 2018, Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman announced. The $4 billionSpider-Man franchise has spawned a devoted following in recent years

In Prelude to Spin-Off, PayPal Eclipses eBay’s Marketplace

As it prepares to spin off PayPal over the summer, eBay reported stronger than expected first-quarter earnings on Wednesday thanks to its growing payments business. But eBay’s marketplace is declining, which doesn’t bode well for its future success

Bonds’ Obstruction Conviction Thrown Out by Appeals Court

Barry Bonds has been cleared legally after 11½ years in court. A federal court of appeals threw out Bonds’ obstruction-of-justice conviction on Wednesday, ruling that his answer before a grand jury in 2003 was not material to the government’s investigation

U.K. Ruling Party Boss in Wikipedia Scandal

British Conservative Party chairman Grant Shapps was in an all-out denial mode on Wednesday, after a story broke in a U.K. newspaper this week claiming he had edited his own Wikipedia page and those of rival politicians

Robin Williams’ Last Drama Gets Summer Release Date

Starz Digital announced on Wednesday that it picked up the North American rights to Boulevard, Robin Williams’ final dramatic film, with plans to release it on July 17. Boulevard had its world premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival

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Morning Must Reads: April 22

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‘The World Is Watching’

Demonstrators poured into the streets of Baltimore Tuesday night carrying signs emblazoned with the name of a man who died from a spinal injury he suffered while in police custody. The DOJ has opened a civil rights investigation into the incident

DEA Chief to Retire Over Scandal

Michele Leonhart said Tuesday she plans to retire amid rising pressure over questions of how she handled misconduct allegations against agents

Saudis Start New Yemen Fight

The Saudi-led coalition targeting rebels in Yemen says the so-called “Decisive Storm” campaign is over, but that allies will launch a new phase

Feds Will Probe Baltimore Case

Protesters gathered on Tuesday after the Justice Department announced it would investigate and look for any civil rights violations in the case involving Freddie Gray, a black man who was arrested earlier this month and later died after an apparent spinal injury

David Koch Explains Why He Likes Scott Walker

Billionaire industrialist David Koch praised the Wisconsin governor for his extensive union reforms and his “good-hearted character” Tuesday night, reinforcing the notion that the Walker might enjoy the support of the noted conservative donor for his potential 2016 bid

How New Hampshire’s Women Paved the Way for Clinton

The Granite State has been safe Clinton country since the state boosted Bill to the Democratic nomination for President in 1992. When Hillary campaigns this year, she will count on a steady network of female Democratic supporters

NFL Releases 2015-16 Season Schedule

The NFL stole headlines on Tuesday by releasing the schedule for the upcoming regular season — including three games to be played in London’s Wembley Stadium. Fixtures kick off on Sept. 10, when the New England Patriots begin their Super Bowl defense

Blue Bell Listeria Outbreak Has Been Going on for 5 Years

An outbreak of listeria linked to Blue Bell Ice Cream has been going on for as long as five years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday. Genetic tests link bacteria from two separate Blue Bell factories to at least six cases dating back to 2010

NYC Aims to Cut Waste by 90% by 2030

The largest city in the U.S., in a far-reaching effort to limit its impact on the environment, is set to mark Earth Day by announcing the ambitious goal of reducing its waste output by 90% by 2030. The plan is part of an update to the sustainability project named PlaNYC

Trader Charged for Alleged Role in ‘Flash Crash’

A multimillionaire futures trader accused of being a key figure in bringing on the 2010 “flash crash” — when the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 600 points in five minutes — was arrested in Great Britain Tuesday based on charges filed in Chicago

Sherri Shepherd Ruled Legal Mother of Baby via Surrogate

After months of battling her ex-husband Lamar Sally in court over financial responsibility for their baby born via surrogate last August, Sherri Shepherd is now officially listed as the mother of the 8-month-old Lamar Sally Jr.

