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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