Congressman Proposes Putting a Woman on the $20 Bill

Illinois Representative Luis Gutiérrez introduced a bill Tuesday that would direct the Treasury Secretary to convene a special commission that would ask the American public for their suggestions and then make recommendations on who would replace Andrew Jackson

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Morning Must Reads: April 20

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Bombing Survivors Make Strides

A group of Boston Marathon bombing survivors who were injured while watching the race two years ago are returning to the marathon this year as runners, “to heal, to build resiliency, to reach new levels,” one runner said

E.U. Refugee Crisis Worsens

Thousands of asylum seekers have now died trying to reach Europe from Africa, putting the E.U.’s refugee policies under scrutiny

Video Said to Show ISIS Atrocity

Militants in Libya were reported to have shot and beheaded groups of captive Ethiopian Christians, widening the circle of nations affected by ISIS

WHO Acknowledges Failings of Ebola Response

Top leaders at the World Health Organization have admitted to being “ill prepared” to handle the Ebola outbreak and released a comprehensive list of agency failings as well as suggested reforms they and global policymakers must realize moving forward

Longtime Rubio-Bush Alliance Fades in GOP Contest

Ties between Florida Senator Marco Rubio and former Florida governor Jeb Bush, political allies for more than a decade, are fraying as the Republican presidential campaign picks up. “Sparks are going to fly,” said one Bush adviser

Luke Bryan Snags Top Honor at ACM Awards

Luke Bryan was voted entertainer of the year at the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards. “Thank you to my wife, my kids… my fans, country radio,” Bryan said as he accepted the award in front of a record-breaking audience

Envoy Apologizes to Poland Over FBI Chief’s Holocaust Article

U.S. Ambassador to Poland Stephen Mull has apologized for remarks made by FBI Director James Comey, who penned a Washington Post op-ed last week in which he accused Poland of being an accomplice to the Holocaust

Jim Furyk Tops Kevin Kisner in RBC Heritage Playoff

Jim Furyk had gone 100 starts without winning, a stretch that gnawed at his psyche and challenged his confidence. That all disappeared on Sunday when he won his first PGA Tour title in five years, outlasting Kevin Kisner at the RBC Heritage

Ohio Gov. Flirts With Presidential Run in New Hampshire

Ohio Governor John Kasich took his presidential flirtations to a new level on Saturday, asking New Hampshire Republicans to keep their powder dry as he decides whether to run. “Think about me, would ya,” he said

Jon Stewart Explains Why He’s Leaving The Daily Show

Stewart admitted that it wasn’t that his show wasn’t working anymore, but rather he just didn’t see an election that would be “wildly different” from any of the previous ones he had covered

Bobby Brown Says Bobbi Kristina Brown ‘Is Awake’

Bobby Brown told a crowd at a concert on Saturday that daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown is “awake” nearly three months after she was found unresponsive in her Georgia home. But a Brown family source tells PEOPLE that she has yet to wake up

Furious 7 Drives Weekend Box Office for Third Week

Furious 7 is still on top of the box office in its third week in theaters, with the flick starring Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker taking in $29.1 million over the weekend. The weekend numbers bring the film’s domestic total earnings to about $300 million

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Morning Must Reads: April 17

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Georgia OKs Medical Marijuana

Governor Nathan Deal signed legislation legalizing the use of marijuana in Georgia for medical conditions, including epilepsy, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, mitochondrial disease, Parkinson’s disease and sickle-cell anemia

Support for Death Penalty Drops

Public backing for capital punishment in the U.S. has dropped to its lowest in 40 years, although a small majority of Americans still believe in it

O’Malley Calls Out Hillary Clinton

Maryland’s former governor had sharp words for Clinton, who’s taken a more liberal stance on gay marriage and immigration as her campaign starts

U.S. Bird Flu Outbreak May Last a ‘Few Years’

A leading agriculture official has forecast that North America’s bird-flu outbreak could persist for some time. “It’s something in North America that we may have to live with for a few years,” the USDA’s chief veterinary officer John Clifford told lawmakers in Minnesota

Jeb Bush Says Senate Should Confirm Loretta Lynch

Answering questions at a town hall with New Hampshire primary voters at the Snowshoe Club, Bush, an all-but-announced Republican presidential candidate, stopped short of explicitly calling for Lynch’s confirmation as Attorney General

Instagram Now Allows Photos of Women Breast-Feeding

An updated set of guidelines clarifies that photos of “women actively breast-feeding” are 100% permitted. Photos of post-mastectomy scars are fair game too. (Images of “sexual intercourse, genitals and close-ups of fully nude buttocks” are banned)

Less Than Half of American Troops Are ‘Satisfied With Work’

Most of America’s 770,000 troops are unhappy at work and report pessimistic feelings. That’s according to mandatory online questionnaires soldiers fill out each year seen by USA Today, which show 48% of service personnel not feeling committed or satisfied with work

Relatives of Boston Marathon Bomber Break Their Silence

Members of the Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s family tell TIME they tried in vain to dismiss his defense lawyers. They believe the charges against him stem from an American conspiracy and they want him to appeal the guilty verdict

E-Cig Use Triples Among Middle and High Schoolers

E-cigarette use among middle school and high school students tripled in one year, U.S. officials say. The new data shows that e-cigarette use has surpassed the use of all tobacco products, including regular cigarettes, among young people

NBA Will Begin Testing Players for HGH Next Season

The league announced Thursday that testing will begin next season and players will be subject to three random, unannounced tests each year, in addition to “reasonable cause testing.” Two of the three tests will be administered during the season

J. Lo Will Pay Tribute to Selena at Latin Music Awards

Jennifer Lopez honored the late singer Selena Quintanilla by portraying her on the silver screen almost two decades ago, and this year she will pay tribute to her again, this time at the Billboard Latin Music Awards

Veteran Chinese Journalist Gao Yu Sentenced to 7 Years

A Beijing court sentenced a veteran Chinese journalist to seven years in prison on Friday after convicting her of leaking a document detailing the Communist Party leadership’s resolve to aggressively target civil society and press freedom as a threat to its monopoly on power

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Morning Must Reads: April 16

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Meet the 2015 TIME 100

Here are the most influential people in the world: the titans, pioneers, artists, icons and leaders who are shaping the future. “We tell 100 stories of individual influence,” managing editor Nancy Gibbs writes. “But taken together, these stories are an anthem to interaction, the convergence that occurs when you harmonize a good idea”

Tsarnaev’s Family Speaks

Members of the Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s family tell TIME they tried in vain to dismiss his defense lawyers

ISIS Launches New Offensive

ISIS launched an offensive Wednesday in Iraq’s western Anbar province, capturing three villages near the provincial capital of Ramadi

Here’s Why Wi-Fi on Planes Could Lead to Disaster

The U.S. Government Accountability Office says new aircraft may be susceptible to having inflight computer systems hacked by terrorists through onboard wi-fi networks or remotely. Passenger wi-fi, it said, was “a direct link between the aircraft and the outside world”

Pakistan Could Charge CIA Officials With Murder Over Drones

A judge in Pakistan has ordered police to formally investigate former CIA agents for allegedly authorizing a 2009 drone strike. It may mark the first time that U.S. citizens have been charged with murder, under Pakistan’s penal code, for covert drone strikes

U.N. Envoy to Yemen Resigns

The U.N. envoy to Yemen has resigned, citing an interest in “another assignment.” Jamal Benomar, who has served as the U.N. Secretary-General’s special envoy to the Middle Eastern country since 2012, reportedly quit due to lack of support from Gulf countries

Morris Scores in 1st U.S. Start in 2-0 Win Over Mexico

Jordan Morris made a loud statement in his first start for the U.S. national team against his country’s biggest and most bitter rival. The 20-year-old Stanford sophomore scored his first international goal early in the second half

Netflix Membership Soars Past 60 Million

The online-video-streaming company’s growth continued last quarter as revenue jumped 24% and membership surpassed 60 million global users. Netflix reported $1.57 billion in quarterly revenue, in line with analyst predictions

Aaron Hernandez Gets Life in Prison

Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday in a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him

Chris Christie Pins Hopes for Comeback on Straight Talk

Dogged by lower approval ratings at home and overshadowed by Republican rivals, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is pinning his still unannounced campaign’s prospects on straight talk, hoping his unscripted moments will help revive his presidential ambitions

Gisele Retires After 20 Years on the Runway

The supermodel, who has two children with NFL-quarterback husband Tom Brady, says she is leaving to spend more time with her family but plans to continue to work in the fashion industry, likely as a designer. She already has her own line of flip-flops and lingerie

Michael Phelps Will Aim for 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio

The gold medalist swimmer said Wednesday that he will try to compete at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, marking the the first time Phelps has publicly committed to trying for the Games

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Morning Must Reads: April 15

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Hillary’s Brand of Campaigning

The Hillary Clinton who began her presidential campaign in Iowa on Tuesday and listened carefully to a handful of people talk about the wonders of the local college system is a familiar, uncynical and entirely credible character, TIME columnist Joe Klein writes

White House Won’t Veto Iran Bill

The White House says Obama would be willing to sign a compromise bill giving Congress a say on the emerging nuclear deal with Iran

Policeman’s Car Rams Suspect

Video footage from an Arizona police cruiser’s dash camera shows the vehicle slamming into an allegedly armed suspect on Feb. 19

Next Up in the Cuba Fight

President Obama formally moved on Tuesday to remove Cuba from the list of states supporting terrorism. Congress has 45 days to pass a joint resolution blocking the change, a challenge that anti-Castro lawmakers and Republican critics indicated they would take up

India’s Growth Set to Overtake That of China

India’s economic growth may surpass China’s much sooner than initially expected, with the International Monetary Fund forecasting the former’s growth rate will rise to 7.5% this year, while the latter’s is expected to drop to 6.8%

Chicago Mayor Backs Reparations for Police Torture Victims

Chicago will pay $5.5 million in reparations to victims who claimed they were tortured decades ago under a former police commander, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said on Tuesday. The measure is expected to be introduced on Wednesday

Alzheimer’s May Be Caused by Misfiring Immune System

A breakthrough study out of Duke University suggests that deprivation of an amino acid called arginine may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease, a finding that could help usher in new treatment strategies for patients suffering from the debilitating illness

Pentagon to Identify Pearl Harbor’s ‘Unknown’ Troops

The Pentagon said on Tuesday that the bodies of troops killed during the Pearl Harbor attacks, who are buried in “unknown” graves in Hawaii, will be disinterred and identified through DNA. All identified remains will receive military funeral honors upon return to families

Game of Thrones Season 5 Premiere Draws 8 Million Viewers

The highly anticipated April 12 Season 5 premiere reached 8 million live and same-day viewers, according to Nielsen, despite a leak of the season’s first four episodes. The number reflects the show’s status as HBO’s most-watched original series ever

NBA Player Blames Police for Season-Ending Injury

Atlanta Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha was injured after being arrested with a teammate outside a New York club last week. They were charged with obstructing governmental administration for refusing to clear a crime scene regarding the stabbing of a Pacers player

Survivors Say 400 Migrants Drowned Off Libya

Survivors of a capsized migrant boat off Libya have told the aid group Save the Children that an estimated 400 people are believed to have drowned. Italy’s Coast Guard said it assumed that there were many dead given the size of the ship

U.N. Chief Gives James Bond a New Mission

Daniel Craig, who won international acclaim playing James Bond, received a special mission on Tuesday when U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed the actor as the first U.N. Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazards

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Morning Must Reads: April 14

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Rubio Enters the Race

Florida Senator Marco Rubio had his moment in the sun before but saw it clouded by immigration reform. Now that he announced his presidential campaign, in Miami on Monday evening, Republicans may remember why they dubbed him presidential material

Nigeria Remembers Abducted Girls

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari pledged Tuesday to rescue the 276 Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram, one year after their disappearance

Deputy Charged in Man’s Death

Oklahoma prosecutors charged a reserve sheriff’s deputy with manslaughter Monday in the death of a man fatally shot as he lay at the officer’s feet

Gay Marriage Divides GOP

The Supreme Court’s expected decision that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry will for most mark the end of a culture war. But a small circle of Christian activists aren’t giving up yet — and they are already winning over some Republican presidential candidates

Ex-Blackwater Guards Get Prison

Four guards were sentenced to at least 30 years for their roles in a deadly 2007 shooting that caused a global uproar over the use of private security in war. “Based on the seriousness of the crimes, I find the penalty is not excessive,” said Judge Royce Lamberth

Indiana Hires PR Firm to Repair Reputation

Indiana’s economic- and tourism-development agencies hired a public relations firm on Monday to repair the damage to the state’s reputation from a religious-objections law that raised the specter of discrimination against the LGBT community

Obama Signs Disaster Declaration for January Blizzard

Governor Charlie Baker says the federal disaster aid that Massachusetts has been granted for a late January blizzard — Obama signed the declaration on Monday — could bring between $80 million and $90 million, but he’s disappointed a broader request wasn’t approved

Tyler, the Creator Dropped a New Album

Tyler, the Creator just dropped his new album, and it’s a big one. The 13-track album, Cherry Bomb, became available on iTunes and streaming services on Monday and features some of the biggest names in the business, including Kanye West and Pharrell

S.C. Officer Won’t Face Death Penalty

Michael Slager, charged in the videotaped shooting death of an unarmed black man on April 4, will not face the death penalty, the chief prosecutor in Charleston County said Monday. He faces 30 years to life in prison if convicted

Ex-NFL Player Suspected in Murder of Prison Cellmate

Lawrence Phillips’s cellmate, Damion Soward, was found unresponsive in their cell at Kern Valley State Prison shortly after midnight Saturday. Phillips is serving a 31-year, four-month sentence after being charged in 2005 with assaulting his then girlfriend

Orphans Seek Answers 40 Years After Fleeing Khmer Rouge

By the time the Khmer Rouge took control of Phnom Penh on April 17, 1975, scores of children had been safely shuttled out. In subsequent years, Pol Pot’s brutal regime set about dismantling all existing systems, severing connections with their former lives

China Releases Women’s Activists After Month’s Detention

Chinese authorities have released five women’s-rights campaigners whose detention sparked an outcry and underscored the government’s restrictions on independent social activism, lawyers said. As of late Monday night, all had either returned or were on their way home

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Morning Must Reads: April 13

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‘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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Morning Must Reads: April 10

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Obama to Meet Castro

Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro will both be in Panama on Friday for a potentially historic moment, as the U.S. and Cuba seek to restore ties they abandoned decades ago. “We don’t want to be imprisoned by the past,” said Obama

Yemen Rebels Capture City

Shi‘ite rebels and allied troops overran the capital of an oil-rich Yemeni province on Thursday, making significant gains despite Saudi-led air strikes

Moments Before the Shooting

Video footage released on Thursday shows the moments before a white South Carolina police officer fatally shot an apparently unarmed black man

Deadly Tornado Sweeps Through Illinois

A tornado that hit the northern Illinois town of Fairdale has left one person dead, seven injured and more than a dozen homes destroyed. A wide swath of the county, from Texas to Michigan and across the upper Midwest, experienced severe weather on Thursday

Inside the Village Caught in the Middle East Crossfire

When loud explosions rocked the small hilltop village of Ghajar — partly located in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights — a few months ago, a sense of terror that a long-dreaded conflict had finally arrived rippled through the local residents

Census Bureau Guard Dies After Shooting in Maryland

Police say a man who kidnapped a woman in a domestic dispute shot a guard at the U.S. Census Bureau headquarters in Maryland before leading police on a chase into Washington that ended with the suspect and an officer wounded

Game of Thrones Premiere Sparks Download Surge

In the weeks leading up to the much-anticipated premiere of Game of Thrones Season 5, there has been a huge surge in illegal downloads of the HBO hit show. Figures show that episodes were illegally downloaded more than 7 million times from Feb. 5 to April 6

Mad Men Star Was Charged in Brutal Hazing in 1990s

Jon Hamm had not previously been publicly linked to a 1991 lawsuit filed by a Sigma Nu pledge at the University of Texas who said he was severely beaten and that Hamm participated “till the very end.” Hamm was charged with hazing and received probation

Tributes Pour in for ‘Voice of Cricket’ Richie Benaud

Richie Benaud was an integral part of the Australian cricket team in the 1950s, setting records with bat and ball while also leading his side to several memorable victories. But as tributes attest, he will most be remembered for his iconic commentary of the sport

Mamma Mia! Will Close on Broadway After 14 Years

On Sept. 5, Mamma Mia!, one of Broadway’s longest-running shows, will wrap up production after 14 years, producer Judy Craymer announced on Thursday. “It’s an honor to be recognized as one of the most popular shows in Broadway history,” said Craymer

Gay ‘Conversion Therapy’ Bans Gain Momentum

Advocates who want to end “conversion therapy” for LGBT children were thrilled when the Obama Administration called to ban the practice — and they hope President Obama’s support will boost their efforts to enact bans in state legislatures across the country

Kentucky Derby Bans Drones and Selfie Sticks

In a loss for people who like taking pictures of themselves at sporting events, Churchill Downs has banned selfie sticks from the Kentucky Derby and Oaks races. For the first time ever, fans will also not be permitted re-entry on the day of the race

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